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Biochemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Germany

We have 29 Biochemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Germany

A PhD in Biochemistry would provide you with the time and resources to undertake an in-depth research project into one area of biochemistry. These projects are almost always laboratory-based and can range from investigating the structure and role of a protein or receptor to developing and optimising current detection methods.

What’s it like to do a PhD in Biochemistry?

Doing a PhD in Biochemistry, you’ll develop wide-spread laboratory skills including protein purification, western blotting, chromatography, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The use of cutting-edge equipment such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is common in Biochemistry and consequently you’ll become proficient with these fine instruments.

Some typical research topics in Biochemistry include:

  • Engineering enzymes for industry
  • Characterising the structure and function of proteins
  • Developing novel therapeutics
  • Understanding the role of redox in a system or disease
  • Investigation of a specific receptor
  • Developing and optimising methods (such as NMR)

Day-to-day you’ll be in the laboratory performing experiments, writing up and analysing data from previous experiments and discussing your results and research plans with colleagues.

Biochemistry programmes are almost always advertised research projects, with the key aim pre-determined by the supervisor. Although the aim is set, you are still free to influence the direction of the project along the way. These advertised programmes usually come with full funding attached.

It is uncommon to propose your own research in Biochemistry as you must find a supervisor with research goals that overlap with your project, who also has adequate equipment for your experimental work, and you must find sufficient funding for bench and PhD fees.

Regardless of being funded or not, your PhD will end with a thesis of around 60,000 words, which contributes significantly to the knowledge of the field. To be awarded your PhD, you’ll then need to defend your thesis during your viva exam.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for most Biochemistry PhD programmes involve a Masters in a subject directly related to Biochemistry such as Biology or Chemistry, with at least a Merit or Distinction. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll also need to show that you have the right level of language proficiency.

PhD in Biochemistry funding options

The Research Council responsible for funding Biochemistry PhDs in the UK is the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). They provide fully-funded studentships including a stipend for living costs, a consumables budget for bench fees and a tuition fee waiver. Students don’t apply directly to the BBSRC, you apply for advertised projects with this funding attached.

It’s uncommon for Biochemistry PhD students to be ‘self-funded’ due to the additional bench fees. However, if you were planning to fund yourself it might be achievable (depending on your project) through the UK government’s PhD loan and part-time work.

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Doctoral Researcher (f/div/m) in Adaptive Pathogenicity Strategies

Job Advertisement. Leibniz-HKI-17/2023. The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz-HKI, investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. Read more

Fully Funded PhD Positions at the International Max Planck Research School on Cellular Biophysics (IMPRS-CBP)

The International Max Planck Research School on Cellular Biophysics (IMPRS-CBP) invites excellent graduate students in life sciences to apply for Fully Funded PhD Positions. Read more

PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter

The International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter. from molecules to dynamics (IMPRS-LM) is looking for talented and motivated PhD candidates of all nationalities to carry out novel projects in the following research areas. Read more

PhD Position – Cancer Research (m/w/d)

PhD Position – Cancer Research (m/w/d). We are seeking a motivated PhD student to join the group of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Tüting in the Laboratory for Experimental Dermatology at the University Hospital Magdeburg. Read more

PostDoc/ Research Associate (f/m/d) in the Research Field Yeast Genetics with Project Coordination Tasks

The. Molecular Plant Nutrition. research group studies the transport and metabolism of mineral nutrients, their effects on phytohormonal regulation and their role in physiological and morphological adaptations of plants to stress or agricultural production conditions. Read more
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Doctoral Researcher in drug discovery and lab automation

Job advertisement. Vacancy ID. 072/2023. Closing date. 31.03.2023. Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. Read more

Call for applications for Multiple PhD Positions International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Quantum Dynamics and Control (QDC)

We are looking for highly talented and motivated students from all around the world. The standard entrance qualification is a master's degree (or an equivalent university degree, e.g., German “Diplom”) in physics, chemistry, mathematics, or computer science. Read more

Give and take – substrate shuttling in microbial communities on macroalgae

Background. Diatoms are photosynthetic microalgae that contribute to approximately 20% of global CO. 2. fixation. These algae were for a long time considered as phototrophs using exclusively photosynthesis to serve their metabolic requirements. Read more

Structural basis of two-component system signaling

Background: . As bacteria explore new habitats, go to war with competitors or collaborate against common enemies, they rely heavily on intra- and interspecies communication and precise molecular scouting of their environment. Read more

Adapting SIRIUS and beyond for Electron Ionization fragmentation

Background. Mass spectrometry (MS) is the analytical platforms of choice for high-throughput screening of small molecules. MS is typically used in combination with a chromatographic separation technology; gas chromatography (GC-MS) is arguably still the best separation tool for compounds amenable to the technique. Read more

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