Doctoral Studies / Dr. rer. nat.
Welcome to the homepage of the PhD Office of the Faculty of Biosciences. The Faculty and a number of affiliated institutes and their research facilities have developed a multifaceted PhD Program, which allows for modern and highly sophisticated training and education of our PhD students. The Program is meant to improve your proficiencies and knowledge in your particular field of study as well as to broaden your scientific horizon beyond the particular research project you are working on. Participation in the PhD Programs is required for all PhD students of the Faculty of Biosciences.
The Faculty grants the title Dr. rer. nat. (Doctor of Natural Sciences, equivalent to PhD) or Dr.-Ing. (Doctor of Engineering, equivalent to PhD) to PhD candidates.
We invite you to follow the links in the menu on the left to get more information and to get started today.
Prof. Dr. M. Lanzer
Vice Dean for Doctoral Affairs
Faculty of Biosciences
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Registration as PhD student - Thesis Submission and Defense.
Many of you are worried about how the current corona crisis will affect your PhD. On the specific situation in your hosting lab, please consult with your PhD supervisor or institutional head.
The administrative processes of the PhD office will be changed to email processing. Please get in touch with the PhD office by email.
The PhD procedures, including time schedules and deadlines for review submission and public display of the thesis, will stay in place.
You will no longer be able to come to the office in person for inquires or to fetch or deliver documents. All inquiries have to be made by email and all documents have to be deposited in the mailbox outside of building INF 234, where the PhD office is housed. Similarly, we will email relevant documents to you. So make sure that we have your correct emailing address.
The PhD office will be occupied, but might also be partly working from home.
Be assured we will do whatever we can to keep the PhD procedures up and running.
Prof. Michael Lanzer
Please find further information on thesis submission and some FAQs here..