Education and Career

DZL Site-Specific Graduate Programs

Doctoral students are usually enrolled in the site specific graduate programs at each DZL-site:



DZL Site Borstel, Lübeck, Kiel, Großhansdorf

  • Borstel Biomedical Research School
  • Clinical Scientist Training at the University of Lübeck
  • Graduate Center at the Kiel Universtiy and  Lübeck University
  • DFG-GRK “Defining and Targeting Autoimmune Pre-Disease”
  • DFG-iGRK 1911 „Immune Regulation of Inflammation in Allergy and Infection”
  • Clinician-Scientist-Programm „Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation“


DZL Site Hanover

  • Hannover Biomedical Research School
  • HBRS Structured Medical Doctors’ Program (StrucMed Program)
  • Clinical Scientist Program “PRACTIS”
  • PhD Programme BIOMEDAS for data scientists in life sciences
  • Ina-Pichlmayer Mentoring-Programm of Hannover Medical School for female early career scientists on the way to habilitation
  • Training programme of the Translational Allianz Niedersachsen (TRAIN): „Translational research & medicine: from idea to product”
  • Lower Saxony International Summer Academy (LISA)
  • Quarterly DZL BREATH Colloquia


DZL Site Munich

  • CPC Research School “Lung Biology and Disease"
  • Targets in Toxicology
  • Helmholtz Environmental Health and Lung Research School
  • Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA)
  • Helmholtz Mentoring Program „Helmholtz Advance: A year for your career“
  • Munich Medical Research School (MMRS)
  • PhD programme „Molecular and Clinical Translational Medicine“ (FöFoLe) at the University Hospital Munich


DZL Site Heidelberg


DZL Site Giessen, Marburg, Bad Nauheim

DZL Engagements