Biomolecular PhD Program in Graz (Austria)

Karl Gruber karl.gruber at uni-graz.at
Fri Jan 14 07:29:40 EST 2005

The Austrian Science Foundation FWF has recently approved a new PhD program 
in 'Molecular Enzymology'. The program is being set up at the University of 
Graz and the Graz University of Technology, involving 15 research groups 
from both institutions. The aim of the program is to provide outstanding 
scientific training to exceptional young scientists in different areas of 
the molecular biosciences, including bioorganic chemistry. The program 
comprises extensive training activities in addition to the project-related 
PhD research, including seminars, local and international laboratory 
training courses, participation in international conferences and extended 
scientific missions to laboratories outside Austria.

Research topics of the DK are:
 the discovery of enzymes
 the molecular structure of enzymes
 the cellular and metabolic function of enzymes
 the biotechnological exploitation of enzymes

Research disciplines include:
 molecular and cellular biology
 organic chemistry
 structural biology

The program is open to any student who has the equivalent of a masters 
degree in any subject from chemistry to biology, including biochemistry, 
micro- or molecular biology, pharmacology etc. 15 PhD positions will be 
filled in spring 2005. Participants will be selected on a competitive basis. 
Students are invited to apply now.

For further information and instructions for applicants, please visit 

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