Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich
Excellence Initiative: Graduate School 1006
The Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative and seeks to prepare young life scientists for the emerging era of quantitative, systemsoriented bioscience. It provides an innovative, international doctoral training program that bridges the divide between traditionally separate disciplines, from biochemistry and medicine to bioinformatics, experimental and theoretical biophysics, and applied mathematics.
Key elements of the program are an interdisciplinary research project jointly supervised by two PIs from different fields, and an educational curriculum centered around an intensive core course that integrates a wide range of approaches to biological problems. A multi-facetted mentoring and professional skills program supports the doctoral candidates' growth as independent scientists.