Genetics and Mechanisms in Translational Medicine Doctoral programme

The GenomMed programme will train international experts in translational genomics aiming to solve health care -related questions in the fields of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and neurosciences to create solutions and innovations to support development of novel treatments and enhance treatment of patients in the European and global environment.

Translational genomics and mechanics training programme focuses on
1. basic genomics research of major common diseases
2. molecular research cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and neurosciences
3. translational research aiming at clinical adaptation of research results

European and global health care is faced with a growing burden of major age-associated diseases. New means of diagnosis and treatment are needed to survive the challenges in health care.

With long time established and successful experience in both research and researcher training, the GenomMed programme will provide the ESRs:

  • multidisciplinary research skills that will enable pursuit of an academic career and employment to R&D positions outside academia

  • increased transferable skills leading to employment in private and health care sectors, enhanced entrepreneurship, and academic careers

  • increased innovation potential of individuals leading to creation of new health care products, services, treatments and more efficient health care processes, i.e. increasing the research and innovation output

  • abilities to make greater contributions to the society, both helping the knowledge-based society and creating a meaningful life and career

Training in the programme is systematic, well-organized and developed according to the needs of trainees and requirements of the European employment market. Possible future employers include academia, business sector and research administration organizations. The following post graduate degrees can be taken in the GenomMed Doctoral programme: Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science (Pharmacy), Doctor of Science (Health Care), Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Science.


Doctoral programme call was closed on 31st January 2018.
This project is co-funded by Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union (Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No 740264).