In order to harness the scientific excellence and vast research expertise within the reach of the partnership we ensure that our project portfolio is very diverse. All rotation and PhD projects are interdisciplinary, with two active, collaborating supervisors from clearly distinguished disciplines. Our project portfolio spans the wide fields of interest that encompass BBSRC priorities.
We highlight each of the disciplines making a contribution to these priorities, for example:
Cell biology, Neurobiology, Immunology, Developmental biology, Physiology, Structural biology, Chemical biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Genetics, Evolutionary biology.
Finally we identify the research techniques to be applied in each project, these range from state-of-the-art molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, imaging, and image processing, to modelling, mathematics, bioinformatics, statistics and engineering.
To help each student rapidly identify and engage with very high quality projects that combine the topics of interest with the expertise that they wish to develop we provide a fully searchable project database that can filter according to preferences or interests in each of the three realms.
Our DTP issues a new call for projects after the interviews are completed. This gives candidates successful in being awarded a place on the programme the opportunity to contact potential supervisors working in their area of interest and discuss the possibility of their submitting a project to our pool.
- The list of projects offered to students joining the programme in 2016 can be seen here
- The list of projects offered to students joining the programme in 2015 can be seen here
- The list of projects offered to students joining the programme in 2014 can be seen here
- The list of projects offered to students joining the programme in 2013 can be seen here
The DTP also has 13 collaborative PhD projects are available starting in September 2017. More information on these projects can be found on the Apply page.