We are part of a national centre of excellence in the fight against cancer carrying out a programme of world-class science directed at understanding the molecular changes that cause cancer. We are working to translate scientific discoveries into new drugs or diagnostic and prognostic tools that benefit cancer patients, taking new therapies through preclinical and clinical trials.
The Institute of Cancer Sciences at University of Glasgow is a major component of the Cancer Research UK West of Scotland Cancer Centre. There are currently 51 research groups housed in magnificent new research buildings at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre, the CRUK clinical trials unit (CTU) and the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre. Our facilities house a number of state-of-the-art technologies that underpin our key research themes.
PhD programmes in the Institute of Cancer Sciences (ICS) last 3-4 years. Individual research projects are tailored around the expertise of principal investigators within the Institute. Basic and clinical projects are also available for study.
A variety of approaches are used, including molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genetics, cancer modelling and cell biology (including advanced in vitro and in vivo imaging), immunology and polyomics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics).
The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Graduate School provides a vibrant, supportive and stimulating environment for all our postgraduate students. We aim to provide excellent support for our postgraduates through dedicated postgraduate convenors, highly trained supervisors and pastoral support for each student.
Our over-arching aim is to provide a research training environment that includes:
- provision of excellent facilities and cutting edge techniques
- training in essential research and generic skills
- excellence in supervision and mentoring
- interactive discussion groups and seminars
Programme StructureSpecific areas of interest include:
- Cancer biology and cell signalling
- Cancer stem cell biology
- Cancer imaging
- Chemoresistance in cancer
- Cancer and Aging
- Regulation of cancer cell death processes
- Genetics, genomics and systems medicine
- Immunotherapy for cancer
- Cancer clinical trials
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesBioinformatics Biochemistry Genetics View 46 other PhDs in Biochemistry in United Kingdom
- PhD should have or expect to obtain a very good honours degree in Life Sciences. They should also have an aptitude for experimental work and be highly committed to pursuing a career in cancer research.
International23950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
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