Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

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

News and Events

Apply Now to join us in Sept 2021

CBPP2021Call_online_rectangleThe 2021 call for applications is now open, and will close January 12, 2021. Candidates can apply for one of 16 positions in the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme, to start September 2021. To find out more about the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme, check out this Q+A.


Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots


The second virtual Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshot of 2020 took place on Sept 23, with Turi King. Our next Snapshot is planned for Nov 11, with Lora Heisler and Emma Lundberg – stay tuned for more information. ‘Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots’ is a seminar series started by CPH Bioscience PhD students in 2019, and supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Check our Seminars page for details of past and planned events

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 Masters students. Some courses are still open for sign up for the 2020-2021 academic year! Check our Courses page for links to course descriptions and registration details and deadlines.

CPH Bioscience PhD Milestones

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Since Autumn 2019, we have students enrolled in all four academic years of the programme and have reached maximum size. The first group of students completed the programme in Autumn 2020, and we are looking forward to celebrating the first defense of a programme student in October!

Student Publications

First-author publications from CPH Bioscience PhD students so far in 2020 include: Deploying microbial synthesis for halogenating and diversifying medicinal alkaloid scaffolds (Samuel Bradley); Equilibrium between nascent and parental MCM proteins protects replicating genomes (Hana Sedlackova); CRISPR interference of nucleotide biosynthesis improves production of a single-domain antibody in Escherichia coli (Jenny Landberg); Multicopy targeted integration for accelerated development of high-producing Chinese Hamster Ovary cells (Daria Sergeeva); Transcriptomic analysis links diverse hypothalamic cell types to fibroblast growth factor 1-induced sustained diabetes remission (Dylan Rausch), Metabolic modelling as a framework for metabolics data integration and analysis (Svetlana Volkova); How to fix DNA-protein crosslinks (Ulrike K├╝hbacher); An autoinducible trp-T7 expression system for production of proteins and biochemicals in Escherichia coli (Jenny Landberg); An expanded CRISPRi toolbox for tunable control of gene expression in Pseudomonas putida (Ekaterina Kozaeva); Trust is good, control is better: technical considerations in blood microbiome analysis (Camila Alvarez-Silva); and Genome-wide CRISPRi-based identification of targets for decoupling growth from production (Jenny Landberg).

Our students have contributed to at least 49 peer-reviewed scientific publications since the programme began in Sept 2016.

Keep up the good work, everyone!