4 year PhD programmes
The IMS-MRL is the base for two inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary 4 year PhD programmes, the MRC programme in Obesity and Related Metabolic Diseases and the Wellcome Trust programme in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease. Together the programmes support students undertaking interdisciplinary research at the forefront of international efforts to understand the interrelated problems of obesity, diabetes and cardiovasular disease.
Each programme has its own flavour and management, but with overlapping groups of investigators they share a similar structure and common training elements.
In the first year students undertake three 10-week mini-projects, and attend seminars and discussion groups given by group leaders and senior fellows who will provide training in a broad range of scientific disciplines and techniques. In years 2-4, students undertake a 3 year PhD project with a selected supervisor, strong encouragement being be given to the development of collaborative interdisciplinary projects.
Other PhD and MPhil opportunities
Each year the MRL also accepts students for traditional 3-year PhD projects and for the 1-year MPhil by research, including both basic scientists and clinical trainees (MB/PhD students and clinical training fellows).
Students starting in Oct 2012
from left to right
Cheryl Brighton* (MBiochem, University of Bath)
Nikolay Milev* (BSc Biology and Biochemistry, University of Durham)
Joseph Polex-Wolf* (MPhil Bioscience Enterprise, University of Cambridge; M.S. Neuroscience, B.S. Neuroscience, B.S. Biology, Brandeis University)
Laura Schmidt (Molecular Life Sciences, Maastricht University)
He Jiang* (BEng Pharmaceutical Engineering, Shenyang Inst of Technology; MRes in Biomedical Sciences, University of Glasgow)
KimJee Goh (Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University Singapore)
Claudia-Gabriela Mitrofan* (MChem, University of East Anglia)
Sarah Leiter (MB PhD, university of Cambridge)
* Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme
Our 4 year PhD Programme Students
Students starting Oct 2011 (from left to right)
Katie Skeffington (BA Physiology), Agnese Irkle (BSc Pharmacy, MSc Pharmacology), Peiran Yang (BA Pharmacology), Vivian Mullin (MSci Biochemistry), Naomi Penfold (BA Pharmacology), Emily Rowe (BSc Biochemistry)
Students starting October 2010 (from left-right)
Wei Yang (Clinical Medicine, Peking Union Medical College, China); Barbara Musial (Biochemistry, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland); Luke Burke (Biomedical Sciences (Physiology), Edinburgh University, UK); Emma Robinson (Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Oxford University); Nenad Medic (Molecular Biology, University of Zagreb, Croatia); Constanze Hammerle (Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences, Austria); Paul Richards (Pharmacy, Nottingham University, UK)
Students starting October 2009 (from left-right)
Alice Adriaenssens (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Davis, USA ); Barbora Doslikova (Human Nutrition, Westminster University); Lynne Cairns (Biochemistry, Glasgow University); William Marsh (Biochemistry, Cardiff University); Maria Alfaradhi (Natural Sciences - Pharmacology, Cambridge University); Lindsey Berends (Physiology, Glasgow University); Ciara Lusby (Biochemistry, University College Dublin ).
Students starting October 2008 (from left-right)
Yue Zheng (Pharmacology, MPharmacol, Bath University); Matthew Ackers-Johnson (Natural Sciences - Biochemistry, MBiochem, Cambridge University); Chantal Heppolette (Natural Sciences - Pathology, BA, Cambridge University; Immunology, MSc, Imperial College London); Ana Vujic (Biomedical Laboratory Science, BSc, Jonkoping University; Medical Biology, MSc, Linkoping University); Crystal Mok (Pharmacy, MPharm, Nottingham
University); Iris Schmitt (Molecular Biology, Diplom, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg); Ucheora Obi (Human Sciences, BSc, University College London); Lee Siggens (Food and Human Nutrition, BSc, Newcastle University); Lucy Manico (Biological Sciences, BSc, Edinburgh University)