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The Leipzig School of Human Origins

c/o Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: ++49 (0) 341 3550 122
fax: ++49 (0) 341 3550 119
e-mail: leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

PhD program

The International Max Planck Research School "Leipzig School of Human Origins" (IMPRS LSHO) is a joint PhD program of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA) and Leipzig University (LU). PhD students have a primary affiliation with one of the research groups of the MPI EVA or one of the participating research groups of LU. The language of the PhD program is English.

The IMPRS LSHO provides interdisciplinary training and research opportunities for university graduates who wish to work towards a PhD in anthropology, archaeology, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology, evolutionary genetics, paleoanthropology, primatology and related fields.

  1. Comparative and Molecular Primatology - is focusing on the evolution of social and cultural systems in the great apes, as well as other relevant mammals.
    MPI EVA:
    Prof. Boesch, Dr. Crockford, Dr. Deschner, Dr. Hohmann, Dr. Janmaat, Dr. Kühl, Dr. Leendertz, Dr. Moscovice, Dr. Mundry, Dr. Robbins, Dr. Surbeck, Dr. Vigilant, Dr. Wittig
    Prof. Rübsamen, Prof. Widdig, Dr. Amici, Dr. Schlögl
  2. Evolutionary and Functional Genomics, Ancient DNA, Molecular Anthropology and Genome Bioinformatics

    1. Evolutionary genomics / Ancient DNA – is focusing on the evolutionary and functional genomics of humans and the great apes, as well as the retrieval of DNA from paleontological remains.
      MPI EVA: Prof. Pääbo, Dr. Andrés, Dr. Castellano, Dr. Meyer, Dr. Prüfer, Dr. Treutlein
      LU: Prof. Schlegel, Prof. Schöneberg
    2. Molecular Anthropology – is focusing on the origin, relationships, history, and migration patterns of human populations.
      MPI EVA: Prof. Stoneking
    3. Genome Bioinformatics – is focusing on computational approaches to the management and analysis of gene expression data.
      MPI EVA: Dr. Kelso
      LU: Prof. Stadler

  3. Human Paleontology, Prehistoric Archaeology and Archaeological Science - is focusing on the study of hominid fossils and archaeological sites. This includes comparative morphological as well as chemical (isotopic) analyses.
    MPI EVA:
    Prof. Hublin, Dr. Fitzsimmons, Dr. Freidline, Dr. Gunz, Dr. Henry, Dr. Hoffmann, Dr. Jaouen, Dr. Kivell, Dr. Kromer, Dr. Kupczik, Dr. Lauer, Dr. Le Cabec, Dr. McPherron, Dr. Melillo, Dr. Neubauer, Dr. Perri, Dr. Skinner, Dr. Stoessel, Dr. Talamo, Dr. Wacker

The IMPRS LSHO is one of ten graduate programs that are embedded in the Graduate Center (GC) “Life Sciences” of the Research Academy Leipzig (RA). The RA provides additional networking and coursework opportunities as well as a selection of transferable skills seminars.