IMPRS for Translational Psychiatry

IMPRS for Translational Psychiatry

The IMPRS-TP PhD program provides first class training to internationally outstanding students who are passionate about molecular, cellular and systemic psychiatric research. In addition to traditional PhD positions, we offer a unique integrated PhD/residenceprogram in psychiatry to exceptional medical doctors.


Multigene test predicts depression risk

April 05, 2019

An international team led by Munich-based researchers have found a genetic score that reliably predicts in youths who will have depression, the severity of the depression and the age of onset. Furthermore, an additive effect was seen in the youths ...

A not so typical colleague

April 02, 2019

Patients with an autism spectrum diagnosis usually find it difficult to find employment. The Day Clinic for Disorders of Social Interaction at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry takes some unconventional approaches to support them in their job ...

Lab grown "brains" successfully model disease

March 12, 2019

The human brain is one of the most complex organs. Its complexity challenges our ability to study its structure and function. As a result, many brain-related diseases are not fully understood and adequate treatments are often lacking. Scientists from ...

The gene which defines us as humans

December 17, 2018

Researchers from the University of Otago and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, have discovered information about a gene that sets primates – great apes and humans – apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare ...

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