Systems Biology: 2 PhD Scholarships, DTU 1255 views

2 PhD scholarships are available in Fungal Genomics Driven Discovery and Synthetic Biology under the Department of Systems Biology. The department is dedicated to the exploitation of biodiversity as a source of new chemical pathways and compounds; and, through the understanding of cell biology and physiology, use systems and synthetic biology to design advanced cell factories.

Subject areas undertaken by department research groups are:mycology, molecular biology, analytical natural product chemistry, bioinformatics and fermentation technology.


  • Applicant must have master’s degree in engineering or a similar subject with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.
  • Applicant must have good command of English
  • The research group work as a team and documentation of collaborative skills via recommendation letters will be advantageous
  • PhD student: applicant is required to hold a master’s degree in analytical chemistry/biochemistry/organic chemistry or another related field.
  • Applicant must have strong documentation skills within analytical chemistry. Experience with NMR-based structural elucidation of small molecules and bioinformatics will be added advantage.
  • PhD student 2: applicant is required to hold a master’s degree in molecular biology/biotechnology/biochemistry or another related field.
  • Applicant must have strong documentation for skills within fungal molecular biology and documentation skills within bioinformatics.

Approval and Enrolment

  • Scholarships for the doctoral degree are subjected to academic approval, and the candidates will be registered in one of the general degree program of DTU.


  • Valuation of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Thomas O. Larsen and Professor Uffe H. Mortensen.

Duration: 3 years.

Application Contents:

  • Motivation letter (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Denmark
Subject areas

Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry

Fellowship amount As per norms
Eligibility Open for International applicants
Deadline 22 June 2016

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