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Funding opportunities

Research Fellowships

University of Cambridge-Wellcome Trust Senior Internships for Interdisciplinary Research

The scheme is aimed at suitably qualified post-doctoral candidates with backgrounds in the physical sciences (incl. engineering, mathematics and computer sciences) who wish to gain experience in the application of their research to solve problems in the basic biological and biomedical sciences.

The internships are intended to provide opportunities for award holders to gain experience in applying biological approaches, and/or apply novel theoretical or experimental techniques from the physical sciences to address biological problems. In addition, it is hoped that this scheme will foster longer-term collaborations between Principal Investigators from the physical and life sciences disciplines within the University of Cambridge.

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PhD fellowships

Sackler Scholarships for PhD candidates

The University has established an initiative to promote research at the interface between the Physical and Biological Sciences (including Clinical Sciences) and, where possible, foster new interdisciplinary collaboration between research groups. In support of this initiative, the University has received a donation from the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation. A part of this endowment will be used to support PhD studentships in this area.

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PhD studentships in Genomics, Epigenetics or Evolution (University of Essex)

A newly established Genomics section of the School of Biological Sciences (University of Essex) is offering 4 PhD studentships, starting October 2016. The section ( is led by Prof. Leonard C. Schalkwyk (Psychiatric and Environmental Epigenomics) and includes the groups of Prof. Meena Kumari (Biological and Social Epidemiology), Dr. Antonio Marco (Evolutionary Genetics), Dr. Vladimir B. Teif (Biophysics of Chromatin and Computational Epigenetics), Dr. Jordi Paps (Evolutionary Genomics), Dr. Radu N. Zabet (Computational and Theoretical Models of Gene Regulation), and Dr. Pradeepa M. Madapura (Chromatin and Gene-regulation).

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