School of Life Sciences

MRC Genome Damage and Stability Centre

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The GDSC is a research centre investigating the responses of cells to genome damage and their relationship to cancer and other aspects of human disease.

Medical Research CouncilThe purpose-built laboratories, funded by the Joint Infrastructure Fund (JIF), the Wolfson Foundation and Sussex University, are located adjacent to the School of Life Sciences, and provide a dynamic and collaborative environment for carrying out state-of -the-art research. The Centre was initially established with MRC Centre Grant support and the current research Programme Grants are supported by a variety of funding agencies including the Wellcome Trust, CRUK, MRC and the BBSRC . The Centre currently houses twenty research groups.

Additional funding bodies:

Bioscience for the future logo European Research Council logo Wellcome trust logo Marie Curie logo Ataxia UK logo
Cancer Research UK logo Leukaemia Lymphoma Research logo The Royal Society logo Association for International Cancer Research logo Human Frontier logo

PhD Studentships

 Most studentships in the GDSC are funded by the MRC, BBSRC, EU and Cancer Research UK studentships. These cover registration, running expenses, travel to an international meeting and a stipend. Eligibility for these studentships depends on the criteria set by the funding bodies.


Studentships available:

For listings of our 2014 PhD studentships please go to:


Job Opportunities:

There are no current vacancies.