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Training opportunities

Quick links to various providers of different training courses that Gurdon Institute members can access
  • Training may be offered within the Institute, by the University or by other partners.
  • Look out for 'emails to everyone' notifying you of upcoming mandatory courses.
  • Use your appraisal meeting to consider with your line manager what training could be useful in your role.

(Note that some of the links below will only work for those on the Gurdon Institute or University of Cambridge networks)



A variety of resources from the Gurdon Institute, the University and local partners including the European Bioinformatics Institute, on our Bioinformatics Core webpages:  (Select ‘Tutorials and courses’ tab)

Health and Safety

Some of these courses are mandatory for specific roles such as those working with radioactivity or within the Human Tissue Act or with ladders at heights, etc.

Note that Fire Safety is mandatory for everyone and sessions are organised on site at intervals.


IT Skills

  • Extensive list provided by University Information Services


Personal and Professional Development

  • Including programmes targeted at academic or professional support staff, mentoring, apprenticeships.
  • You can join the email list for the termly flyer of upcoming events.


Public Engagement 


Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity






Studying development to understand disease

The Gurdon Institute is funded by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK to study the biology of development, and how normal growth and maintenance go wrong in cancer and other diseases.

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Ancestral Hybridisation Facilitated Species Diversification in the Lake Malawi Cichlid Fish Adaptive Radiation

Mapping and editing animal mitochondrial genomes: can we overcome the challenges?

The role of integrins in Drosophila egg chamber morphogenesis

A Genome-wide Screen Reveals that Reducing Mitochondrial DNA Polymerase Can Promote Elimination of Deleterious Mitochondrial Mutations

Genetic predisposition to mosaic Y chromosome loss in blood

MDC1 PST-repeat region promotes histone H2AX-independent chromatin association and DNA damage tolerance

Checkpoint inhibition of origin firing prevents DNA topological stress

Small Molecule Inhibition of UBE2T/FANCL-mediated Ubiquitylation in the Fanconi Anemia Pathway

Epigenetic remodelling licences adult cholangiocytes for organoid formation and liver regeneration

Neurogenin3 phosphorylation controls reprogramming efficiency of pancreatic ductal organoids into endocrine cells

Mitochondrial heteroplasmy beyond the oocyte bottleneck

Mutations in thyroid hormone receptor α1 cause premature neurogenesis and progenitor cell depletion in human cortical development

Neural stem cell temporal patterning and brain tumour growth rely on oxidative phosphorylation

Testing the role of SOX15 in human primordial germ cell fate

Genome architecture and stability in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae knockout collection

Long noncoding RNAs are involved in multiple immunological pathways in response to vaccination

Link to full list on PubMed