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PhD opportunities to transform healthcare through AI

The University of Leeds has announced 50 fully-funded PhD researcher places to unlock the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical diagnosis and care.

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Microscopic parasite may provide insight into schizophrenia

New research may inform future research into the treatment of schizophrenia, a complex disease of unknown cause.

New research from Dr Glenn McConkey, School of Biology, and his colleagues may inform future research into the treatment of schizophrenia, a complex disease of unknown cause.
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Research Degrees

Being a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Biological Sciences gives you the opportunity to become part of a vibrant research community.

Postgraduate research opportunities

We offer a broad range of PhD projects in world-leading research groups and labs, with access to facilities, training and support, providing you with the best start to a career in research and beyond.

£17 million

Astbury Centre Laboratory Investment

For world-leading biological research

Prof Alan Berry
Staff | Director of the Graduate School
"Our research postgraduates are members of the Leeds research community and through their work make a significant contribution to Faculty research. The reports on our REF submissions noted our excellent training programmes for research students."

6th

in the UK for Research Power

2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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Michaela Agapiou
Student | PhD Molecular and Cellular Biology
"I love the wide range of experiments I have undertaken as part of my project; each week can be really diverse. I use a number of the University’s facilities and I get to work with a lot of different people, which I love."