LIDo is a four year doctoral programme in biosciences and bioengineering provided by a consortium of London institutes, and funded by the BBSRC.

PhD projects offered are interdisciplinary and require students to use mathematical, computational and engineering approaches to address biological questions. Projects come from a wide range of biological scales and areas, from molecules through to cells and whole animal physiology.

The list of projects offered to students joining the programme in 2014 can be seen here.

Student supervision is provided by leading researchers at University College London and King's College London, together with the Royal Veterinary College, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Birkbeck College and the School of Pharmacy.

The programme begins with a foundation year that provides students with the skills and confidence to undertake cutting-edge research in the areas of bioinformatics, bio-imaging, computational biology and bioengineering. It includes two lab rotations in which students will complete a mini-project related to one of the PhD project choices.

Within the four year programme students will be expected to complete a 3 month Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) that is not related to their PhD project. This is a compulsory element of the BBSRC Programme.

Applications are welcomed from students with a background in biological, physical, computational, engineering or mathematical sciences.

The applications call for 2014 studentships has now closed