About the programme

BRIDGE - a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in translational medicine

The BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme offers a few select graduated PhDs a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in translational medicine.

A BRIDGE fellowship is a unique postdoctoral programme consisting of three core elements: education, mentoring and research.

In the matrix between these three elements, fellows will be trained and educated in how to apply new discoveries and technologies from biomedical research to the clinical environment or life science industry, to the benefit of patient health. The fellows will bridge the gap between research and medical treatment and thereby fulfil the vision of BRIDGE: to establish a translational clinical academic ecosystem in which scientists and physicians interact, so that basic biomedical discoveries can be studied in humans and translated into routine medical therapy. 

Need for translational researchers

Translational researchers are needed. Innovative techniques and technological developments in biomedical science must be translated into the clinical realm to improve medical treatment.

The translational fellows will understand the scientific content of translational medicine, acquire the knowledge and skills to manage the essential collaboration between disciplines, and translate and back-translate between clinical and basic science.

"…. I think the BRIDGE programme is a gateway to a successful future career. The combination of clinical and basic research and the exceptionally professional courses will create some very attractive candidates with a wide-ranging skill set." Associate Professor and BRIDGE-mentor Cristina Legido-Quigley

Becoming a BRIDGE fellow is a unique career opportunity for those wishing to become leaders in the field of translational medicine.

Practical information