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The Phd Program in Neuroscience is designed as a course of study consisting of both basic and clinical neuroscience. Students are exposed to recent theories about brain function and up-to-date research strategies. They acquire the technical skills of planning, conducting and evaluating complex experiments and clinical studies. Participation in the program forms a cornerstone in the training of young researchers interested in pursuing a career in academic, clinical and biotechnological environments.

Neuroscience Doctoral Programs

The PhD Program in Neuroscience is associated with two excellence graduate school funded by the Austrian Science fund: SPIN - Signal Processing in Neurons and CavX - Calcium channels in excitable cells
SPIN - Signal Processing in Neurons
The SPIN doctoral school is a joined program set up by the Medical University of Innsbruck and the University of Innsbruck. It was established in September 2007 with the support of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). For more information on the FWF Doctoral Program SPIN - Signal Processing in Neurons please visit: www.neurospin.at
CavX - Calcium channels in excitable cells
In the CavX PhD program we combine the worldwide unique research focus on Cavs in Innsbruck with an excellent doctoral training in Neuroscience. To this end CavX builds on the excellent scientific and methodological expertise of the steadily growing Cav faculty in Innsbruck, which consist of a lively mixture of experienced and newly established research groups (Campiglio, Flucher, Koschak, Obermair, Striessnig, Tuluc). CavX comprises projects on the structure-function relationships, specialized functions in vision and in hormone secretion, synaptic modulation and connectivity in brain disorders, as well as skeletal muscle function.
We are currently hiring new PhD students.
Please refer to the call for detailed information on  projects, requirements, and application procedures.
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Lectures and Courses

Neuroscience Program Structure


The program offers three teaching modules
  • Module 1: Neuropharmacology and Neural Systems
  • Module 2: Clinical Neuroscience
  • Module 3: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
The curriculum consists of core courses taught as a combination of practical courses and lectures, a general neuroscience lecture, two neuroscience seminars and research training seminars organized by the thesis supervisors.
Information about course offerings are provided by our Campus Information System i-med inside.

Faculty

Gerald Obermair

Gerald Obermair

Medical University of Innsbruck


Department of Physiology & Medical Physics, Division of Physiology


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Bernhard Flucher

Bernhard Flucher

Medical University of Innsbruck


Department of Physiology & Medical Physics, Division of Physiology


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Jörg Striessnig

Jörg Striessnig

University of Innsbruck


Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology


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Alexandra Koschak

Alexandra Koschak

University of Innsbruck


Institute of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology


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Marta Campiglio

Marta Campiglio

Medical University of Innsbruck


Department of Physiology & Medical Physics, Division of Physiology


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Petronel Tuluc

Petronel Tuluc

University of Innsbruck


Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology


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Christoph Schwarzer

Christoph Schwarzer

Medical University of Innsbruck


Department of Pharmacology


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Francesco Ferraguti

Francesco Ferraguti

Medical University of Innsbruck


Department of Pharmacology


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Nadia Stefanova

Medical University of Innsbruck


Department of Neurology, Division of Neurobiology


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Michaela Kress

Medical University of Innsbruck


Department of Physiology and Biomedical Physics


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Christine Bandtlow

Medical University of Innsbruck


Division of Neurobiochemistry


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Georg Dechant

Medical University of Innsbruck


Institute for Neuroscience


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Gerald Zernig

Medical University of Innsbruck


Division of Experimental Psychiatry


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Program Coordinator

Markus Reindl

Program Coordinator


Tel.: +43/(0)512/504-24363

E-Mail: markus.reindl@i-med.ac.at

Christoph Schwarzer

Program Coordinator


Tel.: +43/(0)/512/9003-71205

E-Mail: schwarzer.christoph@i-med.ac.at

Gerald Obermair

Program Coordinator


Tel.: +43-(0)512-9003-70841

Fax: +43-(0)512-9003-73800

E-Mail: gerald.obermair@i-med.ac.at