Hannover Medical School offers an international english PhD program in Molecular Medicine (former MD/PhD program) in cooperation with the Leibniz University of Hannover, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, and the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI), Braunschweig. The program was funded within an international PhD-project (IPP) by the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst und Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DAAD/DFG) from 2002 to 2006, and is now supported through funds of the German Excellence Initiative (BMBF). The program was accreditated as the first German PhD program according to European standards (ECTS) in December 2003.
The PhD program “Molecular Medicine” is part of the Hannover Biomedical Research School. The program aims for students of medicine, after finishing their MD studies, as well as for graduated students of life sciences, who have finished their master of science, particularly in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Start of the program is annually in October. Deadline for applications is April 1st.
The program can be finished with a PhD or Dr.rer.nat. (for life scientists). All students work in individually supervised research projects. It is an international English program with students from all over the world. Stipends are offered. Language courses are available. There are tutorials and methodological seminars in small groups. The dissertation project will be supervised by a group of supervisors. There are also cultural tutorials.
The theoretical part of the program comprises of English seminars in small groups and respective tutorials on selective topics of cellular and molecular biology. In addition, seminars are offered to specific research topics of molecular medicine.
The training for students of medicine will deepen their background of biomedical sciences. Scientists will understand medical and pathogenetic interrelationships. In addition, there is training and supervision particularly within the selected research projects. The dissertation is supervised by a group of three excellent scientists. Within that project the PhD students work independently on highly competitive and grant funded research projects. The results of this work will be presented and discussed in respective seminars and workshops.
Seminars, courses and research projects are offered in following areas:
” Cellbiology ” Genetics ” Immunology ” Infection biology ” Molecular pathology ” Developmental biology” Biochemistry
All obligatory seminars and courses of the PhD program are offered in English. The program “Molecular Medicine” has an international character with students coming from all over the world.
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