CORTEX – a new DKTK fellowship to promote data-driven clinical research in oncology


To train a new generation of internationally competitive young data scientists and to further enhance the DKTK’s visibility and scientific impact in the increasingly important field of oncological real-world data based research, the DKTK initiated a new internal fellowship program “Cancer Outcomes and Reverse Translation - Educate & Accelerate (CORTEX)” , in close cooperation with the DKTK Clinical Communication Platform (CCP), the DKTK Clinical Data Science Group and other partners. 

The CORTEX fellowships provide a unique opportunity for talented Doctoral Researchers (PhD candidates) from the life sciences, (bio)informatics, and related fields, as well as clinician scientists with a strong interest in data-driven clinical oncology, to embark on research projects addressing topics from Reverse Translation, Outcome-Impacting Research, to Data Augmentation, and Cohort Preparation.

Designed to foster scientific excellence, this training program offers fellows up to three years of funding (PhD candidates) or one year of 50% funding (physicians on clinical leave).

The application period for the CORTEX Fellowship is closed, and the selection process is complete. We are pleased to announce that the selected fellows began their programs at the beginning of 2024. Thank you to all applicants for their interest.


DKTK Central Coordination Office