Cologne International Graduate School
From Embryo to Old Age
3-year Ph.D. Programme starting fall 2009
The University of Cologne has a long-standing tradition and world-wide reputation of top-level molecular biological research. Beginning in the winter semester 2009/2010 the Research School in Biology „From embryo to old age: the cell biology and genetics of health and disease“ will be offering a high-level Ph.D. programme for students with excellent qualifications. The participating research groups use today's microbial, plant and animal model systems to investigate cell biological and genetic mechanisms whose perturbation during the life cycle of an organism results in disease.
The three-year programme starts with a six-month rotation and course period, followed by a PhD project in one of the participating groups. Seminars and training courses complement the research work. Comprehensive support is provided throughout the programme. The programme language is English, and no tuition fees apply.
10 competitive three-year fellowships (initially 1000 EUR, then 1300 EUR per month) are available.
We invite you to apply to the IGSDHD in Cologne, the exciting city in the heart of Europe.
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Complete applications for fall 2009 are accepted until
March 31, 2009
Candidates from countries with no visa requirement can apply until
April 25, 2009
Contact: Dr. Isabell Witt, IGSDHD, Zuelpicher Strasse 47, D-50674 Cologne,
Phone: +49(0)221 4701683, Fax: +49(0) 470 1632, firstname.lastname@example.org