doctoral training

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


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. 



  • Guarantee the best work and supervision conditions for PhD candidates 
  • Offer training courses tailored to the needs of the young researchers 
  • Promote career orientation and development 
  • Encourage social and scientific interactions between PhD candidates 
  • Serve as a contact point for questions related to doctoral training 

lih-coordinated doctoral training programmes

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