Funding Awarded For EPSRC-SFI 2018 Centre for Doctoral Training - LifETIME (Engineered Tissues for D

Funding has been approved by SFI and the EPSRC for an new centre for doctoral training (CDT), a partnership between the University of Glasgow, the University of Birmingham, Aston University and CÚRAM. SFI has agreed to fund 25 PhD positions, 5 per year for the next 5 years, with the first cohort to be recruited in September 2019. The program will last for eight years.

The lifETIME CDT focuses on development of non-animal technologies to improve predictive power of pre-clinical drug screens and thus drive medicines discovery. In this programme students will undergo a secondment with an industry partner (Pharma, contract research organisations, small enterprises). Also, as the CDT is based at Universities of Glasgow, Birmingham, Aston and CÚRAM we will work with these academic partners to create a national cohort of new talent to drive this sector. Students will be hosted in dynamic labs and will have the opportunity for co-supervision, travel and training within CÚRAM and the UK. The first projects the CDT are currently being formulated by CÚRAM and our UK partners and will be available online soon, the lifETIME CDT website can be accessed at the following address https://lifetime-cdt.org.