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MBRU LAUNCHES FIRST DOCTORATE PROGRAM IN DUBAI TO DRIVE SUPPORT OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES IN UAE

  • Zais Baqain

MBRU LAUNCHES FIRST DOCTORATE PROGRAM IN DUBAI TO DRIVE SUPPORT OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES IN UAE

 

  •   A fully sponsored PhD program for graduate students

 

  •   Research-intensive PhD in Biomedical Sciences will give graduate students solid foundation in scientific research and opportunity to pair with dedicated faculty members in areas of interest

 

  •   Applicants now have until Aug 1 to apply for the PhD in Biomedical Sciences 

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has taken another giant step towards achieving its vision to become a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research at the service of humanity, with the introduction of a fully sponsored PhD in Biomedical Sciences – the first doctorate program at MBRU.

The program has been brought up to make use of the core strengths of MBRU, with an aim on broader themes of medical and biomedical sciences. It is available to anyone with a master's degree in a related subject, such as life or health sciences.

The program, which is a first-of-its-kind in Dubai, was developed in alignment with the requirements of the National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031, which focuses on building national capacity and addressing health challenges in the UAE through a national scientific system.

The opportunity to work closely with a diverse and talented research faculty will be given to the PhD graduate students and the program aims to match a student’s research interest with an appropriate faculty member from day one. 

 

Stefan Du Plessis

 

The research work will take place in MBRU’s newly equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories as well as the MBRU Biomedical Research Center supported by Al Jalila Foundation. Research will aim on areas of genetics of developmental diseases, reproduction, cancer biology, diabetes, cardiovascular, respiratory, and infectious diseases, pharmacology, lncRNA, stem cell biology, and tissue engineering.

Professor Zaid Baqain, Provost, MBRU said “One of our core goals at MBRU is to train and nurture scientists and support research in the medical and biomedical sciences in the UAE. We believe that to be a great scientist, one needs to master a diverse set of competencies and this program will give graduate students exposure to that diversity, with access to a talented research faculty spanning multiple areas of medical and biomedical sciences,”.

Professor Stefan Du Plessis, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, MBRU said “Research drives our vision to be a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education. The PhD program provides a research-intensive environment that will provide prospective graduate students with a strong foundation in the frontiers of biomedical sciences, through a variety of course work, as well as intense laboratory research training and conducting of an independent research project,”.

MBRU is offering full scholarships for students from all nationalities accepted in the PhD program in order to attract top local talent,. In addition, MBRU is also offering 50% scholarships for selected applicants from all nationalities applying to the Master in Biomedical Sciences program, to support and empower researchers in the biomedical sciences field. 

The deadline for applying for MBRU’s MSc program in Biomedical Sciences has been extended by to June 30.  

ort and empower researchers in the biomedical sciences field. The deadline for applying for MBRU’s MSc program in Biomedical Sciences has been extended by to June 30.