PhD opportunities in bioinformatics and biomathematics

Bristol Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Doctoral Training Programme in Bioinformatics and Biomathematics

Bristol Centre for Systems Biomedicine represents an innovative interdisciplinary doctoral training programme offering fully funded 4 (1+3) year studentships, five available in October 2009, five available in 2010. Under the Medical Research Council Capacity Building scheme, these studentships have a £2K pa top up added to the standard stipend of £13K pa, plus tuition fees
and travel/meetings allowance.

High calibre graduates from mathematical, engineering and computationally related disciplines
with a strong interest in developing these skills and applying their abilities to biomedical research, will be trained in a structured and broad programme of relevant short courses, seminars, short (3x3month) projects, and a full PhD project. Programme topics range from population dynamics to the different ‘omics’ (e.g. genomics, proteomics) and pathway and molecular applications. It includes mathematical, statistical and genetic epidemiology, evolutionary, behaviour and mutation theory, evidence synthesis, decision sciences and trials, cell signalling, omics technologies
network inference, DNA, RNA and protein prediction and mathematical modelling in neurophysiological contexts.

In the first core foundation year, students will have a group base in Oakfield House
The programme is led from the Department of Social Medicine with close co-supervisory arrangements with the Departments of Mathematics, Engineering Mathematics, Computer Science and other groups from the medical faculties at the University of Bristol. The host departments all gained very high ratings in RAE2008. BCSBmed is also closely interlinked with five other MRC, Wellcome Trust and EPSRC doctoral training centres in Bristol.

For information about the university, please visit and for a further details:

For application forms, please contact the Programme Director, Prof. Ian Day, (at)
Please mark your subject line ‘BCSBmed application forms request’ : you will receive an automatic reply.

For information pack or informal enquiries, please contact (at), subject line marked ‘BCSBmed information request’.

Further informal enquiries can be directed to C.Campbell (at), subject line marked ‘BCSBmed enquiry’