Awardee 2019

In 2019, the award for outstanding doctoral programs in Berlin was presented for the third time at the Einstein Foundation's New Year's Reception.


The Berlin School of Integrative Oncology (BSIO) was honored as an outstanding Berlin graduate school. The prize money amounts to 450,000 euros distributed over the next three years.

Berlin School of Integrative Oncology

In the award-winning graduate school, scientists from Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, and other partner organizations dedicate themselves to a common goal: research into cancer. To this end, BSIO offers an integrative, three-year doctoral program in oncological research for both natural scientists and medical and social science-trained young talents. The graduate school is located at the interface of bioscientific research and clinical application. Involving hematologists, oncologists, molecular biologists, surgeons and other experts, it provides young researchers with the necessary theoretical background and practical experience to jointly develop new forms of diagnosis and therapy. 


The prize money will be used to offer lab visits, summer schools and orientation years for students at the BSIO, among other things, in order to attract the best minds to oncology at an early stage. The graduate school would also like to advocate for a more flexible curriculum for medical and scientific degree programs in order to generate enthusiasm for collaborative, experimental research and work.