We are happy to accept students from the BBSRC DTP programme for PhD projects. We're also happy to hear from potential applicants for Gates Cambridge MPhil or PhD studentships, Cambridge Trust Studentships or Commonwealth Scholarships. You can find details on additional sources of studentship funding on the Department of Pathology prospective students page.
We are always interested to hear from motivated postdocs who want to apply for fellowships (e.g. from EMBO, HFSP, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 [Stephen had one of these!], the Royal Society or the Wellcome Trust) to join the lab.
Photos (2017)Go back to all photos
Farewell to Julia and Morag - December 2017
It is with great sadness that we said goobye to both Morag and Julia this month. Morag is off to a job in industry, while Julia's going to be spending some time looking after her little one before finding a postdoc position. We gave each of them a big farewell - tea and cake for Julia, and cheese and wine for Morag - plus the obligatory lab-themed farewell items for both! We wish them both all the best for the future.
Lab Christmas party - December 2017
As is becoming tradition, we teamed up with Janet Deane's lab from the CIMR to hold a lab Christmas party at Stephen and Janet's house. This year we did a Dirty Santa present swap of gifts under £5, with some imaginative presents exchanged/stolen/enjoyed. There was also food, music, Susanna's home-made sloe gin, and a Lego Challenge where teams were split into two and the 'architects' had to describe to the 'builders' how to replicate Lego model hidden in the next room. Everyone had a great time (and all made it home safely, despite the absolutely atrocious weather outside that evening!).
Danielle viva celebrations - November 2017
Congratulations to Danielle for passing her PhD viva! Danielle had a great discussion with her two examiners, emerging trumphant after ~3½ hours on the hot seat. Danielle was rewarded for her efforts with an extremely limited edition Acyclobeer, and members of the Division joined us to celebrate her achievement and wish her all the best for the future!
Julia viva celebration - August 2017
Congratulations to Julia for passing her PhD viva! The viva was challenging enough that Julia feels she got her money's worth, but everyone came out smiling and a good time was had by all at the post-viva celebration. Julia is going to be staying with us for a few months on her victory lap to finish a few experiments whilst looking for a postdoc position overseas.
Farewell for Lydumila - March 2017
After a busy and exciting 12 months in our lab, we were sad to bid farewell to Lyudmila as she headed back to Germany. Lots of friends were on hand to give her a big send off, both at her last lab meeting and at dinner in the Green Man. We wish her all the best for the future!
Cambridge Science Festival - March 2017
After a few years' hiatus, we again hosted a Grow your own crystals stand at the Cambridge Science Festival together with our friends from Janet Deane's lab. It was a busy day, with hundreds of lysozyme crystals grown (and certificates of achievement handed out!), but lots of fun for everyone involved.Go back to all photos