Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

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

News and Events

Applications Now Closed for the 2020 Call


Applications are now closed for the 2020 call (16 fully-funded positions to start Sept 2020). Applicants can expect a reply from the review committee in February 2020. To find out more about the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme, check out this Q+A. And/or have a look at this thread on Twitter to find out about student life in Copenhagen.


CPH Bioscience PhD at full size

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When our newest group of students joined CPH Bioscience PhD in September, 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 in 2019 include: Characterization of organoid cultured human breast cancer (Nadine Goldhammer); Plasma proteome profiling discovers novel proteins associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (Lili Niu); Compartmentalization of immune response and microbial translocation in decompensated cirrhosis (Camila Alvarez-Silva);  CRISPR/Cas9 as a genome editing tool for targeted gene integration in CHO cells (Daria Sergeeva); Analysis and interpretation of protein post-translational modification site stoichiometry (Gabriela Prus); Engineering G Protein-coupled receptor signalling in yeast for biotechnological and medical purposes (Bettina Lengger).

Our students have contributed to at least 25 peer-reviewed scientific publications since the programme began in Sept 2016.

Keep up the good work, everyone!

Sign Up for PhD 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’. ‘Basic Metabolic Research and Critical Thinking’ and ‘Bioengineering and Critical Thinking’ are still open for sign-up for the 2019-2020 academic year. Check our Courses page for links to course descriptions and sign-up info.

Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots


Copenhagen Bioscience PhD students organized four ‘Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots’ in 2019, with 8 international speakers: Olga Vitek, Amir Feizi, Barbara Cannon, Elad Noor, Anja Groth, KJ Patel, Andrea Pauli and Giles Yeo. More to come in 2020. Check our Seminars page for details of past and planned events.