Teaching and young researchers

With its concentration of renowned biomed­ical research expertise, the ZMB is the ideal place for promoting young scientists. The research-oriented Medical Biology course established by the ZMB and jointly run by the Biology and Medicine faculties enables students to quickly become involved in current scientific topics. The aim of the new Molecular Biology course, which was launched in the 2019/2020 winter semester, is to enable students to understand the molecular mechanisms of biological processes at high resolution and to learn the principles and processes of scientific knowledge gain in this field.

Doctoral students at the ZMB benefit greatly from established measures for the promotion of young scientists, such as the cooperation with the UDE Graduate Centre Plus and the structured (inter)national doctoral programmes initiated under the auspices or with the participation of ZMB members:

BIOME – Graduate School of Biomedical Science

RTG 1739 Molecular determinants of cellular radiation response and their importance for the modulation of radiation sensitivity

RTG 1949 Immune response in infectious diseases – Regulation between innate and acquired immunity

RTG 2098 Biomedicine of the acidic sphingomyelinase/acidic ceramidase system

ITN INCEM – The European network for cell migration studies

ITN RADIATE – Radiation Innovations for Therapy and Education

ETN MELGEN – Melanoma Genetics: understanding and biomarking the genetic and immunological determinants of melanoma development and patient survival

ITN Antihelix – DNA helicases in genome maintenance: from molecular and cellular mechanisms to specific inhibitors as potential drugs

ITN THERADNET – International NETwork for training and innovations in THErapeutic RADiation

MERCUR doctoral study course RIMUR – Regulatory Immune Mechanisms

MERCUR doctoral study course Precision Particle Therapy – practical physics and chemistry at the interface to medicine

UMEA – Excellence in Medicine: Clinician Scientist Academy of University Medicine Essen, Clinician Scientist Program of the DFG

International Max Planck Research School in Chemical and Molecular Biology with the MPI for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund