Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences in Europe

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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.

If a person is interested in applying mathematical techniques and the scientific method to understanding more about the life on this planet, they may be interested in a course within the field of Biological and Life Sciences.

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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EngD in BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy and world-class Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms). [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017/2018. Last few places remaining for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy research area - October 2017 start. We offer talented graduates the opportunity to engage in the globally recognised research environment of The University of Nottingham. Advances in the biosciences offer genuine opportunities to focus on the world-wide challenges such as food security, new sources of energy and the development of sustainable sources for chemical products. Our training programme is fashioned to the individual needs of the student to ensure that they are equipped with the skills and experience they need to take them through their PhD journey and beyond into academic and other career opportunities. Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy and world-class Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms). Students on the programme will spend time in the labs on three mini-projects to give a wide variety of experience and skills before starting work on their PhD project. The BBSRC awarded £12.5M to The University of Nottingham and its consortium partners for this Doctoral Research Programme. This innovative integrated four-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) provides PhD students with a world-class training programme in Biotechnology and Biological Sciences. This DTP delivers a wide range of skills development targeted to prepare students for a successful research career, and generates a community for the exchange of ideas and experiences within and across student cohorts. In addition to their research project, all... [-]

Biodiversity Management Research Degrees

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. [+]

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent offers unique opportunities for advanced study and training in the conservation and management of biodiversity. The School is home to the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), a leading international research and training centre dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems around the world. Since it was founded in 1989, DICE has graduated over fifty research students, and as with all its other activities, a major characteristic of the research degree programme in biodiversity management is its international and interdisciplinary focus. The varied research interests of our academic staff allows us to offer supervision of research on a wide variety of projects on different organisms or systems and in different habitats and countries. Hence, there are specific research projects underway on species conservation, wildlife management law, tourism and conservation, and the sustainable uses of biodiversity. Academic programme A candidate undertaking a research degree must submit a thesis that demonstrates an ability to undertake an original investigation, to test an hypothesis and to understand the relationship of your field of study to a wider field of knowledge. Additionally, in the case of a doctorate, the thesis submitted must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in the field of investigation. For a MSc by research and thesis, a candidate is registered for 1 year of full time study or 2 years... [-]

PhD in Applied Micro and Nanosystems

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

The PhD program in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems educates scientists with broad knowledge in micro- and nano system technologies. This becomes an increasingly important part of our everyday life, in all sorts of "smart systems", as for example sensors integrated into mobile phones, equipment for medical diagnosis, for monitoring the environment and for instrumentation in industrial processes. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017/2018. PhD in Applied Micro and Nanosystems Micro- and nanotechnology has become a very broad field, spanning everything from physics to materials science, chemistry and electronics, and more. The PhD program in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems educates scientists with broad knowledge in micro- and nano system technologies. This becomes an increasingly important part of our everyday life, in all sorts of "smart systems", as for example sensors integrated into mobile phones, equipment for medical diagnosis, for monitoring the environment and for instrumentation in industrial processes. Academically it builds on a broad range of engineering and science: Electronics, product design / engineering, material-learning, computer science and chemical processing, and basic physics. The research training ranging from design and mathematical modeling with advanced software tools, the manufacturing and characterization of national leader clean room laboratories. The laboratory at USN, along with complementary laboratories in Oslo and Trondheim, constitutes "NorFab" which is the Research Council's investment in infrastructure. The program is closely linked to industry cluster which exist regionally and nationally. This tight connection to the industry is unique among Norwegian PhD programs. The program is part of the reseach school "Nano Network" with national labor, where USN's role is to focusing on integrated, complete systems with direct industrial relevance. Internationally, the academic environment is closely linked to leading research centers in Europe, North America and East Asia. The PhD program's core areas are: Ultrasound for medical, maritime and industrial use. Tasks in design and fabrication/integration... [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiosciences

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. [+]

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” consists in the following curricula: Genomics and Crop Science (Plant Biotechnology; Plant Genetics; Plant Physiology; Plant Genomics; Crop Sciences; Advanced technologies in Horticulture; Crop production and quality) Agriculture, Environment and Landscape (Multifunctional and sustainable agriculture, Organic and integrated agriculture, Crop production and quality; Agroecosystem management and functional biodiversity; Landscape Agronomy; Multicriteria analysis of food and non-food cropping systems; Agro-environemntal comparison of cropping systems; Agriculture-territory-landscape) Students are admitted to the three years Ph.D. in Agrobiosciences further to a successful entrance examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title. As stated in the Regulations of the School, the Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program of advanced studies and supervised research; after the end of the Programme, the Diploma di Perfezionamento is conferred to students who have fulfilled the didactic requirement and passed a final examination with thesis dissertation; the Diploma di Perfezionamento is the equivalent of a Ph.D degree. [-]

PhD in Bioinformatics and Genetics

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 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. 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. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017/2018. 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 industry. The young scientists having PhD from our department will have strong background on molecular biology and genetics, analyze the biological data using bioinformatics tools, develop tools, algorithms, and design drug candidates using computational biology techniques such as molecular modeling and simulations. This program is similatly close to basic science, translational science and applications in the sector. The program requires thesis writing. The education is 100% in English. Why Would I Choose This Program? The advanced genetic and computer technology has generated the intensive data processing needs and offered an environment where biology can be generated in silico. Revolutionary applications have been developed and are being developed. Bioinformaticians are globally sought; to answers such... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Biomedical Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The main goal of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering (PDEBIOM), offered jointly by the Departments of Industrial Electronics, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, is to provide an educational environment that encourages students to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent and creative scientific research in the area of Biomedical Engineering. [+]

The main goal of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering (PDEBIOM), offered jointly by the Departments of Industrial Electronics, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, is to provide an educational environment that encourages students to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent and creative scientific research in the area of Biomedical Engineering. The scientific domain of this Doctoral Program is Biomedical Engineering, This doctoral program consists of a curricular component, with 60 ECTS, and the preparation of a PhD thesis. The conclusion of the curricular component will confer a degree of Advanced Studies in Biomedical Engineering, with a final grade obtained from the ratings of the courses that constitutes its study plan. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements May apply to the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering, holders of Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or legal equivalent. May also apply holders of a degree (5 years) in areas related to Biomedical Engineering with academic, scientific and professional exception, if recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering. May also apply to the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering candidates which meet either the requirements in paragraphs a) to c)... [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Neurosciences

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 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 [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017/2018. 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... [-]

PhD in FdV Life Science

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

Since the creation of the FdV doctoral school in 2006, the aims were focused on life sciences. Traditionally, students have pursued interdisciplinary research projects in natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences. Recently, projects in the life sciences have incorporated approaches and/or applications from other disciplines including the social sciences and humanities, however the focus of the work is on advancement of knowledge in life science. [+]

Since the creation of the FdV doctoral school in 2006, the aims were focused on life sciences. Traditionally, students have pursued interdisciplinary research projects in natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences. Recently, projects in the life sciences have incorporated approaches and/or applications from other disciplines including the social sciences and humanities, however the focus of the work is on advancement of knowledge in life science. As of December 2015, over 110 PhDs have been granted to FdV fellows studying topics at the frontiers of life science, and over 120 are currently in pursuit of their degree. “Frontières du Vivant” (FdV) projects involve interactions between a broad range of academic disciplines, in the pursuit of understanding living systems. Students who join the doctoral school are trained in various disciplines (e.g. biology, physics, medicine, economy, linguistics) from around the world. Degree requirements The PhD at the FdV program represents a combination of research experience gained in the hosting lab and experience in interdisciplinary science-related activities gained through the doctoral school. Students are required to complete the FdV training program, which consists of at least 300 hours of training. Half of the hours must be completed through FdV approved courses, workshops, or activities and the remainder may be completed through external programs, international conferences, summer schools, etc. The doctoral school does not require a determined number of publications to authorize the defense. However, it recommends that students are involved in 3 publications during their thesis: One research article written with... [-]

PhD in Physics of Biological and Complex Systems

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The GGNB doctoral program / International Max Planck Research School "Physics of Biological and Complex Systems" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). The research-oriented program is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the physics, biophysics, chemistry, life sciences, medicine, or related fields. [+]

PhD in Physics of Biological and Complex Systems

 

The GGNB doctoral program / International Max Planck Research School "Physics of Biological and Complex Systems" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). It is conducted jointly by the University of Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization.The research-oriented program is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the physics, biophysics, chemistry, life sciences, medicine, or related fields.Building upon the increasingly strong links between physics, chemistry and the life sciences, the program aims at advancing the quantitative and molecular understanding of life processes while at the same time exploring new frontiers of physics. Research topics include biomolecular structure and dynamics, biological membranes, motor proteins and pattern formation in systems of interacting cells, neuronal information processing, and hydrodynamics and pattern formation of complex fluids.The program offers cutting-edge advanced microscopy courses and teaches the basics of new cutting-edge techniques essential for studying life processes in combination with quantitative physical approaches and synthetic strategies. An important aim is to overcome traditional barriers between disciplines and expose graduate students to physics, chemistry and biology for a deeper understanding of all areas preparing students for increasingly interdisciplinary life sciences.... [-]


PhD in Condensed Matter Physics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Italy Trieste + 1 more

SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a PhD in condensed matter physics. The best students will be able to attend lectures at SISSA while still attending their last year of the Master course in Physics at the University of Trieste. [+]

SISSA welcomes applications for up to 6 positions for a new Fast Track PhD in Condensed Matter Physics starting in October 2016 SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a PhD in condensed matter physics. The best students will be able to attend lectures at SISSA while still attending their last year of the Master course in Physics at the University of Trieste. The PhD course in “Theory and numerical simulation of condensed matter” is a rich and complete post-graduate program of up to 4 years of training and research covering the various aspects of the field. The fast track program allows students to start their research careers one year earlier, studying and working in a vibrant international environment. Students at SISSA have ongoing close interaction with their supervisors as well as with several scientists and specialists in their field of study. To access this fast track PhD program students will be selected based on their curriculum and two entrance exams, one before enrolling the Master and one after two years for being admitted to the PhD. The two students, who will rank best in the selection, will be granted up to 750 euros per month to cover living costs in Trieste and university fees. Info SISSA is a scientific center in the fields of Physics, Mathematics and Neurosciences, located in a campus with stunning views over the city and the gulf. How to apply Applications will be accepted from 15 June to 1 September 2016... [-]

PhD in Biophysics, Chemical and Macromolecular Physics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate from the 4F4 curriculum is a specialist qualified for an independent basic or applied research work in the interdisciplinary fields at the border on physics, chemistry and biology. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017/2018. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate from the 4F4 curriculum is a specialist qualified for an independent basic or applied research work in the interdisciplinary fields at the border on physics, chemistry and biology. He has got deep knowledge of relevant physical experimental and... [-]

PhD in Biophysics

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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, immobi- lization of enzymes. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Biophysics, Biology, Biological Engineering, Physics, Ecology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Curriculum BASIC COURSES Problems of Modern Biophysics 2 (72) Biophysics 2 (72) ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]

PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové + 1 more

Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017/2018. Scholarship 100.000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Content of the entrance examination Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. Additional conditions for the bonus (practice) Successfully completed (degree) university studies in healthcare bioanalytics, pharmacy or related field. Diploma thesis with analytical focus. Experience in bioanalytical laboratory. Criteria for the evaluation examination Professional knowledge level – reviewed on answers to questions stated in General content of entrance exam Submitted doctoral project – complexity of project, modern methodical access to solution and project continuation of actually solved topics in appropriate field of study are evaluated Conditions for admission Application form must be submitted to the stated term incl. all enclosures Finishing of required former studies Successfully passed entrance exam [-]

PULS PhD

Poznan University of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Poland Poznań

Candidates for PULS PhD Studies need to have a diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies. [+]

Application procedures 1.Candidates for Poznań University of Life Sciences PhD Studies (PULS PhD Studies) need to have a diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or another document confirming their graduation from a university abroad and considered, on the power of regulations on validation of foreign diplomas or on the power of an international agreement, to be equivalent to the respective Polish diploma certifying the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies, authorising their holders to undertake doctoral studies in the Republic of Poland. 2. In case when the certificates, diplomas or other documents granted abroad are subject to the validation procedure, the candidate is required to present the certificate stating its equivalence with the respective Polish university graduation diploma, not later than the end of the first semester of studies. Failure to present the above mentioned documents will result in the deletion from the list of the doctoral studies effective after the end of the first semester, with the fee for the first semester of studies being non-returnable. 3. To register the candidates send, before 30 of June 2017, first via e-mail and, after having the acceptance from IRO via post, the following documents: a) an application for admission to doctoral studies; b) a copy of a university graduation diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or... [-]

PhD in Biomedical Sciences: Biology

Lithuanian Sports University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

PhD studies in the area of Biology at LSU started in 1993. In the period of 1993 – 2013, 61 doctors of science were trained. In 2011, joint doctoral studies in Biological Sciences of Lithuanian Sports University and the University of Tartu (Estonia) were launched [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017/2018. PhD studies in the area of Biology at LSU started in 1993. In the period of 1993 – 2014, 65 doctors of science were trained. In 2011, joint doctoral studies in Biological Sciences of Lithuanian Sports University and the University of Tartu (Estonia) were launched. Joint LSU and UT PhD studies in Biology consolidated research in the area of Biology, and they ensure more integrated and substantial investigations of scientific problems in biology. Research of doctoral students in Biological Sciences involves many branches of biology: - Physiology, - Biomechanics, - Bioinformatics, - Histology, - Genetics, - Animal anatomy and morphology, - Animal physiology; - Endocrinology, - Immunology, - General pathology, - Gerontology, - Biochemistry, - Neurology, - Anatomy/morphology, - Epidemiology, - Molecular biophysics. The duration of doctoral studies is 4 years. Qualification of persons to be admitted Having a Master's or equivalent qualification degree in the field of Biomedical Sciences or: - The field of Biochemistry (04P) , - The field of Veterinary Medicine (02A), - The field of Zoological Techniques (03A) - Branches of Physical Education, Motor Learning, Sport (S273) or Research Methodology (S274). [-]