Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences in Europe

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The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

Biological & life sciences studies often prepare students for a career in healthcare. Sometimes programs will combine human biology classes with classes in physics, chemistry, and even geology to help students learn how living organisms work together.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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Official doctoral program in agricultural and forestry research

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The PhD Program in Agricultural and Forestry Research is an official university degree of multidisciplinary nature that offers the student the possibility to choose between a wide range of topics related to the agrarian and forest production of Galicia and the Atlantic biogeographic region of Europe. [+]

Introduction

The Programme PhD in Agricultural and Forestry Research Is an official university degree of multidisciplinary character that offers to the student the possibility to choose between a wide range of subjects related to the agrarian and forestry production of Galicia and the Atlantic biogeographic region of Europe.

Participants in the program are researchers from two centers of the University of A Coruña (Institute of Geology and Faculty of Sciences) and four departments of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Plant Production, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology and Botany).

The objective of this program is to train trained experts in agrarian, forestry and agroforestry research. The skills acquired are aimed at improving the production and the sustainability of the environment.... [-]


Official doctoral program in advanced biotechnology

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The PhD program of Advanced Biotechnology aims to train professional researchers in different fields of biotechnological research and constitute an offer of competitive, homogeneous, well structured and quality doctoral studies. [+]

Introduction

The doctoral program is an official interuniversity degree between the University of A Coruña and the University of Vigo. The program of Doctorate of Advanced Biotechnology Aims to train professional researchers in different fields of biotechnological research and to provide a competitive, homogeneous, well-structured and quality doctoral program.

Why study the degree

The aim is to prepare students to be able to initiate and complete a theoretical, methodological and research training in the multidisciplinary field of Biotechnology, which materialize in the elaboration and public defense of a complex, original and innovative doctoral thesis.

What is learned

The research area will focus on the 3 most important sectors of biotechnology (environmental sanitary and agri-food).... [-]


Official doctoral program in cell and molecular biology

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology is an official university degree that addresses training in fundamental molecular and cellular biological research. It has the collaboration of the Institute of Biomedical Research of A Coruña (INIBIC). [+]

Introduction

The Programme PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology Is an official university degree that addresses training in fundamental molecular and cellular biological research. It has the collaboration of the Institute of Biomedical Research of A Coruña (INIBIC).

Its objective is to train in methodological and instrumental skills to be able to develop research projects in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Plant Physiology and Biomedicine.

Why study the degree

The program offers quality teaching, personalized and integrated in consolidated research groups. It has also recognized national and international prestige.

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Official doctoral program in neurosciences

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

Research Lines These are the research lines of this doctoral program: Anti-inflammatory drugs Cellular and circuital bases of Epilepsy. Control of excitability and modifications of synaptic plasticity [+]

Lines of investigation

These are the lines of research of this doctoral program:

Anti-inflammatory drugs Cellular and circuital bases of epilepsy. Control of excitability and modifications of synaptic plasticity Cellular and molecular basis of basal ganglia physiology. Modifications of synaptic plasticity in extrapyramidal pathologies such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's, dyskinesias, etc. Cellular and molecular bases of memory and learning. Phenomena of synaptic plasticity and its modifications in dementias (Alzheimer's disease), etc. Cellular and subcellular bases of the function of potassium channels and receptors for neurotransmitters in the auditory system Molecular and cellular bases of neuronal plasticity. Molecular and cellular mechanisms related to long-term neuronal plasticity. Subcellular bases mediating the association and functional coupling between receptors for neurotransmitters and ion channels in the central nervous system Biomarkers of Stroke. Development of artificial implants for regeneration of peripheral nerves Early detection of Alzheimer's disease based on the combination of different markers Dissection and search for new pharmacological targets. Study of the mechanisms of action of possible new neuroprotective drugs. Participation of mitochondria and second messengers in neurodegenerative processes. Parkinson's disease and other parkinsonisms / Dementias / Prion diseases / Dysautonomia Drug-resistant epilepsies Study of the innervation of the axonal segment of the main neurons of the cerebral cortex Study of the mechanisms of action of possible new neuroprotective drugs Study of the mechanisms that guide the visual attention and of the corticotalámicas interactions Expression of factors that prevent postlesional regeneration of nerve connections by the application of small inhibitory molecules such as... [-]

PhD Program in Biology and Molecular Biology

European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Campus 4 years Open Enrollment Germany Heidelberg

Unique in the world and waiting for you! The EMBL International Ph.D. Programme, originally established in 1983, represents the flagship of EMBL's commitment to first class training and education. Internationality, dedicated mentoring and early independence in research characterize our programme. Considered to be one of the most competitive Ph.D. training schemes to enter, we are committed to providing EMBL Ph.D. students with the best starting platform for a successful career in science. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Life Sciences in Europe 2019. Training and inspiring the next scientific generation – EMBL's tradition of excellence

As Europe’s only intergovernmental research organization in the life sciences and as a leading laboratory in molecular biology, EMBL is dedicated to promoting excellence in the molecular life sciences throughout Europe. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is by inspiring and fostering talented young scientists to turn them into skilled and creative future leaders.

The EMBL International Ph.D. Programme is Europe’s ‘best in class’ Ph.D. programme for the life sciences. 240 students from over 40 countries are carrying out Ph.D. research at EMBL at any time. Every year we admit an average of 60 new students, who belong to the top science graduates in their countries. They are carefully selected from a large multi-national pool of applicants that reached over 1700 applications in 2012.... [-]


PhD in Bioinformatics and Genetics

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Turkey Istanbul

Biology, biotechnology and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount of data. [+]

PhD in Bioinformatics and Genetics About the Program

Biology, biotechnology and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount of data. Most of the recent techniques used in DNA, RNA and protein-based research is supported by bioinformatics and computer science. The computer science offers a new era for the biological sciences. For example the building block of the cell, proteins are modeled in 3D using computer; this enables the rapid and efficient identification of molecular interactions and signal transduction pathways. Similarly, mutations in the genetic sequence can be detected quite fast using the computer technology. Since the recent advancements in computational biology decreased the cost and accelerated the research processes including the drug development, the in silico studies are highly demanded in the industry.... [-]


PhD in Organic Technology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Organic Technology sub-programme builds on Master sub-programmes Engineering and Technology and Applied Chemistry. The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates for management and optimization of processes in the chemical industry as well as for research and development of chemical specialties. [+]

Overview

Organic Technology sub-programme builds on Master sub-programmes Engineering and Technology and Applied Chemistry. The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates for management and optimization of processes in the chemical industry as well as for research and development of chemical specialties. Therefore, this sub-programme is principally oriented at modernization of current technologies of organic substances as well as the development of new ones, from basic intermediates and products that are produced in large scale to small tonnage fine chemicals, e.g. biologically active substances, fragrance, and flavor substances, surfactants. Chemical transformation occurs in the majority of cases in catalytic reactors and therefore requires detailed study of preparation, properties, and behavior of various homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts.... [-]


PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The field of study is concerned with a synthesis of macromolecular substances and modification of natural polymeric compounds and understanding relation polymer structure - properties. During the study and research work, the students obtain knowledge about methods for polymer characterization. [+]

Overview

The field of study is concerned with a synthesis of macromolecular substances and modification of natural polymeric compounds and understanding relation polymer structure - properties. During the study and research work, the students obtain knowledge about methods for polymer characterization. They will adopt advanced analytical methods for polymer characterization, a composition of materials as well as the mathematical method and models for description the technological processes of polymer production.

Careers

The graduates find employment in basic and applied research in the fields of macromolecular chemistry, processing of polymer materials, polymer recycling and pharmaceutical chemistry at universities, research institutes in the Czech Republic and abroad.... [-]


PhD in Food Technology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The main aim of the doctoral program is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of food technology and other related subjects. [+]

Overview

The main aim of the doctoral program is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of food technology and other related subjects. The study is focused on the scientific and research work in technological processes and is based on comprehensive knowledge of the chemical, biological, engineering and economic disciplines, and the knowledge of the solution of the specific complex problems of chosen food branches (cereal, baker and sugar technology, dairy and fat technology, meat and meat products technology, technology of fruit and vegetables, technology of surfactants and detergents and cosmetics).

Careers

Graduates are able to work in science and research or directly in the food industry, as well as in the related fields like cosmetics and chemical industry, including the processing of waste and protection of the environment. They may hold management positions in development, production, control, and projection in commercial firms or state institutions. Due to the broad concept of expertise the graduates are ready not only for professional action in their specialization but also for the adaptation for possible application in other technical and scientific fields.... [-]


PhD in Food Chemistry and Analysis

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The goal of the study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food/feed analysis, and human nutrition - reflecting the current state of the art in the respective scientific field and with the vision of future developments/challenges. The students will get not only an extensive theoretical knowledge but also broad practical experience in laboratories equipped with the modern instrumentation. [+]

Overview

The goal of the study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food/feed analysis, and human nutrition - reflecting the current state of the art in the respective scientific field and with the vision of future developments/challenges. The students will get not only an extensive theoretical knowledge but also broad practical experience in laboratories equipped with the modern instrumentation. The courses provided to a future specialist are focused on reaction occurring in food during processing transportation and /or storage. The major parameters of foodstuffs such as nutritional value, sensory properties and safety are under focus, food supplements are also an issue of concern. Special attention is paid to advanced analytical strategies applicable for efficient control of chemical contaminants/ residues/toxicants, attention is also paid to modern omics strategies enabling fighting food fraud and studies of biologically active food components. As regards human nutrition, some courses are concerned also with medical aspect associated with this area.... [-]


PhD in Biotechnology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of biotechnology and other related subjects. [+]

Overview

The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of biotechnology and other related subjects. The study is focused on the scientific and research work in biotechnological processes and is based on comprehensive knowledge of the chemical, biological, engineering and economic disciplines, and the knowledge of the specific properties of the plant, animal, and microbial cells.

Careers

Graduates are able to work in science and research or directly in the biotechnology industry, as well as in the related fields like food processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, including the processing of waste and protection of the environment. They may hold management positions in development, production, control, and projection in commercial firms or state institutions. Due to the broad concept of expertise the graduates are ready not only for professional action in their specialization but also for the adaptation for possible application in other technical and scientific fields.... [-]


PhD in Biochemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying a high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. [+]

Overview

The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying a high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. The graduates are prepared to work in various types of biochemical research in medical, food, environmental and agricultural areas, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, as well as in various types of analytical laboratories. Thanks to their deep knowledge in life sciences they are also prepared to adapt to work in various related professions.

Careers

The graduates are prepared to provide top research-oriented on life sciences in medical, food, agricultural and environmental areas and to serve in leading positions in research institutions and biotechnological industry. They will find a job in academic institutions, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, in governmental institutions and supervisory bodies.... [-]


PhD in Biophysics

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. [+]

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. Their research focuses on studying the chemical nature of light emission by luminous bacteria and other luminous species, modeling the enzyme metabolism in cell hyaloplasm, developing new generations of bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics and other issues of bioluminescence research.

Programme Leader

Professor Valentina Kratasyuk’s research interests are mechanisms of bioluminescence, bioluminescent enzymatic biosensors, enzymatic toxicity bioassays, bioluminescent analysis, biotechnological design, biochemistry, science education, history of sciences, immobilization of enzymes.... [-]


Joint PhD Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO)

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), the International Center for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology (ICGEB), the University of Trieste and the University of Udine offer a new Joint Ph.D. Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO). [+]

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), the International Center for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology (ICGEB), the University of Trieste and the University of Udine offer a new Joint Ph.D. Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO).

The main mission of JuMBO is to train enthusiastic young scientists from developed and developing countries to use advanced molecular tools with a deeper understanding of their scientific and technical opportunities and limitations. Students who complete this Ph.D. program will have a solid background in the various aspects of Molecular Biology and related methodology, including bioinformatics and structural biology, to efficiently exploit new functionalities for scientific and technical research purposes. Students will benefit from receiving their training in Molecular Biology in the active and exciting research environment of the four prestigious institutions.... [-]


PhD in Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters self- assemble to bring about the whole complexity of the states of matter, from molecules to complex solids, [+]

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters self- assemble to bring about the whole complexity of the states of matter, from molecules to complex solids, and in learning how to model fascinating macroscopic phenomena, from friction to superconductivity and superfluidity, emerging from the collective behaviour of those microscopic agents.

During the first year of their PhD course, students acquire the most advanced tools for modelling and studying states of matter, from ab-initio simulation of real materials and molecules to quantum simulation of lattice models, from the classical statistical theory of many-body systems to its quantum counterpart, and acquaint themselves with the broad research activity carried out at SISSA through more focused and topical courses. This preliminary stage provides students with a common background and all the information they need to decide on the research topic they intend to pursue in their PhD thesis.... [-]