KESS2 PhD in Medicine: Exploring a genetically targeted therapeutic approach for adenomatous polyposis syndromes in 3D organoid cell models

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    Cardiff University
    United Kingdom
    Professions and applied sciences


In collaboration with the Wales Gene Park (WGP) and our partner company Cellesce, this studentship will exploit existing organoid resources within the Inherited Tumour Syndromes Research (ITSR) Group in addition to establishing, characterising and expanding new lines from material obtained by the ITSR group during the course of the study.

This will result in the development of extensively profiled 3D organoid lines which have been grown in sufficiently abundant quantities from patient material and are representative of the tissues from which they originate.

What is funded

Tuition fee support: Full UK/EU tuition fees

Maintenance stipend: Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum


3 years


Residency: Applicants for these awards must have a home or work address in the East area of Wales at the time of their application for funding and enrolment.

Academic criteria: Applicants for research PhDs will be expected to have one or both of the following:

  • a first degree, normally with class 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • a relevant master's degree qualification or equivalent.

You must:

  • have the right to work in the UK on completion of the scholarship
  • be classified as a ‘home’ or ‘EU’ student
  • satisfy the respective admissions criteria.

It is a condition of eligibility for KESS2 funding that you have not applied for, nor are intending to apply for, a doctoral or research master's loan. Please read clause (3) (m) of The Education (Postgraduate Doctoral Degree Loans) (Wales) Regulations 2018 for more information.

East Wales region is comprised of 7 local authorities: Cardiff, Flintshire, Monmouthshire, Newport, Powys, Vale of Glamorgan and Wrexham.


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