Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme

Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme offers field specific doctoral training to its doctoral researchers by organizing courses and other activities and events.
Man with a doctoral hat.

Degree programmes

Doctoral researchers from the following degree programmes belong to the Doctoral Programme for Health and Biosciences:

  • Medicine
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • (Biology)

Check the study requirements in your own doctoral degree programme!

HBS-DP activities

HBS-DP courses and events in spring 2022

  • March 17: Kontinkangas Research Infrastructure Day 1, Leena Palotie sali 101A, Kontinkangas, 12:00 - 16:00
  • March 24: Kontinkangas Research Infrastructure Day 2, Leena Palotie sali 101A, Kontinkangas, 12:00 - 16:00
  • April 14: Lecture by Dr. Brian Hermann, University of Texas, San Antonio
    “Using single-cell RNA-seq to uncover the mechanisms regulating spermatogonial fate”, 14:00 at F202, Kontinkangas campus
  • April 28-29: Course 356013J Theory development and testing, 5 ECTS
  • June 1: Infrafrontier Mouse Disease Models - seminar, Leena Palotie sali 101A, Kontinkangas Campus  




Research environment

Biocenter Oulu (established in 1986) is one of the four strategic focus institutes at the University of Oulu. Biocenter Oulu supports high-quality research and coordinates multidisciplinary research activities and doctoral training on the University´s strategic focus area Lifelong health and promotes interdisciplinary networking of research groups as well as co-operation with national and international partners.

Medical Research Center Oulu (MRC Oulu) is a strategic research organisation of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the University of Oulu. MRC Oulu offers a multidisciplinary research environment for clinical, translational and health care socioeconomic research. Currently MRC Oulu consists of several different research groups from the University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, and Oulu University Hospital ERVA-area.

Contact infromation

Doctoral programme coordinator

  • Mirja Peltola, mirja.peltola(at)
  • Contact for questions related to courses and events organized by the doctoral programme

Graduate school coordinator

  • Heli Ruotsalainen, heli.ruotsalainen(at)
  • Contact for general questions related to doctoral training

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