The goal of the Molecular Cell Biology and Oncology (MCBO) PhD program is to offer flexible and diverse training opportunities in biochemistry, molecular cell biology, and oncology, including aspects of anticancer-immunity. The program equips PhD students with the skills to pursue a scientific career in basic and applied biomedical sciences.
The program is highly interdisciplinary and combines basic hypothesis driven basic research with clinical research to solve outstanding problems in modern biology. Currently about 30 faculty members from different basic science and clincal departments are affiliated with MCBO.
Comprehensive training in the MCBO program is accomplished through a combination of carefully designed lectures and hands-on laboratory courses with high faculty-to-student ratios, securing personalized training. A vigorous weekly seminar program with oral presentation and discussion of research projects and hypotheses complement this training plan. Direct interactions with your peers and faculty are part of daily live in the MCBO-affiliated laboratories throughout the year at the Medical University of Innsbruck.