Mission Statement

This doctoral programme intends to provide an internationally competitive scientific training of doctoral students in innovative pharmaceutical, nutritional and sport research.

The school wants to attract motivated students and to guide them towards scientific excellence and independence in a truly unique and dynamic multi-as well as interdisciplinary environment to finally become well-educated, open-minded and responsible graduates. The cohorts trained and supported by the VDS PhaNuSpo are part of the vibrant research environment at the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Centre for Sport Science and University Sports of the University of Vienna.

Your Benefits

  • Co-supervision and mentoring from at least two experts in your field.
  • Low hierarchies and an open door policy.
  • Interdisciplinary exchange in the form of joint courses, seminars, retreats and social events.
  • Additional financial support e.g. in the form of completion or mobility grants.
  • A strong student voice.
  • Dedicated administrative support.

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PhD thesis: A human neuronal in vitro model to investigate a protein replacement therapy for Rett Syndrome

Venue: Hybrid: Room 2D404 at UZAII (Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2, 1090 Vienna) and ZOOM Video Conference

Date & time: 18 January 2024, 14:00

Public presentation

Fifteen early-stage PhD students from the three Pha-Nu-Spo disciplines will present their exciting dissertation projects. Don't miss it.

Date: 16 January 2024, 8:30 -16:30 CET

Venue: Online, public Moodle BBB


Does your research data management fail to spark joy? Do you wish that your research data management did spark joy? Do you like snacks? The data stewards from CeMESS and the Faculty of Life Sciences are hosting a Research Data Management Course for PhD students. Register until December 29th.


PhD thesis: Knock-out-validated Proteomic Characterization of the Dopamine Transporter Interactome by Mass Spectrometry and its Role in the Dopaminergic System

Date: 20 December 2023, 11:00 CET


Learn techniques for validating your ideas by prototyping your solutions and testing them. You will get a basic understanding how to gain insights about desirability of customers, as well as the technical feasibility and financial viability of your solution.

Travel report

Read more about Sabrina's experiences at the 13th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC in Budapest, Hungary. It is the largest international congress on the subject of pain.

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2 Faculties and 3 Degree programmes

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