MyoGrad graduate program in myology
In November 2009 the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) established MyoGrad – the International Research Training Group for Myology. Partner institutions are the Free University, the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Medical Faculty of the Charité in Berlin together with the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris (Paris VI). Eighteen stipends for PhD or MD-PhD students and five stipends for MD students are available within the program.
MyoGrad offers the best internationally selected PhD and MD students an English curriculum that covers the entire spectrum of muscle-related cell and molecular biology as well as clinical aspects of muscle diseases.
In addition the program runs its own MD-PhD program to enroll future physician scientists.
It is associated with the Helmholtz Graduate School of Molecular Cell Biology for admission and transferable skills development, ensuring that PhD students receive a balanced education essential for long-term scientific success. Teaching in Summer School settings, continuous communication between students and teachers in seminars and journal clubs face-to-face and online and a myology “E-learning” platform are the cornerstones of the educational concept.