Welcome to the Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM). Our School aims at preparing young life scientists for the new era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience. It provides an innovative, integrated PhD training program that is international in outlook and brings together a range of diverse disciplines, from biochemistry and medicine to bioinformatics, experimental and theoretical (bio-)physics, and applied mathematics. Both student research projects and classroom teaching are highly interdisciplinary, with a thematic focus on the problem of gene regulation in all its facets. The School is a joint initiative by leading scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, the Helmholtz Center Munich and the Technical University Munich (TUM). QBM receives funding through the second round of the German Excellence Initiative, which is designed to promote excellence and innovation in research and education at German universities.