Doctoral Training at the CPM
Queen Mary has an active and expanding group of PhD students working in the area of organ-chip technology and other predictive in vitro models. In 2020 we received internal funding to establish a Queen Mary mini Doctoral Training Centre as a stepping stone to larger external funding for PhD cohort training. The centre entitled "Predictive in vitro Models for Medical Innovation & Research (PreMMIR)" is focused on the use of multidisciplinary engineering approaches to develop models which can evaluate either the safety and efficacy of medical devices and drugs, or explore health, disease, ageing or injury in human organs.
We are actively training PhD student cohorts in the necessary cross-discipline technical skills to successfully work in predictive in vitro models, but also offering training in the broad transferable skills required for effective multidisciplinary research and the industrial and legislative framework into which new predictive bioengineering technology must function.
We have exciting opportunities for partners from industry and other stakeholders to collaborate on both PhD training and research.