Research and Training Centre in Physical Sciences for Health

The ambitions of our two training programmes are to develop a generation of scientists for whom the principles of physics, chemistry, imaging,molecular biology, bioengineering, physiology and data analysis form an intellectual continuum.

EPSRC CDT in Physical Sciences for Health Training Programme

The University of Birmingham Sci-Phy Programme focuses on research at the interface between chemical, physical, biomedical, engineering and computer science. The programme will train a new generation of scientists as interdisciplinary researchers with a broad skill-base who will be at the forefront of developing physical science to contribute to breakthroughs in biomedical sciences and healthcare. Students will apply their skills to address three key UK healthcare challenges:

  • Cardiovascular disease - the major killer of over 65’s in the UK
  • Ageing, a UK healthcare grand challenge
  • Trauma -the major killer of under 40s in the UK and over 65’s 

Collaborations with 18 industrial companies, several national research institutes and a leading NHS acute Hospital are embedded in the programme to ensure developments have immediate impact on patients.

10 fully-funded EPSRC studentships (tax-free stipend of £14,296* per annum) are available for Home/EU students on this inter-disciplinary four-year programme in Physical Sciences for Health in October 2017. (*subject to inflationary variation). 

EPSRC Physical Sciences of Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences (PSIBS) Training Programme.

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences of Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences (PSIBS) was set up through a prestigious EPSRC award to facilitate the training of high-quality engineering and physical sciences graduate students in a multi-disciplinary environment at the Life Sciences Interface. The focus of PSIBS research is on the development of imaging techniques and the computational analysis of image data to enable and support future breakthroughs in biology and biomedicine.

This programme is no longer recruiting, however, applicants with interests in this area should consider the Physical Sciences for Health programme, which shares many of the approaches and principles used in the  former PSIBS programme.

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