Emerald programme

We are an International PhD Programme for Medical Doctors that will train and nurture physician-scientists. We will recruit 24 medical doctors to carry out a PhD in cutting-edge research in European centres of excellence in life sciences and biomedicine.

Our project is coordinated by the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona and brings together 8 research institutes and 37 partner organizations across 10 European countries.

We push forward personalised medicine by fusing fundamental discoveries and frontier technologies with translational research and medicine. We envision a healthcare and medical system with highly skilled professionals who can bridge research and patients’ needs, understand different professional cultures, and can work at the interface of diverse disciplines.

We will train 24 physician-scientists to become leaders in academia, the clinic, or the private sector, while ideally also transforming them into ambassadors of our innovative training.

Hosting centres

Our fellows can choose among eight cutting-edge research centres across Europe, most of them members of the EU-LIFE alliance

Passionate professionals ready to inspire and guide

Get to know the scientists and other partners behind our project