Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

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

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We run five courses as part of our pre-doc curriculum that are also open to other enrolled PhD students. A version of one of the courses, ‘Introduction to Molecular Bioscience’, is also open to Master’s students. Registration for ‘Introduction to Molecular Bioscience’ (PhD version / Master’s version), ‘Stem Cell Research and Critical Thinking‘ and ‘Protein Research and Critical Thinking‘ for Autumn-Winter 2022-2023 is now closed, but registration for ‘Bioengineering and Critical Thinking‘ and ‘Basic Metabolic Research and Critical Thinking‘ is open (nb ‘Bioengineering and Critical Thinking’ is fully-booked but waitlist sign-up is possible). Check our Courses page for links to course descriptions, registration details and deadlines.


Welcoming the 2022 CPH Bioscience PhD Team

Portrætbilleder af de nye PhD-studerende taget i fonden på Tuborg Havn.

The newest team of CBPP students started Sept 1 – and we welcomed them with an event for Copenhagen Bioscience students hosted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation in Hellerup.


Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots

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We ran four Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshot events in 2022, and hosted a total of ten presenters. The last event was on Nov 23, with Hana Polasek-Sedlackova, Jan-Erik Messling and Mette Agger. Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots are series of seminar events organized by Copenhagen Bioscience PhD students. Find more information about past and upcoming Snapshots on the Seminars page.


CPH Bioscience PhD defenses

Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Twenty-six Copenhagen Bioscience PhD students have defended their theses so far – including, since the beginning of 2022: Ekaterina Kozaeva, Denis Shepelin, Jose Manuel Camacho Zaragoza, Ulrike Kuehbacher, Iuliia Karavaeva, Coline Gentil, Kaja Rupar, Dylan Rausch, Dimitri Borisevich, Elizabeth Ambrosio, Eleonora Manitta, Nicole Fadahunsi and Anja Ehrmann. We look forward to celebrating more defenses in the coming months.


Student publications

First-author publications from CPH Bioscience PhD students so far in 2022 include: Integrated rational and evolutionary engineering of genome-reduced Pseudomonas putida strains promotes synthetic formate assimilation (Justine Turlin); Do psychedelics have therapeutic potential for obesity? (Nicole Fadahunsi); Solving the MCM paradox by visualizing the scaffold of CMG helicase at active replisomes (Hana Polasek-Sedlackova); Machine learning and deep learning applications in microbiome research (Ricardo Hernandez Medina); Structure of the TnsB transposase-DNA complex of type V-K CRISPR-associated transposon (Francisco Tenjo-Castano); Transposons and CRISPR: Rewiring gene editing (Francisco Tenjo-Castano); Synthetic metabolism for in vitro acetone biosynthesis driven by ATP regeneration (Ekaterina Kozaeva); Progesterone receptor modulates extraembryonic mesoderm and cardiac progenitor specification during mouse gastrulation (Anna Drozd); U-CIE [/ju: ‘si/]: Color encoding of high-dimensional data (Mikaela Koutrouli); Acute and long-term effects of psilocybin on energy balance and feeding behavior in mice (Nicole Fadahunsi); Obtaining complex human proteomes (Ulises H. Guzmán); DNA methylation and gene expression in blood and adipose tissue of adult offspring of women with diabetes in pregnancy – a validation study of DNA methylation changes identified in adult offspring (Eleonora Manitta); Ductal keratin 15+ luminal progenitors in normal breast exhibit a basal-like breast cancer transcriptomic signature (Nadine Goldhammer); Hyperglucagonemia in pediatric adiposity associates with cardiometabolic risk factors but not hyperglycemia (Sara Stinson); Chemogenetic profiling reveals PP2A-independent cytotoxicity of proposed PP2A activators iHAP1 and DT-061 (Joana Duro); High-throughput colorimetric assays optimized for detection of ketones and aldehydes produced by microbial cell factories (Ekaterina Kozaeva + Vivienne Mol); Noninvasive proteomic biomarkers for alcohol-related liver disease (Lili Niu); Dynamic human liver proteome atlas reveals functional insights into disease pathways (Lili Niu); Serotonin G protein-coupled receptor-based biosensing modalities in yeast (Bettina Lengger); Phosphorylation of SHP2 at Tyr62 enables acquired resistance to SHP2 allosteric inhibitors in FLT3-ITD-driven AML (Anamarija Pfeiffer); Immune cells in thermogenic adipose depots: the essential but complex relationship (Marina Agueda-Oyarzabal); Myoepithelial progenitors as founder cells of hyperplastic human breast lesions upon PIK3CA transformation (Nadine Goldhammer); Real-time search assisted acquisition on a tribrid mass spectrometer improves coverage in multiplexed single-cell proteomics (Benjamin Furtwangler); SCAI promotes error-free repair of DNA interstrand crosslinks via the Fanconi anemia pathway (Lisa Schubert); Targeting RIOK2 ATPase activity leads to decreased protein synthesis and cell death in acute myeloid leukemia (Jan-Erik Messling).

Our students have contributed to at least 151 scientific publications since the programme began in Sept 2016 – including articles in Nature, Science and Cell.

Keep up the good work, everyone!