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    Doing a PhD in a COFUND network will excellently prepare you for a career in science and industry.
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    Tackle the challenge of emerging multidrug resistant bacteria and become an antimicrobial expert.
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    Go on exciting international secondments at leading places in academia and industry.

Chemists | Bio(techno)logists | Pharmacists | Medical scientists | Nanoscientists

About Alert

The current overuse of antibiotics is leading to the emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria. These MDR pathogens continue to evolve at a terrifying rate and confer resistance to most or all presently available antibacterial treatments. Antimicrobial resistance is an eminent global problem that calls for an integrated approach that surpasses disciplines, sectors and borders.


  • Exciting, societal-relevant research
  • Top scientists as supervisors
  • Specialized training courses
  • Secondments to partner organizations
  • Excellent facilities

How to apply

The call for applications has closed on August 9th 2016. It is no longer possible to apply.

We have received over 800 applications. Applicants was selected on October 25, 2016.

Research projects

Projects with a focus on chemical synthesis
Projects with a focus on biotechnological synthesis
Projects with a focus on nanotechnology approaches
Projects with a focus on in vivo testing