The promotion of young scientists from early stage on is a central component of the IDG’s philosophy. Therefore, Wolfgang Wurst and his team are dedicated to the teaching of students and young researchers.

Prof. Wurst holds a professorship and the chair for Developmental Genetics at the Technical University Munich, and Prof. Graw is at the Technical University of Munich. Amongst the regular teaching engagements are the lecture series “Developmental Genetics”; “Genomics”, “Neurogenetics I and II” and the associated practical courses. Additionally, Prof. Wurst participates in several Graduate Schools wihin the Munich area:

In addition, he supervises the work of numerous students conducting their Bachelor, Master or PhD theses at the IDG. All these students are constantly supported by a thesis committee. Currently, 41 PhD students, 10 Bachelor students and 4 Master students are working at the IDG in different research groups, and additionally many students get involved into small research projects (6 weeks) at the IDG already during their basic studies.

At the more advanced level the IDG is actively supporting the qualifications of his young institute members for a teaching and scientific career in higher education (habilitation). Furthermore, IDG´s support of young scientists is evidenced by the instalment of 4 young investigator groups (L. Bally-Cuif, R. Köster, C.D. Lie and A. Huber Brösamle) within the last 6 years, all of which have either received outside calls and/or became tenured. Currently the institute is seeking new independent young investigator groups in order to continue this support of young scientists.