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Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Leicester

Harper Adams University

Aston University

Recruitment for 2021/22 is now closed.

We will be recruiting for 2022 entry from early November; please check back then

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.

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MIBTP students helping the covid effort

Over the summer, four of our PhD students began their three-month placements at the Rosalind Franklin Laboratory (the ‘Megalab’ in Leamington Spa), as part of its new pilot scheme to support the prest…

Marisa Di Monaco award

Recent MIBTP Warwick graduate Dr Marisa Di Monaco has won the SEM Faculty Thesis Prize for her thesis 'Molecular mechanisms and transcriptional regulation of autophagy in Drosophila'. Marisa was super…

Ilyas Alav published paper

Final year Birmingham student Ilyas was named first author of a very comprehensive review on tripartite efflux pumps and type 1 secretion systems, published in Chemical Reviews at the end of April: ht…

Harun Rashid published papers

Dr Harun Rashid, a member of the first MIBTP cohort, has recently published two further papers as a result of his research:

1. Cheng, W., Rashid, H.A., Stark, R. and Thomas, B. 2021. The role of organ…