The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine pursues biomedical science across boundaries of scale and discipline. There is no doubt that this is a challenging environment for scientists undertaking a PhD. In order to support students in this field, the Insigneo Institute runs a dedicated Doctoral Development Programme (DDP).

The DDP committee plans and coordinates a coherent training/development programme that supports the range of PhD students (cross faculty) operating under the Insigneo umbrella. The group promotes numerous cross disciplinary topic areas (including anatomy/physiology for engineers, in-silico modelling, coding and software engineering, engineering for biologists, clinical/industrial exposure, and medical technologies). The aim is to facilitate cross-faculty access to other courses, and there will be support for unique requirements if necessary. Activities consistent with a Doctoral Training Centre will be encouraged.

More information about the seminar programme run by the DTP group and other relevant events will be available here soon, please check back regularly. In the meantime, if areas of your work overlap with those of Insigneo, and you are interested in meeting like minded PhD students and benefiting from the activities organised by the DDP, you can add your name to our contact list by e-mailing John Fenner at