PhD studentship available for October 2018 intake

Four Year PhD Programme in Integrative Cell Mechanisms

Training the next generation of molecular cell biologists

The Four Year PhD Programme in Integrative Cell Mechanisms (iCM) is closely associated with the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology and trains the next generation of cell and molecular biologists in the application of quantitative methods to determine cellular mechanisms.

A place has become available for the October 2018 intake to the PhD programme. Application deadline:  Wednesday 2 May 2018

Application forms and instructions are available on the How to Apply page.

Information about the Four Year PhD Programme in Integrative Cell Mechanisms:  www.wcb.ed.ac.uk/iCMPhD


 

Recent Research Papers

Welcome to Cell Biology

The Centre for Cell Biology is one of fifteen UK-based Wellcome Trust Centres, three of which are in Scotland. We were granted full Centre status by the Wellcome Trust in 2001, the year that the draft human genome was published.

Our mission is to play a significant part of the scientific global endeavour aimed at understanding living systems at the molecular level, making discoveries that advance knowledge of normal and abnormal cell function.

We currently specialise in the following areas: 1) the synthesis, processing, localisation and degradation of RNA; 2) epigenetic control of chromosome function; 3) mechanisms of cell growth & duplication; 4) the rules that govern cellular architecture.

Our research is “investigator-led”; in other words, the Centre’s scientific progress depends on the ingenuity and curiosity of its research group leaders, each of whom follows their own instincts.

Jean Beggs Awarded RNA Society 2018 Life Time Achievement Award

It has been announced that Jean Beggs is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the RNA Society.  This will be formally awarded at the RNA Society meeting in Berkley, California, USA, in May-June 2018. The award recognises her work on yeast splicing and transcription and her contribution to the understanding of the yeast splicing machinery.