March 4, 2011

4 Year PhD Programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine at University of Cambridge

PhD Programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine

Course(s) Offered: Mathematical Genomics and Medicine
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: University of Cambridge; Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The University of Cambridge announces a 4 Year PhD Programme in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

Modern genomics promises not only to help uncover the molecular basis of disease, but also to have a major impact on health care through translation of advances in techniques, computation and knowledge into clinical trials and clinical practice. Quantitative analysis is at the heart of this goal.

Quantitative analysis is at the heart of the goal of Modern Genomics, and there is a pressing requirement for researchers with thorough mathematical and statistical expertise, in addition to training in medical genetics and informatics.

Successful applicants will have strong mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and may include exceptional biologists. They will develop quantitative techniques and theoretical approaches and apply them to practical problems in both translational and basic biomedical research.

Eligible groups

Participating Institutions
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

Field of study
Doctoral level study in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine.

The programme is a four year PhD programme but follows a “1 + 3″ model, comprising a tailored first year of taught modules and research rotations, followed by a three-year research project.

All students will have two supervisors:
  • one from mathematics, engineering or other quantitative science background, and
  • the second from a genetics or genomics/biomedical background.
Number of awards
Not specified by the sponsor/provider

Sponsorship duration
The programme is a four year PhD programme

Scholarship benefit
This PhD programme has been established as a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

The programme will provide the opportunity to work at the interface between the mathematical and computational sciences, and genome-scale and translational medical research.

This PhD Programme will award fees to students at the University of Cambridge graduate ‘home rate’.

Method of Application
To apply, visit the official website to download the Application Form. You must fully fill in the form and submit it in a timely manner. See the application deadline dates below.

All applications must be submitted on or before 21st March 2011

Genomics is a discipline in genetics that applies recombinant DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes (the complete set of DNA within a single cell of an organism). Advances in genomics have triggered a revolution in discovery-based research to understand even the most complex biological systems such as the brain.

The University of Cambridge (abbreviated as Cantab in post-nominal letters; also known as Cambridge University) is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England.

Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university. It grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two ancient universities share many common features and are often jointly referred to as "Oxbridge".

Application Deadline: 21 March 2011
Open to International Students: No

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