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EastBio (East of Scotland Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership)

Organisational unit: Sub-School

Contact information

School of Biological Sciences
Room 107 Darwin Building
The King's Buildings
Mayfield Road
United Kingdom
  • Phone: 0131 650 5549
  • Fax: 0131 650 6556

Organisation profile

EASTBIO - the BBSRC East of Scotland Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership - is a partnership between the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews; the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA); and the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA).  The Partnership was created in response to the establishment of BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) to provide PhD training in areas of strategic relevance to UK Bioscience and has been selected by the BBSRC as the largest of its 14 UK Doctoral Training Partnerships. The DTP scheme will provide students with excellent cross-disciplinary research training in line with the current BBSRC strategy for research support and training.

Our current research themes are: Bioenergy & Industrial Biotechnology, Food Security, Basic Bioscience underpinning Health (Ageing) and World-Class Bioscience.

For students starting in 2012, 2013 and 2014 we offer a minimum of 34 fully-funded 4 year PhD studentships, which provide an outstanding training programme. Each studentship covers tuition fees, a minimum stipend of £13,590 per year and £5,000 per year towards research training costs.

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