Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology investigate the fundamental laws of evolution. Through their basic research, they attempt to explain fundamental evolutionary processes. The range of research work includes ecological, organismic, molecular and theoretical approaches. Some of this basic research also leads to areas of application such as the prevention of antibiotic resistance or the treatment of cancer. The Institute currently consists of the Theoretical Biology and Microbial Population Biology Departments, five Max Planck Research Groups, Max Planck Fellows and other independent research groups. The researchers combine observations in nature and publicly available data with experiments in the laboratory and in the field. In addition, mathematical models and computer modelling help them to create and test theoretical concepts of evolution.
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This institute has an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS):IMPRS for Evolutionary Biology
In addition, there is the possibility of individual doctoral research. Please contact the directors or research group leaders at the Institute.