The role of cell and tissue architecture in the dispersal of patterning signals

   London Centre for Nanotechnology

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  Dr Zena Hadjivasiliou  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

A 4 year PhD project fully funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is available in the Hadjivasiliou Group at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London Physics Department and The Francis Crick Institute and in collaboration with the Cell and Tissue Mechanobiology Laboratory at The Francis Crick Institute led by Alberto-Elosegui Artola

The project is highly interdisciplinary combining synthetic biology and bioengineering with computational modelling to determine how signalling molecules regulate tissue morphogenesis and patterning, and the role of mechanochemical feedback in this process. The student will be based at The Francis Crick Institute for the duration of the project and will benefit from state-of-the-arts facilities and science technology platforms at the institute.

Funding available:

This project is part of the UCL EPSRC DTP (Doctoral Training Partnership). All studentships are fully funded for 4 years and provide: 

  • 4 years fees (Home rate) (International students will receive a UCL award to cover the home/international fee difference)
  • Maintenance stipend at the UCL EPSRC DTP enhanced rate
  • Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) of £4,800. This is to cover additional costs of training eg courses, project costs, conferences, travel 

How to Apply:

  • Informal inquiries regarding the project can be made by contacting Dr. Zena Hadjivasiliou
  • Formal applications should be made via UCL's Doctoral School here
  • Please note that the 8 January deadline (1pm) includes the submission of references by that date.

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