CCS Research
CCS Training & Teaching

Education and training of the next generation of young and outstanding scientists is a major concern at CCS. CCS members therefore jointly engage in teaching basics and advanced courses of cancer biology and cancer relevant technologies at PLUS.


Bachelor, Master and PhD level courses jointly held by CCS members from SCRI and PLUS include:


  • Bachelor Modules: Tumor Biology and Immunology (12 ECTS)

  • Master Medical Biology:

    • Modules: Molecular Tumor Biology and Tumor Immunology (12 ECTS)

    • Lectures and Courses on Cancer (Epi)Genetics and Basics of Tumor Biology (6 ECTS)

    • Course on Next Generation Sequencing in Cancer Research (6 ECTS)

What makes CCS outstanding is that the consortium enables education and training of highly motivated students and young scientists at the crossroads of basic, translational and clinical research, a key requirement for the efficient and swift transfer of scientific findings to the clinic.


Prof. Richard Greil and PD Dr Tanja Hartmann are allowed to officially supervice undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at PLUS.

Of note, seven CCS members from SCRI and PLUS are faculty members of the International PhD program "Immunity in Cancer and Allergy" (ICA) funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and hosted by PLUS. This prestigous and internationally evaluated PhD training program in the field of immunology, cancer and allergy trains outstanding students from all over the world in scientific and soft skills at the highest level and quality.

Translational cancer research at CCS

Bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench work

The scientific strategy and conceptual organization of CCS allows both the validation of basic research findings in clinical settings (bench to bedside) and the detailed molecular analysis of clinical observations in predictive in vitro and in vivo model systems (bedside to bench). This bidirectional research strategy accelerates the discovery of novel and innovative therapeutic approaches for personalized cancer therapy. 

Funding & Support

Cancer Cluster Salzburg at SCRI

3rd Medical Department

Paracelsus Medical University Clinics Salzburg

Müllner Hauptstrasse 48, 5020 Salzburg, Austria


Cancer Cluster Salzburg at PLUS

Department of Biosciences

University of Salzburg

Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria