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...


HRD Introduction to Diabetes Research Course 2022

This year´s HRD Introdcution to Diabetes Research Course took place in hybrid format from 13th to 14th October, with speakers from the Alberta...


4th Annual HDC / ADI Joint Symposium

This year´s 4th Annual Joint Symposium between the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) and the Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) took place on the 14th and...


HRD sponsors tickets for the Helmholtz Diabetes Conference 2022

Once again you had the chance to win one of the 3 tickets for the participation at the 9th Helmholtz Diabetes Conference. These lucky 3 winners were...


2nd HRD hosted 3MT® Competition

Congratulations to our two winners:


Hannah Hipp and Tobias Greisle!


Clinical Visit in Heidelberg 2022

In cooperation with the Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology at Heidelberg University Hospital, HRD organised a clinical visit and offered unique...

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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05. July 2022 - 05. July 2022

3MT® competition

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19. July 2022 - 19. July 2022

HDC Data Blitz Session

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