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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 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 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 2023 are closed

Latest news

PIPS Symposium 2023

3 April 2023

On Friday 30 March, we held our annual PIPS Symposium at the Babraham Campus. The event aims to connect current students, who haven’t completed their PIPS yet, with potential host organisations. It was attended by host representatives coming from different sectors, such as GSK, PetMedix, UK Dementia Research Institute...

William Boxall, BBSRC DTP Cohort 2019, completed his PIPS placement working alongside the National Park Service in Redwood National and State Parks, California

13 March 2023

William was looking for something that would be both rewarding and interesting to him as a plant scientist. After innumerable emails, and no small amount of luck, he found himself talking with the lead forester at Redwood National Park, and with his help arranged to travel over to Northern California to join him at Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP)

Sabila Chilaeva, BBSRC DTP Cohort 2019 awarded research grant by Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

8 March 2023

Research in stem cell biology requires knowledge and tools from several disciplines and in particular, from physics and biology. The Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology has been established to meet this need and recently selected Sabila Chilaeva (Cohort 2019) to participate in a 3.5-day workshop to develop her research ideas.