GIGA Doctoral School

To be successful, tomorrow’s scientists must have not only a solid background in their chosen fields but also a broad understanding of many disciplines, as well as the ability to collaborate with their peers in other research fields and cultures. In this context, we will launch in 2018 an interdisciplinary, international and inter-sectorial GIGA Doctoral School for Basic and Applied Biology.

The programme will include both educational training and a research project. The educational training will be performed in several modules with the first module being obligatory for all ESRs and additional modules spread throughout the remaining PhD period. The initial module will provide 12 weeks of training and is built as a connected educational ensemble that will contain both discipline-related and transferable skills courses. This module will precede the research project thus helping the ESRs to obtain the essential theoretical and applied skills needed from the start of the PhD trajectory. Additionally, ESRs will become familiar with research at the GIGA, thus allowing for a more informed and thoughtful decision regarding choice of host laboratory and PhD project.

Our goal is to train independent researchers and further develop their talents. The GIGA Doctoral School will give young researchers an essential head start, helping them to pursue a successful career in academia, industry or government in order to provide innovative solutions to the biology-based questions of tomorrow.



Marianna Bevova

GIGA Doctoral School Director

+32 4 366 34 51

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