PhD Program Brochure

Special research schools

PhD researchers looking for advanced, topic-specific training may enroll in one of our special research schools, which offer specialized lectures, seminars and collaborations with local and international partners.

Special research schools and exchange programs provide umbrella structures for doctoral training across all research areas at the MDC. These structured programs are established as cooperations with local and international partners, and provide a unique opportunity for collaborative projects in international environment, where students carry out joint research projects, co-supervised by mentors from partner institutions.

The MDC offers the following specialized programs in natural sciences, data science, bioinformatics and biomedicine:

Former Programs:





iNAMES Program Coordinator

Dr. Michaela Herzig
Building 84 (Berlin-Buch)
Room 1014
Phone: +49 30 9406 4243

BIMSB (Berlin-Mitte)
Room 2.01
Tel. +49 30 9406 1359

MDC-NYU Program Coordinator

Dr. Grietje Krabbe
Building 101 BIMSB-MDC (Berlin-Mitte)
Room 2.01
Phone: +49 30 9406 4329

HEIBRiDS Program Coordinator

PD Dr. Eirini Kouskoumvekaki
Building 84 (Berlin-Buch)
Room 1014

BIMSB (Berlin-Mitte)
Room 2.01

Phone +49 160 9658 6637

SignGene Program Coordinator

Dr. Hanna Singer
Building 84 (Berlin-Buch)
Room 1015
Phone: +49 30 9406 4205