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International Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences (GGL)

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Welcome to the GGL
The GGL provides an interdisciplinary, concisely structured graduate programme for all life science disciplines at the Justus Liebig University, in the fields of Human, Dental and Veterinary Medicine, Psychology and Sport Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Nutritional and Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Based on our diversity of disciplines and nationalities, we have built a comprehensive concept for doctoral research where a topic-oriented doctoral project is embedded in the multidisciplinary research background of the GGL. We offer seminars, practical courses, research retreats and essential skills for academic and business careers.
GGL Call for Applications
The GGL application portal will be open for applications for membership in the GGL from 01 February to 04 March 2024. Kindly click here for more information and to start your application process. Any inquiries concerning the online application procedure or the International Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences can be sent to office@ggl.uni-giessen.de . It is also possible to apply for the PhD Programme of the Faculties of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the same time but reviewing and admission will take place only for the winter semester 2024/25. Inquiries concerning the Programme should be directed to phd@dekanat.med.uni-giessen.de .
GGL Career Day 2024 – registration now open!
The GGL Career Day 2024 is coming soon! On 20th of March our speakers will report on their career paths and their work in industry, public authorities and in the university environment. We are happy to announce that we will have speakers from Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, Agilent Technologies and Elanco. They will give their tips on career planning, present their everyday work and current employers and a recruiter will explain how companies search for young talents.
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GGL Graduation and Welcome Ceremony 2023
Our warmest congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2023! This year’s graduates joined us at the peak of the COVID pandemic, and we are happy that we could meet 25 of our 30 new graduates in person during this beautiful ceremony. The Ceremony was a great evening with many highlights including the festive handover of the certificates, the awarding of the Dr. Herbert Stolzenberg Publication Award for Research in the Life Sciences and the Welcome for 48 new GGL members. We wish all our graduates the best for their future and invite you to join our alumni network at LinkedIn or our PostDoc programme.
Dr. Herbert Stolzenberg Publication Award for the Life Sciences
We are happy to announce the winners of this year’s Publication Award for Research in the Life Sciences: Rebecca Classen, PhD, (German Centre for Neurodegenerative Research) and Laura Rehneke, (Institute of Phytopathology, Justus Liebig University Giessen). Our Congratulations! The awardees were honoured by Matthias Kamps (Commerzbank AG), representative of the Executive Board of the Dr. Herbert Stolzenberg Foundation, and Prof. Dr. Eveline Baumgart-Vogt, Director of the GGL during the recent welcome and graduation ceremony of the GGL.
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Testimonials of our Alumni

While we hosted our Life Science Bridges Event in the summer of 2017, we interviewed some of our alumni about their time as a member of the GGL. We also asked them to pass some advice and experience on to new generations of young researchers. Take a look at their testimony to find out, where they are now and what they have to say.