Molecular Life Sciences

Doctoral Program in Molecular Life Sciences (EDMS)

EDMS trains doctoral students to become leaders in biological research. The basis of this education is laboratory-based research and access to state of art technological platforms, combined with coursework, in-house seminars, national and international conferences.

At a glance…

Institutes with EDMS-affiliated labs
  • Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC)
  • Global Health Institute (GHI)
  • Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS)
  • Institute of Bioengineering (IBI)
  • Brain Mind Institute (BMI)
  • School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC)
  • School of Basic Sciences (SB)
Research expertise
  • Cell biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Biochemistry & biophysics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Cancer research
  • Microbiology
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Immunology
  • Systems biology
  • Computational biology
  • Human genetics
  • Stem cells
  • Metabolism

View thesis directors of EDMS-affiliated laboratories

Research groups with open positions for the next round of interviews and their projects are listed here. The page is updated as new positions become available.

Talented and ambitious students may contact group leaders in advance, but formal applications must be submitted directly to EDMS before the April or November deadlines, respectively. The next Hiring Days will take place on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th January 2023. Explanations on how to get to SV building

The EPFL Doctoral School launched the third call for applications for EPFLglobaLeaders, a new doctoral fellowship programme funding early stage researchers to become leaders in the transition towards sustainable societies. In total, forty-eight doctoral fellows will benefit from a multifaceted training programme, including a secondment in the non-academic sector. The third call for applications is open from 1 March 2022 to 15 May 2022. More information: https://go.epfl.ch/EPFLglobaLeaders


Upcoming public defense



Prof. Elisa Oricchio
Phone: +41 21 693 08 47
Office: SV 2824


Tatiana Dubi
Phone: +41 21 693 07 82‬
Office: SV 2515

EPFL EDMS program
SV 2515
CH-1015 Lausanne

[email protected]

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