Thesis committee

Each student chooses a thesis committee consisting of the supervisor and two further independent scientists. 

It is recommended that one tutor is from a closely related field and the other from a different field but with supportive complementary expertise. All tutors need to be at least independent group leaders.

The committee meets with the student once per year to discuss the planning and progress of the research project and any other matters of importance. The members of the committee read and comment upon the project proposal and the first year report, and also comment on all oral presentations. The thesis committee is involved in the decision about when the experimental work should be considered complete and the student should write up. They are available for discussions and advice to the student on all matters at all times.