We are looking out for kind and curious minds with gumption to solve interesting problems.
Are you excited about the integration of biological development, synthetic biology, and biomechanics? Are you driven to learn about engineering for, in, with, and inspired by biology (yes, all of them)? Do you have the initiatives to carry out boundary-pushing research in a highly dynamic and inclusive environment?
Yes, yes, and yes? Well, our Lab might just be the place for you!
Motivated undergraduate/MSc students are welcome in the Lab to carry out a final year projects. If you are interested in our research and keen to join, please get in touch. If you are Bioengineering students, projects available in the Lab will be posted in the Departmental student project database. If you are interested in developing your own project, please discuss with Naomi in the Spring/Summer term prior to project allocation. If you are interested in summer internship, consider applying for Imperial's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme. Most undergraduate and some masters students are eligible, regardless of where they are from. Please check the eligibility criteria.
MRes students in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (and some other programmes) are welcome to consider conducting their thesis research in our Lab. If you are already enrolled for a MRes at Imperial, you may find project offering from our group in the project database of your programme.
If you are interested in doing MRes in Bioengineering in the BF+F Lab, please get in touch. We will together design a suitable project for you, combining your interests with ours and your training needs. For the first instance, please contact Naomi with your CV and personal statement explaining why you are interested in doing MRes and our line of research.
There are several programmes you can apply to become a PhD student in our group, but it depends on your educational track record and background, professional experiences, nationality, and residency status.
We are actively recruiting PhD students (fully funded). International students welcome (there is a scope for tuition and oversea fee coverage). We prefer to design the best suited project for each candidate, but we are especially keen about the following subject areas:
Synthetic biology of plant cell cultures for bio-production of plant-based food/material
Synthetic developmental biology engineering of plant architecture
Predicting future wind-plant interactions
If you are interested in applying, please contact Naomi with your CV and personal statement explaining why you are interested in doing PhD in our Lab.
Expression of interest is always welcome; however, if you are interested in applying for scholarship programmes (e.g. President's Scholarship, CSC), get in touch before November the year before the entrance year. You can find the general information about the PhD programme in our Department here: www.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering/study/postgraduate-research/doctoral/.
We are currently openly seeking postdoc trainees to join our group in the area of regenerative plant cultures (cells and tissues), plant cell culture engineering, plant synthetic biology, plant cell and developmental biology.
Prospective postdocs enthusiastic about our research, especially the above areas are encouraged to get in touch! For the first instance, please contact Naomi with your CV and personal statement explaining your future plan and why you are interested in our line of research.
You are also welcome to develop with us your own project for fellowship applications. Naomi and the Departmental support team will be happy to assist your applications. The eligibility criteria vary depending on the schemes, so please look into the best fitting few. Example schemes are: