MD/PhD program Molecular Medicine
Fully accreditated in 2009 as the first PhD program in Germany according to European standards (ECTS), the MD/PhD program features an interdisciplinary curriculum leading to a PhD thesis after 3-4 years.
The program is a joint venture between the following institutions:
- Hannover Medical School
- Leibniz University Hannover
- Fraunhofer Institute ITEM Hannover
- Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) Braunschweig
- TWINCORE (Hannover)
- NIFE (Hannover)
PhD topics cover a broad spectrum, including the following areas:
- Immunology & Infection
- Molecular & Cell Biology
- Hematology & Oncology
- Biochemistry & Structural Biology
- Stem Cell Research
and many more....(nearly all clinics / institutes doing molecular experimental research are involved ☺)
Faculty: more than 150 scientists (details)
Potential PhD students: Holders of an M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedicine etc.
Degree: you will either receive a PhD or Dr.rer.nat. degree (later only for life scientists)
Medical students/graduates are invited to check MD/PhD education for more clinical training options. Please note that we only award a PhD title (not an "MD/PhD")
What we offer: Interesting projects, in-depth basic science seminars for the first two years, excellent structure and supervision.
Next application deadline: March 1st, 2024. Online application from December 1st 2023 at