The University of Geneva Faculties of Medicine and Science have joined forces to offer an outstanding study and research environment in Life Sciences. Highly motivated students with a Master’s degree or equivalent are welcome to apply to its six innovative doctoral programmes.
The Biomedical Sciences Program offers an internationally competitive training that ranges from fundamental to translational research and embraces the overarching disciplines of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology and Physiology with a focus on human health.
The Ecology & Evolution program brings together World Class laboratories from various University departments, the Botanical Garden and the Museum of Natural History. This active and innovative academic community offers a broad variety of excellent training and many networking opportunities.
This is perfect for you if your interests are in the area of genomics, big data analytics and digital health including personalized medicine
The Molecular Biosciences program focuses on fundamental questions in biology at the level of molecules, cells and tissues. The program covers a wide range of topics from structural biology to developmental biology.
The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a leading centre for cutting-edge research. It offers an international environment with exceptional infrastructure/facilities for dynamic, motivated scientists to conduct exciting research in fundamental, translational and clinical pharmaceutical sciences.
The program Physics of Biology prepares you to pursue quantitative approaches to biological problems. To this end it offers coursework in physics and life sciences tailored to your background and lets you work on cutting-edge problems at the interface between biology and physics.
Being part of the PhD association pushes me to do more scientific and social activities, and I am meeting people I would not have met through my research, all of which gives me perspectives beyond the PhD.Read more about Axelle
During my Master studies, I had guidance and help with experiments, but in my PhD, I am in the driver’s seat: I have to decide which experiments to do and identify solutions or people who can help me with my project.Read more about Ece
My lab is amazing - a big group with a variety of projects, from chemical synthesis to mouse models. The best thing is the working environment: the atmosphere between colleagues is great and we have a very supportive PI.Read more about Sofia
We are a small team, so the supervision is very close, which helps in the beginning - I appreciate that I can talk to my supervisor a lot, that I can share my ideas and be heard.Read more about Ilaria