Exciting PhD Studentship Opportunity at MRC Biostatistics Unit

Would you like to do a PhD at the internationally renowned MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge?

If so, we have a new opportunity working in stratified medicine with Dr Brian Tom starting January 2017

To find out more and to apply, please click here

What we do

Founded in 1913, we are one of the largest groups of biostatisticians in Europe and a major centre for training and knowledge transfer, with the mission 'to advance biomedical science and human health through the development, application and dissemination of statistical methods'.

We are part of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health.

Our researchers work across four major themes:

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DREAM shadows: chasing down disease networks


A community-based effort to assess the feasibility of using computational methods to piece together biological networks has shown that solutions to this puzzle may be coming into reach. The international study, presenting findings from a Heritage Provider Network (HPN)-supported DREAM challenge, is published in the journal Nature Methods. BSU's Dr Steven Hill is joint first []

The Certainties and The Consequences of Mathematical Models in Biomedicine


In a Perspective published in Science, entitled “Systems biology (un)certainties”, Dr. Paul Kirk from MRC Biostatistics Unit, Dr. Ann Babtie, and Prof. Michael Stumpf, both from Imperial College, highlight  the opportunities provided by mathematical models in the biomedical sciences, but stress the importance of assessing uncertainty and avoiding over-interpretation. Mathematical and statistical models have proven []

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Today several BSU scientists are speaking at #ISCB2016 incl James Wason on Novel designs for trials with multiple treatments and biomarkers

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