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Medicine and health sciences

Structured doctoral programmes - Medicine and health sciences

Keywords

Adaptive immune response, immunology, B and T cells, dendritic cells, ILC, fast-track doctoral degree

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Programme duration

4.5 years in the case of fast-track doctoral degree

1 to 2 years in the case of qualified physicians

3 years in case of associated doctoral candidates

Application procedure

Application symposium with presentation, individual discussions with the training group professors, doctoral candidates and training group committee. The application process has already ended.

Specific conditions

Fast-track doctoral degree (4.5 years from BSc to Dr. rer. nat.), solely supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), quality assurance by a three-person supervisory committee, annual retreats and networking meetings with other national research associations, fully-financed 3-month internship abroad for fast-track doctoral candidates, workshops and international congress organised by doctoral candidates, annual public relations activities (International Immunology Day)

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Integrated Research Training Group from TRR130 (focus on B cells). As well as B cells, RTG 1660 also investigates other adaptive immune response cells and their mediators (e.g. B and T cells, dendritic cells, ILC etc.)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Martin Jäck

  • Job title: Leiter d. Abtlg. f. Molekulare Immunologie/Med. Klinik III
  • Organization: Department of Medicine 3
  • Working group: Division of Immunolgy (Prof. Dr. Jäck)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-35912
  • Email: hans-martin.jaeck@fau.de

Dr. rer. nat. Anja Glanz

  • Job title: GK1660 Koordinatorin
  • Organization: Department of Medicine 3
  • Working group: Division of Immunolgy (Prof. Dr. Jäck)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-43219
  • Email: anja.glanz@uk-erlangen.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

B cells, immunology, immunity, autoimmunity

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Submission to Prof. Jäck

Specific conditions

Annual retreat (B Cell Winter School), workshops, supervisory committee for each doctoral candidate, laboratory rotation (internal and external), assistance with travel costs for congresses, programme language English

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Research Training Group 1660 (other adaptive immune response cells and their mediators are also investigated there, e.g. B and T cells, dendritic cells, ILC, etc.)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Martin Jäck

  • Job title: Leiter d. Abtlg. f. Molekulare Immunologie/Med. Klinik III
  • Organization: Department of Medicine 3
  • Working group: Division of Immunolgy (Prof. Dr. Jäck)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-35912
  • Email: hans-martin.jaeck@fau.de

Dr. rer. nat. Agnes Giniewski

  • Job title: IRTG-Koordinatorin des TRR 130
  • Organization: Department of Medicine 3
  • Working group: Division of Immunolgy (Prof. Dr. Jäck)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-43219
  • Email: agnes.giniewski@uk-erlangen.de

Information about the programme and the TRR130

Keywords

CNS, vulnerability, neural development, neurodegeneration, neuropsychiatric illnesses

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Programme duration

Approximately 3 years

Application procedure

By email to grk2162@fau.de. More information about the application procedure can be found on the research training group website

Specific conditions

Ten financially supported neuroscience doctoral candidates, ten associated neuroscience doctoral candidates, close mentoring by the doctoral committee, one financed post-doctoral post, intensive national and international networking, scholarships for medical doctoral candidates, rotation position for physicians, equal opportunities funding, complementary workshops and soft skills seminars, financing of conference trips

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Doctoral Academy of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research (IZKF)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

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Dr. rer. nat. Andrea Link

  • Organization: Department of Biochemistry
  • Working group: Professur für Molekulare Medizin mit dem Schwerpunkt Molekulare Bildgebung (Prof. Dr. Lie)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24687
  • Email: andrea.link@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Research into molecular switching points for resolving inflammation, arthritis, Crohn’s disease and asthma, highly qualified, translational training, focus on life sciences

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. biol. hum., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.

Programme duration

4 years

1 year in each case with a doctoral scholarship for medical doctoral candidates

Application procedure

Send application documents as a PDF via email to Sebastian Böltz stating the desired sub-projects.

Specific conditions

Mentoring, “jour fixe” every two weeks, training workshops, seminars, public relations, financial support, five doctoral scholarships for medical doctoral candidates each year, annual retreat of the SFB/Integrated Research Training Group 1181

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Transregio SFB – B cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity (TRR130)

Research Training Group 1660 – Key signals of adaptive immune response

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Sebastian Böltz, M. Sc.

  • Job title: Projektkoordination IRTG 1181
  • Organization: Department of Medicine 3
  • Working group: Chair of Medicine III (Prof. Dr. Schett)
  • Phone number: Office +49 9131 85 43239 / Labor +49 9131 85 24787
  • Email: sebastian.boeltz@uk-erlangen.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Medicinal chemistry, materials research, G-protein coupled receptors, selective receptor ligands, computer chemistry, pharmacology

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

Vacant positions will be advertised on the research training group website in due course.

Specific conditions

Research training group across different locations (in collaboration with the University of Regensburg), job pool includes DFG-financed doctoral and postdoctoral posts

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Emil Fischer graduate programme

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Peter Gmeiner

  • Organization: Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Working group: Chair of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Gmeiner)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24116
  • Email: peter.gmeiner@fau.de

Dr. Stefan Löber

  • Organization: Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Working group: Chair of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Gmeiner)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22558
  • Email: stefan.loeber@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Biological membranes, protein-lipid interactions, membrane arrangement, membrane transport, cell growth, cell adhesion

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

By email to Professor Böckmann, grk1962@fau.de

Specific conditions

Interdisciplinary research training group for biology, physics and medicine, supervisory committee composed of two supervisors and mentors, fast-track doctoral degree option, 2-5-month stay abroad

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Rainer Böckmann

  • Organization: Department Biologie
  • Working group: Professur für Computational Biology (Prof. Dr. Böckmann)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-25409
  • Email: rainer.boeckmann@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Process engineering, technical chemistry, materials science, materials technology, physical and theoretical chemistry, chemical solid state and surface research, analytics, method development, physics of condensed matter, modelling, simulation and optimisation

Doctoral degree

Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer.nat.

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Applications only possible for doctoral students at FAU within the EAM cluster of excellence

Specific conditions

Interdisciplinary mentoring, interdisciplinary networking, alumni experiences, support for participation in international conferences

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Research Training Group 1896 and Graduate School Molecular Science (GSMS)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Ina Viebach

  • Organization: Exzellenzinitiative
  • Working group: Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-20844
  • Email: ina.viebach@fau.de

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Optical technologies, optical measurement techniques, optical material processing, optics in medicine, optical materials and systems, optics in information and telecommunications technology, computer-assisted optics, optics in life sciences

Doctoral degree

Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. rer. biol.hum.

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Submission Dr. Jürgen Großmann

Specific conditions

Financial support (scholarship), mentoring, English, interdisciplinary, credit points system

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International Max Planck Research School Physics of Light (IMPRS-PL)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Dr. Jürgen Großmann

  • Organization: Exzellenzinitiative
  • Working group: SAOT - Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-25850
  • Email: juergen.grossmann@aot.uni-erlangen.de

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Medical doctoral programme, experimental doctoral thesis in medicine, structured training programme to complement studies, research focuses of the Faculty of Medicine.

Doctoral degree

Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.

Programme duration

Work on an academic research project as the basis for a later doctoral degree extends over a total of nine months (of which eight consecutive months are covered by the scholarship), supplemented by employment through to completion of the doctoral degree.

Application procedure

By submitting the application to the IZKF office. The Committee for Promoting Young Researchers (KNF) decides whether to accept candidates.

Specific conditions

A scholarship for eight consecutive months during a programme that includes research, training modules, supervisory committees, presentations during cross-regional professional conferences, seminars organised by doctoral candidates, guest speaker seminars, subject-specific and advanced interdisciplinary training courses, annual retreat, public relations and publications

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Research Training Group 2162 – Development and vulnerability of the central nervous system

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Becker

  • Job title: Forschungskoordinator; Leiter der Forschungsabteilung der Medizinischen Klinik 1
  • Organization: Department of Medicine 1
  • Working group: Professur für Molekulare Gastroenterologie (Prof. Dr. Becker)
  • Phone number: 09131/85 35886, 85 35874
  • Email: christoph.becker@uk-erlangen.de

Anne Reichel

  • Organization: Weitere Forschungs- und Kompetenzzentren
  • Working group: IZKF - Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Klinische Forschung
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-46843
  • Email: anne.reichel@uk-erlangen.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Molecules, materials, chemistry, pharmacy, model systems, computer chemistry

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr.-Ing.

Programme duration

Generally 3 years

Application procedure

The doctoral supervisor submits the application for admission. Submission to Prof. Jux. The decision is made by the recruitment committee.

Specific conditions

No scholarships, financing of national and international conference visits/workshops/research trips, annual winter school

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Graduate School Advanced Materials and Processes (GS AMP) and Research Training Group 1896

FAU contact person and information about the programme

apl. Prof. Dr. Norbert Jux

  • Organization: Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Working group: Chair of Organic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)
  • Phone number: 09131 8522976/29030
  • Email: norbert.jux@fau.de

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch

  • Organization: Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Working group: Chair of Organic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22537
  • Email: andreas.hirsch@fau.de

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Dementia, primary prevention, non-pharmacological treatment methods, supply shortfalls, systematic reviews

Doctoral degree

Dr. med., Dr. rer. biol. hum.

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

Application phase has already been completed

Specific conditions

National Research Training Group at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen and Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Universities of Potsdam and Tübingen. Academic mentoring and support of 12 doctoral candidates by six dementia experts from medicine-related subjects and one postdoctoral candidate. The main aim of the dementia research platform (OptiDem) is to create systematic reviews in the three areas of primary prevention, non-medicinal treatment methods and supply shortfalls/strategies for improvement/ethics of supply that have thus far been lacking and publish them in internationally eminent specialist journals. The structured “OptiDem” doctoral programme consists of both compulsory and optional elements. This structure is designed to support and develop the various key skills of the doctoral candidates. The 3-year funding for the programme is provided by the Karl and Veronika Carstens Foundation.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Anna Pendergrass

Information about the programme

Keywords

Ageing and technology, nutrition in old age, physical frailty, adjustments in old age, dementia, depression in old age

Doctoral degree

Dr. phil. and Dr. rer. biol. hum.

Programme duration

2 to 3 years, depending on the doctoral degree

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted to the first supervisor of the doctoral thesis if this person is also a member of the structured programme or of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research into Ageing. Direct applications are not possible.

Specific conditions

No scholarships are available through the programme itself but active support is given to doctoral candidates applying for them.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Frieder R. Lang

  • Organization: Institut of Psychogerontology
  • Working group: Chair of Psychogerontology
  • Phone number: +49 (0)911 5302-96102
  • Email: frieder.lang@fau.de

Dr. Roland Rupprecht, Akad. Dir.

  • Organization: Institut of Psychogerontology
  • Working group: Chair of Psychogerontology
  • Phone number: +49 (0)911 5302-96106
  • Email: roland.rupprecht@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Research into possible immunotherapies for cancer, development of bispecific antibodies, tumour-targeted T-cell activation, antibody therapy, vaccination

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. rer. biol. hum., Dr. med.

Programme duration

4 years

Application procedure

Applications to be submitted directly to the co-ordinator of the research training group

Specific conditions

Financing of the programme by the Elite Network of Bavaria, programme will be funded until September 2022, Monday seminars for doctoral candidates (information exchange, presentation of current publications, teaching units from postdoctoral researchers), 2-day workshops (twice a year), one method workshop per year, annual internal conference or retreat, academic and industrial cooperation partners (one overseas training session per doctoral candidate), co-operation with the Medical School in Boston (Harvard Immunology Program), annual progress report and career development plan

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Mackensen

  • Organization: Medizinische Klinik 5 - Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie
  • Working group: Lehrstuhl für Hämatologie / Internistische Onkologie
  • Phone number: 09131/85-35955, -Sekr.: 35954
  • Email: med5-direktion@uk-erlangen.de

Prof. Dr. med. Dimitrios Mougiakakos

  • Job title: Professur für Hämatologie/Onkologie mit dem Schwerpunkt Tumorforschung
  • Organization: Medizinische Klinik 5 - Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie
  • Working group: Lehrstuhl für Hämatologie / Internistische Onkologie
  • Email: dimitrios.mougiakakos@uk-erlangen.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Exercise, training, health, exercise therapy, public health

Doctoral degree

Dr. phil.

Programme duration

2 years

Application procedure

Apply by contacting the doctoral programme co-ordinators.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Dr. Annika Frahsa

  • Job title: In Elternzeit bis 18.01.2018
  • Organization: Department of Sport Science and Sport
  • Working group: Chair of Physical Activity and Public Health (Prof. Dr. Rütten)
  • Email: annika.frahsa@fau.de

Dr. Simon Steib

  • Organization: Department of Sport Science and Sport
  • Working group: Chair of Exercise and Health
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28178
  • Email: simon.steib@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Religion, anthropology, human beings, Islam, Christianity

Doctoral degree

Dr. theol., Dr. phil., Dr. jur., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

4 semesters

Application procedure

Application for admission are to be submitted to the programme co-ordinator Prof. Jürgen van Oorschot

Specific conditions

Individual mentoring by the supervisor, financial support for conference trips and publications

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‘Postgraduate Programme Islamic Theology’ at the Department of Islamic Religious Studies (DIRS)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Jürgen van Oorschot

  • Organization: Department of Old Testament
  • Working group: Chair of Old Testament II (Prof. Dr. Oorschot)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22206
  • Email: juergen.oorschot@fau.de

Information about the programme