The six key research areas represented in the PhD program are oncology, neuroscience, immunology/infection, biomedical imaging, cardiovascular research, and molecular medicine. Students enrolled in the PhD program “Medical Life Science and Technology” have the opportunity to carry out their research project in one of the research groups affiliated with the faculty of medicine at TUM. Our faculty members are outstanding scientists and offer PhD projects - ranging from in vitro to in vivo, and to clinical research - in a stimulating research environment with cutting-edge technologies. The faculty members also provide the PhD students access to numerous excellent research consortia in the Munich area, which bring together a wide range of experimental expertise and know-how, to achieve a deeper understanding of complex biological processes, and of mechanisms of disease. The research consortia include the prestigious Collaborative Research Centres (SFB), funded by the German Research Foundation, and the Clusters of the Excellence Initiative as well as the German Centers of Health Research (DZG).