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Wellcome PhD Students: Final Year Talks

Thursday 25 September


Room 249, 2nd Floor, Medical Sciences Building, Gower Street

12.30pm:  Scott Curran

12.55pm:  Kristina Tubby

1.20pm:  Miguel Tillo

1.45pm:  Alex Sinclair-Wilson

2.10pm:  Elena Scarpa


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Job Vacancies

CDB Current vacancies within the UCL Research Dept of Cell and Developmental Biology are listed below.

You may also wish to view the UCL jobs website.

Anatomy Demonstrator

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Applications are considered from August to September each year.

Post-doctoral research associate positions in cancer cell biology in Zebrafish

Two Cancer Research-UK funded research associate positions, one based at UCL, CDB (Tada Lab) and the other at the University of Bristol (Martin Lab), are available from 1st September 2013, to study the earliest interactions of host with pre-neoplastic cells in Zebrafish larva. In particular we are interested in figuring out how epithelia can extrude pre-neoplastic cells and how the host innate immune system interacts in positive and negative ways with these cells (see Feng et al PLoS Biol, 2010;Current Biology, 2012 and Kajita et al. J Cell Sci, 2010). The post-holders will be involved in live imaging and genetic studies of these episodes at early stages of cancer initiation with a view to uncovering mechanisms which might guide development of cancer preventatives/therapeutics. Applicants should hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in Developmental Biology/Cell Biology/Genetics, preferably with previous Zebrafish experience and with an aptitude for live cell imaging.

For application details, please see: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1326888

Applications must be submitted by 16:00 on the closing date of 1-August-2013.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Masa Tada (mtada@ucl.ac.uk).

CASE award PhD studentship funded jointly by GSK and BBSRC

Mitochondria as therapeutic targets in human disease

To work in the laboratories of Michael Duchen and Gyorgy Szabadkai in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Consortium for Mitochondrial Research at UCL. The student will join a vibrant group focused on mitochondrial research to explore novel therapeutic strategies to target mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative disease.

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You will require a UK first degree in an appropriate subject awarded with first or upper second-class Honours (or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard) or a recognised Master’s degree. Overseas applicants will also require evidence of proficiency in English.

The studentship includes a stipend of £18,090pa plus tuition fees at the home/EU rate.

Please note eligibility restrictions according to BBSRC guidelines:


Start date: 23 September 2013

For further information please contact Michael Duchen (m.duchen@ucl.ac.uk) and send a CV, personal statement and names and contact details of two referees before Friday 29 March.

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