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As a result of an award from BBSRC, the University of Cambridge and Partner Institutes operate a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), providing 4-year fully funded studentships leading to the degree of PhD (subject to eligibility).

Details of how to apply will be available mid-October 2015, with an application deadline of 1 December 2015.

The programme provides excellent post-graduate training, addressing the need for trained scientists in strategically-important research areas and skills. The programme has four separate research themes addressing the strategic research priorities of BBSRC:

The research topics included in the Cambridge DTP are aimed at improving understanding of basic biological mechanisms, from the study of biological molecules, to cellular and physiological processes, including genetic and genomic approaches. There is an emphasis on multidisciplinary research interfacing with physical sciences and engineering, and the opportunity to use mathematical and computational methodologies to addressing biological questions. A major goal of our training programme is to allow the flow of ideas, skills and key capabilities to provide mutual benefit in supporting the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in the UK.


AFS   Human induced pluripotent stem cell  derived neurons (green) and glial cells (red) Thora Karadottir
Human induced pluripotent stem cell- derived neurons (green) and glial cells (red) - Thora Karadottir