PhD Funding Success for Biosciences

PhD student Sarah Blackburn in lab

New multi-million pound investment to support flagship Bioscience doctoral training centre at Kent

The School of Biosciences has been awarded a multi-million pound investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, a part of UK Research and Innovation) to provide new PhD studentships as part of a South Coast Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SoCoBio DTP). The flagship programme will generate a pipeline of highly skilled researchers by creating a supportive and interdisciplinary environment where students learn to innovate and add value to society.

Professor Colin Robinson, Head of School, Biosciences, University of Kent is quoted as saying;

“The University of Kent is excited to be part of the SoCoBio Team that has been awarded this prestigious BBSRC DTP. We look forward to ensuring that the students enrolled in this programme will benefit from the excellent academic and industrial expertise that exists across the consortium. This DTP represents a valuable investment in the future of scientific excellence in the UK”

The first students will start in September 2020 and the projects will be advertised soon. Watch this space for updates!