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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Dresden (Germany)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Dresden (Germany)

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    The molecular biosciences provide unique prospects to enhance tissue and organ regeneration. Our goal is to develop advanced treatments for haemato-oncological, neurodegenerative, diabetic, bone and cardiovascular diseases.

     Dresden has outstanding expertise in the life science disciplines (medicine, molecular cell- and developmental biology, stem cell research, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics) and engineering (tissue engineering, biomaterials science, chemistry, nanotechnology), providing a fertile ground for a broad interdisciplinary effort towards developing regenerative therapies. Over 150 partners from science, economy, administration, culture, and finance from Biopolis, an innovative network for biomedical research. Scientific integration and synergy within the Biopolis is facilitated by the close location of participating institutes.

    The DFG Research Center and Cluster of Excellence of the Technische Universität Dresden is capitalizing on basic and clinical research in regenerating model organisms and in patients to understand stem cell recruitment, activation, proliferation, homing and differentiation, and will apply this knowledge to control these cellular processes using genetics, surface engineering and micro devices in order to elicit regenerative responses.


    In Germany, people with PhDs are well-respected. In the UK, the "get a real job" attitude is more prevelant. you work all the time but...

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Technische Universität Dresden Interviews

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    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Technische Universität Dresden in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Admission to the DIGS-BB is competitive, and solely carried out through a central selection procedure, which is jointly conducted with the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys). Please note that applications can only be accepted via the online application system within the publicized deadlines. Late or incomplete applications are not accepted. The participation in the interview week in Dresden is indispensable if you wish to be considered for admission to the DIGS-BB.

    Time line

        Spring Selection
        Fall Selection
    Application period:
        September to January
        March to June
    Deadline for applications:
        January June/July
    Selection week:
        March September

    All applications received within the application period prior the publicized deadline will be subjected to a multi-step evaluation procedure.

    Evaluation of applications

    The first evaluation takes into account the applicants’ national education system, and is carried out by internal experts on the respective educational system. Applications of candidates which meet the requirements of the DIGS-BB are recommended for further assessment by the faculty members, who jointly short-list the candidates to be invited for the interview week in Dresden. Invitations are sent approximately 6 weeks in advance.

    The interview week in Dresden

    During the interview week, each candidate conducts several interviews with faculty members to discuss research experience and interests. The interviews with group leaders result in a first assessment of candidates. All applicants proceed to a final interview with a Selection Committee, which consists of several faculty members. Taking the assessment of interviewing faculty members into account, the Selection Committee evaluates the overall qualification of the candidate, and recommends to the Dean whom to admit to the program.

    Offers of admission

    Offers of admission to the DIGS-BB are made by the end of the selection week. Admission is granted by the Dean following the recommendation of the selection committee. The offers include in general the affiliation to a specific PhD program and a research group. The individual starting date will be agreed with the primary supervisor. For the spring selection, the latest starting date is October 1st of the year of admission. For the fall selection, the latest starting date is February 1st of the year following the year of admission.

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Headquarters Dresden, Germany
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
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Type College / University
Industry Education
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