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The Ph. D. Office is meant to facilitate the scientific and administrative life of our Ph. D. students, create a good work environment, promote scientific and social events and provide guidance during the development of their Ph. D. Thesis.

In addition to the Ph. D. Thesis supervisor, supporting guidance to the students is provided by the Thesis Advisory Committees (TACs).

Issues discussed within the Ph. D. student community or particular concerns arising during the project development can be directly channeled to Ph. D. Student Chairs, any member of the Ph. D. Student Senior Board or via the Ph. D. Student Council.

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IBMB students follow the IBMB-Ph. D. Programme which includes the development of a scientific project in addition to assistance to international renowned weekly seminars, conferences on scientific writing, oral presentation and professional guidance, technical workshops and the yearly Student and IBMB-Christmas Meetings.

All scientific activities are hold in English and prepare the students to present and discuss science at an international level. Students are encouraged to attend Conferences in their fields and visit laboratories abroad for periods of 3 to 6 months to improve their scientific and technical skills.

Become a PhD student

Most of the Ph. D. students at the IBMB start as Master Students or even as Pregraduate fellows. The IBMB offers positions to develop the pre-graduate practicums and Master Thesis at several Universities of Barcelona (See Masters and Practicums related to our research at “webs of interest”).

Starting as a Master student gives you the opportunity to have a first contact with the research group and decide on a solid base to proceed to the Ph. D. during the next 3-4 years.

Once the decision is made, the student will chose a Ph. D. Programme from any of the Universities in Barcelona, matriculate and search for founding.

There are several founding opportunities to support your studies (see Ph. D. fellowships at “webs of interest”). If you are particularly interested in the research of one or more of our groups, we strongly recommend you to directly contact the Principal Investigator by e-mail to explore the possibilities.

Become a phd student

PhD. Office structure & contact

Ph. D. student Chairs

Josep Vilardell 93 4020549
Maribel Geli 934020193

Senior panel

Carme Gallego 934033728
Xavier Gomis 934020186
Albert Jordan 934020487
Mariona Arbonés  934020858

Ph. D. students Council

The Ph. D. Student Council meets regularly to discuss issues concerning the Ph. D. student community and to organize scientific and social events for the IBMB-Ph.  Ph. D. Student Council is conformed by 2 student representatives from each department:





Thesis Advisory Committees (TAC)

Thesis Advisory Committees (TACs) provides guidance to the students. TACs are composed of 2 senior scientists chosen by the student, with at least one member belonging to the IBMB. Yearly confidential reports should be sent to the PhD. office by the student, TAC and thesis supervisor after each meeting:

Ph.D. office supervisor report
Ph.D. office TAC report
Ph.D. office student report

Institute thesis

2018 IBMB Thesis: Sara Gutiérrez Fernández

Funció del factor d’elongació eEF1A2 en plasticitat sinàptica. Download

2018 IBMB Thesis: Paula Martínez Delgado

Identification of novel NEK9 substrates and functions through the use of genetically engineered mice.

2018 IBMB Thesis: Adrian Baumann

Analysis of the molecular function of kazrin in endosomal trafficking

2018 IBMB Thesis: Andrea Izquierdo Bouldstridge

Analysis of the genomic distribution of linker histone H1 variants in human.

2018 IBMB Thesis: Anna Casas Lamesa

Analysis of the contribution of linker histone H1 to the dynamics of RNA:DNA hybrids.

2018 IBMB Thesis: Raquel Fueyo Arévalo

Study of the role of the histone demethylase JMJD3 as a transcriptional regulator.

2018 IBMB Thesis: Claudia Millán Nebot

Phase combination and its application to the solution of macromolecular structures: developing ALIXE and SHREDDER.

2018 IBMB THesis: Antonio Valdés Gutiérrez

Análisis del anudamiento del ADN intracelular.

Scientific events

Technical workshops

We also plan to invite speakers to teach us about topics that might be interesting for everybody, such as statistics, microscopy, amongst others.

Ph. D. students monthly seminar

These meetings are meant for the PhD community of the IBMB to get to know each other and be able to share our work without the constraints of having group leaders around. Every month, two speakers from different departments will…

Social events

First Meeting IBMB PhD Students

New council presentation, ideas proposal, bowling and beers (29th Nov at 6pm; Bowling Pedralbes)


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Webs of interest


Masters related to our research in Barcelona

 Ph. D. Programs related to our research in Barcelona

Ph. D. fellowships

  • La Caixa Doctorate Inphinit            investigador-novell-FI-2016?category=61680f2d-9295-11e5-a40e-005056924a59&moda=1

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