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Background & Aims


The Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD Programme in Cell Biology at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology offers training in cell biology from outstanding researchers in a stimulating environment.   Five places were available each year by competitive interview and the final intake will be in October 2015.   Teaching staff on the programme include several key scientists from outside the Centre with particular expertise in systems biology, chemical biology and translational research.

The aim of this programme is to train students in cutting-edge cell biology - the study of cellular structure and function from the level of molecules to that of organisms. Cell biology is multidisciplinary, with the latest techniques in imaging, genetic analysis, proteomics, systems biology and chemical biology being used to study cellular functions. It is a dynamic and exciting discipline that will increasingly underpin research in many different fields of biology.


Image: Photograph contributed by Irina Stancheva/Julie Welburn lab of the winning pumpkin from the WTCCB pumpkin carving competition hosted by Sawin/Stancheva lab in November 2013.