i2TRON - PhD Training Program

Vacant PhD positions


The i2TRON doctoral training unit has currently 7 unappointed positions.

1 MD PhD position available immediately

Project 1.2.  Markers of shaping and educating the early life immune response to food proteins  Supervisors: Dr Annette Kühn and Dr Christiane Hilger 

 Discover the project: Work package 1: Chronic Inflammation

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5 projects for scientific PhD candidates are open for applications starting May 3rd 2021.

Please find below a list of the projects with links to the supervisors and project description. The positions are open to candidates from inside and outside of the EU.

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Work package 1: Chronic Inflammation

Project 1.1. Deciphering the metabolic control of T cell dependent inflammation  Supervisor: Prof Dirk Brenner 

 Discover the project: Work package 1: Chronic Inflammation

Work package 2: Immuno-Oncology

Project 2.3. - Immunotherapies and drug screening in improved patient-derived models: a translational approach towards personalized treatments for leukemia Supervisors: Dr Jérôme Paggetti and Dr Etienne Moussay

 Discover the project: Work package 2: Immuno-Oncology 

Project 2.4. - Impact of gut microbiome on cancer immunotherapy | Supervisors: Prof Mahesh Desai and Dr Bassam Janji (co-supervisor)

 Discover the project: Work package 2: Immuno-Oncology 

Project 2.6. - CoMiX-CEA: pre-clinical evaluation of CoMIX in a colorectal cancer modelSupervisors: Dr Carole Devaux and Dr Xavier Dervillez (co-supervisor)

 Discover the project: Work package 2: Immuno-Oncology 

Work package 3: Neuroimmunology

Project 3.4. - Development of small molecule compounds targeting altered autophagy in Parkinson’s disease specific microglia | Supervisor: Prof Dr Jens Schwamborn

 Discover the project: Work package 3: Neuroimmunology 


Project 2.1. - The role of mitochondrial folate metabolism during macrophage polarization (Mac1L) | Supervisor: Dr Johannes Meiser

 Discover the project: Work package 2: Immuno-Oncology 

  Starts in June 2022