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Wellcome Trust PhD

Wellcome Trust 4-Year PhD Programme

'Advanced Therapies for Regenerative Medicine'

The newly funded Wellcome Trust ‘Advanced Therapies for Regenerative Medicine’ programme aims at training a new generation of researchers in advanced therapies that underpin regenerative medicine. This programme builds on the success of our previous PhD programme called ‘Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine’.

 Fay_cells and towerOur programme is designed for students, who wish to carry out high quality lab-based fundamental research and find solutions to challenging medical problems. 

The programme provides an interdisciplinary training. PhD supervisors have been selected across departments from King’s campuses, for their expertise in core areas of relevance to regenerative medicine, including cell transplantation, gene therapy and endogenous tissue repair. Supervisors also have expertise in stem cell and developmental biology and knowledge of bioengineering, disease modelling, drug screens and cell tracking in patients. Students will appreciate the creative possibilities of working at the interface between different fields in a positive research culture (#ReimagineResearch).

Collectively, the supervisors provide knowledge in diseases of unmet clinical need, in innate and adaptive immunity, in organ transplantation and clinical trials of cell and gene therapies.  Supervisors also have scientific expertise in relevant models of endogenous tissue repair, and knowledge of bioengineering, disease modelling, drug screens and cell tracking in patients.

Students of this programme will have access to King’s world class resources, such as the Stem Cell HotelNikon Imaging Centre, Wellcome Trust – EPSRC Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering and the MRC Centre for Transplantation. This programme will equip students to further translate science into regenerative medicine so that they graduate with excellent career prospects.

Congratulations to King's Wellcome PhD Programme students

for publishing their review articles with Professor Fiona Watt: 

Cohort 2016Homeostasis, regeneration and tumour formation in the mammalian epidermis.  Listen to a podcast with Cohort 2016 discussing the experience.

Cohort 2017Bench to bedside: Current advances in regenerative medicine

Cohort 2018Mechanisms, Hallmarks, and Implications of Stem Cell Quiescence.  Listen to a podcast with Cohort 2018 discussing the experience.

Videos of our students talking about stem cells are available in Watt Lab YouTube.  Keep up with their activities via the RegenMedPhD or the CSCRM twitter feed.            ____________________________________________________

Please direct all ***ENQUIRIES*** regarding the programme to Dr Fay Minty -

Further Programme Information

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