PhD School of Life Sciences at the Faculties of Medicine and Science

The University of Geneva Faculties of Medicine and Science join their 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 one or two of its six innovative doctoral programmes.

Our PhD programs


Biomedical Sciences

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.


Ecology and Evolution

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.


Genomics and Digital Health

This is perfect for you if your interests are in the area of genomics, big data analytics and digital health including personalized medicine


Molecular Biosciences

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.


Pharmaceutical Sciences

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.


Physics of Biology

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.

Application calls

Apply before
Nov 15th 2020
Apply now
1 - 3 Feb 2021
Start in
May 2021

Our School

  • 2 faculties
  • 6 programs
  • 151 groups
  • 250 students

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