Doctoral Program in Molecular Medicine

The Doctoral School of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) comprises all of the university's doctoral
programmes. The doctoral programmes are either discipline-specific, specific to the field of study or
multidisciplinary. Furthermore, the doctoral programmes may be either local or they may operate as part of
national or international networks. All postgraduate students of the university belong to the UEF Doctoral
School and each postgraduate student must also belong to one of the doctoral programmes of the university.
The UEF Doctoral School offers transferable skills studies and the doctoral programmes are responsible for
organizing the discipline-specific and field-specific postgraduate education.

As decided by the faculty board on 27 May 2015, the Faculty of Health Sciences has four (4) doctoral
programmes:

  • Doctoral Programme of Clinical Research
  • Doctoral Programme in Drug Research
  • Doctoral Programme in Molecular Medicine
  • Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences

The Doctoral Program in Molecular Medicine is an interdisciplinary doctoral training program with the purpose of training researchers as international experts in modern biomedicine. Molecular medicine studies the causes and mechanisms of origin of diseases on a molecular level and strives to find methods to treat and prevent these diseases. Research fields in the program range from basic laboratory sciences and diagnostics to applied clinical research.

The doctoral program concentrates on the research of major diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obesity, neurological diseases, inflammations and cancer, as well the possibilities provided by stem cell technologies in the treatment of various diseases.

Doctoral training is organized by A. I. Virtanen Institute and School of Medicine in the University of Eastern Finland.