Nine projects for September/October 2023 entry have now been selected by the ABViP Management Board and student applications are being accepted.

The partnership will support the successful student with:

  • Tax-free stipend per year (4-years), UKRI standard stipend plus the additional London weighting for the UCL candidates
  • Fully funded PhD/DPhil Tuition
  • Project equipment & materials
  • Academic and industrial supervisors
  • Development programmes to support the transition into industry after the doctoral training programme is completed.

The projects are listed below including which of the two academic partner organisations the student will register with for their PhD/DPhil and the name of the primary supervisor. Each student will be appointed an industrial supervisor from Oxford Biomedica who will be chosen on the basis of their background skills and expertise relevant to the specific project.

A video of our recent webinar providing an overview of the ABViP programme, and the doctoral projects can be watched here:

ABViP Project ID: ABViP 2023_1 (Closed to Applications)

Academic Partner: University of Oxford, UOXF

Primary Supervisor: Dr Alexander (Sandy) Douglas

Project Title: Properties of adenovirus vectors mediating mucosal immunogenicity

 

ABViP Project ID: ABViP 2023_2 (Closed to Applications)

Academic Partner: University of Oxford, UOXF

Primary Supervisor: Prof Kerry Fisher

Project Title: Packaging cell lines for the production of stealthy enveloped viruses and exosomes.

 

ABViP Project ID: ABViP 2023_3 (Closed to Applications)

Academic Partner: University of Oxford, UOXF

Primary Supervisor: Dr Shijie Cai

Project Title: Integrative analysis of metabolomics, transcriptomics and proteomics to study mechanisms that regulate lentiviral vector hepatocyte transduction

 

ABViP Project ID: ABViP 2023_4 (Closed to Applications)

Academic Partner: University of Oxford, UOXF

Primary Supervisor: Prof Constantin Coussios

Project Title: Use of normo-thermic perfused organs to profile PK and infection efficiency of novel viral gene therapy vectors.

 

ABViP Project ID: ABViP 2023_5 (Closed to Applications)

Academic Partner: University of Oxford, UOXF

Primary Supervisor: Dr Daniel O'Conner

Project Title: Utilising a systems approach to advance our understanding of immune responses to viral vectors.

 

ABViP Project ID: ABViP 2023_6 (Closed to Applications)

Academic Partner: University College London, UCL

Primary Supervisor: Dr Andrea Rayat

Project Title: Establishment of high-titre, stable LV producer cells with high-level genome RNA

 

ABViP Project ID: ABViP 2023_7 (Closed to Applications)

Academic Partner: University College London, UCL

Primary Supervisor: Prof Daniel Bracewell

Project Title: Cryogenic electron microscopy-based understanding of viral vector heterogeneity to aide process development

 

ABViP Project ID: ABViP 2023_8 (Closed to Applications)

Academic Partner: University College London, UCL

Primary Supervisor: Dr Darren Nesbeth

Project Title: Repurposing an endogenous human mRNA transfer system as a gene therapy tool

 

 

ABViP Project ID: ABViP 2023_9 (Deadline, Tuesday 31st January 2023, 12 noon)

Academic Partner: University College London, UCL

Primary Supervisor: Dr Frank Baganz

Project Title: Digital Twin supported development of viral vector production processes

At Oxford Biomedica we recognise the importance of investing in early talent, and we are passionate about supporting the scientific leaders of the future within cell and gene therapy especially as the industry continues to grow.

The CTP intends to attract the very best people to the available PhD / DPhil programmes. Students trained through the ABViP-CTP will gain a holistic insight into the research and development activities required to create the medicines of the future from both an academic and industrial perspective.

However, we understand the challenges for those who are thinking about their next steps including, the barriers PhD/DPhil studies can bring, whether it be financial or career starting opportunities that contribute to a skills gap within this sector. We particularly welcome applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds or via an unconventional career path. To learn more about the policies in relation to equality, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Oxford and UCL please follow the links below.

We are now closed to applications from students except for ABViP 2023_9 which has a deadline of Tuesday 31st January 2023 (link below). 

Student applications will re-open in 2023 for the 2024/25 intake, where a total of eight projects will be selected, four each at UCL and UOXF.

If you have any questions about the doctoral training programme, please email abvip@oxb.com

 

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