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Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership

Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Leicester

Harper Adams University

Aston University

We are now recruiting for 2022 entry to Harper Adams University and to individual CASELink opens in a new window projects only.

Deadline 17th July 2022!

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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 Link opens in a new windowto find out more.

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Emily Hill SEM Faculty Thesis Prize 2022

Warwick MIBTP graduate Dr Emily Hill is the winner of the Science, Engineering and Medicine (SEM) Faculty Thesis Prize for her thesis on 'Modulation of neuronal function by tau, alpha synuclein or car…

Kish Adoni best talk award

Final year Birmingham student Kish Adoni won 1st Prize at the UoB Biosciences Graduate Research Symposium 2022. Congratulations Kish.

Warwick SLS Student Symposium winners

MIBTP won big at the School of Life Sciences student symposium this year:

Xue Jiang Memorial Prize - Best Seminar Presentation voted by staff – wins £200

  • Beth Richmond

Xue Jiang Memorial Prize - Bes…

Thomas MacCreath best poster

Third year Warwick student Thomas MacCreath was awarded Best Poster Presentation Prize from Access Microbiology at the recent Microbiology Society annual conference in Belfast. Congratulations Thomas…