Courses are held in English, and the thesis can be written in either English or German. Some additional courses may be in German. Some events, such as internal lab meetings, etc., may also be in German.
Situated advantageously at the heart of Western Europe in Germany's largest metropolis, the Graduate School of Biomedical Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen integrates all PhD and MD graduates within the Faculties of Biology and Medicine into a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary study programme offering doctoral students an outstanding, globally focused academic education. Our current research foci are as follows:
- Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience
- Cellular and Molecular Immunology
- Clinical Studies (a one-year programme specifically aimed at MD graduates)
- Computational Biomedicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Ischaemia, Reperfusion and Angiogenesis
- Radiation Sciences
- Transplantation Medicine (a one-year programme specifically aimed at MD graduates)
- Tumour and Signalling
- Innate and Adaptive Immunity (RTG 1949)
- WisPerMed (RTG 2535)
- Therapeutic Radiation in Cancer (RTG 2762)
- PhD Epidemiology and Clinical Research
- Treatment Expectation (CRC 289)
- Local Thyroid Hormone Action (CRC 296)
- Cell State Transitions (CRC 1430)
In addition, our rapidly expanding biomedical campus offers young scientists access to state-of-the-art research facilities and the opportunity to work at the interface of basic and clinical science.
Within the ever-growing range of graduate school activities, doctoral students are frequently given the opportunity for close international interaction and cross-cultural networking with fellow graduates, visiting researchers, and keynote speakers.
The working language of the graduate school is English. A dual rationale lies behind this decision. Firstly, German-speaking participants are offered a platform for intensive development of their English skills within a familiar working environment. Secondly, international graduates are in no way put at a disadvantage by a foreign language barrier when participating in the BIOME programme.
A guiding mission of the graduate school is its focus on the principles of fair play and the practice of scientific integrity. Awareness of and adherence to good scientific conduct is central to the rigorous training of young researchers for the protection of their intellectual property and rights as well as the ethical development of successful careers. The university's drive to provide structures promoting soft skills, gender equality, and family-oriented support further contributes to an excellent, all-round tertiary environment.
Join us now to be part of the new Ruhr research renaissance.