Our 4 Year Dual award PhD in Integrative Biomedical Sciences is a training programme focused on common human diseases, the goal of which is to advance knowledge, expertise, and skills by bridging the gap between fundamental biomedical science discoveries through to translation in humans. By 'Training to Translate', this programme draws on unique research strengths in biomedical sciences from The University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University.
Our vision for this training programme has been created on the view that a key reason for failures in translation, from fundamental research to the human subject, is the poor understanding that non-clinical biomedical scientists often have about common human disorders and how basic science can be translated. This programme trains non-clinical students to align cutting-edge experimental animal modeling, cellular, regenerative, computational, genetic technologies and analytical tools with comprehensive knowledge of the translational environment. In so doing, it equips you with the distinct skills required to bridge the knowledge gap between the design, execution, and interpretation of fundamental research and the challenges of translating this knowledge in humans.
This programme brings together the knowledge and expertise of staff from the School of Basic Medical Sciences, Zhejiang University and The University of Edinburgh Medical School. This is a new and exciting collaboration, and the first of its kind for both universities, making this a unique opportunity for students of biomedical sciences. The programme provides English-taught lectures and research projects, which is beneficial to the growth and all-round development of students. Excellent students will have the chance to get dual PhD degrees of Zhejiang University and the University of Edinburgh.