About us

The determination of a biological structure is the starting point for understanding how macromolecules work and how they interact with their binding partners. The doctoral program was established to integrate the central themes of integrative structural biology in a cooperation of scientists from the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL), the Medical University of Vienna and the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna. Projects within the doctoral program will cover a comprehensive range of research areas introducing state-of-the-art techniques, methodology and theory to the PhD students. They will be guided by a supervisor and a PhD committee, a scheme that will ensure an intensive contact and exchange of ideas between the students and the faculty members.

The Doctoral Program is reviewed and funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF as well as the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna.

Students will enrol at either the Medical University of Vienna or the University of Vienna. The world-renown Vienna Biocenter will provide the students with a stimulating scientific environment for their studies and the opportunity to learn about a wide range of different biological systems to which structural biology approaches can be applied.

Vienna is a lively, modern European city with a high quality of life and outstanding cultural programs and sporting opportunities. Accommodation is affordable and both the health and transport systems are excellent. The location and scientific environment of the DK-plus guarantee a stimulating and challenging graduate study experience.