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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 2020 entry is now closed.

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

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 focussed 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, 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 Warwick, Birmingham, Leicester, Aston and Harper Adams.

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image Alex Baker part of team developing new diagnostic tool for rapid detection of Coronavirus

Alex Baker, an MIBTP 3rd year student, is part of a team at the University of Warwick who are developing a new diagnostic tool for rapid detection of Coronavirus. The tool, being developed by the The …

image Christian Møller-Olsen published paper

Christian Møller-Olsen, an MIBTP Warwick final year student, is the co-author of a new paper just published in Nature Scientific Reports titled “Bacteriophage K1F targets Escherichia coli K1 in cerebr…

image Rachael Grime published paper

University of Birmingham, final year MIBTP student, Rachael Grime has co-authored a paper as part of a collaboration that came from COMPARE (Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors) which is a partn…

image Marisa Di Monaco published paper

Final year MIBTP University of Warwick student, Marisa Di Monaco, is one of the researchers who authored a paper which was published in Cell Reports on 26th May. In the paper, titled Regulation of Exp…