You can profit from our Ph.D. program in many ways:
Comprehensive PhD Training. The PhD Program in Biomolecular Structure and Mechanism offers an extensive and challenging post-graduate education for graduate students in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, structural biology and related areas from all over the world.
Ambitious research projects. The successful completion of a PhD research project forms the major part of the PhD training. This will be done in one of the participating research groups. Working in one of these research groups is at the same time challenging and highly rewarding. All groups are among the leaders in their field. A special plus is the strong network between most of these groups that catalyzes a stimulating atmosphere through common training.
Leading life science universities. Students of this program are enrolled at one of the participating Universities, which is either the University of Zurich or the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Both Universities belong to leading life science universities, and a PhD of either of these schools is a good starting point for a career in life sciences. Students will in particular benefit from the wide range of training and education opportunities offered by both schools to graduate students.
Institute of Molecular Biology & Biophysics (ETH)
Department of Biochemistry (UZH)
Life Science Zurich Graduate School. The PhD program is organized under the roof of the Zurich Graduate School in Life Sciences. Through common initiatives and retreats, a strong network is formed between the students of all neighboring programs. This represents an invaluable asset of the PhD training and its benefits will stretch well beyond the completion of the program initiatives, knowledge exchange, and a number of collaborations.
Life Science Zurich Graduate School