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Read more at: Renewed BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership funding to support students in the Biosciences

Renewed BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership funding to support students in the Biosciences

17 November 2022

The School of Biological Sciences has been awarded a ~£4.8M grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to support the Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD Programme . With additional support by the University to maximise the number of places we can offer, over the...


Read more at: Embedding an inclusive, supportive, and principled research culture

Embedding an inclusive, supportive, and principled research culture

9 November 2022

New Academic Leads for Research Culture have been appointed in the School of Biological Sciences. Milka Sarris (Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) and Klaus Okkenhaug (Department of Pathology) will be working with colleagues across the School to develop and implement a research culture strategy to...


Read more at: New Heads of Department in the School of Biological Sciences

New Heads of Department in the School of Biological Sciences

11 October 2022

Professor Heike Laman and Professor Julian Hibberd have been appointed Heads of the Departments of Pathology and Plant Sciences respectively, starting from October 2022. Earlier in the year, Professor Eric Miska was also appointed Head of the Department of Biochemistry . Additionally, in the Department of Psychology ...


Read more at: Amgen Scholars Programme at Cambridge University: inspiring young people to choose careers in science

Amgen Scholars Programme at Cambridge University: inspiring young people to choose careers in science

22 September 2022

The Amgen Scholars Programme is an 8-week summer internship offering 15 undergraduate students from across Europe the opportunity to work in a research laboratory at the University of Cambridge, whilst staying in one of the Colleges. The University of Cambridge is one of the 5 institutions running the Amgen Scholars...


Read more at: New opportunities for Master’s students studying Biological Sciences at Cambridge
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New opportunities for Master’s students studying Biological Sciences at Cambridge

12 September 2022

A series of new Master’s courses for students across a range of exciting biological research areas has been announced in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Applications open in September 2022 for students to start in October 2023. The six new ‘MPhil in Biological Sciences by Advanced Study’...


Read more at: Spotlight on...

Spotlight on...

6 September 2022

In our Spotlight on series, we bring you interviews with the fascinating and diverse individuals who make up the School of Biological Sciences. Our latest story features Felipe Karam Teixeira. felipe_photo_for_website.png Dr Felipe Karam Teixeira Assistant Professor, Departments of Genetics and Physiology, Development and...


Read more at: Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser awarded Royal Society’s Croonian Medal and Lecture
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Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser awarded Royal Society’s Croonian Medal and Lecture

24 August 2022

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser FRS, Regius Professor of Botany in the Department of Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and Chief Executive Officer of UK Research and Innovation, has been awarded the Royal Society’s 2023 Croonian Medal and Lecture. Presented for ‘playing a central...


Read more at: Experience Postgrad Life Sciences: what is it like to be a PhD student at Cambridge?
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Experience Postgrad Life Sciences: what is it like to be a PhD student at Cambridge?

22 July 2022

We are very pleased to be welcoming the 15 students taking part in the 2022 Experience Postgraduate Life Sciences widening participation internship programme . Selected from over 228 applicants from 70 universities, these undergraduate students will be in Cambridge from 11 July to 2 September, generously hosted by Corpus...


Read more at: Alumni survey reveals positive impacts of the Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership
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Alumni survey reveals positive impacts of the Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership

14 June 2022

A recent survey of all alumni of the Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programmes provides a snapshot of their career trajectories and insights into how the DTP programme helped to launch their careers. Of the 65 responses, all but one of the previous students are currently in employment, with...


Read more at: Researchers in the School of Biological Sciences recognised for exceptional contributions to science

Researchers in the School of Biological Sciences recognised for exceptional contributions to science

13 May 2022

In recognition of exceptional contributions to science and society, Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Professor Anna Philpott and are among eight Cambridge University researchers elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences, with Professor Graham Burton being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. sarah-jayne_blakemore...