Four Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers in Greater Copenhagen are the environment for the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme: the Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem), Center for Protein Research (CPR), Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), and Center for Biosustainability (CFB).
At the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers, scientists conduct cutting-edge research in biomedicine and bioengineering. Each applicant to the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme selects one Center in their application. During the pre-doc year students complete three short rotation projects in different labs at that Center, in addition to cross-Center courses. After finishing the rotation projects, each student joins a lab at their Center. The PhD Programme encourages collaborative research projects.