NEW - Four Year PhD Programme in Integrative Cell Mechanisms

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 scientists in the application of quantitative methods to determine cellular mechanisms. PhD projects are cross-disciplinary involving two primary supervisors with complementary expertise. Applications are encouraged from students with a variety of backgrounds including Biomedical Science, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computational Data Sciences, Mathematics, Physics. For further information, see the PhD Programme webpages in our recruitment section: www.wcb.ed.ac.uk/iCMPhD.

Programme details

Application form downloadable from How to Apply page

Application deadline: Friday 5 January 2018, 12 noon


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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.