On March 15, 2023, a cyberattack from an external source was detected at Helmholtz Munich. Immediately extensive defensive measures were taken. As a result, some employees have still very limited access to their email and telephone.
We have established a LinkedIn group to facilitate the professional networking between our past and present members such as exchanging advice on funding programs, training and career events as well as job opportunities.
Did you write up your thesis recently and are you eager to win 3000€?
Then join our HRD Best Thesis Award 2022 competition!
The call is open to HRD members that submitted their doctoral thesis between 1st Dec 2021 and 31st Dec 2022. At the time of application the thesis needs to be submitted, but not necessarily defended.
What is required?
-> 1-page summary of the work written in non-expert...
This year´s HRD Introdcution to Diabetes Research Course took place in hybrid format from 13th to 14th October, with speakers from the Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI), Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) and Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC).
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 15th July 2022. The ADI members could finally visit us in person in Munich. Another highlight was the satellite event "Future of Diabetes Research and Treatment" on 13th July hosted by HRD and the Canadian Embassy in Germany and featuring experts...
In cooperation with the Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology at Heidelberg University Hospital, HRD organised a clinical visit and offered unique insights into the translation of diabetes research.
As the first HRD exchange student, our doctoral researcher Alina (Dr. Maria Rohm's group) spent three months in Edmonton at the University of Alberta, starting this January.
The scientific visit at the Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) had to be postponed several times due to the pandemic and everyone was very excited that it was finally possible.
Alina was warmly welcomed by Prof. Patrick...
This year´s 3rd Annual Joint Symposium between the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) and the Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) took place again digitally in the format of a 2-day symposium on the 8th and 9th of December 2021.
We have recieved over 160 applications from 49 different countries for our HRD 2022 International PhD Program.
All applications are currently going through the screening process and successful applicants will then be invited to the interview symposium from 24-26.01.2022. Good luck to the applicants!
The two days HRD Course in Diabetes Research on 14th and 15th of April was a great success! 18 group leaders from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center in Munich, Leipzig and Tübingen, as well as from the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus presented their research, current state-of-the-art technologies exisiting at the Helmholtz Center and hence the variety of excellence in diabetes research.
This year's HRD Interview Symposium took place virtually from the 8th - 10th of March 2021. We received over 150 applications for our HRD 2021 International PhD Program and invited 13 international candidates.
16 HDC experts from Munich, Leipzig and Tübingen will introduce you to their research - offering lectures about latest research development at the HDC, state of the art technologies, clinical work and bridging aspects of T1D and T2D! Your chance to learn and ask all questions you have!
With the start of the new year there are also some changes at the HRD.
Prof. Stephan Herzig passed his position as HRD spokesperson now to Carolin Daniel! We are very happy to have her on board!
We are also pleased to announce that Paul Pfluger has joined the management board as our new scientist representative.
We look forward to working together for a successful new year 2021!
Our 2nd Annual Joint Symposium between the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) and the Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) took place digitally in the format of a 2-day symposium on the 3rd and 4th of December, 2020, broadcasted from Munich.
Do you want to develop your own research project? Get a head start working on your own research ideas? Then join our HRD Grant Writing Challenge: Write a grant proposal and win prize money for your project!
The call is open to HDC PhD students at the end of their 2nd year or higher.
Yesterday, our first Online HDC Data Blitz Session took place within the HDC Webinar series.
Thanks to Julia Zuber, Anna Karolina Blöchinger, Ciro Salinno, Katharina Wißmiller and Guoli Ma
for presenting their very interesting project ideas!
Over the last two days the HRD Interview Symposium took place at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. We received applications for our HRD 2020 International PhD Program from over 44 different countries and invited 11 international candidates who had the chance to prove themselves through the Interview Symposium.
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 great chance for our Doctoral Researchers to visit the hospital in Heidelberg for detailed clinical training from January 22nd-24th, 2020.
The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes wishes you a warm and wonderful christmas and a very happy new year!
We are looking forward to continued success next year and we want to thank all our partners, colleagues and doctoral researchers for the great collaboration.
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 to present their thesis and practice their science communication skills. Their talk needed to be aimed at a non-expert audience with a time limit of 3 minutes!
The concept was received very well and we are looking forward to our next event.
If you would like to apply to the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes please use our online application system.
For additional information please also see our research projects and application procedure.
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 career development process such as flexible personal consultation sessions, company visits, career meetups with peers as well as online resources.
Visit our website to book a consultation appointment or to stay informed about upcoming events and...
Thanks to the support by the DZD Next program and DZD networks to the coordinators of young scientist program at the Lund University, the first 6 HRD PhD students joined an introductory post-graduate course at the Lund Diabetes Center for one week, March 25th-29th, 2019, as part of their graduate studies.
Lectures, discussion and clinical visits provided a great overview on all areas of...
For the 7th time, the Helmholtz Zentrum München is organising this annual high-impact conference series. Internationally leading scientists in diabetes research are joining us here in Munich to present and discuss their most recent data and achievements during this event.
Great news for our HDC doctoral students. Thanks to the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) they can participate in the "Post Graduate Program in Diabetes Research" at the Diabetes Center of the University of Lund (LUDC), Sweden. The DZD has a well-established and successful cooperation with the LUDC.
In a well-designed and established training course run by international diabetes experts,...
If you are interested to join the autumn conference of the German Society for Diabetes (DDG): The German Society for Diabetes has 50 travel grants - each 250 € including free entrance - for their conference on November 9th - 10th, 2018 in Wiesbaden, Germany. Deadline for application is September 7th 2018!
The call for applications to the International Helmholtz Research School 2018 is now closed. We received applications from over 40 different countries. Thank you all for submitting your applications! We will start the reviewing process now and will get back to all applicants soon. Please stay tuned for upcoming information.
The 6th Helmholtz Diabetes Conference will take place from September 26 to 28 2018 at Palais Lenbach Munich.
The meeting brings together international top leaders in the field of diabetes to enable the identification of, and potential solutions to, the preeminent scientific challenges facing the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Moreover the conference will feature two award...
The 6th DZD Diabetes Research School will take place in Berlin from September 29 to October 1, 2018. The School's speakers list includes renowned diabetes scientists who will give exiting insights of the current translational diabetes research. Attendees of the DZD Diabetes Research School will again have the opportunity to present their own research and discuss the current research trends with...
After one week at the Alberta Diabetes Center (ADI) in Canada eight graduate students of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) returned back to Munich with new experiences. During the intensive program together with ADI students they presented their research, discussed their ideas together with experts in the diabetes field, and visited and trained in ADI labs.
The 54th EASD Annual Meeting (EASD 2018) in Berlin, Germany will again present science of the highest caliber. From 1 to 5 October 2018, the programme will comprise six parallel tracks which will include stimulating symposia, keynote lectures and debates covering basic and clinical science in diabetes research.
The first Munich-Canada Diabetes Research Exchange with graduate students from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center in Munich and the Alberta Diabetes Institute in Edmonton will start this weekend. Graduate students will be sharing their research, hearing lectures from Institute scientists, taking part in technical training and attending career development workshops. During the 10-day visit student...
The Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta, Edmonton and Helmholtz Diabetes Center are joining forces to establish the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes. Networking on an international scale, innovative translational approaches and new interdisciplinary collaborations will provide an excellent training setting for future leaders in diabetes research.
The first Graduate Student Representatives of the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes are Lea Bühler from the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer and Luke Harrison from the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity. As this, they are invaluable members of the management board where they represent the interests of all graduate students of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and promote the...
The first Munich - Canada Diabetes Research PhD Exchange offers highly motivated Phd students from the Helmholz Diabetes Center in Munich and the Alberta Diabetes Institute in Canada to network and discuss their research and ideas on all aspects from basic to translational diabetes research.
The Munich - Canada Diabetes Research PhD Exchange will take place at the University of Alberta, Canada...
The International Helmholtz Reserach School for Diabetes focuses on scientific and translational training providing future research leaders with an excellent environment to study the diverse aspects of diabetes.
Our international call opens from May 4th 2018 to 29th June 2018.
Dr. Sofia Sasse is the new coodinator of the International Helmholtz Research School. As the contact person she offers support in all matters for PhD students and supervisors - not only of the research school but also of the Helmholtz Diabetes Institutes.