09 November 2015


4 PHD STUDENTS for Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research in 2016

The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme is a new initiative from The Novo Nordisk Foundation that offers talented students an opportunity to launch their careers in the vibrant environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research centre cluster.


The four-year programme is divided into a pre-doctoral year followed by three years of PhD studies at one of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research centres.

The first year of the programme includes short rotations, a common course, common seminars and selection of PhD project. All awardees will have to pass an examination at the end of the first year in order to qualify for the following three years of PhD education.

Salary and tuition fee will be covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

List of PhD projects offered by CPR 

  • Niels Mailand – New regulators of the DNA damage response in human cells
  • Jakob Nilsson – Regulation of cell division by protein phosphatases
  • Jeremy Daniel – DNA damage during immune cell development and aging
  • Lars Juhl Jensen – Network biology: large-scale biomedical data and text mining
  • Michael Lund Nielsen – Characterizing post-translational modifications by quantitative proteomics
  • Søren Brunak – Detecting disease comorbidities using healthcare data and systems biology methodology
  • Jesper Olsen Global analysis of disease signaling pathways by quantitative phosphoproteomics
  • Jiri Lukas – Molecular thresholds of signaling pathways that keep our genomes stable
  • Matthias Mann – Patient stratification by their plasma proteomes
  • Chunaram Choudhary – Identifying novel regulatory mechanisms through system-wide analysis of signaling networks

Online application opens up on 4 January 2016 via this LINK.

Deadline for applications
Applications close at 4 p.m. (Central European Time zone) on 29 February 2016.

Interview visits in Copenhagen
18-19 April 2016