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New 'Tissue Repair' PhD programme

25 September 2015

The University of Edinburgh has been awarded a new 4yr PhD programme by the Wellcome Trust.

The ‘Tissue Repair’ programme will be led by Prof Stuart Forbes (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine; liver regeneration) and Co-Director Prof Catherina Becker (Centre for Neuroregeneration; zebrafish spinal cord repair) and builds on the University’s existing strengths in tissue repair.

Participating centres include the MRC Centres for Regenerative Medicine, Inflammation Research, and Reproductive Health, the Centre for Neuroregeneration and the BHF Centre for Vascular Regeneration.

The cross disciplinary programme will train a generation of scientists in the biology of regeneration, inflammation and fibrosis to develop future tissue repair treatments.

The new Tissue Repair PhD programme is one of three new PhD programmes awarded to the University by Wellcome Trust. The others are in Translational Neuroscience, which will be led by Professor Charles ffrench Constant, and Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health, which will be led by Professors Keith Mathews and Judi Allen.

Read the University press release here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2015/newphds-250915

More about the Tissue Repair program and how to apply.