College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

MRC award for Precision Medicine doctoral training

The University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and the Karolinska Institute, has received a prestigious MRC award for a Doctoral Training Programme in Precision Medicine, a new and exciting programme integration between informaticians, clinicians and life scientists.

Researchers at work

The programme will focus on training PhD students in key MRC skills priorities in quantitative skills (mathematics, statistics, computation, developing digital excellence) as applied to variety of data sources (from ‘omics’ to health records), and interdisciplinary skills including imaging and stratified medicine.  The vision of this programme is to support research training at the interfaces between biological, clinical, societal and computational systems.

Funded PhDs for Home/EU applicants

The full award will fund up to 22 PhD studentships per year starting in 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19, providing full tuition fee and stipend funding for high quality Home/EU applicants.

Mandatory taught elements will include statistics, research ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship, health economics, data management and bioinformatics.

Creating agile researchers 

Our new cadre of Precision Medicine researchers will develop the adaptability needed to make them agile researchers in this fast moving area, and who are equipped to develop and utilise analytical methodologies to improve health and wellbeing.

Call for applications

A call for applications will be announced in February 2016. Further information will be available on the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine's Graduate School website soon.

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