Welcome to the German-Israeli Helmholtz Research School "Frontiers in Cell Signaling and Gene Regulation" (SignGene)
SignGene offers a unique international scientific training environment with a focus on cell signaling, gene regulation, and quantitative biology relevant to normal cellular functions as well as the development and progression of diseases such as cancer. We currently have 36 faculty members, 20 of whom are located in Germany and 16 in Israel. Lively interactions within our scientific community and vivid collaborations across borders make SignGene an exceptional international experience for PhD students.
We will accept up to 25 doctoral students who will have one of our partnering institutions in Germany or Israel as a home institute. Currently, eight students are located in Berlin, four students in Haifa, and five in Jerusalem.
All students work on collaborative research projects jointly supervised by the principle investigator at their home institute and a partnering group leader from abroad. The main location of a student is defined by the main supervisor's affiliation. As an essential part of the training, SignGene students spend around 6 months of their PhD in the partnering co-mentor's lab in the other country.