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Ph.D. Student in Munich/Germany

09 February 2019

Ph.D. Student in Munich/Germany

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The Kerschensteiner Lab at the Biomedical Center of the LMU Munich is looking for a PhD student, who is interested in investigating the regulation of phagocyte effector functions in multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common inflammatory disease of the CNS. We have previously shown that mononuclear phagocytes such as macrophages and microglia cells are key effectors of tissue damage in MS models and developed novel tools to track their phenotype and metabolic state in vivo. In the proposed project we now want to use these in vivo imaging tools in combination with genome editing techniques to decipher the metabolic regulation of phagocytes actions during neuroinflammation.

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working applicants, who are fluent in English. The starting date for this position is flexible, but we aim for spring/summer of 2019.

The project is associated with the DFG-funded Excellence Cluster for Systems Neurology ( and the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences ( as well as the PhD Program Medical Life and Technology ( Funding for this project is secured for 3 years.

If you are interested in the position please send a letter of motivation, your CV and the names and contact details of 2 to 3 references to:

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Kerschensteiner
Chair, Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology

Selected recent publications from our groups:
Witte et al., Neuron doi:10.1016 (2019)
Locatelli et al., Nature Neuroscience 21:1196-1208 (2018)
Romanelli et al., Nature Communications 7:13275 (2016)
Goldmann et al., Nature Immunology 17:797-805 (2016)
Sorbara et al., Neuron 84, 1183-1190 (2014)
Breckwoldt et al., Nature Medicine 20, 555-560 (2014)
Nikic et al, Nature Medicine 17:495-499 (2011)

Job Information

Contract length:
3 years
Ludwig-Maximilans University Munich
Biomedical Center

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Martin Kerschensteiner
Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology
Biomedical Center (BMC) and University Hospital
Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU Munich)
Grosshaderner Str. 9
82152 Martinsried

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