Research in biology and medicine at Cambridge is organised in broad themes though students will be based within individual departments and institutes.
You will need to use our Research Themes Database to locate potential project supervisors. Please make contact with the faculty members whose work interests you to discuss possible projects before you consider applying.
If you already know the name of someone you would like to work with you can search for them by name to find their contact details and a link to their home web page for more information about their research.
Alternatively you can look in the Research Themes Database using a keyword search or by research theme in order to find principal investigators working in your area of interest.
There are over 700 people in this database but some may not be able to accept a vacation scholar in 2016 - please do not contact supervisors who cannot accept vacation students. Please make contact with those principal investigators whose work interests you to discuss possible projects before you consider applying.
Do check in case Institutes or Departments have their own deadlines for receiving CVs that are earlier than our deadline.
Explore Research Themes:
- cardiovascular science and medicine
- developmental and regenerative biology and medicine
- ecology and conservation
- epidemiology and public health
- evolutionary biology
- functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
- infection and immunity
- medical imaging
- metabolic medicine, integrative and comparative physiology
- neuroscience, psychology and mental health
- plant biology
- structural and molecular cell biology
- women's health