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Teaching and training at the FMI


The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research is affiliated with the University of Basel. Most FMI group leaders present lecture series and laboratory courses at the university, especially in the Faculty of Science but also in the Faculty of Medicine. Twelve current group leaders and six emeriti group leaders are professors at the University of Basel, and 11 others are involved in university teaching activities.

The FMI fosters a lively educational atmosphere, training young scientists at the graduate and postdoctoral levels. Since 1970, 309 students have obtained their PhDs and many Diploma or Masters theses were completed at the FMI.

Currently, FMI laboratories are home to approximately 95 PhD and MSc students from about 30 different countries. Registered at local universities, they are part of the FMI International PhD Program and carry out their dissertation studies under the supervision of FMI group leaders.

In addition, about 90 postdocs from around the world pursue postgraduate studies at the FMI. The FMI was recently ranked by The Scientist as one of the top five "Best Place to Work as Postdoc" outside of the USA. This result reflects not only the quality of the research programs and the commitment to maintaining state-of-the-art platforms but also to the open, collegial atmosphere that encourages scientists to explore new research areas with daring ideas.

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