Engaging young people

We are committed to engaging young children, pupils and university students in the science we do. These groups have different needs, and we are improving and expanding our specific programmes to meet them:

FMP Graduate School: Interested in doing a PhD?

The quality of tomorrow's science depends directly on today's PhD students. We take very seriously the task of educating our PhDs (FMP Graduate School) and nurturing the first stages of their careers. The FMP offers a lively and stimulating environment for students including many events with our Campus neighbour, the MDC. The FMP also hosts the Leibniz-Graduate School for Molecular Biophysics which has attracted a number of talented students over the years.

Please follow the links on the left to find detailed information on PhD events and contacts.

FMP-MDC Postdoc Association: A Community of Early Career Researchers

Postdoctoral research is a key stage of the career development of a young researcher. Perhaps they aim to make the transition to becoming fully independent group leaders within an academic research environment, or they are looking for the niche where they can contribute to society at large with their experience and expertise. At the FMP there are over 70 postdoctoral researchers, hailing from Europe, Asia Pacific and America, with a diverse range of research interests. The FMP supports the activities of the FMP-MDC PostDoc Association, which is an initiative started by postdoctoral researchers on the campus, and seeks to foster collaboration between and advocate for issues affecting postdoctoral researchers on campus.

Long Night of Sciences

Each year the FMP takes part in the Long Night of Sciences. Laboratory tours, experiments and chemical magic shows offer fun and excitement for young and old. Visit us again on June 11th, 2016.


FMP ChemLab

We collaborate widely with schools. Since 2010 we support the FMP-ChemLab, a collaborative project with the Gläsernes Labor on Buch Campus.