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CDB Seminars
All welcome

Thursday April 24th, 1pm
Prof Justin Blau, NYU
Title: How flies time: Neurobiology of the Drosophila circadian clock
Host: Prof Ralf Stanewsky
Venue: Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer LT

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Friday April 25th, 1pm
Dr Benedetta Ruzzenente, Max Planck Institute
Title: RNA Metabolism in Mitochondria: Lessons from the Mouse
Host: Prof Michael Duchen
Venue: Medawar G02 Watson LT

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Thursday May 1st, 1pm
Dr Setsuko Sahara, MRC - Kings
Title: Control of cortical neuron number
Host: Prof John Parnevelas
Venue: Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer LT

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Thursday May 8th, 1pm
Prof Robert Lightowlers, Newcastle University
Title: Mitochondrial gene expression in humans: a tale of two tales
Host: Dr Gyorgy Szabadkai
Venue: Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT

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Research Students

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology has a very active MPhil/PhD programme with a range of funding opportunities. We currently have seventy-one research students from all over the world including the UK, Europe, America, Singapore, China, Thailand and Israel.  Students are regularly monitored by a small committee appointed among experts in the field, which stimulates interactions between laboratories, and excellent courses are offered on generic research and other skills (speaking, writing, imaging, etc.).

Four year PhD studentships include rotations in different laboratories during the first year - see Wellcome Trust and BBSRC studentship details below.

PhD programmes in Cell and Developmental Biology are available for three years in a single laboratory (or five years part-time) - see 'Applicants with independent funding' section below.  There is currently no Departmental funding available for these, but you may apply for a UCL Scholarship.

Requirements

To register for a PhD you will require one of the following:

  • a UK first degree in an appropriate subject awarded with first or upper second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard from a university or equivalent institution
  • a recognised Master’s degree

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If you are an overseas applicant you will also require evidence of proficiency in English. For details of this and other requirements please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply/english-language
The standard of English expected is the 'good level'.

Funding Opportunities

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Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD Studentships in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology are available through the Department
Chick Stem Cells

Please read: Further information and application procedures

Closing date for applications for September 2014 entry is Thursday 2 January 2014

Application procedures and deadlines for September 2015 entry will be posted here in November 2014

BBSRC Studentships For information and contact details on these please follow the link:
BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Biosciences PhD Consortium
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UCL Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships awarded through the College - please see the scholarship website and follow the instructions there:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/
Candidates applying for positions in this Department should send their completed forms to: Debbie Bartram, Graduate Administrator, Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Applicants with independent funding

You are welcome to apply and commence studies throughout the year. Please follow steps 1-3:
Step 1:
View the list of academic staff and study their research interests by visiting their web page and looking at some of their publications to decide whether you are interested in the research topics in that laboratory.
Step 2: E-mail your chosen supervisor(s) to discuss possible projects. This will also ensure that they have space for you in their laboratory and that they will guide you in your application.
Step 3: Complete an application form at
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/application-admission

Select "Division of Biosciences" for the UCL Department you are applying to and "Research Degree: Cell and Developmental Biology" for Programme Title.

Additional information

To see highlights of what our current students are doing, please go to the CDB News

If you have any queries on the PhD Programme or problems with this website please contact Debbie Bartram, Graduate Research Administrator, e-mail d.bartram@ucl.ac.uk or phone 020 3549 5462 (int. 65462).

Page last modified on 15 apr 14 15:46 by Deborah J Bartram