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Genetics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Germany

We have 11 Genetics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Germany

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We have 11 Genetics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Germany

A Genetics PhD would provide you with the opportunity to lead a three to four-year research project to further our understanding of Genetics. Whatever your specific area of study, you’ll be focused on analysing gene structure, function, inheritance and/or variation. You may be studying Genetics within the context of a single cell, an organism or within a population.

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

Studying a PhD in Genetics, you’ll gain extensive experience working in the laboratory including western blotting, gel electrophoresis and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). There are a wide range of methods that can be used to study genes and therefore, you’ll need to research each method to identify those best for your project.

Some typical research topics in Genetics include:

  • Studying the genetics of inherited conditions
  • Investigating the genetic changes that occur through evolution
  • Attempting to find a link between a disease and a certain gene
  • Studying the genetic mutations that arise during cancer
  • Assessing the dominance of genes
  • Identifying the genes involved in a certain process e.g. plant response to excess water

Generally, Genetics programmes are fully-funded projects that are advertised by the university. The main aim and scope of these projects is pre-determined by the supervisor, but when you begin the research, you’ll be responsible for shaping the project.

Proposing a project yourself is uncommon in Genetics as you’ll need to find a supervisor with the expertise in your area and equipment you’ll need to conduct your research. Finding funding to cover bench fees on top of PhD fees also makes this a more tricky option.

Regardless of your funding, your day-to-day life will be similar. You’ll mostly be in the laboratory setting up and running experiments, analysing data from past experiments, and talking to your colleagues and supervisor about your latest plans, methods and results. Your PhD will end in a thesis (approximately 60,000 words), which you’ll defend during a viva exam.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for most Genetics PhD programmes involve a Masters in a subject directly related to Biology, 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 Genetics funding options

The research council responsible for funding Genetics 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 Genetics 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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PhD position (f/m/x) Risks and Pathomechanisms of Affective disorders

The IRTG2773 is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is a structured international graduate program established as a cooperation between the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. Read more

PhD Position (m/f/d) | Alkaloid Biosynthesis, Evolution and Engineering in Medicinal Plants

The department of Natural Product Biosynthesis (Prof. Dr. Sarah E. O’Connor) at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena invites highly motivated candidates to apply for a 3-year PhD position to study alkaloid biosynthesis, evolution and engineering in medicinal plants. . Read more

PhD Studentship Opportunities in the overall Field of Cognition Research

 . The Max Planck School of Cognition (MPS-Cog) is a joint graduate program of the Max Planck Society and leading German Universities together with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Helmholtz Association, and University College London, and is additionally funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Read more

PhD Positions in Life Science and Biomedicine Research Groups supported by a structured PhD program

The Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB) at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) offers PhD positions… Read more

Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows. Read more

PhD Positions in Cancer Research

Are you looking for excellent research opportunities for your PhD studies at the forefront of cancer research? The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)… Read more

20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

 . A CHALLENGING PHD PROGRAM FOR FUTURE SCIENTISTS. A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. Read more

20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

 . A CHALLENGING PHD PROGRAM FOR FUTURE SCIENTISTS. A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. Read more

International Max Planck Research School "From Molecules to Organisms"

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) “From Molecules to Organisms” provides excellent interdisciplinary training across the disciplines of structural, molecular, cellular and developmental biology as well as bioinformatics, genomics and evolutionary biology. Read more

International Max Planck Research School "From Molecules to Organisms"

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) “From Molecules to Organisms” provides excellent interdisciplinary training across the disciplines of structural, molecular, cellular and developmental biology as well as bioinformatics, genomics and evolutionary biology. Read more

10+ fully funded PhD positions at the IMPRS for Molecular Organ Biology

 . PhD Studies in the Heart of Europe. The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Organ Biology (IMPRS-MOB) offers fully funded positions to talented and enthusiastic students holding a relevant Master‘s degree. Read more
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