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We offer a number of opportunities for medicine and biosciences students to undertake genetics and genomics projects in musculoskeletal diseases.

These focus on:

  • bioinformatics;
  • functional genomics;
  • immunophenotyping;
  • personalisation of therapies;
  • prediction of treatment response;
  • preventing disease.

We can offer short-term Applied Personal Excellence Path (APEP) projects for third and fourth year medical students, final year projects for biosciences students and longer termMRes projects for intercalating medical students.

An example of the opportunities we offer APEP students is illustrated by medical student James Ashcroft.

He remained involved in the project after completion of the APEP and also contributed to the publication process.

As a result, James developed a strong interest in research and spent his elective at Harvard Medical school in Soumya Raychaudhuri’s lab, supported by Anne Barton.

“APEP experience encouraged my enthusiasm for a career in research. It gave me an entirely new perspective of academia and medicine.“

James Ashcroft / Intercalating medical student