CompCancer PhD programme






CompCancer is a PhD programme (DFG funded research training group) that focusses on computational aspects of cancer research. Contemporary cancer resarch generates enormous data sets characterising tumors at unprecediented molecular details. To integrate and interprete these new layers of data, computational methods are becoming central in cancer research. Increasingly, computational methods are also required for clinical oncology, as more and more patients are receiving therapies based on integrated molecular profiles.

The goal of CompCancer is to develop and apply computational methods on relevant questions of current cancer research, and thereby train the next generation of computational oncologists. CompCancer focusses on research on

  • Personalised and advanced therapies
  • Tumor heterogeneity
  • Therapy resistance

These areas are adressed with contemporary methods including

  • Single cell methods
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Integration of multi-omics data
  • Complex IT systems


The research training group CompCancer (RTG2424) is a DFG founded PhD programme in Berlin, focussing on computational aspects of cancer research.


CompCancer will start 1.6.2019. We expect to publish calls for PhD positions soon. Watch this space or follow us on twitter at @CompCancerRTG to get updates.