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BBSRC DTP

 

The Cambridge BBSRC DTP Programme

The Programme provides excellent postgraduate 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 the 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 address biological questions. We are particularly interested in attracting candidates from non-biological or non-traditional biological backgrounds and providing opportunities for computational students to train in biology and for biology students to train in the physical sciences and mathematics.

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. 

Programme Type

Studentships are divided into three main types, Standard, Targeted and iCASE. 

 

Programme Overview

Availability

Standard BBSRC DTP Studentship

Standard BBSRC DTP students complete two rotations in different departments and a 3 month professional internship in an organisation of their choice as part of their PhD. Initially, students apply to a theme, not a specific project. ~20 Studentships per year

Targeted BBSRC DTP Studentship

Targeted BBSRC DTP students complete two rotations in different departments and a 3 month professional internship in an organisation of their choice as part of their PhD. Students apply for a specific research project - the rotations will feed into this. ~10 Studentships per year

iCASE Studentship

iCASE BBSRC DTP Students apply for a known research project, this project will contain a minimum of a 3 month internship/collaboration with an industrial partner connected to the PhD.

 

~10 Studentships per year