The Babraham Institute was founded in 1948, initially as the Institute for Animal Physiology, acquiring its current name in 1993 and establishing a reputation as a world-leading institution for biomedical research. The Institute is also an exemplar in the training of scientists at all stages of their careers, from PhD to the Post-Doctoral Career Progression Fellowships (CPF) awarded by the Institute.
The Institute is located on the picturesque parkland setting of the Babraham Research Campus, 6 miles south-east of Cambridge. All our students are registered with the University of Cambridge for the PhD degree. They are members of Cambridge Colleges and participate fully in University social and academic life - see the web pages for the Graduate Union and the Graduate School of Life Sciences. The Institute is close to other world renowned scientific research institutions including the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the Genome Campus at Hinxton Hall.
Around 65 students are registered on our PhD Programme, providing the opportunity to do world-class research in a campus committed to excellence in research and bioscience innovation. We have a vibrant, international community at Babraham, attracting students from all over the world. In addition to the strong scientific training the PhD programme provides emphasis is also given to transferable skills, personal development and careers.
The Graduate Students regularly arrange social events and have recently established a Graduate Symposium: this enables graduate students to present their research to their peers, exchange ideas and hear from those working in alternative science-based careers, such as publishing, industry, patenting, technology transfer, as well as the local entrepreneurs.
The Babraham Research Campus is also home to a Bioincubator which houses a number of biotechnology start up companies. Personnel from these companies mix with Institute staff at coffee in the Forum or at lunch in the Dining room, providing students with the opportunity to meet with people from this rapidly expanding scientific sector.
The majority of our UK and EU students are supported by studentships from our quota Departmental Training Awards provided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and by the Medical Research Council.
The level of support for EU students depends on their eligibility and residency qualifications. Other EU students and students from overseas are funded either by studentships available from their own country or scholarships awarded through the University of Cambridge, by for example The Gates Cambridge Trust, the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Cambridge Overseas Trust.
Babraham’s PhD Programme is managed by Dr Peter Evans, our Graduate Studies Tutor with the assistance of Ms Caroline Coursol, the Postgraduate Administrator.
Dr Peter Evans - Graduate Studies Tutor
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Ms Caroline Coursol - Postgraduate Administrator Graduate Studies Programme
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The Babraham Institute
Cambridge CB22 3AT
Tel: +44 (0)1223 496000
Fax: +44 (0)1223 496022
Eligibility and residency qualifications
Babraham Institute - Babraham Research Campus - Cambridge - United Kingdom