2017 Application round for Phd and MD students

The 2017 application round for PhD and MD student positions is currently ongoing. 

The online tool has been closed and applications are currently evaluated. All applicants will be notified between JUNE 11 and JUNE 13 if they are among the candidates invited for the interview week in Berlin on July 3-7, 2017.

Further information on the application details is available at How to apply.

For information on potential PhD and MD projects, please refer to 'research projects' listing general projects topics as well as specific ones.


International Conference "Sharing radically novel visions in Cancer" and the Young Scientist in Cancer Symposium - June 02/03 & June 01, 2017, Berlin

Abstract submission extended until April 20, 2017!

As a novel format of scientific exchange and inspiration in the cancer research arena, the Molecular Cancer Research Center (MKFZ) at the Charité - University Medical Center in Berlin will host an international ‘think-tank’ like meeting in Berlin entitled

 "Sharing radically novel visions in Cancer”

on 2/3 June 2017 (1.5 days) to discuss wall-breaking ideas in cancer research - by bringing together international pioneers from all specialities (please refer to the list of confirmed speakers below) in the life sciences who are about to change views, paradigms and strategies towards the cure of cancer.

The conference is designed to create an interactive platform to present and discuss new therapeutic approaches regarding different tumor entities as well as new findings in tumor biology, but also aims to integrate innovative technical platforms into the field of cancer research.

The sessions will discuss highly relevant topics like „Treatment approaches in lymphoma and in solid cancers“, „Cancer immunotherapy“ and „Assessing and predicting treatment responses“ as well as technically oriented innovated topics like „New technologies”.

The conference will be preceded by the 3rd „Young Scientists in Cancer Research - Satellite PhD Symposium” on June 01, 2017 which will bring aspiring PhD students from the broad cancer research field together. We seek to create an inspiring meeting to enable the exchange of ideas and provide a platform for project discussions for those who are in an early step in their research career.

Abstract submission (selected abstracts will be presented in short talks) ends on April 20, 2017.

Further information on the meeting is available at:


 Online registration and abstract submission at:



The BSIO (Graduate School 1091) is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) in the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.