Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience


The Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience is a collaboration between the Institute of Biomaterial Science (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht) in Teltow, Universität Potsdam and Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the Helmholtz Association. The Graduate School offers outstanding interdisciplinary training for doctoral candidates with a background in natural and biomaterial sciences as well as in engineering. The Graduate School is also member of the doctoral program Molecular Science of Dahlem Research School.


The doctoral program comprises fundamental and application-oriented research with a strong focus on the entire chain of development of macromolecular and biomaterial science. Research topics include:

  • Design, synthesis, processing of biomaterials
  • Comprehensive testing for cell tolerance and toxicity
  • Examination of interactions with physiological environments

Frontier research is achieved by a synergetically organized curriculum with a broad spectrum of lectures in the main research areas. The partners' state of the art research facilities allow a unique combination of cutting-edge research with outstanding modern technology in an international environment.

The doctoral program is structured according to international quality standards including individually chosen mentoring committees and training in transferable key skills preparing candidates for a professional career.

programme organised Prof. Dr Beate Koksch Prof. Dr Nan Ma Dr Michael Schroeter

Biomaterial Science, Macromolecular Bioscience, natural sciences, engineering

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Nan Ma
PD Dr. habil. Burkhard Schulz
Coordinator: Dr. Anne-Christin Schöne Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Institute of Biomaterial Science Kantstraße 55 14513 Teltow
E-mail: macrobio@hzg.de
Web: http://macrobio.hzg.de/
Deadlines: calls and deadlines vary
Places: 80
Scholarships: vary