PHD Students

There around 100 PhD students in the different labs at our department. All students are enrolled in the Biomedical doctoral school of KU Leuven and are able to take part in training and network opportunities provided by both VIB & KU Leuven. Each year, our center also organizes a PhD symposium together with NERF, to give the PhD community in our departments a chance to present their work and network.

To find out more about current opportunities to do your PhD within our center, check the Careers page.

PhD symposium

Each year, the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research and NERF join forces to organize a PhD week and PhD symposium. First-year students are introduced to each other and the science at both research centers. The last day of the week, all other PhD students join in for a symposium, with both oral and poster presentations and plenty of opportunities to network. Workshops on career development and an international top speaker complete the program, which is carefully crafted by a rotating team of group leaders and senior PhD students.

Keep an eye on our event page for all upcomint events.

Leuven International Doctoral School Of Biomedical Sciences

A lively community counting over 1200 PhD students, more than 250 supervisors and a dedicated administrative staff, the doctoral school provides an integrated framework for PhD training and offers career perspectives for doctoral graduates in different sectors.