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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...


Clinical Visit in Heidelberg

Many thanks to Prof. Nawroth and Dr. S. Kopf and the Heidelberg team for the excellent organinzation and implementation of the program.

It was a...


HDC Flash Talks

Thanks to Perla Cota (IDR), Anna-Lena Amend (IEG), Selina Höckele (IEG) and Mohamed Ahmed Elhadad (EPI)

for presenting their very interesting project...


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes wishes you a warm and wonderful christmas and a very happy new year! 

We are looking forward...


First HRD Joint Symposium November 27-28,2019

Thanks to the Alberta Diabetes Institute for being such excellent hosts!


Congratulations to our First and Second Winner!

Yesterday, we hosted our 1st HRD 3MT® Competition.

Many thanks to all 13 participants who made this competition so successful.

It was a great chance...

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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10. March 2020 - 11. March 2020

HRD Interview Symposium

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19. September 2020 - 21. September 2020

DZD Diabetes Research School in Vienna

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21. September 2020 - 25. September 2020

EASD Annual Meeting 2020

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