Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
The Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, which focuses primarily on research into depression and anxiety disorders, is one of the world's leading institutes in this field. Here, basic research is closely interlinked with clinical research: the Institute incorporates a 120-bed hospital, numerous specialist outpatient departments and three day units. Within these facilities, the modern research branches of genetics and proteomics are combined with the clinical analysis techniques of imaging and the measurement of brain function. The aim is to identify biomarkers of psychiatric and neurological disorders in a bid to better understand the molecular basis of these diseases. The knowledge obtained goes into the development of new therapies and drugs for the personalised medicine of tomorrow.
ContactKraepelinstr. 2 - 10
Phone: +49 89 30622-1
Fax: +49 89 30622-605
PhD opportunitiesThis institute has several International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS):
IMPRS for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences: From Biology to Medicine
IMPRS for Translational Psychiatry
In addition, there is the possibility of individual doctoral research. Please contact the directors or research group leaders at the Institute.