Phosphorus Graduate School (PGS)

The Phosphorus Graduate School (PGS) has the overall aim of an excellent graduate education with new and innovative phosphorus themes. Each doctoral student will contribute and participate in the structured graduate education. The PGS will provide opportunities of interdisciplinary exchange and training as well as courses promoting soft skills. With an excellent research-intensive environment, this target group-oriented programme offers its doctoral students optimal conditions for a doctorate and a tailor-made preparation on time after graduation, both academic and non-academic careers.

Key aspects are

  • Acquisition and improvement of skills for research and interdisciplinary work
  • Deepening of methodological skills
  • Acquisition of key skills/competences for further career development

The programme emphasizes particularly approaches to promote interdisciplinarity. These approaches are based on the teaching of social and communication skills. The curriculum of an increasing level of self-serving organization, joint participation in a summer school, interdisciplinary seminars and workshops and the prevention of scientific misconduct support that goal.

The Phosphorus Graduate School (PGS) is embedded in the Graduate Academy of the University Rostock. The Graduate Academy offers complementary education of soft skills and career development in a broad range (courses only partly in English).

The projects of the graduate school of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research Rostock

Project title Participating Partners (Leader is listed first) PhD Student Cluster
Mechanisms of P mobilization in the rhizosphere involving weeds and crop plants Universität Rostock, Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung Anika Zacher
II
Genetic regulation of phosphatase production and activity to increase P uptake from deficient soils Universität Rostock, Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung Katrin Wacker
II
Phosphatases – Development of new quantitative assays along terrestrial-aquatic gradients Universität Rostock, Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde Iris Schaub
I
The P cycle and its application in land-based integrated aquaculture systems Universität Rostock, Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie Sebastian Strauch
I, II
Genetic and nutritional effects on the efficiency of P use of monogastric animals Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie, Universität Rostock Christian Gerlinger
II
Quality, quantity and transformation of P losses from diffuse sources to the Baltic Sea Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde, Universität Rostock   I, II
Processing of alternative P sources for fertilization in agriculture Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie, Universität Rostock Sina Jahanbaksh
II, III
Synthesis of new heterocyclic ring systems containing P Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse, Universität Rostock   III
Large scale application of P based organocatalysts in batch and flow for the synthesis of fatty acid derived cyclic carbonates Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse, Universität Rostock Johannes Steinbauer
III
Political-legal P governance by means of certificate markets and charges Universität Rostock, Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde Jessica Stubenrauch
I, II
Natural and anthropogenic organic P compounds – inositolphosphates, phospholipids and glyphosate Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde, Universität Rostock Constantin Recknagel
I, II