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Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership

Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership

MIBTP is a BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership between the universities of Aston, Birmingham, Harper Adams, Leicester and Warwick.

The MIBTP has an ambitious vision to deliver innovative, world class research across the Life Sciences to boost the growing Bioeconomy in the Midlands and across the UK.

PhD Studentship projects are focused in vital research areas such as Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Understanding the Rules of Life, Renewable Resources and Clean Growth and Integrated Understanding of Health and use interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to biology. Students from a wide diversity of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply: those with creative drive in both theoretical disciplines (for example, maths, computer science, statistics) as well as experimental science (for example, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, biotechnology).

Studentships include: fees (cost of UK fee rate), a tax free annual stipend, a travel allowance in year 1, a travel / conference budget, a generous consumables budget and use of a MacBook Pro for the duration of the programme.

MIBTP is jointly funded by the BBSRC and the universities of Aston, Birmingham, Harper Adams, Leicester and Warwick.

Our students have come to us via a variety of pathways; many straight from their UG education, others returning to study after a period in the workplace. We also boast a diverse cohort of students from all around the world, including Italy, Greece, Nigeria, Brazil, Ireland and the UK. Take a look at our student profiles to find out more.

MIBTP Student News

Jas Sound - Oral Presentation Prize

Birmingham student Jas Sound has been awarded an Oral Presentation Prize at the annual British Mass Spectrometry Society Biomacromolecular Structure Special Interest Group meeting

Chidiebere Uchechukwu - Published Article

Warwick student Chidiebere Uchechukwu has published an article in the Journal of General Virology, titled: "Desmoglein-2 and COVID-19 complications: insights into its role as a biomarker, pathogenesis and clinical implications". It can be viewed online here.

Arpan Nayak - Published Article

New Birmingham student Arpan Nayak has publishing an article in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews with their PhD Supervisor, titled: "Is predictive coding falsifiable?". It can be viewed online here.