Medical Neurosciences

Natural SciencesBiological sciencesMedical and Health SciencesClinical medicine

The International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences is hosted by the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and cooperates with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, as well as related programs including Computational Neurosciences, Mind and Brain, and several DFG-funded projects. The program offers research-focused training for natural scientists and medical doctors and qualifies participants for career options in both the basic neurosciences and bench-to-bedside research.


The Medical Neurosciences program combines basic science and clinical research into a translational approach focusing on the central and peripheral nervous systems.

The program structure enables students to develop an individual curriculum that can be tailored to their interests and specific research and training needs. Accompanying lectures and complementary skill courses provide ideal training for a career in translational neuroscience. The three-year doctoral program consists of a personalized curriculum which supplements and supports the main research project. Being the central training branch of the cluster of excellence NeuroCure, the program offers doctoral candidates the opportunity to develop their scientific interests by choosing from among the many different research institutions associated with the cluster, ranging from molecular to systems neuroscience. Thus, doctoral candidates have plenty of opportunities for training interactions and interdisciplinary exchange.

programme programmes Prof. Dr Helmut Kettenmann Dr rer. nat. Benedikt Salmen master of science

Neurosciences, central nervous systems, peripheral nervous systems, medical neuroscience

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Helmut Kettenmann
Coordinator: Dr. rer. nat. Benedikt Salmen
Luisenstraße 56
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 450639119
Deadlines: 15th January 2020 / January, May, September e. y.
Places: no fixed number
Scholarships: vary