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Education of specialists in plant genetics and other related sciences is one of the main aims of the Institute of Plant Genetics PAS. The IPG is a member of a Consortium of Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences located in Poznań area that manages the Regional PhD Studies in Life Sciences affiliated in the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry. There are about 20 PhD students in the IPG and 3-4 of them receive the doctor degree in the agricultural sciences each year. The PhD students are an important part of the IPG staff and they achieve various forms of assistance in conducting studies and research from the other scientists.



General information

  • Admission procedure is in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct
  • Information regarding offered PhD scholarships and introductory exam dates is available at .
  • Applicants are considered by the Examination Board on the basis of oral exam results in the second half of the last month of every quarter.
  • The candidates are advised to contact the Institute to schedule an initial interview with the future supervisor in order to better recognize the suggested research area.

Recommended literature

  • L. Stryer. Biochemistry  or/ and RK Murray, DK Granner, VW Rodwell. Harper's Biochemistry
  • T.A. Brown Genomes
  • B. Alberts, D. Bray, A. Johnson, J. Lewis, M. Raff, K. Roberts, P. Walter Essential Cell Biology

Required documents:

  • An application letter to the Director of the Institute for admission to the PhD Program.
  • A copy of the Master of Science degree (or equivalent) certificate or a document certified by a proper Faculty Office.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other documents that present a candidate?s profile (awards, degrees, etc.) ? optional.