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Cambridge Biosciences BBSRC DTP

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Thanks to a grant from the BBSRC the University of Cambridge is able to host a number of funded PhD and summer studentships in the area of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology. In addition, the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) DTP has enhanced the funding on offer by creating 16 funded 4-year studentships which started in October 2020 and is offering up to a further 14 studentships from October 2021.

Available Studentships

Applications for the Cambridge SBS DTP 4-year funded PhD programme are now open.

Latest news

BBSRC DTP student wins Biochemical Society award

19 October 2021

Congratulations to Madeleine Ball for winning the Biochemical Society Science Communication 1st Prize in the Postgraduate Category for her 'Sonic the Hedgehog and the Brain' presentation video. About the Award Each year the Biochemical Society looks to identify and celebrate outstanding science communicators with an annual...

Recent Publication: Chris Micklem (2018 cohort) – Cell Press iScience

12 October 2021

Congratulations to Chris Micklem, 2018 cohort PhD student on the BBSRC DTP Programme, for publishing the Review Article ‘ Cut the noise or couple up: Coordinating circadian and synthetic clocks ’ in Cell Press iScience . Chris and his Supervisor, James Locke, discuss how circadian clocks across the Tree of Life are...

BBSRC DTP Symposium 2021

11 August 2021

The annual BBSRC DTP Symposium took place virtually in July where DTP PhD students showcased their excellent research on a variety of topics spanning the BBSRC’s 5 core strategic themes. The audience also heard from some great guest speakers, while two career panels discussed career opportunities outside of academia.