Our Mission

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes is at the center of cutting-edge scientific research at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and its partner institution, the Alberta Diabetes Institute. Doctoral researchers engage in international and innovative research projects that enable new approaches encompassing molecular research and translational application. Read more...

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Open Call: Summer Internship Positions Now Available

Apply now for your summer internship in diabetes research.


HRD Introduction to Diabetes Research 2024

It's a wrap! Two days of science, networking..


HRD Best Thesis Award 2023 competition - your chance to win 3000€

Did you submit your PhD thesis between 1st December 2022 and 30th November 2023?




3 questions to Dr. Vignesh Karthikaisamy

Huge congratulations to Dr. Vignesh Karthikaisamy on the successful defense of his PhD thesis.



10th Helmholtz Diabetes Conference

This year's Diabetes Conference was a great success! In the spotlight of this year's event: the next generation of successful young researchers.

International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes


Why you want to join!

  • Excellent scientific training and state-of-the-art technology platforms at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and the Alberta Diabetes Institute - two of the world’s leading institutions in Diabetes research
  • Innovative projects linking our understanding of mechanisms underlying diabetes to the development of new approaches in prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • International research groups and research exchanges between the two centers
  • Scientific networking at international conferences and within the great community of diabetes researchers
  • Translational training - from bench to bedside
  • Interactive guidance and a clear mentoring structure
  • Individual career development and support
  • Professional training in management, leadership and communication
  • Employment contracts from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and a doctorate from either the Technical University Munich, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University or the University of Alberta

... and last but not least: Munich and Edmonton, beautiful cities to live in!



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12. March 2024 - 12. March 2024

Data Blitz Session

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14. May 2024 - 14. May 2024

Data Blitz Session

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16. July 2024 - 16. July 2024

Data Blitz Session

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10. September 2024 - 10. September 2024

Data Blitz Session

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14. November 2024 - 14. November 2024

Data Blitz Session // World Diabetes Day

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