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Cambridge Biosciences DTP PhD Programme



The Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is a partnership between four internationally leading research organisations — the University of Cambridge, the Babraham Institute, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, and the Wellcome Sanger Institute — and UK Research and Innovation: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UKRI BBSRC) to develop the next generation of bioscience talent.

The Life Sciences are key to addressing many of the current societal and global challenges, and PhD-trained bioscientists are needed to meet the demands of the thriving and expanding bioeconomy. Our DTP addresses this need by providing a welcoming and vibrant training environment in which talented and motivated students from diverse backgrounds undertake cutting edge research projects and become equipped for a range of careers in academia, industry, government and charitable sectors.

Our students benefit from our location at the heart of Europe’s largest cluster of bioscience companies and via our partnership with Agri-TechE and One Nucleus enjoy opportunities to interact with a range of external organisations. Our DTP, via internships and iCASE studentships, also provides a convenient entry point for external organisations to forge collaboration with researchers across our partnership.

Available Studentships

Applications for the 2024 intake are closed.

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Latest news

SBS DTP Student Maximilian Gantz at WildGenes expedition in the Amazon rainforest

7 May 2024

Maximilian Gantz and Dr Timo Kohler from the Hollfelder lab at the Department of Biochemistry recently went on a field trip to Peru, to the Hoja Nueva Rescue and Research Center

PIPS Symposium 2024

24 April 2024

Our annual PIPS Symposium took place on Friday 19th April at the Babraham Innovation Campus. The event aims to connect current students, who haven’t yet carried out their PIPS, with potential host organisations.

Pork labelling schemes ‘not helpful’ in making informed buying choices, say researchers

19 April 2024

Farmers don’t have to choose between lowering environmental impact and improving welfare for their pigs, a new study has found: it is possible to do both. But this is not reflected in the current food labelling schemes relied on by consumers.