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PhD-MD/PhD in Translational Biomedicine


The PhD-MD/PhD doctorate in Translational Biomedicine is jointly run by the following Faculties of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz:

  • University Medical Center
  • Biology
  • Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Geography, and Geosciences
  • Social Sciences, Media, and Sports

Meetings of the Joint Committee for the Conferral of the PhD-MD/PhD Degrees in 2024:

  • February 1, 2024

  • June 20, 2024

  • September 26, 2024
Applications for the admission to the doctorate need to be submitted to the Office for Doctoral Affairs not later than two weeks before the Joint Committee's meetings.

Members of the Joint Committee for the Conferral of the PhD-MD/PhD Degrees:

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Mittmann (Chairman), Institute of Physiology, UMC, JGU Mainz
  • Dr. Albrecht Clement, Institute of Pathobiochemistry, UMC, JGU Mainz
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Hankeln, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Genetic Engineering Research and Consulting, Biology, JGU Mainz 
  • Alexander Löw (student representative)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Perikles Simon, Department of Sports Medicine, Prevention and Rehabilitation, JGU Mainz 
  • Dr. Petra Schwarz, Managing Director TransMed, UMC, JGU Mainz
  • Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Winz, Institute of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, JGU Mainz 

To contact us, please write us an  email

Please note that in addition to the enrollment in the TransMed PhD training program, you have to register/enroll as a doctoral student at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as well.

For more information, see the following links below:




Chairperson of the Joint Committee for the Conferral of the PhD-MD/PhD Degrees:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Mittmann
Institute of Physiology
University Medical Center
Duesbergweg 6
55128 Mainz

Tel +49 6131-39-27261


Mailing address:

University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz


Office address:

Dr. Petra M. Schwarz
Managing Director
Bldg. 907, Room 01-214

Tel +49 6131 17-9149