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Why caesar?

Caesar in Bonn, Germany, is a research institute closely associated with the Max Planck Society, one of Europe's leading basic research organizations. About 80 Max Planck Institutes conduct basic research and are involved in more than 2,000 cooperations with nearly 6,000 partners in over 100 countries.


Caesar is part of a cluster for neurosciences in the Bonn-Cologne region, comprising the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and the Cologne Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases (CECAD). Several members of the University of Bonn have joint collaboration with scientists at caesar. As an example, caesar is involved in the Excellence Cluster "ImmunoSensation".

International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS)

In collaboration with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), the University of Bonn and Florida Atlantic University, caesar has established an International Max Planck Research School Graduate Program (IMPRS) based on Brain and Behavior. The IMPRS brings together neuroscientists from the four partner institutes and aims to train students in the latest biological, mathematical, and technological research challenges connecting brain function to animal behavior. 

In addition to co-running IMPRS for Brain and Behavior, caesar is part of the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research. Together with research center Jülich, caesar is also part of the graduate school IHRS BioSoft

Family Friendliness

Caesar provides an equal opportunities working environment and supports staff with young and growing families. As an example, a parent-child office was set up and a caesar childcare facility opened. Work hours are flexible, making it easy for parents to coordinate their hours of work and childcare arrangements.


Ph.D. Education

The education and training of junior scientists, in particular the training of doctoral students, is of great importance to caesar and the aim is to provide the best possible working and career development conditions. 

Caesar offers a large number of possibilities for scientific and social exchange for Ph.D. candidates (caesar seminar series, Ph.D. seminar series, postdoc seminar series, journal clubs, workshops, conferences, retreats, etc) which they are expected and encouraged to attend regularly.

In close cooperation with the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, the caesar research center offers Ph.D. candidates in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics the opportunity to take on cutting-edge research in interdisciplinary project teams. The institute provides an excellent environment for research. The candidates have access to state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories including an electron microscopy lab. 

International Office

The International Office at caesar provides support and services to students, scientists and visiting scholars who are coming from abroad.