The Medicine Section offers doctoral programmes in various domains of the biomedical research. Students are affiliated to one of the research groups of our Section and in addition may attend an organised programme of lectures, seminars and other activities. See for example: BeNeFRi Programme Neuroscience.
All details concerning the present research activities of each group, the available PhD positions and the contact addresses can be found in the websites of each group (see Contact) and in the Scientific Report of the Medicine Section, which is published every two years (actual: 2017/2018).
Department of Neurosciences and Movement Science (NMS)
- Prof. J.-M. Annoni, Dr L. Spierer
Laboratory for cognitive and neurological sciences
- Prof. J.-P. Bresciani
Perception and control of movement
- Prof. M. Schmid
Optovision - perceptual brain circuits and plasticity
- Prof. G. Rainer
Visual cognition laboratory
- Prof. W. Taube
Motor control and motor learning
- Prof. M. Prsa
Department of Endocrinology, Metabolic science and Cardiovascular System (EMC)
- Profs. S. Cook and M. Togni, Dr M.-N. Giraud
Translational and clinical cardiology
- Prof. D. Hoogewijs
Molecular oxygen sensing and physiology
- Prof. A. Lauber-Biason
- Prof. Z. Yang
Cardiovascular and aging research
Department of Oncology, Microbiology and Immunology (OMI)
- Prof. L. Filgueira
Cell biology, immunology and clinical anatomy
- Prof. P. Nordmann
Molecular and medical microbiology: emerging antibiotic resistance unit
- Prof. C. Rüegg
Experimental and translational oncology
- Prof. C. Szabo
Hydrogen sulfide signaling in health and disease
- Prof. J. Stein
Cell biology of the adaptative immune system
- Prof. M. Walch, Dr P.-Y. Mantel
Immunology and infectious diseases
Department of Medical-Surgical Specialties (MSS)
- Profs. B. Egger and L. Bühler, Dr C. Gonelle-Gispert
Surgical Research unit
Department of Medicine and Public Health (MPH)
- Prof. A. Chiolero, Dr S. Cullati, Dr C. Carmeli
- Prof. G. Hasler
Structure of studies
ECTS credits can be earned.
In order to be admitted to a doctorate the candidate must have been awarded an academic bachelor's and master's degree or an equivalent qualification from a university recognised by the University of Fribourg.
Before applying for a doctorate the candidate must contact a professor who would be willing to supervise the thesis work.
There is no general right to be admitted to a doctorate.
The respective conditions of admission for each doctoral study programme are reserved.