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-kick-of-nyWe 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 – and is now open for sign-up! Check our Courses page for links to course descriptions.

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.

Applications Now Closed for the 2020 Call


Applications are now closed for the 2020 call (16 fully-funded positions to start Autumn 2020). To find out more about the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme, check out this Q+A.


CPH Bioscience PhD at full size

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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. Our first full-size CPH Bioscience Retreat featured talks and posters from students, and interactive sessions and career chats with Group Leaders.

Student Publications

First-author publications from CPH Bioscience PhD students so far in 2020 include: An expanded CRISPRi toolbox for tunable control of gene expression in Pseudomonas putida (Ekaterina Kozaeva).

Benjamin Furtwรคngler 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 29 peer-reviewed scientific publications since the programme began in Sept 2016.

Keep up the good work, everyone!