Our center provides basic research training for students in biology, chemistry, bio-engineering, pharmacy, veterinary science and medicine. Research performed by PhD students is situated within the context of ongoing projects supervised by one of the staff scientists, and offers the opportunity of creative and independent but interactive research.
PhD students are funded through individual fellowships or grants, or by support secured by the group leaders. Research towards a Ph.D. degree consists of one or more original scientific contributions published in peer-reviewed international journals.
PhD students participate in all research-related activities (unit meetings, weekly lab-meetings, weekly in-house seminars, invited seminars or lectures within the Department), for which English is the standard language. In addition to these activities, the students enrol to the Ph.D. in Medical Sciences study credit program, as determined by the Faculty of Medicine, K.U.Leuven.
The group leaders from our center participate in the Doctoral School Programme Emerging of the KU Leuven Groep of Biomedical Sciences - International Doctoral School Biomedical Sciences
PhD Association – Chair Dennis Pedri
A PhD is a wonderful journey and, as such, it is full of amazing people and experiences. However, the long and winding road towards graduation may hide unforeseen pitfalls. The PhD Association wants to create the ideal space for PhD students to support each other and to make their journey as smooth as possible.
The PhDA aims to foster interaction, collaborations and a sense of community. It also aims to provide resources for career and personal development and to represent the PhD students at executive level.
Any student of the Center is considered a member of the PhDA and is welcome to join its meetings, help with ongoing activities or suggest new ones. Reach out to find out what's in store for 2020!