About us

Welcome to the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM)!

SGBM is an international and multidisciplinary graduate program. Its ultimate goal is to enable doctoral researchers to assimilate knowledge and techniques from various disciplines as well as combine basic with translational research, biotechnology and drug development.

To achieve this goal, SGBM relies on the expertise of internationally renowned scientists - Principal Investigators - who, besides being members of this program, also lead or actively participate in numerous collaborating research initiatives at the University of Freiburg, i.e. Excellence Clusters, Collaborative Research Centers, and other structured graduate programs.

SGBM doctoral fellows work in high-profile research environments across disciplines grouped in seven research areas. They attend lectures, seminars, workshops, regional and international meetings as well as annual retreats. Moreover, fellows have the opportunity to actively participate in the organization of scientific and social events that are part of the curriculum. The entire program is run in English.

The University of Freiburg has a longstanding tradition in excellence and several Nobel laureates have been associated with this university, as can be seen in this brochure (in German).