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doctoral training

The training of doctoral candidates in a quality research and management environment is a key objective of our institution. 

activities

More than 60 PhD candidates, enrolled either at the University of Luxembourg or foreign universities, are carrying out research projects at LIH. Their work relates to the fields of application-targeted cellular, molecular or systems biology, biochemistry, epidemiology, statistics or bioinformatics. 

The doctoral training unit, created in 2015, is in charge of overseeing and organising all doctoral training-related activities. These responsibilities currently include the definition and implementation of a doctoral education framework in line with European best practices and specific guidelines of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). 

Dr Malou Fraiture holds a PhD in biology from the University of Strasbourg (France) and has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tübingen (Germany). Due to her implication in a PhD association during her doctoral studies, she is aware of the importance of quality doctoral education and supervision and the hurdles that may arise during and after the PhD trajectory. 

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Fraiture

objectives

lih-coordinated doctoral training programmes

CANBIO2

CANBIO2 is a Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) for PhD candidates in cancer research in Luxembourg, starting in January 2023.

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NextImmune2

NextImmune2 will host research groups with strong critical mass in immunity in health and disease from the Department of Infection and Immunity (DII) of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and the Luxembourg Centre of Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) as well as the Department of Life Sciences and Medicine (DLSM) of the University of Luxembourg (UL), an overall structure which will serve as a catalyst for the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for severe human immune-mediated diseases.

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i2TRON

i2TRON is a Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) of 20 Ph.D. positions with a strong focus on developing the new generation of translational scientists, who can turn observations in the laboratory, clinical setting or community into interventions that improve health of individuals via innovative diagnostics or treatments.

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