Visiting GRE you can immediately feel it is a great place to work. The open plan nature of the labs ensures that you are not alone even if you have to do long time-courses! It promotes social and professional interactions. It is very collegiate, international and friendly. You have access to fantastic facilities and technologies and can be exposed to forefront research. GRE was the founder of both the postdoc association, as well as the PhD association in the School of Life Sciences and these now have great power in the direction of the School. GRE ensures that you are able to not only develop your research skills, but also be involved in public understanding of science, and to obtain leadership and teaching skills. Joining GRE as a PhD student is an excellent opportunity to be successful in science regardless of the path one decides to take.
School of Life Sciences PhD Student Association [Find out more]
School of Life Sciences PhD Brochure [Download Brochure (PDF)]
We have a range of options for those wanting to study for a PhD. Our major PhD programmes are supported by The Wellcome Trust, the MRC, the BBSRC and the EU. We are partners with the A*STAR (Singapore), CAPES (Brazil), China Scholarship Council (China), ICETEX (Columbia) and Marshall (USA) PhD programmes. In addition, other UK and International funding sources for individual PhD studentships are also available.
PhD studentships typically last 3-4 years, and can involve either rotation through 3 different labs before settling on an agreed project or programmes where the lab(s) of choice is established at the outset.
PhD Programmes [Find out more]
Applications are made through the School of Life Sciences’ online application system. We would always recommend contacting GRE PIs working in areas that interest you. GRE PIs will be happy to discuss potential project areas with you and help guide you through the application process.
GRE PIs [Find out more]
School of Life Sciences PhD Programme [Find out more]
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Kristina Havas, PI in Milan, Italy
Andrew Bowman, PI Warwick University, UK
Helder Ferreira , Now PI St Andrews, Scotland. Web site