How to apply to Germany


Click here to download the 2017 Poster for Berlin and follow this link to apply online!

If you are seeking to pursue your PhD in one of the SignGene labs... can apply for our program through the online application portal of the MDC International PhD Program. Candidates are required to hold (or obtain within 6 months of the interviews) a university degree equivalent to a German Diplom (grade at least 2.4 or better) or MSc (at least 75 %) with research thesis.

The online application portal is now open, deadline for applications will be January 10. Successful candidates will be invited for interviews in Berlin in March.


To access the portal, please use one of the following web-browsers:
Google Chrome > 40.0
Internet Explorer > 10.0
Mozilla Firefox > 34.0
Safari > MacOSX 9.5

If you have recently started your PhD within the lab of a SignGene faculty member... can apply for admission to our program, provided that your research project will be conducted as a collaboration with another SignGene group leader's lab in the other country. To find out more about this application route, please contact us at


March 2017
SignGene Winter School in Eilat
This year's SignGene Winter School "Cellular Biology Through the Proteome and Single Cell Methods" took place in Eilat, Israel and included a visit to Petra in Jordan. Read more here.

June 2016
Nagarjuna R. Pamudurti receives JBC Fellowship
SignGene PhD student Nagarjuna Reddy Pamudurti has been awarded the JBC Doctoral Gold Fellowship by the Jerusalem Brain Community for his proposal: "Biogenesis and Function of circRNAs". Nagarjuna works on his PhD thesis in Sebastian Kadener's lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), in collaboration with Nikolaus Rajewsky at the MDC. For more information, please click here.

June 2016
Ulrike Stein is elected to MRS Board
MDC group leader and SignGene faculty member Ulrike Stein has been elected to the Board of the Metastasis Research Society (MRS).For more information, please click here

May 2016
Nir Friedman receives Humboldt Research Award
Israeli systems biologist, bioinformatician and SignGene faculty member Nir Friedman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award. For more information click here.

March 2016
Yinon Ben-Neriah receives Rappaport Prize
The 2016 Rappaport Prize goes to Yinon Ben-Neriah, a SignGene faculty member from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For more information click here.



Dr. Sandra Krull
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Robert-Rössle-Str 10
13125 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 9406 4205
Fax: +49 30 9406 2170