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BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Applications for 2018 entry for the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships are now open. 

The London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme (LIDO) is offering up to 42 studentships a year into a four year doctoral training programme funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). 

These studentships will be run by a consortium that includes Queen Mary University of London, along with UCL, Kings College London, Birkbeck College, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College.

We have been awarded a share of the studentships, which are available for the next five years.

Projects will reflect the research strengths of our staff members, whilst working within the remit of the BBSRC.


Applications for 2018 entry are currently open. The closing date for applications is the 19th January 2018.

For more information about the PhD projects, funding and how to apply visit the London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme (LIDO) website.

Studentship overview:

  • All projects are inter-disciplinary and require students to use mathematical, computational and engineering approaches to solve biological problems.
  • Students start with a foundation year that provides key skills in important areas of modern biology along with two lab rotations in which students complete a mini-project related to their PhD choice.
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