The LMS is a Medical Research Council funded Institute based at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial College London. We are seeking science graduates who are excited by science, tenacious, and curiosity-driven to join our international PhD programme. Research projects taking innovative experimental and computational approaches to advance the understanding of biology and its application to medicine are available across our 3 scientific sections: Epigenetics, Genes and Metabolism, and Integrative Biology.
The programme is designed for students who have a clear idea of the field in which they wish to work and who have solid laboratory or research experience. It provides the opportunity to undertake a PhD project that will make a novel contribution to scientific knowledge and understanding. These studentship provide a generous stipend (£21,000pa) and tuition fees for 3.5 years.
At our interviews candidates meet potential supervisors in three different settings:
Applicants are expected to hold a first class or upper second class honours degree (or its equivalent) in an appropriate science subject from a recognised university, and also have a Masters degree or equivalent research experience by the start of their PhD.
There are no residency restrictions for these studentships, although there is more funding available for UK/EU studentships, which make the International studentships highly competitive.
All applicants are also subject to Imperial College entry requirements (Including English Language Requirements for all non-native English speakers).
All completed applications forms and supporting references must be submitted by this date to be considered
Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend both interview days
|Chromatin evolution – beyond histones||Details|
|Deciphering the regulation of fission yeast phenotypic heterogeneity by external conditions||Details|
|Drosophila as a model to study redox signalling and diet-induced obesity in ageing||Details|
|Evolution of gene regulatory networks after gene duplication||Details|
|How CRISPR/Cas9 Finds Off-Targets||Details|
|How does the microbiome affect behaviour? Discovering neuroactive compounds made by bacteria||Details|
|Investigating host-microbial crosstalk, immunity and tissue repair at the intestinal barrier||Details|
|Investigating the importance of lipid metabolism in liver cancer||Details|
|Investigating the role of gut microbes in regulating hallmarks of Ageing||Details|
|Lineage-specific factors that bookmark the genome to maintain epigenetic inheritance through mitosis||Details|
|Mapping the 3D structure of the gut to investigate inter-organ signalling in humans and flies||Details|
|Mathieu Latreille /Cellular Identity and Metabolism||Details|
|Molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic SMC complexes||Details|
|Regulation of innate immune response by enhancer elements and genetic variants within them||Details|
|Regulation of mitotic and meiotic chromosome function by different cohesin complexes||Details|
|Role of RNA decay SKI complex in telomere maintenance, DNA damage response and human THES syndrome.||Details|
|Senescence and the SASP: implications in cancer and ageing||Details|
|Three-dimensional genome wide association study of cardiac motion||Details|
|Understanding obesity: studies on the top-down control of feeding behaviour||Details|