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PhD Studentship - Rejuvenating ageing CNS progenitors by partial reprogramming

Applicants are invited to apply for an MS Society-funded PhD studentship in the laboratory of Prof Robin Franklin at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge.

The central aim of this PhD project is to address the hypothesis that partial reprogramming is able to rejuvenate an aged CNS progenitor cell with failing regenerative capacity into a young CNS progenitor cell with efficient regenerative capacity. It will involve a range of techniques including cell culture and use of novel transgenics.

A degree in cell and molecular biology (or equivalent) is required and a reasonable level of experience in laboratory based science is preferred.

This is a fully funded, three year PhD studentship.

The studentship is to start in April 2018. Deadline for applications is 6th December 2017.

Interviews are likely week commencing 22 January 2017.

For further information about the studentship please contact Professor Robin Franklin

To apply for a studentship, please apply using the standard PhD applications procedure via the University's Graduate Admissions website (; and also send an expression of interest letter to explaining why you are interested in this studentship

Please quote reference ZE13679 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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