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PhD Studentships in "Integrative Systems Biology"

08 Apr 2009

Available for highly qualified applicants from 1 October


Doctoral Training Centre Integrative Systems Biology

Studentships are available for highly qualified applicants for four-year PhD projects in Integrative Systems Biology.


Systems Biology is the new science that aims at understanding how living organisms function in health and fail in disease. The new insight is that the important properties of life arise in interactions between individuals, from individual molecules, through individual cells, through organs. The new point in history is that experimental methodology is now available to look at virtually all molecules and other components of living cells. Using modern mathematics and bioinformatics to make computer models of what happens in and with living organisms, Systems Biology seeks to understand how molecules are guided to self-organise into complex processes such as the cell cycle, reproduction, adaptation to a variety of challenges, and the formation of complex structures.

PhD students will engage in extensive training, both experimental and theoretical, in Systems Biology within the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre and in partner groups all over the world.

Eligibility for funding

Applicants should have an undergraduate or masters degree in the biological, medical sciences or in the physical sciences, mathematics or engineering.

Studentships are available to applicants from the UK and EU. For international students, partially- and fully-funded studentships may be available.

Further information and application

To apply, send an email to:

with "DTCapp" in the subject line, including a CV, expected or actual degree class and the names and email addresses of at least two academic referees.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit a formal application to the University.

Further particulars of the training programme are available at: