Forming the basis for applied sciences, natural sciences are concerned with the study of the universe and the rules of nature. Biology, chemistry and physics are among the major study areas of the discipline. The distinctions between the natural science disciplines are not always rigid, because they share a number of cross-discipline fields. As a result, study fields such as biochemistry and geophysics are also considered as natural sciences.
The Natural Sciences degrees provide students with knowledge on a challenging and diverse range of subjects from across the sciences. This multi- and interdisciplinary study help students build a solid foundation in core science subjects. Therefore, the natural sciences degrees will especially be appealing for those students with an aptitude for science who would like to keep their options open. Natural Sciences graduates will have a broad range of scientific knowledge, as well as skills such as communication, numeracy and information technology. They are well qualified for a wide variety of scientific careers such as research and development, marketing and management in the biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical, business and manufacturing.
Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL), a joint venture between University of Vienna and Medical University of Vienna, offer graduate training leading to PhD degrees in diverse areas of molecular biology.
Department of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich is offering a PhD fellowship for a motivated, creative, and flexible student who is interested in conducting research within the emerging and interdisciplinary field of DNA Nanotechnology. The PhD programme is fully funded by EScoDNA, which is an Initial Training Network (ITN) under the European Commission's Marie Curie Actions research fellowship programme.
This challenging and interdisciplinary research field covers the following subtopics: Advanced Ceramic Sciences / Structure and Process Analysis / Fundamentals of Mass Transport in Porous Ceramics and its Visualization / Modelling and Simulation / Special Application of Porous Ceramics
The doctoral offers of the German Research School for Simulation Sciences are intended to give excellent graduate students from all over the world the opportunity to participate in strongly-interdisciplinary research in the fast-evolving field of simulation sciences. The day-to-day language of the German Research School as a whole is English.
he unifying theme examines how genes are expressed and how they interact with other molecules to exert a biological effect. Fundamental studies of the mechanisms which control gene expression involve investigation of transcriptional and post-transcriptional events. Likewise, the study of cellular processes formulates an understanding of the roles of genes in effecting cellular mechanisms and organisation in living systems.
<p> The PhD program offers the possibility to acquire specialized knowledge in the different areas of Cellular Biology.</p>
This course provides students further knowledge in mathematics and the component disciplines of technical cybernetics, such as automatic control theory, information theory, process modelling, identification, simulation, optimization, and informatics. The course also focuses on technical means of measurement and control, including microcomputer, information and diagnostic systems, computer networks and computer-aided automatic control, i.e. CIM-CAD-CAM. The degree programme has been designed to produce graduates who will be able to develop the theoretical disciplines and use the latest research findings in the design and control of technological processes.
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is part of the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences and is the largest Department in the School of Medical Sciences.
The Physics and Astrophysics Doctoral School (PHAST) was created in 1991 and is part of the University of Lyon. It includes 6 laboratories, which fields and study are all ranked A or A+. The Ed-PHAST includes approximately 140 PhD students, 300 researchers and professors of whom 170 have a HDR.
PhD programmes are based on individual research projects that last 3 or 4 years, working with a specific academic supervisor (principle investigators). Our research utilises a variety of model organisms including Dictyostelium, Drosophila, chick,mouse, Xenopus and zebrafish, and a diversity of state-of the-art techniques including various types of genetic analysis, transgenesis, gene targeting, expression profiling, functional genomics, proteomics, imaging, electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography.
The overarching theme of the work of this group is the characterization of mineral-water-organic matter reactions in surface and near-surface environments. As chemical reactions in these environments are often catalysed by microorganisms, we have developed a recent and expanding interest in geomicrobiology. Here, by combining the techniques of microbiology and molecular biology with physical, chemical and modelling approaches, we are focusing on the role microorganisms play or have played in key geological processes.
The Chemistry Department provides graduate and undergraduate courses in basic and applied areas of Chemistry.