The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium (LIDo) is one of the largest BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK.
LIDo is exciting collaboration between UCL, Kings College London, Queen Mary, Birkbeck, Royal Veterinary College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, six of London’s world-class universities and specialist institutions. This unique consortium provides students with a remarkable opportunity to pursue innovative interdisciplinary research projects in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
In September 2017 LIDo will be offering 13 fully funded Industrial CASE PhD studentships; these include home tuition fees and a tax-free stipend in the region of £16,296. Students from the EU are welcome to submit an application for funded places, and offers will be made subject to BBSRC approval.
|Antibody repertoire analytics: the development of a visualization toolkit and its application to high-throughput Ig-seq data||Details|
|High-performance glycoengineering of IgE antibodies||Details|
|Development of a molecular barcoding tool for Plasmodium malaria||Details|
|Function of P2X7 in healthy and diseased skin||Details|
|Novel approaches for epigenomic profiling of repetitive elements||Details|
|Senescent Exosomes in Skin Ageing||Details|
|Use of CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Library to dissect molecular control of endocytosis and trafficking in lung epithelia.||Details|
|Modulation of exosome release and composition by environmental stress: what is the impact on bone remodelling?||Details|
|Formulation of PHMB-based nanoparticles for targeted killing of zoonotic fungi||Details|
|Characterisation of new cellular signallling systems using novel, rapid, high resolution protein electophoresis.||Details|
|Developing a novel pipeline to determine monoclonal antibody solution structures and stabilities in bioprocessing conditions||Details|
|Allosteric modulators of ligand-gated ion channels as insecticides with novel modes of action||Details|
As part of the programme students will undertake an extended placement with their non-academic partner. The placement will be at least 3 months, but could be extended to a maximum of 18 months. In addition to the inestimable experience of an industrial research environment, the student will also receive business-related training.
During their first year students will form part of a large and engaged cohort of DTP students receiving advanced training in fundamental and advanced mathematical, computational and statistical skills for interdisciplinary and systems biology research. In addition to this iCASE students will take a course in the Bio-Industry, exploring the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries via a learning and teaching focus on the selected literature. Industry based speakers and networking opportunities make this a valuable learning and development activity.
The extraordinary teaching and research-intensive environment is framework to robust cohort building activities, culminating each year in an academic retreat for the students. This popular residential event is designed and planned by the students, for the students.
We therefore invite applications from highly motivated students with a wide range of academic backgrounds including biological, physical, computational, engineering or mathematical disciplines.
Applicants must hold, or be expected to achieve, a first or high upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), or an MSci or other Masters degree.
The application pack can be download from our website
The application window will close on 20th January 2017 and early application is strongly advised.