Important message to all applicants! 

If you have not been contacted yet, you are unfortunately not selected for the summer internship program.

We wish you lots of success for your professional future and welcome your applications for the next round in 2024.

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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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.


Well done Alina!

Congratulations on the successful defence of your PhD thesis...


HRD Coordination Team: Two new team members

We are very pleased to introduce our newest team members: Dr. Luke Harrison and Melanie Bock. Welcome!


HRD Grant Writing Challenge 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the HRD Grant Writing Challenge:


Miriam Bernecker & Elena Garcia Clavé AND Priyadharishini Ayyappan & Theodore...

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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