About us

The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium is the largest BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership in the UK. Representing an exciting collaboration between eight of London's world-class universities and specialist institutions, the consortium provides students with a unique opportunity to pursue innovative interdisciplinary research projects in the heart of one of the world's most vibrant cities.

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The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium is the largest BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK. Representing an exciting collaboration between eight of London's world-class universities and specialist institutions, the consortium provides students with a unique opportunity to pursue innovative interdisciplinary research projects in the heart of one of the world's most vibrant cities.

International Students

LIDo has a limited number of studentships available that cover full international fees and these are based at the consortium partner King’s College London. We also accept applications from international students with complementary funding in place to cover the difference between home and overseas fee rates.

If given the choice between LIDo and any other doctoral training program, I choose LIDo every time

Alexandra Richardson

The LIDo Programme has revolutionised my view of modern biomedical research. It pushed me to step outside of my comfort zone and to explore research areas which I never considered to enjoy beforehand. My PhD project made me look at large biological datasets in a computational way and I do not regret a single thing I learned on my deep learning journey

Kristina Ulicna

LIDo cultivates a close relationship with the wider life sciences and technology industries to advise upon and guide our outreach activities and student awareness of tracks outside of academia, including entrepreneurial opportunities.

Dr. Renos Savva

LIDo was perfect for me, because of its interdisciplinarity and the opportunities it offered!

Dr. Pedro Almada

LIDo helped me discover a new career path and learn new skills, that I never thought I would be interested in. LIDo has encouraged me to take more risks and experience new sides of research.

Sarah Aliko

LIDo provides a fantastic training environment for cross-disciplinary research

Dr. Viji Draviam

LIDo is like a huge extended family, everyone is willing to help each other out and offer advice which is particularly important when you’re faced with challenges in your research!

Justine Pearce

The best decision I ever made!

Isabel Fletcher

I never thought debating would be helpful to a researcher, but after a LIDo provided debate workshop I felt much more comfortable answering questions at a recent conference!

Freddy Sarathchandra

LIDo gave me the confidence to pursue a PhD in a field I would never have considered before. The sense of community the programme has to offer is second to none, fostering solid friendships and providing a platform to encourage one another along our journeys, both in and out of the lab.

Dr. Michael Coghlan

From LIDo to Leaders in modern biomedicine

Professor Michelangelo Campanella