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Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Interdisciplinary Programme

in Structural, Computational and Chemical Biology

at UCL | Birkbeck | Francis Crick Institute



Programme structure

This programme offers you the opportunity to carry out cross-disciplinary research in world-class institutes. The four year structure comprises intensive training together with the opportunity for 3 rotation projects in all three disciplines in the first year. This provides an excellent platform for progress in your research project which begins in year 2.

Year 1: Rotation projects and interdisciplinary training

The first year of the programme will provide you with intensive training in structural, computational and chemical biology through foundation courses, lab rotations and an advanced lecture series. Students select an individual schedule of foundation courses, in consultation with the Programme Coordinator, providing the opportunity to broaden their theoretical and practical knowledge.

Students are given the opportunity to meet with potential rotation project supervisors before choosing their three lab rotations, lasting 12 weeks each.

As an example, the list of rotation research projects that were proposed for the 2016/17 academic year is available here. Please note that the list of projects will differ for the 2018/19 academic year.

Years 2-4: Beginning your PhD Project

At the end of your first year you will choose your PhD research project. Your PhD project will be based in one of the three labs in which you rotated during your first year.

As a past example, the list of PhD projects that were offered for 2016/17 can be viewed here. The list of projects will differ for 2018/2019.



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The conserved mechanisms of
microtubule-stimulated ADP release
Professor Carolyn Moores's lab


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The dynein–Lis1 interface
Dr Anthony Roberts's lab