Infection, immunology and inflammation - image from NIAID/Flickr

The Wellcome Trust 4-Year PhD Training Programme in the Molecular & Cellular Basis of Infection

A particular strength of Imperial College lies in the field of infection research, in which there is a rich and diverse portfolio of expertise with internationally competitive groups working within many Divisions and Departments.

Now in its thirteenth successful year, this Wellcome Trust programme provides an outstanding opportunity for PhD students to train in areas of basic science that have direct relevance to the development of novel approaches to the prevention and treatment of infection.

Students who are awarded a place on the programme begin their studies by undertaking a year-long MRes course, comprised of three different lab rotations and dedicated teaching sessions. This enables students to discover and experience different lab environments and science disciplines, preparing them for life as a PhD student in the final three years of the programme.