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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 2022/23 entry is now open!


Closing date for entries: 9th January 2022

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.

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Niamh Eastwood first first-author paper

Third year Birmingham student Niamh Eastwood has published her first first-author paper. The paper, entitled "The Time Machine framework: monitoring and prediction of biodiversity loss', proposes the …

MIBTP students win at student symposium

MIBTP students across the cohorts at Warwick, won prizes at this year's School of Life Sciences student symposium. The MIBTP winners were:

Best Seminar Presentation in memory of Xue Jiang

  • Holly Shrop…