CDBS investigators exploit rapid advances in the enabling technologies available from genomics, proteomics, imaging, informatics, and in-vivo analysis to understand the function of gene products at the cell, organ and whole-animal level. They exploit the most appropriate model organisms/systems to investigate the delicate balance between high biomedical relevance (for example human, mouse, rat) and high genetic power (such as C. elegans, drosophila or zebrafish).
Research focuses on understanding fundamental mechanisms and pathways relevant to human function in health and disease across the life course.
Students in the Integrative Physiology (Biomedical Sciences - Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) at The University of Edinburgh have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment for all aspects of modern molecular, cellular and systems biology to facilitate their research objectives. These are located both within the Central area campus and at the Little France campus. Extensive collaborations exist with the wider biomedical and clinical communities helping ensure you are supported in a world-class research environment.
Research is mainly funded by grants from the MRC, the BBSRC and industrial companies.
We normally have about 60 Integrative Physiology PhD students on programme at any given time.
- Postgraduate students carry out their studies within a research group under the supervision of an academic staff member (their ‘primary’ supervisor). In addition, students are assigned a personal PhD thesis committee comprising their primary supervisor, one or more assistant supervisors and another academic staff member, who provide advice and mentoring, and monitor progress. Supervisors maintain the highest standards of research training with a strong research output in leading international journals.
- In their first year, students have the opportunity of participating in relevant taught modules of a number of associated MSc courses. Students attend research seminars and can attend generic skills training programmes provided by the Institute of Academic Development. Postgraduates also have the opportunity to act as demonstrators for undergraduate teaching.
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesBiomedicine Human Medicine Health Sciences View 183 other PhDs in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
International28000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 36 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
PhD PT fees
- International/EU: £14,000
MScR FT fees
- Home: £9,700
- International/EU: £31,100
MScR PT fees
- Home: £4,850
- International/EU: £15,550
Living costs for Edinburgh
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