PhD projects

We are now accepting applications for 2015/2016 Crick PhD studentships via our online application system. The application deadline is 12:00 GMT 12 November 2014. The deadline for references is 12:00 GMT 19 November 2014.

In addition to PhD studentships with our NIMR research group leaders, we are also offering Crick-NIMR/Imperial College London, Crick-NIMR/King’s and Crick-NIMR/University College London joint studentships. These are collaborative studentships and the student will be supervised by an NIMR primary supervisor plus an Imperial, King’s or UCL co-secondary supervisor. Joint students will follow the Crick PhD Programme and be based between the NIMR, then Crick, and their research group at Imperial College London, King’s College London or University College London.

Please note that eligibility criteria restrictions apply for some Crick-NIMR/HEI joint studentships. If restrictions do apply they will be noted at the bottom of the PhD project description. If you are unsure about which tuition fees category you fall into, please refer to the UKCISA website.

Project NIMR supervisor Division Project status
RNA-based biosensors for studying cancer metabolism in vivo Dimitrios Anastasiou Physiology and Metabolism Project open
Development of mass spectrometry imaging techniques to study mycobacteria-macrophage interactions Maximiliano Gutierrez Mycobacterial Research Project open
Development and application of a novel multi-scale simulation platform for studying biomolecules (joint project) Willie Taylor Mathematical Biology Project open
AHR in neural development and disease (joint project) Gitta Stockinger Molecular Immunology Project open
Structure and function of cortical circuits supporting spatial navigation Andreas Schaefer Neurophysiology Project open
How does the cyclase associated protein (CAP) of Toxoplasma regulate egress and motility? (joint project) Moritz Treeck Parasitology Project open
Mathematical approaches to study growth and growth termination in developing epithelia (joint project) Jean-Paul Vincent Developmental Biology Project open
Identification of genetic host determinants of influenza severity Andreas Wack Immunoregulation Project open
LATS2 kinase in hippocampal development Sila Konur Ultanir Developmental Neurobiology Project open
Understanding the evolution of mammalian sex determination using nuclease-dependent genome editing James Turner Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics Project open
Evolution of a retrovirus restriction factor Jonathan Stoye Virology Project open
Distinct roles of Cdx2, a transcription factor expressed in embryonic and extra-embryonic tissues Jim Smith Systems Biology Project open
The role of FcRl6 in T cell responses to retroviral infection or cancer George Kassiotis Immunoregulation Project open
Layer-specific targeting of amacrine neurons in the Drosophila visual system Iris Salecker Molecular Neurobiology Project open
Regulation of linear ubiquitin chain formation by the E3 ubiquitin ligase LUBAC Katrin Rittinger Molecular Structure Project open
Identification of upstream pathways regulating the release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) Venizelos Papayannopoulos Molecular Immunology Project open
Molecular mechanisms for the regulation of IL-10 production in T cells Anne O’Garra Immunoregulation Project open
CARD14 regulation of NF-κB activation in psoriasis Steve Ley Immune Cell Biology Project open
Signalling pathway activating neural stem cells in intact and injured brains François Guillemot Molecular Neurobiology Project open
Characterisation of extracellular matrix remodelling in tumour progression (joint project) Vivian Li Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics Project open
The zebrafish as a new model for the in vivo study of host reponse to Toxoplasma gondii infection (joint project) Eva Frickel Parasitology Project open
Reverse engineering brain function: mechanisms of instinctive behaviour and common disease Denis Burdakov Neurophysiology Project open
Dynamics of transcriptional networks: How does network environment affect gene regulation? (joint project) James Briscoe Developmental Biology Project open
The biological consequences of cell-cell variability in the developing vertebrate CNS (joint project) James Briscoe Developmental Biology Project open
Gene regulation and cell identity in the central nervous system James Briscoe Developmental Biology Project open
Regulation of egress in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum Mike Blackman Parasitology Project open

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