Forum: Looking for a PhD research topic
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4.6 years ago by
wzvarevashe0 wrote:

I have been reading around many fields and Bioinformatics has caught my attention. My question is does anyone have a paper or website with current research areas taking place or even a burning research question, I want to develop a topic to research on for my PhD. I have Msc Applied Mathematics.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.6 years ago by William4.4k • written 4.6 years ago by wzvarevashe0
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William4.4k wrote:

I think PhDs in the UK often have a 1 year orientation period, after which you choose a subject and supervisor that is willing to offer you a project.

With an applied mathematics background this shared PhD program of Sanger and Cambridge Uni in the UK might be of interest to you:

You can also ask them more information the program  (and maybe similar ones they know of ) and if your background suits what they are looking for:

There is even a list of potential supervisors and the example projects:


     Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine

   Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine

   Please send any enquiries about this programme to

    Modern genomics promises not only to help uncover the molecular basis of disease, but also to have a major impact   on health care through translation of advances in techniques, computation and knowledge into clinical trials and clinical practice. Quantitative analysis is at the heart of this goal, and there is a pressing requirement for researchers with thorough mathematical and statistical expertise, in addition to training in medical genetics and informatics.

    This PhD programme has been established as a collaboration between the University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The programme will provide the opportunity to work at the interface between the mathematical and computational sciences, and genome-scale and translational medical research. We expect that successful applicants will have strong mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and may include exceptional biologists. They will develop quantitative techniques and theoretical approaches and apply them to practical problems in both translational and basic biomedical research. The programme follows a "1 + 3" model, comprising a tailored first year of taught modules and research rotations, followed by a three-year research project. All students will have two supervisors, one from a mathematics, engineering or other quantitative science background, and the second from a genetics or genomics/biomedical background.

    Successful applicants will have the opportunity to undertake research that draws on the unique strengths of the Cambridge region: the successful synergies of NHS and University in translational medical research; genetics, computational and genomics research at the University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute; and the University’s outstanding research and training base in the mathematical sciences.


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