Graduate School Life Science Munich

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About LSM

Welcome to the Graduate School Life Science Munich: From Molecules to Systems

biocenterteich2_webThe Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM), founded in 2009, offers an international doctoral programme in life sciences covering areas of Anthropology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Microbiology, Plant Sciences, Systematics and Zoology to outstanding motivated and qualified researchers. The programme will be taught entirely in English and provides comprehensive scientific training in one of Europe's top ranking universities. The members of the Graduate School are part of the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy of the Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München (LMU). The faculties are ranked among the top biology and biochemistry educational institutions in Germany.

The research training on a specific project will be supplemented by seminars, retreats, methods courses, training in transferable skills and participation at least in one international conference. The doctoral programme is open for students that hold either a Master or Diploma degree or, in exceptional cases, a 4-year Bachelor degree. Successful students of the graduate school will be awarded a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) by the LMU after 3 to 4 years. Candidates need to prove a strong qualitative background as well as interest and ability to conduct independent research.

More than 39 research groups, internationally recognized for their innovative research approaches and technologies, form the core faculty of the Graduate School. Using state of the art approaches, these groups aim to answer essential questions relevant to basic and applied biological and biochemical research. Thus, the doctoral students at the LSM are provided with thorough training in advanced methods in life science.

The LSM does not charge tuition fees for attending the doctoral programme.

For more information about the LSM management organization, please click here.

 Management organization


Prof. Dr. Marc Bramkamp is the speaker of the programme.

Please direct your questions concerning the programme and applications to our LSM Office.


Supported by the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacology and cipsm - Copy.