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Enrolment & Study Programme


The program of the Integrated Research Training Group (RTG) aims at educating PhD students in a multidisciplinary approach combining cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology and optical (bio)physics. In particular the study programme introduces students trained in molecular biology to protein structural and biophysical methods. Conversely, students with a strong background in biophysics are exposed to basic methods and concepts in molecular cell biology.

The study program of the RTG consists of scientific lectures, seminars and courses (mostly in block format), and also provides several opportunities for students to acquire soft skills.

CRC 958 specific courses are

  • Summer School
  • Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
  • CRC Colloquium

Moreover, yearly lab reports, progess reports and mentoring meetings are mandatory parts of the program. All doctoral candidates have to join in a course introducing Good Scientific Practice.

Here you can find an overview of the study program.


All PhD students participating in the CRC 958 have to register for the Integrated Research Training Group. Here you can find the form.

Biomedical Sciences - the PhD Program

The RTG is embedded into the existing structured PhD program Biomedical Sciences within the framework of the Dahlem Research School (DRS) of the Freie Universität Berlin.

Here you find information about the graduate program "Biomedical Sciences" organised by the Dahlem Research School.

Some doctoral candidates may choose a different structured PhD program for enrolment with a stronger focus on molecular biology and biochemistry. Since 2018 they can alternatively apply for the DRS PhD program Molecular Science.

Please contact our coordinator Simone Schlender for details.