The MPI for Developmental Biology and the FML currently employ about 65 postdocs from more than 20 countries. Pursuing your postdoctoral training at the MPI for Developmental Biology or at the FML means working in an exciting, interdisciplinary and stimulating environment. There are at present 24 groups conducting research on topics covering areas that range from Molecular and Cellular Biology, Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Evolutionary and Developmental Biology, Genetics and Ecology to Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. As a postdoc you are offered superb research conditions with well-equipped laboratories and access to world-class onsite facilities. In parallel, for your personal and career development, support will be offered in terms of training activities and courses, organised by the postdoc coordinator Dr. Elisabeth Weir (postdoc-coordinator(at)

Postdoc Representatives

Aditi Singh (MPI-DB, Research Group Estienne Swart) and

Joana Pereira (MPI-DB, Dept. 1, Andrei Lupas).

Two postdocs are elected by the postdoc community to represent the institute’s postdocs and help organise them on an institutional level. They work closely with the Postdoc Coordinator and assist with the organisation of events and activities for postdocs. Furthermore, they mediate the interaction with postdocs and the MPI’s facul


Dr. Elisabeth Weir
MPI for Developmental Biology
Max-Planck-Ring 5
72076 Tuebingen

Phone:  +49 7071 601-472
E-mail: postdoc-coordinator(at)

Room: 2.B.13