Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

Fully-funded four year PhD programme in an international scientific environment

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Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots in May 2021

The Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots are a series of seminars organized and hosted by CPH Bioscience PhD students.


The first event of 2021 will take place online on May 19, with the theme ‘Communicating with the Brain in Health and Disease’: speakers Francesc Villarroya and Josep M. Canals Coll. Find more info and register (for free) here:


The second Snapshot of 2021 will take place online on May 26, with the theme ‘From Bench to Biotech: Translation of Fundamental Research into Marketable Products’ – speakers Jaide Jensen and Jeffrey Toretsky. Find more info and register (for free) here:

For a full list of past and upcoming Snapshots, see the Seminars page.

Workshops for Bioscience Cluster PhD Students

A group of PhD students from the Copenhagen Bioscience Cluster have planned a series of three workshops – covering topics they hope could be relevant and interesting for all PhDs at the Cluster.

The workshops (Creative Thinking; Careers Inside and Outside Academia; Mental Resilience) will take place online on 9-10 June. All PhD students (and CBPP pre-docs) from the Bioscience Cluster (i.e. CBMR, CPR, CFB and DanStem) can attend. Participants may sign up for one, two, or all three workshops. Registration and attendance are free for participants. The registration deadline is May 26.

More information and registration:

Meetings Co-organized by CPH Bioscience PhD Students

Untitled-1Two completely different online meetings coming up soon – both co-organized by CPH Bioscience PhD students. The Sustainable Research Symposium is co-organized by Joana Duro from CPR. And the GECKO conference is co-organized by Jessica Preston from CBMR. Both will be great – sign up now!

Applications to join CPH Bioscience PhD

CBPP2021Call_online_rectangleThe 2021 interview process has now concluded, and all applicants should have received a response from the NNF. The 2022 call is planned to open in Autumn 2021 – follow this page and our social media for an exact date. Candidates apply for one of 16 positions in the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme, with a new team starting September each year. To find out more about the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme, check out this Q+A.


First CPH Bioscience PhD Defenses

defenseThe first group of CPH Bioscience PhD students, who started in 2016, completed the programme in Autumn 2020. Jenny Landberg, Daria Sergeeva, David Romero Suarez, Camila Alvarez Silva, Hana Sedlackova, Anamarija Pfeiffer, Lisa Schubert and Lili Niu have become the first eight Copenhagen Bioscience PhD students to defend their theses – and we look forward to celebrating more defenses over the coming months.

Sign Up for CPH Bioscience Courses

PHD day 1We run five courses as part of our pre-doc curriculum that are also open to other enrolled PhD students: ‘Introduction to Molecular Bioscience’, ‘Stem Cell Research and Critical Thinking’, ‘Protein Research and Critical Thinking’, ‘Basic Metabolic Research and Critical Thinking’ and ‘Bioengineering and Critical Thinking’. A version of one of the courses, ‘Introduction to Molecular Bioscience’ is also open to Master’s students. Course sign up for the 2021-2022 academic year will open in Summer 2021. Check our Courses page for links to course descriptions, registration details and deadlines.

Student Publications

First-author publications from CPH Bioscience PhD students so far in 2021 include: Genome-scale metabolic modeling of P. thermoglucosidasius NCIMB 11955 reveals metabolic bottlenecks in anaerobic metabolism (Vivienne Mol); A reporter system for cytosolic protein aggregates in yeast (David Romero-Suarez).

Our students have contributed to at least 61 peer-reviewed scientific publications since the programme began in Sept 2016.

Keep up the good work, everyone!