CIDCATS Student Profile

CIDCATS Student Sarah Rixham

Sarah Rixham

2014 entry

At this point in my career I aim to develop my knowledge and research skills with the hope that in the future my research will have an impact on the scientific world and in public health.


I completed my BSc in Cell Biology at the University of Manchester which included a year placement at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. Here I did research on cell signalling and got inspired by the research environment. After this I worked at the Cancer Research Centre in Liverpool for 6 months as a Research Technician also on cell signalling. At this point I decided I wanted to do more that just cell biology techniques and after enjoying my bioinformatics dissertation I decided I wanted to go down a more computation route. I took up an internship at EMBL in Heidelberg over the summer working in an EM lab to learn computational image analysis before starting on the CIDCATS programme.

PhD Title

The effect of contact inhibition systems on spatial structure: single cell to microcolony level investigation


Dr. Marjan Van der Woude and Dr. Jamie Wood