Department of Molecular Biology

MCB - The Molecular and Computational Biology Research School

MCB is a partnership between the Computational Biology Unit (CBU), the Department of Biomedicine, the Department of Informatics, the Department of Molecular Biology and Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Sars). MCB has been organized to create an attractive and stimulating training environment for doctoral students in molecular and computational biology. MCB organizes courses and network activities for PhD-students within the field(s) of Molecular and Computational Biology.

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Why MCB?

  • A network: MCB is not a competitor to your research group or your department – MCB is not a “place” where you organize your daily life. However, MCB will put you in contact with a valuable network of people working within molecular and computational biology at different places at the University of Bergen.

  • Scientific courses: MCB offers short (typically 1-2 weeks) advanced research courses in Bergen. The portfolio of scientific courses is not extensive, but the courses are specific, flexible and of high quality.

  • Complementary courses and seminars: MCB offers a scientific writing course which has been very well received. From 2009 MCB will offer half-day seminars addressing other more general topics which will be useful to you as PhD-students, and which may be in demand by future employers – such as project management, experimental design and dataanalysis, scientific presentations, commercialization of research and more.

  • Travel grants: MCB offers up to 10 travel grants for active MCB students for participation at international research conferences. Only active MCB students are eligible.