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Graduate School of Life Sciences

An inspiring educational experience in a unique environment

Studying at Cambridge


The Committee

GRASP is led and coordinated by a core committee consisting of postgraduate student and postdoctoral representatives.

Core committee for 2015-16 academic year:

Previous members of the GRASP core committee:

  • Richard Bethlehem - Faculty of Clinical Medicine
  • Johanna Syrjanen - Faculty of Biology (PhD student in Department of Biochemistry)
  • Abbe Crawford - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (PhD student in Department of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Victoria Mascetti - Faculty of Clinical Medicine (PhD student in Department of Surgery)
  • Christian Boehm - Faculty of Biology (PhD student in Department of Plant Sciences)
  • Dr Neil Rzechorzek - Department of Biochemistry
  • Dr. Emma Cahill - Department of Psychology
  • Dr David Kent - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.