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Group shotThe Doctoral Training Partnership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (DTP in IBR) is supported by a training grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and builds on our previous DTP that was focused on quantitative imaging.

Our core philosophy is that students can acquire the skills to integrate quantitative and analytical methods from maths and the physical sciences, with computational approaches to drive forward discovery and translational research in biomedicine.

These programmes have been possible due to Warwick's historical strength in multidisciplinary training - exemplified by the Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells (MOAC) Doctoral Training Centre. MOAC has now evolved into the more physical sciences facing Molecular and Analytical Sciences (MAS) CDT, while our IBR DTP is the biomedically facing sibling.

The scientific focus of the IBR DTP is in three key areas - each with acknowledged research and infrastructure strength at Warwick:

Quantitative Cell Dynamics

Investigating the principles and mechanisms of the dynamic spatial organisation of cells, with a view to understanding the development of multicellular organisms and gaining insights into the cellular origins of disease.

Molecular Microbiology

Investigating how pathogenic bacteria and viruses emerge, evolve and spread, deploy the structures and strategies needed for survival within host cells and tissues and how these vary across populations with the emergence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR).

Applied Biomedical Technologies

Investigating health informatics, digital pathology, point-of-care diagnostics, biomedical engineering, biosensors, nano-biotechnology, small animal in vivo and clinical imaging.

This draws on particular strengths of the University of Warwick and Hospital partners in Engineering, Biomaterials and Digital Technologies and the establishment of an industry focussed Medicines Discovery Catapult for tackling the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

While IBR research students are based on Warwick's Gibbet Hill campus there is now the exciting potential to build collaborative projects that involve visits of up to 12 months at A*STAR Research Institutes in Singapore or the MRC Unit in The Gambia.