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BIOME Connected on LinkedIn

All BIOME members are welcome to join the University of Duisburg-Essen's Graduate School of Biomedical Science networking and alumni group on LinkedIn where one can connect with fellow BIOME associates to expand one's professional network. Membership to the group is limited to former and current BIOME and biomedical RTG members, be they MD/PhD doctorates, post docs, or staff. As this is an unlisted group, please contact Delia Cosgrove with a request to join on LinkedIn.


Centre for Medical Biotechnology (ZMB)

The University of Duisburg-Essen founded this interdisciplinary scientific centre in 2003 to unify the biomedical research work groups at the medical school at Universitätsklinikum Essen as well as the natural science faculties at the campus in Essen (Biology and Chemistry). A large part of these doctorates are incorporated into the graduate school’s lecture programme.

ZMB Report


Comprehensive Cancer Centre (WTZ)

Funded by the German Cancer Foundation, the West German Tumour Centre at Universitätsklinkum Essen is one of 12 distinguished cores for research and treatment in oncology to receive national recognition and sponsorship.


West German Centre for Infectious Diseases (WZI)

The West German Centre for Infectious Diseases was established in June 2013 as the central coordinating institution for all clinical and scientific areas of infectious disease. Our center provides excellent clinical care for our patients as well as research and teaching in the field of infectious diseases.


Sino-German Virtual Institute for Viral Immunology (SGVIVI)

Based on the strategy for the China cooperation of the Medical Faculty at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Sino-German Virtual Institute for Viral Immunology (SGVIVI) has been founded in Essen, in September 2017. Founding members are the German and Chinese principal investigators of the Sino-German Collaborative Research Center TRR60 (2nd funding period) who signed the SGVIVI collaboration agreement individually. For more information on the TRR60: click here.


University Medicine Essen Medical Scientist Academy - UMESciA

University Medicine Essen (UME) Medical Scientist Academy (UMESciA) has identified the strong need to better facilitate and foster interdisciplinary research in university medicine. The complexity of innovative therapies together with rapid technological advances in patient care require intimately interacting Medical and Clinician Scientists.

The primary research scheme of UMESciA addresses translational research questions in biologic therapies of cancer with the aim to improve mechanistic understanding of those therapies, develop new biomarkers of response and improve patient selection. These positions are ideal for candidates who have already published in high-ranking journals and now wish to continue their career in one of the leading cancer centers in Germany.

The UMESciA is funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung.


Collaborative Research Centre 1093

Supramolecular Chemistry on Proteins
CRC 1093 links the Faculties of Chemistry, Biology and Medicine at the University of Duisburg-Essen with each other. The Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands as well as the Max Planck Institue of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund are also involed in this research venture. The initiative is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The CRC aims at applying recent knowledge and methods from supramolecular chemistry to achieve specific interaction with proteins by artificial ligands.

CRC 1093


Nanotechnology offers the possibility to discover new properties in supposedly long-known materials and to use them. The applications of nanotechnology are almost endless and range from power engineering to materials science to medicine. CENIDE, the "Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen", represents the appropriate focus of research at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE): Since 2005, it links research and teaching activities that deal with the nano-dimension, in natural sciences, engineering and in medicine. In short: CENIDE is the community of nano-researchers at the UDE – the know-how of more than 50 working groups under guidance of designated experts meets here. Partnerships with external members with similar research approaches strengthen the skills spectrum.


Graduate Center Plus

Graduate Center Plus (GC Plus) supports the faculties of the University of Duisburg-Essen in optimally promoting advanced Master students, doctoral researchers, and postdoctoral researchers. It is an interdisciplinary platform for all early career researchers offering information and counseling on topics such as career paths in academia and beyond, funding, and criteria for good scientific practice. In addition, GC Plus bundles the offer of interdisciplinary qualifications at UDE and organizes a voluntary workshop program on competences and transferable skills.

GC Plus


To ensure sustainable internationally competitive cutting edge research in medicine at Universitätsklinikum Essen, this doctoral and post-doc career advancement programme invites potential young doctors and scientists to orientate themselves scientifically at an early stage in their careers and to identify and to strategically plan their professional goals with the guidance and support of an experienced mentor. The mentoring programme consists of the following modules: group mentoring, seminar programme and networking.