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Vienna Biocenter PhD Programme

Next call for applicants opens 1 March

Vienna Biocenter Summer School

Summer Undergraduate Fellowships

Next Application Period Opens 1 December 2015

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Summer Call for PhD Applications

Call opens 1 March

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VBC PhD Programme: Empowering Curious Researchers

Here you will find the freedom and means to develop a brilliant PhD project.

The Vienna Biocenter (VBC) PhD Programme in Life Sciences has been successfully running since 1993, providing students from all over the world with exceptional training. As a student at the VBC PhD Programme you will be supervised by a top scientist and have full access to state-of-the-art facilities, thus giving you an opportunity to launch a successful scientific career.

The Vienna Biocenter Campus is extremely dynamic and highly multidisciplinary with research areas ranging from molecules to populations.

The VBC PhD Programme is jointly organized by IMP, IMBA, GMI and MFPL; the degree is awarded by the University of Vienna. The VBC programme has established itself as one of the premier programs in biology and life sciences in the heart of Europe.


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  • December 02, 2015 11:00

    Max Birnstiel Lecture

    Randy Schekman

    University of California at Berkeley

  • December 11, 2015 16:00

    Current Topics at VBC

    Tim Clausen


The Vienna Biocenter in the third district of Vienna has established itself as the premier location for life sciences in Central Europe and is a world-leading international bio-medical research center.


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