2022-23 Potential Projects: CASE

The MRC LID CASE PhD Studentships are an opportunity to develop partnerships and enable students to benefit from a broad and unique training experience. CASE studentships aim to:

  • Provide students with experience of collaborative research with a non-academic partner
  • Strengthen and develop collaboration and partnerships between the institutions (research organisations) and non-academic partner organisations
  •  Offer outstanding students an experience of at least two distinct research cultures
  • Provide access to a wider-than-usual range of technology, facilities and expertise
  • Enable the student to spend a period of time with the non-academic partner (usually no less than three months over the lifetime of the PhD).

Students whose projects are converted from the standard MRC LID DTP Studentship to an MRC LID CASE Studentship will be undertaking their PhD research via a collaboration between their primary institution (either LSHTM or SGUL) and a non-academic partner organisation.

MRC CASE students have highlighted the following benefits over the more traditional studentship route:

  • Higher potential for doing collaborative research and being exposed to projects involving multiple teams.
  • Exposure to a non-academic environment, which may help students to decide whether that particular type of environment is of interest for them after the PhD.
  • Two supervisors with different work experience, with the potential for more support as there are two parties interested in the PhD.
  • Higher potential for networking.

The following list of projects are potential MRC LID Studentship projects that have been highlighted as being possible opportunities for CASE conversion (within 6 months of starting).

For queries regarding these potential MRC LID CASE Studentships, in the first instance please contact the primary supervisor as listed on the advert.

Supervisors Project Title Cross Institutional Supervision Theme/s Keywords
Elena Sviderskaya &
Yuri Korchev &
Kenneth Laing
A new approach to understanding cancer cell heterogeneity No Translational and Implementation Research Cancer;
Cell biology;
Molecular biology;
Single cell gene expression;
Nano-biosensors;
High-resolution microscopy

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