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EpiCrossBorders: Helmholtz-Edinburgh International Research School

We are proud to announce the Epigenetics Across Borders: Helmholtz-Edinburgh International Research School 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 Bioscience communities (Welcome Centre for Cell Biology, MRC Human Genetics Unit and Centre for Regenerative Medicine).

The EpiCrossBorders Research School Program is a truly international and interdisciplinary graduate program centered on epigenetics research at Helmholtz Zentrum München HMGU, in Munich, Germany and the Edinburgh Bioscience Programs (Welcome Centre for Cell Biology, MRC Human Genetics Unit and Centre for Regenerative Medicine) 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 scheduled for the second half of 2020 - stay tuned here and on Twitter @epigeneticsHMGU for updates!

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