Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit

The MMPU is a joint venture between the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

Heidelberg Research Centre for Molecular Medicine


Translating discoveries from the world of bioscience into diagnostic procedures and treatment strategies is a major challenge in modern medicine. The Heidelberg Research Centre for Molecular Medicine (HRCMM) is a brand new initiative founded in 2012 as part of the Excellence Initiative II of Heidelberg University and funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) DFG.

The HRCMM’s strategy is to overcome existing obstacles by offering medical students and scientifically orientated physicians outstanding development opportunities doing top-level international research and training towards becoming highly qualified physicians.

The HRCMM is based on the success of the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU) to effectively bridge between basic science and medicine. The MMPU, a joint venture between the EMBL and the Medical Center of the University of Heidelberg, offers HRCMM fellows full access to its state of the art infrastructure and provides internationally experienced mentors to help them grow as competent clinician scientist.

The HRCMM offers three different fellowships for MD students or MDs

JCF – Junior Career Fellowships

CDF – Career Development Fellowships

SCF – Senior Career Fellowships

Application details can be found during the open call periods. Please check our CALLS page.


For information or questions pertaining the HRCMM or the MMPU please follow the individual links:

HRCMM Fellowships: Britta Schläger

MMPU: MMPU contact

Excellence Initiative II: Heidelberg University

DFG funding: German Research Foundation

HBIGS: Hartmut Hoffmann – Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology