Graduate Schools

Graduate Schools

PhD students at AGIS

PhD opportunities

In the research network, the department's scientists are involved in various DFG graduate schools.

For more information, see our members' profile pages.


Current Doctoral Network

CombiDiag - Peripheral Biomarker Based Combinatorial Early Diagnostics for Dementia (EU)

CombiDiag is a Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN) funded under the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions to train ten Doctoral Candidates (DC) for the field of multimodal peripheral markers and their combinatorial use for diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. It brings together leading academic and industrial experts from six countries in Europe, and uses their synergies to build a triple-i (interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international) research & training platform with the required multidisciplinary expertise and cutting-edge technologies. CombiDiag Fellows will be trained under the Vitae Researcher Development Framework innovatively combined with the CombiDiag research platform for gaining interdisciplinary scientific and transferable skills as well as personal quality, creative thinking and business mind-set. The MSCA-DN has a highly innovative research programme for the discovery of AD peripheral markers, including body fluids, digital biomarkers, and brain activity, preclinical and clinical validation, development of novel biosensing techniques and point of care tools for clinical research and care delivery and technological exploitation of the diagnostics. The advances of the CombiDiag project will strongly support improved care provision and development of disease-modifying treatments and preventive strategies for dementia patients, and most importantly produce a new generation of Fellows who will take leading roles in future developments in this and related areas. 

For more information feel free to contact Professor Stefan Teipel, the project's coordinator and network director. 


Former associated Graduate Schools

MuSAMA – Multimodal Smart Appliance Ensembles for Mobile Applications (GRK 1424)

The DFG graduate school MuSAMA – Multimodal Smart Appliance Ensembles for Mobile Applications (GRK 1424) focussed on system and software solutions for ubiquitous information systems and intelligent environments. In this regard, the school was working in close cooperation with the Institute for Computer Science and the Institute for Microelectronics and Data Technology. The research results of MuSAMA's PhD students holders form a basis for the development of future age-appropriate assistance systems in various areas of application, including the facilitation of care and support tasks.


Welisa – Analysis and Simulation of Electrical Interactions of Implants with Bio-Systems (GRK 1505/1)

The DFG Research Training Group Welisa – Analysis and Simulation of Electrical Interactions of Implants with Bio-Systems (GRK 1505/1) develops new intelligent solutions of implants that result into improving the supply situation of patients after surgical operations, orthopaedic interventions and during rehabilitation.

Cultural Contact and Science Discourse (GRK 1242)

Interdisciplinary humanities issues related to age and migration found a new horizon in the context of the DFG Graduate School Cultural Contact and Science Discourse (GRK 1242).