Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

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

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Applications now open to join CPH Bioscience PhD in 2022

CBPP2021Call_online_rectangleThe 2022 call for applications is now open – and will close 17 Jan, 2022. 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.


Sign up now for CPH Bioscience PhD 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. Registration for ‘Bioengineering and Critical Thinking‘ and ‘Basic Metabolic Research and Critical Thinking‘ is now open. Check our Courses page for links to course descriptions, registration details and deadlines.

CPH Bioscience PhD Defenses

Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Jenny Landberg, Daria Sergeeva, David Romero Suarez, Camila Alvarez Silva, Hana Sedlackova, Anamarija Pfeiffer, Lisa Schubert, Lili Niu, Karolina Ditrych Hvid, Felipe Gonzalo Tueros Farfan, Belin Selcen Beydag-Tasoz, Nadine Goldhammer and Jan-Erik Messling have become the first thirteen Copenhagen Bioscience PhD students to defend their theses. We we look forward to celebrating more defenses in the coming months.

Student Publications

First-author publications from CPH Bioscience PhD students so far in 2021 include: Targeting RIOK2 ATPase activity leads to decreased protein synthesis and cell death in acute myeloid leukemia (Jan-Erik Messling); The ProUSER2.0 toolbox: Genetic parts and highly customizable plasmids for synthetic biology in Bacillus subtilis (Vivienne Mol); Non-linear interaction between physical activity and polygenic risk score of body mass index in Danish and Russian populations (Dmitrii Borisevich); Defining NASH from a multi-omics systems biology perspective (Lili Niu); A standardized genome architecture for bacterial synthetic biology (Anja K. Ehrmann); Mechanism and function of DNA replication-independent DNA-protein crosslink repair via the SUMO-RNF4 pathway (Julio Liu + Ulrike Kuehbacher); Model-guided dynamic control of essential metabolic nodes boosts acetyl-coenzyme A dependent bioproduction in rewired Pseudomonas putida (Ekaterina Kozaeva); Fasting plasma GLP-1 is associated with overweight/obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors in children and adolescents (Sara Stinson); Trans-ethnic gut microbiota signatures of type 2 diabetes in Denmark and India (Camila Alvarez-Silva); Quantitative single-cell proteomics as a tool to characterize cellular hierarchies (Benjamin Furtwรคngler); 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 106 peer-reviewed scientific publications since the programme began in Sept 2016 – including articles in Nature, Science and Cell.

Keep up the good work, everyone!