The overall goal of the qualification program is the education of a new generation of computational biologists who are qualified to perform independent and project-oriented research in various aspects of cancer research and precision oncology.

The program will provide training in computational biology from basic science to biomedical application in cancer therapy by offering multiple training modules and research interactions. Students will be able to:


  • learn about the clinical challenges and daily routine,
  • discuss ethical issues and issues of data privacy related to clinical studies,
  • get to know state-of-the-art scientific knowledge of rapidly developing research fields and technologies in cancer research, and
  • become well integrated in the international scientific community.


Specifically, in the first year, the students’ qualification program will emphasize complementary education aimed at balancing different educational backgrounds of all starting PhD students. In the second and third year, students will mainly participate in an advanced training program focused on research and methodical areas of the RTG.

PhD students can tailor both mandatory and elective components of the training program to fit their project needs.


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. Application is closed!