Cardiovascular Science

In the PhD programme in Cardiovascular Science (CVS), doctoral students from different disciplines, faculties and institutions (University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August University Göttingen, German Primate Center and the Göttingen Max-Planck Institutes) will be supervised and trained together.

The focus of the programme is on the development, biology and function of the healthy heart, as well as on the study and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Heart disease remains one of the most common diseases in Europe, occurring in two to four percent of the population. In the past decade, enormous progress has been made. However, the morbidity and mortality of affected patients remains high. New strategies for studying heart disease have made advances in understanding at the molecular level in recent years through the use of imaging methods with high-resolution microscopy, high-throughput techniques, and stem cell technology. Scientific observation and investigation at the molecular, cellular, and organ level is important to continue to foster future developments and insights that will inform practical clinical medicine. In this context, PhD students will work at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels, respectively, using modern methods to accurately and functionally understand the complex interplay and functional maintenance of cells/tissues in the cardiovascular system.

Cardiovascular sciences are a designated research focus in the Göttingen research landscape. In addition to an international Master's programme in Cardiovascular Science, there are excellent research groups at the different faculties and institutions and several DFG-funded research networks (e.g. IRTG1816 & CRC1002).

For the homepage of the program, click here.