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International PhD Program Molecular Cell Biology

University/Institute: Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Location: Germany - Berlin
Focus: Computational Biology
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: Ph.D/DSc (3 years)Ph.D/DSc (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The MDC currently hosts more than 50 research groups and 300 doctorate students working in the fields of

Molecular Biology,
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research,
Cancer biology,
Developmental Biology,
Medical Systems Biology,
Structural Biology
Computational Biology and Mathematical Modeling.

On joining the Helmholtz Graduate School for Molecular Cell Biology at the MDC, PhD students receive interdisciplinary training in Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine and may join the special research schools in Cell Signalling and Gene Regulation (German-Israeli SignGene Research School), Systems Biology (MDC-NYU PhD Exchange Program), Molecular Neurobiology (MolNeuro) or Translational Cardiovascular Medicine (TransCard).

Program Goals:

All PhD students enjoy support such as travel grants for conferences and external courses, participation in summer schools, annual PhD retreats and social activities. The Graduate School of the MDC works in close collaboration with Berlin universities, the Freie Universität Berlin und Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2003
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Other

Average number of applicants per year: 2000
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 50
Average number of incoming students per year: 50
Average number of graduates per year: 50

Program URL: http://www.mdc-berlin.de/phd

Contact Person: Dr Michaea Herzig ( phdmdc@mdc-berlin.de )

Last updated: May 13, 2015

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