The Bioimaging President’s Research Scholarships are firmly at the interface of the physical and life sciences and fit squarely with the current strategic aims of major funding bodies such as the BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust. At their core is the application of cutting-edge research methodologies and developments in imaging technology to answer pressing problems in biomedicine, with a focus on healthcare and research into aging, just two examples of priority areas in government-funded research which have high potential to impact on society and quality-of-life issues.
The areas of Structural Biology and Bioimaging are particularly important to Cardiff’s profile, and this is evidenced by the recent appointment of Dr. Mark Young as The Evans-Huber Research Fellow with a remit to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations in Structural Biology, with a particular focus on new development in electron microscopy research as applied to the life sciences.
Doctoral training activities within Bioimaging are designed to produce the next generation of researchers at the life sciences-physical sciences interface. Graduates will be recruited, educated and trained to develop and apply innovative, cutting-edge imaging modalities across a range of Bioimaging-associated areas to address fundamental and applied questions in the biosciences and healthcare.
The doctoral training programme will build on natural synergies which already exist between researchers in the Schools of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Biosciences and Physics and the cross-School research which is currently underway, often supported by major external funds. Students will benefit from a diverse range of expertise and high quality facilities in participating Schools and across the University.
Trained doctoral graduates will be exceptionally well placed to use their acquired scientific and transferable skills in academic or in the high-tech industrial landscape which covers the biotechnology, healthcare and / or pharmaceutical fields in the UK and abroad.
What to do next
- Find out more about the research projects and the scholarships available and also receive guidance in relation to any project-specific application processes by getting in touch with the Project Contact.
- Submit an online postgraduate application, within the timescales specified by the Project Contact, in order to be considered for one of the President’s Research Scholarships. (Applicants should indicate in Section 5 (Funding) at the item: ‘ I will be applying for a scholarship/grant ‘ - the name ‘President’s Research Scholarships’.)