RNAmed – Future Leaders in RNA-based Medicine
The International Doctorate Program “RNAmed – Future Leaders in RNA-based Medicine” equips PhD students with the knowledge and skills they need to launch a career in the rapidly evolving field of RNA-based medicine. In terms of content, RNAmed ranges from basic science to nucleic acid chemistry and formulation to clinical research. Internationality and interdisciplinarity as well as extracurricular activities that contribute to the understanding of preclinical and clinical research are key features of RNAmed.
|Duration of study||four years|
|Place of study||Würzburg, Regensburg, Munich|
|Admission requirements||Master's degree in the life sciences, chemistry, pharmacy or related disciplines|
|Head||Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel|
|Coordinator||Dr. Tim Schnyder|
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|Further information||Website "RNAmed"|
Future leaders in RNA-based medicine
In recent years, several new RNA-based therapeutics have entered the market for the treatment of various diseases. With the exceptionally rapid development of RNA vaccines to combat the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, it has become clear that RNA has emerged as an important class of molecules for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease.
Through the graduate program "RNAmed - Future Leaders in RNA-based Medicine", funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria, we offer 11 fully funded PhD positions in Würzburg, Munich or Regensburg. At its core, RNAmed consists of a diverse consortium of scientists from the following fields: RNA modification and delivery, CRISPR-Cas, microRNAs, non-coding RNAs, RNA biology of infections, and RNA chemistry.
RNAmed prepares young scientists for internationally-oriented careers as researchers in academia or industry, as entrepreneurs or as policy makers in the broader area of RNA-based medicine.
Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel
Mentors, conferences, summer schools, internships
Our PhD students will have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research combining the above expertise. An interdisciplinary committee of international scientists guides and supports PhD students throughout their doctoral studies. Structured training, including summer schools, internships in industry, workshops on hard and soft skills, and the opportunity to present one's research at international conferences complete the program.