Developmental Biology and Cancer Programme
Science underpinning Developmental Biology and Cancer: to study the key processes necessary for normal development and tissue homeostasis that are altered in childhood diseases.
- Newlife Birth Defects Research Centre
- Centre for Translational Omics
- Confocal Microscopy facility
- Gene Array Core Facility
- Human Developmental Biology Resource
- Transgenics and Biological Services
GOSHCC-ICH Surgeon Scientist PhD Programme
Thanks to the generous support of GOSH Children's Charity, UCL GOS ICH
is launching a new Surgeon Scientist PhD programme aimed as surgical
trainees ready to begin a career in academia.
- 3-year Clinical Research Fellowship open to surgical trainees
- Applications should be made via the UCL recruitment website
- Closing Date 29 May 2017
- The successful candidate will work with the course organisers to select a
research project for his/her PhD study from a portfolio of potential
projects. GOSHCC-ICH Surgeon Scientist PhD Project Portfolio
PhD Studentship in Developmental Biology, Genetics & Biochemistry
A 3-year PhD Studentship is available within the Developmental Biology and Cancer Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health under the supervision of Professor Nick Greene, Professor Andrew Copp and Professor Phil Stanier. The studentship will be carried out in a well-established research group focussing on the embryonic processes of early nervous system development, using a range of developmental biology, biochemical and genetic approaches.
The project focuses on neural tube defects (NTDs; e.g. spina bifida) which are severe birth defects resulting from failure of embryonic neural tube closure. The overall purpose is to investigate the relationship between maternal inositol status, embryonic inositol metabolism and the development of NTDs. The student will receive training in a range of techniques including mass spectrometry, analysis of genomic datasets and gene sequencing. In parallel they will become familiar with techniques of developmental biology, including whole embryo culture and RNA and protein expression analysis, with a special focus on neurulation.
The project will be suitable for a student with a BSc in Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Genetics or a similar discipline. Applicants should have or expect to receive a first class or upper second class honours degree and should be ordinarily resident in the UK or EU. Knowledge and laboratory experience of research in biochemistry or developmental biology would be an advantage. The student will receive a stipend starting at £16,785 per annum as well as the cost of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. The studentship is funded by SPARKS.
More information on how to apply.
Deadline for receipt of applications: Sunday 18th June 2017
Interviews will take place during late June 2017.
Developmental Biology and Cancer Meetings
- 9th Annual Conference of the Young Embryologist Network, Tuesday 9 May 2017, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
- London Heart Development Meeting, Monday 22 May 2017, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
- BDRC PhD Lecture, Gabriel Galea, 'ImageJ for the casual user', 26 May 2017, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (PDF)
- 5th Bi-Annual DBC Symposium, Friday 9 June 2017, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health