Plaque commemorating the work of Bob Edwards in IVF
Research in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience is primarily in three major areas: cellular and systems physiology, developmental and reproductive biology, and neuroscience.
The Department has core strengths in integrative biology and neuroscience at the developmental, cellular, and systems levels. It also hosts flourishing undergraduate and graduate communities, alongside a large number of post-doctoral researchers. Cambridge Neuroscience encapsulates the importance of a robust interdisciplinary approach to increasing our understanding of brain function and enhancing quality of life. A global centre of excellence, Cambridge Neuroscience draws together research and galvanises collaborations across the University’s numerous participating departments and institutes, harnessing the world-leading expertise that has existed at Cambridge for over a century. Funding is currently sought to support PhD studentships, senior research fellowships, lectureships and professorships in this vital and flourishing area of scientific enquiry, at a time when there has never been greater promise for the clinical application of neuroscientific knowledge.