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Graduate Training

Graduate Schools at the DPZ

PhD candidates at the Section of Infection Research work at the Leibniz Graduate School for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDIS). The goal of the Leibniz Graduate School for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDIS) is to provide young scientists with an excellent training in the area of novel pathogens and to improve the cooperation between the laboratories working in this field, thereby enabling research to adequately meet future challenges.

Research Training Group 2070

In the Research Training Group 2070 "Understanding Social Relationships", young scientists study the social behavior and the cognitive abilities of monkeys and humans. The DFG-funded Research Training Group allows the training of doctoral students in a structured research and qualification program, with participation from behavioral biologists, psychologists, linguists and psycholinguists of the Universities of Göttingen and Hildesheim and the German Primate Center. The interdisciplinary approach provides the PhD students with broad insight into the topic. Speaker of the Research Training Group is Julia Fischer, who holds a joint professorship at the University of Göttingen and the German Primate Center.


Our doctoral students come from all over the world to learn, research, work and live here. This world map shows the origin of the generation of 2023.


Anhaita Nazari and Vladyslav Ivanov are the new PhD representatives since June 2023. Photo: Karin Tilch

Anahita Nazari, Vladyslav Ivanov PhD representatives Contact

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Life after the PhD. What's next?

Doing a PhD is not easy. But often the question of what happens next is even more difficult. What did former DPZ PhD students do in their next career step? Did they stay true to science or did they reinvent themselves professionally? We asked and gained insights into very different career paths. Read for yourself!

The careers of former DPZ PhD students