LSI PhD Programme
LSI PhD Programme
The Living Systems Institute (LSI) is pleased to announce four fully-funded PhD studentship opportunities, available on a part-time or a full-time basis.
- An interdisciplinary training programme tailored to the individual student
- Fully-funded places including personal stipend and training budget
- The opportunity to formulate your own project
- A supervisory team from different disciplines
- A modern, inclusive environment that is passionately committed to your development.
- Leading-edge approaches including genome editing, advanced imaging, stem cell biology, mathematical modelling, neuroscience, single-cell/molecule technologies
- A thriving community of over 60 PhD students
Who we’re looking for
Modern scientific innovation involves the integration of diverse disciplines and the bridging of pure and application-oriented research. This requires a new generation of scientists who are trained to think and experiment beyond traditional boundaries.
We wish to recruit the best and most imaginative students from across the full range of disciplines working within LSI - Biologists, Physicists, Mathematicians, Computational Scientists and Engineers using cutting-edge technologies.
Your PhD project
Examples of potential interdisciplinary research projects are listed below, however, we would also welcome your own ideas.
If you are submitting your own project idea, read more about LSI's Principal Investigators and potential supervisors here to check we are a good fit for your research.
Please also check the individual PI pages for information.
Multiscale bioimaging and modelling of the dynamics of eukaryotic cell invasion by an intracellular pathogen (Bryony Williams) contact email: B.A.P.Williams@exeter.ac.uk, additional supervisors: Kirsty Wan and Bertram Daum
Quantum behaviour in proteins: How does cryptochrome sense Earth’s magnetic field? (Daniel Kattnig) contact email: D.R.Kattnig@exeter.ac.uk, additional supervisors: Jonathan Phillips and Nicholas Smirnoff
Visualising the Biophotons of Active Neurons: A Quantum-Approach to Imaging Brain Function and Neural Pathways (Frank Vollmer) contact email: F.Vollmer@exeter.ac.uk, additional supervisors: Gaspar Jekely, Daniel Kattnig, and Oleksandre Kyriienko
Mapping the early stages of tumour formation to find preventative therapeutic targets for tuberous sclerosis complex (Ben Housden) contact email: B.Housden@exeter.ac.uk, additional supervisors: Kirsty Wan and Steve West
Understanding the mutation landscape of common human disease genes using microfluidics and high throughput kinetics (Nicholas Harmer) contact email: N.J.Harmer@exeter.ac.uk, additional supervisors: Fabrice Gielen and Stefano Pagliara
Tackling antimicrobial resistance via single-cell omics and microfluidics (Stefano Pagliara) contact email: S.Pagliara@exeter.ac.uk, additional supervisors: Krasi Tsaneva-Atanasova and Isobel Norville (Dstl)
Engineering bacteriophages to enhance antibiotic efficacy using cryo-electron microscopy and microfluidics (Vicki Gold and Stefano Pagliara) contact email: V.A.M.Gold@exeter.ac.uk, additional supervisors: Stefano Pagliara and Edze Westra, Stineke van Houte (Penryn)
Dissecting infected cells at very high resolution with single-cell RNA-seq and atomic force microscopy (Adam Monier) contact email: A.Monier@exeter.ac.uk, additional supervisors: Bryony Williams and Mike Allen (Biosciences/PML)
Protein choreography at high spatiotemporal resolution: modelling the dynamics of enzyme regulation to predict drug behaviour (Marc Goodfellow) contact email: M.Goodfellow@exeter.ac.uk, additional supervisor: Jonathan Phillips
How to apply
Please apply via this link by midday on 10 January 2022.
If you have any inquiries please contact:
Director of Postgraduate Research (LSI), Steven West: email@example.com
Additional scholarship opportunity for students from China
Students from China can apply to join this programme via the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
You can apply either for one of the co-supervised projects above or to a project with an individual supervisor.
For more information see: LSI CSC Scholarships