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The Centre for Integrative Physiology (CIP) fosters research into fundamental mechanisms and pathways relevant to human function and disease.
In order to be considered for the programme we require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2:1 or higher result, or its international equivalent.
Supporting documentation must be uploaded to support your application. You should have this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload your documents this could delay the application process.
Before making your application, you must make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal. Further information on making a research degree application can be found below.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
CIP 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.
Importantly, CIP investigators exploit the most appropriate model organisms/systems to investigate the key physiological question being posed: a delicate balance between high biomedical relevance (for example human, mouse, rat) and high genetic power (such as Drosophila and fish).
We currently have about 20 PhD students.
Three- and four-year studentships are offered. Postgraduate students carry out their studies within a research group under the supervision of an academic staff member (their 'first supervisor').
In addition, students are assigned a personal thesis committee comprising their supervisor and two other academic staff members, who provide advice and mentoring, and monitor progress.
In their first year, students have the opportunity of participating in relevant taught modules of a number of associated MSc courses (for example Developmental Cell Biology and Neuroinformatics). Students attend research seminars and the generic skills training programme provided by the Life Sciences Graduate Programme. Postgraduates also have the opportunity to act as demonstrators for undergraduate teaching.
Students are strongly encouraged to present their findings at national and international conferences and to publish their findings in international journals during their postgraduate training.
The core of the CIP occupies the newly refurbished Hugh Robson Building and has facilities for all aspects of modern molecular, cellular and systems biology. Research is mainly funded by grants from the MRC, the BBSRC and industrial companies.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013