Welcome to the website of the new International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP).

The IMPRS-TP PhD program provides first class training to internationally outstanding students who are passionate about molecular, cellular and systemic psychiatric research.

Research areas covered within the Program are molecular medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, quantitative epigenetics and imaging, neuroimaging, design-based stereology and clinical studies.

In addition to traditional PhD positions, we offer a unique integrated PhD/residenceprogram in psychiatry to exceptional medical doctors. 


Application is now open!

September 12, 2018

Neural and genetic foundations of individuality and personality

November 06, 2017

Individual people behave differently in given situations – just as individual animals do. Carlos Pantoja from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology aims to understand how such individual behavioral differences are embedded in an individual's brain ...

Neuronal circuits of fear

September 06, 2017

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychiatric diseases. However, how fear and anxiety arise in the brain and how they mediate emotion-related behaviors, remains largely unknown. Scientists assume that the brain's insular cortex bears a central ...

Recent publications

Bolis & Schilbach 2018
Engel+al 2018
Comes et al. Translational Psychiatry (2018)8:160
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