Guide for PhD students

Welcome to the Genome Centre.

There are about 20 research groups of different sizes here researching in many different areas of genome instability. Most labs have other graduate students, postdocs, technicians, and research assistants that can help you and point you in the right direction while you settle in. The GDSC is part of the School of Life Sciences and our students are registered in the Department of Biochemistry.

When you start here, you’ll need a log-in for the GDSC intranet (your University one won’t do; the Admin Office will help you and give you a letter to take to ITS), and a health and safety induction (with Graham Frost). If you need to do radioactive work, you’ll also need a licence (Graham Frost will be able to advise you).

We have compiled a list of helpful information and handy tips from current and former PhD students and supervisors. Your funding is usually for 3.5 years. Developing as a scientist requires intellectual competence as well as technical expertise and is most definitely not a 9-5 job.

(last updated: 14th August 2014)