Education at Glance

The DBM takes part in various degree programs offered by the Biozentrum (Faculty of Science) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Basel.

Within the DBM, basic scientists with a degree in Biology as well as in Medicine interact closely with clinical scientists working in the close-by hospitals. The research labs offer opportunities for Master, PhD, and MD-PhD students to gather practical and theoretical skills and perform their thesis in the biomedical research field.

Master in Biology

In tight association with the Biozentrum, Master students perform experimental work in one of the DBM’s research labs. Because the Graduate Program is run by the Biozentrum, the DBM supervisor of a Master thesis needs to be recognized as faculty representative by the Faculty of Science.

PhD in Biology

Students with a Master's degree in Biology or an equivalent degree (e.g. Diploma, EDA, and others) can perform their PhD thesis in the DBM. Every PhD student at the DBM enrolls his or her PhD within the International PhD Program in Biomedicine.

MD-PhD Program

The MD-PhD program offers a second-line graduate education in Biomedicine for talented medical students with an interest in experimental research.Every MD-PhD student at the DBM enrolls his or her PhD within the International PhD Program in Biomedicine.


Pursuing a career in Swiss academia: Measures for the coming years

As you all know, pursuing a career in academia has become increasingly difficult. For this reason, the Federal Council recently released a set of measures for the coming years (see One of the most important measures proposes an increase of the number of assistant professor positions with tenure track in Switzerland (see measure in Chapter 6).

Upcoming events

Flyer Hike


 12th of September, Saturday
 Laufenburg - Brugg
 About 5 hours including bring your own food picnic
Meeting point: 
8.30am at Basel SBB
Register: until 9th of September



NEW PhD Documents!!

Please pay attention to:

- New Doctoral Agreement Form: see

- NEW: PhDs who end their doctoral relationship have to sign the Withdrawal form


DBM PhD Retreat 2020


DBM PhD Retreat 2020

Date: October 8 to 10, 2020

Place: Schwarzsee
for more information and Registration


GRACE, the Graduate Center of the University of Basel is a central platform for informations in particular for postdocs.