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).
- 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
Head of unit
Dr Malou Fraiture is PhD training coordinator.
She 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.