University of Heidelberg

The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology


The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS) was founded in October 2007. The vision of the Graduate School is to attract the best and brightest doctoral researchers from around the world to pursue doctoral studies at Heidelberg University by offering excellent research opportunities and comprehensive academic and complementary training in a vibrant and stimulating scientific environment.
The focus of the Graduate School on molecular and cellular biology takes into account that molecular and cellular biology provides the conceptual and technological foundation on which most other fields, sub-disciplines and specialized areas of life and biosciences rest - from structural biology to bioinformatics, from molecular medicine to biotechnology, and from immunology to systems biology.
A higher qualification in molecular and cellular biology will, therefore, prepare graduates for leading positions in all areas where in-depth knowledge of biological processes is required - be it in academia, industry or the public sector.

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Last update: 20 Feb 2017


Feb 2017
HBIGS awarded eight PhD fellowships. The awardees are:
Hanke Bauersachs (Bading lab)
Stephanie Münchau (Boulent lab)
Matilde Bertolini (Bukau lab)
Konrad Herbst (Knop lab)
Taishi Kanamaru (Pereira lab)
Minu Tizabi (Schiebel lab)
Dimitrios Papagiannidis (Schuck lab)
Ann-Kathrin Heilig (Wittbrodt lab)

Jan 2017
The HBIGS Core Course 1/2017 will start on 20 Mar 2017. Booking of courses is possible from 20 - 22 Feb 2017 (HBIGS members only)

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HBIGS Flyer (.pdf)

Publications by HBIGS PhD students