PhD study at the Department of Biology

The Department of Biology is among the largest Departments at the University of Copenhagen. It employs 475 academic and technical staff and hosts research programmes and teaching curricula that cover all major biological sub-disciplines. University rankings typically place the field of biology/biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen first in Denmark and among the top 30 universities internationally.

The mission of the PhD programme at the Department of Biology is to offer world-class research training and education through participation in exciting, frontier research projects.

The successful candidates will join the lively group of 150 PhD students studying at the Department of Biology and participate in the many exciting events and activities organised by the PhD student network and the Department, including the annual PhD day, the biannual BIO conference, weekly research seminars, and career fairs.

All PhD students at Department of Biology are enrolled at the PhD school of Science.


Local PhD coordinators

Robin Andersson
Tel: 3533 0245 ​
Bioinformatic & RNA Biology

A​nders Priemé​
Tel: 3533 0147
Microbiology, Cell-and Neurobiology, Ecology and Evolution

Henriette Pilegaard
Tel:  3532 1687
Cell Biology and Physiology,  Genomics and Molecular Biomedicin

Niels Daugbjerg 
Tel: 3533 1830
Freshwater Biology, Marine 
B​​iology, Terrestrial Ecology​​​​

Michael Lisby
Tel: 3532 2120
Functional genomics

Sine Lo Svenningsen
Tel: 3532 2033
Biomolecular Sciences

PhD secretaries

Jannike Dyrskjøt 
(Molecular Biology and Genes, Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology, Protein Sciences)

Jeannette Melsen 
(Aquatic Sciences, Ecology and Evolution, Microbiology)