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: 14 Oct 2016


21 Oct 2016
The next HBIGS career talk with the focus on Leadership Skills takes places on 26th Oct 2016, 6.00 pm in the HBIGS Center, INF 501. With us will be Dr. Kay Brunner, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gerhard and Dr. Guido Gro▀mann. Registration is required.

11 Oct 2016
"Meet the Author":
Dev. Cell features
HBIGS Alumnus Dr. Berati Cerikan (Schiebel group)

Oct 2016
HBIGS Alumnus Dr. Sebastian Kruss (now Group Leader, Inst. of Phys. Chem., Goettingen) receives Georg-Manecke Prize of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh). Congratulations!

Oct 2016
THE Ranking: Life sciences Heidelberg in first place Germany-wide and in Top 30 world-wide

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