International Programmes 2023/2024

Integrated Research Training Group on Chemical Biology of Epigenetic Modifications IRTG 1309 (Chemical Biology of Epigenetics)

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

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In cooperation with
  • Technische Universität München
  • Universität des Saarlandes – Saarbrücken
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English (100%). Participants can write the PhD thesis in English or German.

Programme duration
6 semesters
Only for doctoral programmes: any time
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The Integrated Research Training Group 1309 (IRTG) provides a tailor-made training environment for doctoral researchers active in the Collaborative Research Center on "Chemical Biology of Epigenetic Modifications".

The training programme will particularly strengthen knowledge in all areas associated with bioinformatics, which is central knowledge needed in the CRC. In the IRTG a series of general chemical biology lectures will provide the primary basis for training students in current developments in the field. We will focus on training opportunities with respect to bioinformatics and the associated technical aspects of the CRC by short workshop-style courses.

In addition, we offer yearly IRTG winter schools and the biyearly IRTG summer conferences, which provide ample opportunities for showcasing CRC research results and create frequent opportunities for interactions between scientists coming from different disciplines. This programme, when combined with the regular "hands-on" doctoral training typical for research groups in the molecular and biological sciences, will optimise the chances of success for all participating doctoral researchers.

Additional support is offered by the GraduateCenter.

Course organisation
A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Special promotion / funding of the programme
  • DFG (e.g. Research Training Groups)
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Basic fee of 75 EUR + additional fee for the Deutschlandticket

Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich range from 800 to 1,000 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

LMU Travel Grant, LMU Completion Grant

Academic admission requirements

Master's degree (MSc) in natural sciences

Language requirements

Fluency in English is a prerequisite. Basic knowledge in German is favourable, but it is not required. Students have the option to attend German classes during the IRTG programme.

Submit application to

We do not have a centralised application format. Please contact the respective Investigator of the IRTG1309 directly (

Please make sure that you are familiar with the research topics of the programme and the PI you are applying to. In addition, state your motivation to conduct research in this specific area, i.e. chemical epigenetics and present your scientific track record.


The International Office helps visiting academics, PhD students, and postdocs who are travelling to Munich for a set period of time to find accommodation.

For further information, please visit the following link:

Rooms in shared flats are popular on the private market and reasonably priced at 400-600 EUR per month if located in central parts of Munich.

Structured research and supervision
Research training / discussion

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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