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EpiCrossBorders: International Helmholtz-Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics

We are proud to announce the Epigenetics Across Borders: International Helmholtz-Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics or 'EpiCrossBorders'. This new Research School Program will be the next step in the development of the Helmholtz International Epigenetics Research School and is made possible by the collaboration between the epigenetics@HMGU and Edinburgh communities from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, MRC Human Genetics Unit and Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

The EpiCrossBorders Research School Program is a truly international and interdisciplinary PhD program centered on epigenetics research at Helmholtz Zentrum München HMGU, in Munich, Germany and the Edinburgh University in Edinburg, UK. The new Program provides an optimal research and training environment for graduate students to conduct their PhD research in the field of epigenetics. Research excellence within the host teams of both communities, is complemented with a dedicated training and exchange program and support structure, creating an environment in which academically and technically gifted individuals can excel to achieve their professional goals and develop their future career.

Graduate Projects in the EpiCrossBorders Program are true international collaborations between labs in Munich and Edinburgh centered on the 'One Health' approach. In addition the Graduate Projects are designed to contribute to one or more of our five central themes:

The next call to join the EpiCrossBorders Program at the Helmholtz Zentrum München is opening soon - stay tuned here and on Twitter @epigeneticsHMGU for updates!

The application to the EpiCrossBorders Program in Edinburgh goes through the individual programs, which all have their own call for application procedures.