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PhD Programs in Life Sciences in Europe 2020

A PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of philosophy. This degree is a post graduate program delivered to a high level student researcher who has done deep research in a specific field or subject.

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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Graduate School of Biosciences Munich

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goa ... [+]

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is for the students to get comfortable in communicating across traditional boundaries, especially across the divide between experiment and quantitative theory – to become, in effect, scientifically bi- or multilingual. To this end, the school offers an integrated interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that consists of three main components:

An interdisciplinary research project which combines concepts and methods from different fields. A substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component centered around an interdisciplinary core course that covers key problems in bioscience from multiple perspectives. Further activities to enhance students’ other transferable skills to succeed in science as a competitive profession. ... [-]
Germany Munich
March 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele

The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to gra ... [+]

The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to graduate students interested in understanding the molecular processes underlying human diseases and in designing new approaches for their treatment.

The Ph.D. Course in Molecular Medicine operates within the San Raffaele Scientific Institute, one of the largest biomedical research environments in Italy and well renowned internationally.

Completion requires 36 months of full-time studies and allows students to undertake a major research project in one of the over 100 research laboratories present in our Institute. Training and mentoring offers students individualized professional development and a gateway for basic, clinical and industrial research careers.... [-]

Italy Milan
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

The purpose of this International PhD programme is to train a new generation of globally renowned researchers to apply approaches of engineering and biotechnology to food ... [+]

The purpose of this International PhD programme is to train a new generation of globally renowned researchers to apply approaches of engineering and biotechnology to food processing by giving them the opportunities to transfer and exchange knowledge with national and international research centers and industries.

Course Description

The three-year program mainly focuses on research concerning primary food production, set-up, and management, as well as the validation of food processes, and the application of omics techniques to condition and characterize food processing and food products, with a particular emphasis on fermented foods. The main features of the PhD are an interdisciplinary scientific approach and the participation of internationally renowned scientists on the Scientific Committee.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kadir Has University

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

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. Computer science offers a new era for the biological sciences. For example the building block of the cell, proteins are modeled in 3D using a computer; this enables the rapid and efficient identification of molecular interactions and signals transduction pathways. Similarly, mutations in the genetic sequence can be detected quite fast using 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.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition, and food supply. ... [+]

PhD Food Safety and Biotechnology

Research Strategies

This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition, and food supply. It covers the entire food chain from farm to fork and places a strong emphasis on the link between improved food safety and nutrition and improved public health.

Research Strengths

Advanced and emerging technological and analytical platforms (biosensors, isotopic and comics) Animal food and feed safety Animal health and disease diagnostics Global food security Food and nutrition metabolomics Food and nutrition quality measurements Food chemistry Food safety detection methodology Food traceability and authenticity Immunodiagnostics for food contaminant and toxin detection Natural compounds and their health applications Novel and functional foods Therapeutic biomolecules ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ... [-]
United Kingdom Belfast
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University of Pardubice

The Ph.D. (Honors) Organic Technology degree offered by the Department of Organic Technology is at minimum a three-year course streaming a previous Ms courses Chemistry a ... [+]

Faculty of Chemical Technology Study Field: Organic Technology Study Program: Chemistry and Chemical Technology Form of study: Part-time/Full-time The standard length of study: 4 years Number of ECTS credits allocated: Study is not credit-based Graduation requirements: State Doctoral examination and Doctoral thesis defense Tuition fee (per academic year): Maximum 4,900 EUR

The Ph.D. (Honors) Organic Technology degree offered by the Department of Organic Technology is at minimum a three-year course streaming a previous Ms courses Chemistry and Technical Chemistry. It provides the theoretical and practical subjects of modern technology of organic compounds, especially organic dyes and pigments, drugs, biologically active compounds, and their intermediates. Molecular modeling, photochemistry, photo physic and the basic course in quantum chemistry complement these studies which the student chooses from the very wide range of subjects offered throughout the University. The result is a highest degree that is of immediate relevance to an industry of fine chemicals manufacture, research institutes, and universities.... [-]

Czech Republic Pardubice II
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
Brno University of Technology

The aim of the study is to reach the balance between theoretical and experimental skills and the application of the general procedures in chemistry and food technology. ... [+]

Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs

Abbreviation: DPAP_CHTP

Level of course unit: Doctoral

Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry

Academic year: 2020/2021

A title awarded: Ph.D.

Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs"

Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle)

Specific admission requirements:

Master degree in chemical engineering, food chemistry or other chemical specializations earned at university faculties, ICT Prague or agricultural universities.

Key learning outcomes:

The Ph.D. study and study related research are focused on the acquisition and development of theoretical knowledge and experimental skills in the areas of food chemistry and engineering processes of food production, applied analytical and physical chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biotechnology. The study is designed in line with the development of food science and food technologies and other basic and applied specializations.... [-]

Czech Republic Brno
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
University of Parma

PhD in Food Science ... [+]

Admission 2019/2020

Course list - Parma administrative head office

Evolutionary Biology and Ecology (in agreement with Univ of Ferrara and Firenze) Biotechnology and Life Science Physics Civil Engineering and Architecture Industrial Engineering Mathematics (in agreement with Univ. of Modena e Reggio Emilia e Univ. of Ferrara) Molecular Medicine Neuroscience Psychology Materials Science and Technology (in agreement with CNR and Univ of Cape Town - South Africa) Chemical Sciences Food Science Pharmacology Earth Sciences Philological-Literary, Historical-Philosophical and Artistic Studies Translational Medical and Surgical Sciences Veterinary Sciences Information Technologies

Course list - other administrative head office (Parma in agreement)... [-]

Italy Parma
October 2020
Full-time
Campus
University of Trieste

The Ph.D. program in Molecular Biomedicine aims to provide higher education to young University graduates in biomedical – and scientific in general – disciplines, to prep ... [+]

The Ph.D. program in Molecular Biomedicine aims to provide higher education to young University graduates in biomedical – and scientific in general – disciplines, to prepare them for a career in basic, clinical or translational research in the field of molecular medicine, with specific reference to the areas of molecular oncology, pathophysiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, regenerative medicine, and pharmacology. Key to the program is research activity in the laboratory, where students develop a critical approach to scientific observation and carry out a specific project. The Program also organizes intensive courses on core biomolecular disciplines and seminars given by national and international experts.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Objectives - To train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge, capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies i ... [+]

GoalsTo train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies in agroforestry systems.This course is based on a strong research component in areas in the priority areas of intervention of UTAD , and will work in close connection with a set of I projectsTo contribute to the deepening of relations between Higher Education, Science and Innovation, in accordance with the objectives of the Science 2010 - Operational Program for Science and Innovation.ScheduleWeekly Schedule: Monday to Friday TutorialAcademic Calendar: September to JuneDuration

2 semesters propaedeutics six semesters of research

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Portugal Vila Real
October 2020
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Pharmacy

The doctoral program in Bioorganic Chemistry encompasses both experimental work and theoretical courses in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry. The program puts a particular ... [+]

The doctoral program in Bioorganic Chemistry encompasses both experimental work and theoretical courses in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry. The program puts a particular emphasis on high-level theoretical knowledge and practical skills in organic synthesis, physical methods of Organic Chemistry, structure elucidation, and molecular modeling focused on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships. Graduates will be highly proficient in Organic Chemistry focused on the design and synthesis of biologically active compounds. They will be well qualified to undertake research and development work in Chemistry and Pharmacy, including the design and manufacturing of drugs, their transporters and pharmaceutical auxiliary substances.... [-]

Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
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Full-time
4 years
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Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary field of science which, based on the knowledge of anatomy and biochemistry, deals with the mechanical structure and mechanical behavi ... [+]

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary field of science which, based on the knowledge of anatomy and biochemistry, deals with the mechanical structure and mechanical behavior of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. A biophysical and engineering methodological approach to task solving is supported there, by a great degree of knowledge of biological nature. Research is carried out at various levels of distinction, ranging from micromechanics (cell level) to living macro-systems (e.g. human biomechanics). Applications of biomechanics can be encountered in a number of areas of science and professional activities.

Biomechanics conceived in this manner can be utilized not only in the field of basic research but also in a wide range of professional activities - e.g. in rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedical engineering, sports, etc. The Training Department of Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences enables interdisciplinary education in doctoral studies on a wide scale and directed towards the specific application.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 years
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Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The program is based on an interdisciplinary education at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology from the physical point of view and focused on physical experim ... [+]

The program is based on an interdisciplinary education at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology from the physical point of view and focused on physical experimental and theoretical approaches. The program prepares experts for independent scientific work in solving tasks of basic and applied research in the interdisciplinary fields between physics, chemistry and, according to the theme of dissertation work, biology.

The program does not contain specializations.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Admission for studies

Admission for studies will be granted to the applicants, who:

Submitted a complete application form together with all obligatory attachments before the deadline, They were granted an entrance examination waiver or they successfully passed the entrance examination, They successfully passed the language examination or they got a waiver of it. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 years
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Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Science

The graduate study is organized by the department of physical and macromolecular chemistry in collaboration with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of th ... [+]

The graduate study is organized by the department of physical and macromolecular chemistry in collaboration with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences, covering computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, and molecular modeling. The study is focused on biomacromolecules (DNA and proteins) and complex molecular systems. The following projects can be studied:

structure and dynamics of pairs and oligomers of DNA in the ground and excited electronic state, interaction of DNA with proteins and ligands, study of non-covalent interactions, particularly the regular and irregular hydrogen bonds, structural bioinformatics, stabilizing interactions in biomolecules - peptides and proteins and theoretical models of protein folding, theoretical study of chemical reactivity and catalysis, physical and chemical properties of molecular sieves, development of methods for the description of the static and dynamic properties of weakly bound systems, study of carbon nanostructures, interaction of biologically relevant ions with hydrated proteins, structure and dynamics of ions in solvents and at interfaces, physical and chemical processes on atmospheric aerosols, Structure, dynamics, and function of RNA and DNA. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Universidade da Coruña

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

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).... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus