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.

Up to 12 three-year HBIGS PhD Fellowships available

Application deadline: 31 Oct 2016
Interview date: 26/27 Jan 2017
Start of PhD project: From 1 Mar 2017
Submit your application to open PhD positions tagged "PI name_16H" exclusively through the HBIGS online application system.

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Last update: 15 Sep 2016


Jul 2016
The 8th HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2016 took place in Ueberlingen, Lake Constance from 8-10 July.

Jul 2016
The HBIGS Core Course in Fall will start 12 Sep 2016. Booking period: 22-24 Aug 2016 (HBIGS members only)

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