The Molecular and Cellular Biology of Diseases (MCBD) PhD program has been successfully running since 2002 and provides excellent training opportunities for students from all over the world. As a PhD student you will have the opportunity to work on exciting research projects in biochemistry, molecular cell biology, and oncology, including aspects of anticancer-immunity.
The multi-disciplinary nature of our program combines basic hypothesis driven research with clinical research and will allow you to acquire a broad skill-set to launch your successful career in basic and applied biomedical sciences.
Your research project will be supervised by one of your faculty members and a PhD committee. Comprehensive training is accomplished through a core curriculum that includes selected lectures and hands-on methods courses. A dynamic seminar program with presentation and discussion of research projects complements this training plan. Direct interactions with your peers and faculty are part of the daily live in the MCBD-affiliated laboratories throughout the year at the Medical University of Innsbruck.
A special research focus within MCBD is the FWF founded PhD program Cellular Basis of Diseases (CBD) with its interdisciplinary PhD projects on the molecular control of metabolism & inflammation. More information on the CBD PhD program can be found here.