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The Radiation Biology and Biophysics Doctoral Training network is a unique advanced training consortium involving different campi across European reference institutions/universities. The facilities made available for students to perform their research programmes, benefit from the most advanced and state-of-the art experimental and theoretical techniques, a par with other leading institutions across the globe. The unique environment at these premises either through the dedicated research teams or the different international partnerships, involve aspects related to molecular and macromolecular biological systems characterization, meaningful elements processes in biomolecular systems, cellular detoxification and oxidative stress, bio(inspired) nanostructures, radiation induced effects in cells and tissues and, ultimately, advanced cancer radiotherapy.

Initially founded as an international PhD programme, RaBBiT involved ︎︎︎ FCT NOVA (PT) and four other institutions: ︎︎︎ Universität Innsbruck (AT), ︎︎︎ The Open University (UK), ︎︎︎ Queen’s University Belfast (UK) and ︎︎︎ Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (ES). This has been a most proficuous and successful partnership that, since 2014, received more than 100 applications, made 70 interviews and enrolled 39 students in 8 different cohorts/recruitment opportunities.

We now strive to bring to this new edition more know-how, expertise and instrumental capacity by extending the consortium to ︎︎︎ CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université (FR), ︎︎︎ Universität Potsdam (DE) and ︎︎︎ Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities (PL). These are well established European higher education and research institutions in their own countries which will provide expertise in complementary techniques of macromolecular spectroscopy, bionanostructures and theoretical methods.

This new partnership will bring more knowledge and access to new technologies to the programme, empowering researchers and students to better accomplish their objectives and raising the expectation for better training as well as stronger, more meaningful, outputs.

RaBBiT 2.0 aims at providing PhD students with the necessary background either for a future academic career or as researcher in industrial and/or health care environments.