Our doctoral candidates can choose their hosting institutions from top-level universities, research centres and companies to obtain cross-disciplinary expertise in a diversity of research environments and disciplines.
Utrecht University is a leading comprehensive research university with a growing international reputation. On the 2020 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, Utrecht University ranks first in the Netherlands, 15th in Europe and 52nd in the world. UU has state-of-the art research facilities and excellent research training through its graduate schools. Utrecht University has endorsed the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of Researchers and is acknowledged by the European Commission as an institution having achieved ‘HR Excellence in Research’.
The Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO) was organized as a joint centre with groups from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Over the years this combination has proven to be highly successful, mainly due to the combination of high-quality scientific research and higher education. The CBMSO (CSIC) is one of the most prestigious Spanish centres in Biomedical Research, and it is a leading institution in the biomedical field. Indeed, CBMSO (CSIC) has more EMBO members than any other Spanish institution, and several of its scientists have been awarded national and international prizes, including a Nobel Prize to its founder.
Our institute, IGDR, is engaged in conceiving innovative and multidisciplinary approaches towards a quantitative and dynamic understanding of life, from basic to translational research. It is a joint research institute between CNRS and Université de Rennes 1.
The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world’s leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific research, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development, as well as for the general public.
Uppsala University is a comprehensive and research-intensive university with a strong international standing and a mission “To pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society, to in different ways contribute to a better world.” UU-SE is one of the largest universities in northern Europe with >45,000 students, >7,000 employees and a turnover of ~700 million EUR. UU-SE ranks at place 78th in the Shanghai world-wide ranking.
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET is a leading modern comprehensive research university with a growing international reputation. On the 2022 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, UGOT was ranked 23rd in the world in Human Biological Sciences. UGOT offers state-of-the art research facilities and excellent research training through its graduate schools. UGOT has endorsed the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of Researchers.
Bac3Gel is a biotech startup that develops and distributes advanced substrates to harness the full power of microorganisms.
Bac3Gel substrates are the first that combine three-dimensionality with gradients of oxygen, nutrients and physical properties to allow the growth of complex microbial communities and currently unculturable bacteria that depend on these microenvironments to thrive. Our advanced substrates have the power to revolutionise the status quo of microbiology and unlock innovative bacteria-based solutions to solve challenges across multiple bio-based industries. Bac3Gel mission is to ultimately foster the discovery of new therapeutics and bio-based solutions to feed the ever-growing demand for innovative treatments, as well as the development of microbiome-modulating drugs to address 90% of diseases linked to human microbiome imbalance.
Queen Mary University of London is a ‘Russell Group’ UK university conducting the very best research and outstanding teaching and learning. It is ranked 7th for research quality in the 2021 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). 92% of research is world leading with Engineering outputs ranked 2nd in the UK. It is ranked 117th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022), and in top 20 in world for international outlook and has 9 Nobel Prize winners. In 2020-21 its annual income was £535m, of which £113m was research income. Furthermore, QMUL is a very diverse university, with over 32,000 students and c. 4,400 staff from over 170 nationalities, of which 41% are from overseas, and it was recently recognized as the most inclusive Russell Group university. With campuses in London, Paris, Malta and China. QMUL has 166 H2020 awards (€69.29m). 62 staff have been elected as academy and society fellows. QMUL was ranked 10th in UK and 19th in EU for number of H2020 MSCA-IF awarded.