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Industrial Case Studentship

Thinking about applying for an iCASE project? Here are some of the things our recent LIDo iCASE students have said about their choice. 

"The iCASE project compiles a very challenging and well-designed discipline with a clear plan and set of goals. The industrial team of experts provides advanced training, extensive networking and thorough consultation, which is vital during the project, promoting the collaboration between academia and industry. (Stavros Vlatakis KCL/Pharmidex)"

"Choosing my iCASE project gave a direct line to an industry partner to further my understanding of the pharmaceutical sector and has given me a chance to work on projects which affect the development of drugs that go to market. Working with my industry partner has given me access to resources and equipment which are unavailable in my university lab to allow me to expand my experimental skill set whilst under the supervision of experts in the field. (Victoria Sanders UCL/Syngenta Ltd)"

"I chose an iCASE project because I think it is extremely valuable to appreciate the similarities and differences between academic and industrial research and potential crossover between the two. I hope my experiences will help me bridge the gaps between each research establishment, creating a stronger collaboration, and enable me to take full advantage of their respective benefits, ultimately giving me a more rounded research experience. (Caryl Evans KCL/Heptares Therapeutics Ltd)"

"For me it was the opportunity to experience both the academic and industrial side of science. I think the iCASE format will equip me well for whatever future career path I end up on! (Tom Smedley RVC/Zoetis)"

"I chose an iCASE project in part because I really liked the project that was on offer and wanted to get stuck in right away. I also wanted the camaraderie and opportunities that are available through DTPs that typically are unavailable on more traditional PhD paths. Additionally, it is a perennial concern of all PhD and would-be PhD students about what its like to work in industry vs academia. The iCASE gave me the opportunity to see what both environments were like simultaneously without having to forgo time to work on my project. The iCASE really ticked all the boxes for me. (Conor Lanphere UCL/NPL)"

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