PhD OpportunitiesThe Babraham Institute is an international focus for innovative research in post-genomics studying gene function in cells, organs and systems, supported principally by the Research Councils. It is a recognised postgraduate University Partner Institute of the University of Cambridge. Starting from October 2017 a number of Research Council and Babraham studentships will be available leading to a University of Cambridge PhD degree.
Full details of potential projects and supervisors are given below; our supervisors welcome informal enquiries. These studentships can be awarded for up to 3.5 or 4 years.
Our ScienceTwo themes are central to our research remit: cell signalling – how cells respond to cues from their external environment; and epigenetics – how the genome is regulated without change to the DNA sequence of genes.
Our research under these themes is carried out in the context of important processes in early development and of key functions of the body, particularly in the immune and nervous systems. Much of the work employs genetic models in rodents which can reveal both underlying molecular mechanisms at the cellular level and their overall impact in terms of dysfunction and disease.