Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

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

News and 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. All courses are now open for sign up for the 2020-2021 academic year! Check our Courses page for links to course descriptions and registration details and deadlines.

Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots


The first Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshot of 2020 took place on May 15. Dr. Lotte Bjerre Knudsen gave a virtual seminar about the discovery and development of the drug liraglutide. ‘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.

2021 Application Call will open in Autumn


The 2021 call for applications will open in Autumn 2020 and close in January 2021. Candidates will be applying 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.


CPH Bioscience PhD Milestones

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When our newest group of students joined CPH Bioscience PhD last year, we reached a milestone: we now have students enrolled in all four academic years of the programme and have reached maximum size. At the end of the summer, we will reach our next milestone: the first group of students will complete the programme!

Student Publications

First-author publications from CPH Bioscience PhD students so far in 2020 include: Metabolic modelling as a framework for metabolics data integration and analysis (Svetlana Volkova); How to fix DNA-protein crosslinks (Ulrike Kühbacher); 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).

Benjamin Furtwängler contributed to this pre-print during his 2-week rotation project in the ML Nielsen lab: Mapping physiological ADP-ribosylation using Activated Ion Electron Transfer Dissociation (AI-ETD).

Our students have contributed to at least 43 peer-reviewed scientific publications since the programme began in Sept 2016.

Keep up the good work, everyone!