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We combine basic research, clinical research and population-based research to unravel pathological mechanisms and translate these to better treatment options. The Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the Graduate School of Science, Medicine and Technology (OLTECH) of the University of Oldenburg collaborate closely and unite their strengths in order to achieve this. All have their own research experiences and facilities, making this cross-border collaboration of great value.
Current projects are in the fields of psychiatry, oncology, immunology or genetics. For further information about projects and admission, we would like to refer you to the website of the University of Oldenburg.
Improving the health of patients through translational research is not our only goal. We also bring together researchers from both sides of the Northern Dutch-German cross-border region and train the next generation of researchers together through a PhD traject.
Our PhD programme within the Joint Graduate Research Training Group (JGRTG) is binational, interdepartmental and interdisciplinary. Each PhD student receives supervision from a team of different researchers with the goal to receive a joint doctorate degree from both Groningen and Oldenburg. Besides that, we provide a broad training for our PhD students with courses in molecular biology, statistics, epidemiology, neuroscience, academic writing and others.