Images of the MRC Prion Unit at UCL Student Office

We invite applications from prospective PhD students at any time. For more details contact Prof Parmjit Jat

Programme Overview

The MRC Prion Unit at UCL is one of the world’s leading research centres for the study of prion and other neurodegenerative diseases, and will be moving in January 2018 to the newly refurbished Courtauld Building with state-of-the art-laboratories close to the UCL main campus. Prion diseases are increasingly seen as the key paradigm for neurodegenerative diseases which involve accumulation of misfolded proteins with “prion-like” seeding mechanisms.

Unit programmes are highly multidisciplinary offering a student the opportunity to learn about prion biology and neurodegeneration through genetics, cell and molecular biology, structural biology, protein biochemistry, therapeutics and clinical research.

This MRC funded PhD programme is designed to provide the highest quality multidisciplinary training for future careers in science. We welcome applications from students from a variety of backgrounds including biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, biomedical science, chemistry, medicine or a related discipline.