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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. PhD students engage in international and innovative research projects that enable new approaches encompassing molecular research and translational application. Read more...

International Call 2019

You are interested in cutting edge diabetes research in an outstanding scientific and international environment?

The International Call for Applications of Alberta Diabetes Institute opens March 20th, 2019. Application here.

The next International Call of Helmholtz Diabetes Center will open in Autumn 2019.

Stay tuned on the upcoming procedure and how to apply in our application directory.



Future Career Path? – Career Chances!

Book your appointment at the Career Center 

The HMGU Career Center offers Postdocs and Doctoral Students a wide range of services at each step of the...


1st Data Blitz Session successfully started

Yesterday our first Data Blitz Session has started within the HDC Seminar Series!


Women in Science

Next week we are starting our new session "Women in Science" with our HDC guest Prof. Chantal Mathieu from KU Leuven (Belgium).


Association of HDC PhD students

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes (HRD) has officially launched on the 01.07.2019!



DZD Diabetes Research School in Barcelona, Sep 14-16, 2019

The 7th DZD Diabetes Research School will take place in Barcelona right before the start of the EASD Annual Meeting.

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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16. September 2019 - 20. September 2019

EASD 2019 in Barcelona

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23. September 2019 - 25. September 2019

7th Helmholtz Diabetes Conference

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09. October 2019 - 10. October 2019

DZD Workshop

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26. November 2019 - 28. November 2019

HRD Joint Symposium

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20. January 2020 - 22. January 2020

Save the Date for Clinical Visit

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