The program is jointly run by the University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. The CiM Graduate School of the "Cells in Motion" Cluster of Excellence and theInternational Max Planck Research School - Molecular Biomedicine were merged to form one graduate program.

The Ph.D. program offers cutting edge science and teaching in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences with a strong emphasis on Imaging. Although the focus of the program lies on biomedical research there is also a strong demand for graduates of computer sciences, mathematics, chemistry and physics to work on new ways of image acquisition and analysis as well as on novel labeling methods.

We offer outstanding research in high-profile laboratories as well as excellent scientific and "soft-skill" training aimed to strengthen the PhD students’ competences for their future careers. Students will receive competitive work contracts or tax-free fellowships. There are no tuition fees.Our 3-year PhD projects range from the analysis of basic cellular processes to clinical translation with a strong focus on state-of-the-art imaging. CiM-IMPRS PhD students study cellular behaviour in cells, tissues, animal models or patients. Projects can also focus on the development of mathematical models or new imaging-related techniques and compounds.