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    • Cohort 2021

      The application window for studentships starting in October 2023 is now CLOSED with the exception of two industry co-funded studentships

      Use the filter button to view projects by selecting 2023 cohort, then student type and/or Theme(s)

      For standard and CASE studentship entry, students are recruited to the four-year programme rather than to a specific project. Once accepted to the programme, students are asked to choose their first rotation project from this portfolio of projects. After two four-month laboratory rotations, students are invited to finalise their PhD project choice. Industry co-funded studentship entry is direct to the project and students do not undertake rotations.

      Applications are still open for these two industry co-funded studentships

      Project 2363, title – Comparative effects of alcohol and GABA mimetics on the brain-gut-microbiota (BGM) function, supervisory team – Prof Jerome Swinny (University of Portsmouth), Dr Delia Belelli – (GABALabs – Industry partner) and Dr Murphy Wan (University of Portsmouth), location – University of Portsmouth

      Project 2350, title – Nanobody technology: feeding target authentication and mitigation strategies in crop protection, supervisory team – Prof Vincent O’Connor(University of Southampton), Dr James Dillon (University of Southampton) and Marcus Guest (Syngenta – Industry partner), location – University of Southampton.

      Research themes

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      Understanding the rules of life

      Bioscience for sustainable agriculture and food

      Bioscience for renewable resources and clean growth

      Bioscience for an integrated understanding of health

      The consortium provides PhD students with a unique opportunity to undertake bioscience research and training in four key themes identified in BBSRC’s roadmap Forward Look for the UK Bioscience. To view our projects by theme use the colour coded filters below.