Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the website of the Doctoral School (DS) of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine!

Following a Masters Degree, many graduates wish to continue their studies in scientific research. The DS offers the opportunity to conduct a thesis in one of the laboratories of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM). The thesis is an extensive and challenging research experience which is awarded with a "Doctorate Degree”*.

The chosen field of study may vary (e.g. ecology, biomedicine, computational biology, microbiology, bioethics or clinical studies); however common to each thesis is the chance to participate in an interdisciplinary “living knowledge” project that is fueled with innovative research and advanced continuing education programs.

421 supervisors are currently affiliated to the DS. The supervisors transmit their knowledge and methods to doctoral students on a personalized mentoring level. This enables the students to develop critical and analytical thinking, as well as intellectual rigor. Activities such as designing experiments, writing publications and presenting results during national and international conferences prepares the students to have successful careers in a world that encourages exploration.

Doctoral school graduates evolve to take on careers in different fields such as academic research, industry, international and/or non-governmental organizations, hospitals, museums, journalism, public administration, federal research institutes, bioinformatics or environmental protection (just to name a few).

The mission of the FBM Doctoral School is above all to train people who will be able to push back the frontiers of knowledge and to use this strength at the service of human health and life in all its forms.

* There are six different types of doctorates: Medicine (MD), Medicine and Sciences (MD-PhD), Nursing Sciences (PhD), Humanities and Social Sciences of Medicine (PhD), Neuroscience (PhD) and Life Sciences (PhD).


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