The International Max Planck Research School – Molecular Biomedicine (IMPRS-MBM), is a cooperative endeavor of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine and the University of Münster. It offers students an outstanding curriculum in modern inflammation research, developmental biology, stem cell research and medical cell biology. The course program is closely coordinated with the graduate school of the "Cells in Motion (CiM)" Excellence Cluster. The PhD degree program in the above disciplines is open to both German and foreign students. The entire course program is held in English. The program includes lectures, seminars and workshops in the areas of cell biology, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, infection biology, genetics, and bioinformatics. As integral part of this graduate program, students use cutting-edge imaging techniques for studying the cell and/or organism. Through courses on communication, project planning and management, personnel management and business administration, the PhD students acquire additional skills that are important for a successful career in science.