PhD Students

HEIBRiDS – the new graduate school for data science

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) is one of six Helmholtz Centres that has joined forces with the Helmholtz Association, the Einstein Center Digital Future, and Berlin’s universities to create a new PhD program in data science. The international graduate school HEIBRiDS will receive €6 million in funding. 

Postdoc – what next?  

A doctorate is a key milestone for everyone who wants to embark on an academic career. Numerous postdoctoral researchers – such as Tobias Opialla, who is still unsure about his next steps, or Marina Kolesnichenko, who wants to develop a career in science – are also working in the MDC laboratories. Both are taking up the opportunities provided by the MDC to guide their decision-making.

Finding the right path

What comes after a PhD? This was the key question at last Thursday’s 2016 CareerDay, organized by the MDC in collaboration with EMBL Alumni, the alumni program run by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. More than 250 young scientists from research institutes and universities in Berlin took the opportunity to find out more […]

Finding the regulators

Eleonora Adami of the Hübner lab links the regulation of protein synthesis to disease in the best PhD student paper of 2015 Boarding an international flight these days requires passing through layers of checkpoints and controls. Molecules experience even more complex layers of regulation as the information in DNA is used to produce proteins. This […]

Can a small A-kinase anchoring protein have a big role in cancer?

Profiling student research If you don’t know Ekaterina Perets personally, you surely remember the article she wrote on the festival Rosh ha Shana in Insights. Ekaterina, an Israeli PhD student in the lab of Enno Klußmann, recently saw an email inviting scientists to one of the “open-door writing labs” hosted every couple of weeks by the […]

More than just co-authors: the MDC builds a new institutional collaboration with Israeli partners

International scientific collaborations between individual labs have become a mainstay of today’s research. At the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, international doctoral programs are broadening these relationships at an institutional level. The German-Israeli Helmholtz Research School “Frontiers in Cell Signaling and Gene Regulation” (SignGene) is the MDC’s newest program and has […]