How to apply to Israel

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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 SignGene Research School. Candidates are required to hold (or obtain within 6 months of the interviews) a university degree equivalent to a Master of Science (at least 90 %) with a research thesis.

The call for applications is currently closed and will re-open in 2018.

Open Projects

Main advisor: Ze'ev Ronai (Technion, Haifa), Co-mentor: Claus Scheidereit (MDC Berlin)

Main advisor: Ofer Mandelboim (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Co-mentor: Nikolaus Rajewsky (MDC Berlin)

Main advisor: Eilon Sherman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Co-mentor: Andreas Herrmann (Humboldt University)

Main advisor: Michael Glickman (Technion, Haifa), Co-mentor: Thomas Sommer (MDC Berlin, Humboldt University)

Main advisor: Yehudit Bergman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Co-mentor: Klaus Rajewsky (MDC Berlin)

Main advisor: Aaron Ciechanover (Technion, Haifa), Co-mentor: Thomas Sommer (MDC Berlin, Humboldt University)
Main advisor: Yael Mandel-Gutfreund (Technion, Haifa), Co-mentor: Gunnar Dittmar (LIH Luxembourg)



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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


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