Graduate School

The HZI International Graduate School for Infection Research provides an innovative structured PhD programme within the field of Infection Research. Implemented at the campus of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig together with its partner universities the HZI Graduate School has created an electrifying environment where young researchers are stimulated to exchange knowledge with their colleagues, peers and leading scientists from all over the world. In addition to intensive scientific training, the young researchers have the possibility of improving their soft skills and advancing their interdisciplinary knowledge in preparation for the job market.

Graduate Schools at HZI sites

The HZI sites offer graduate programmes with different research foci in cooperation with the respective partner universities. If you are interested in one of the programmes, you can find the respective contact persons on the linked websites. 


Graduate Programme RNAmed

Graduate Programme „RNA & Infection“


Graduate School Natural Products Research

Graduate School TALENTS



MD/PhD programme Molecular Medicine

PhD programme „Infection Biology“ and „DEWIN”




Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff

Head of the Department Human Resources Development
HZI International Graduate School for Infection Research
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung
Inhoffenstraße 7
38124 Braunschweig

HZI sites

The HZI is an interdisciplinary centre at six sites. Learn more about our facilities in Braunschweig, Hamburg, Hannover, Saarbrücken, Würzburg and Greifswald as well as the respective scientific focus. [read more]

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