BBSRC DTP Opportunities BBSRC DTP Opportunities

Applications are now closed for the BBSRC DTP studentships starting in October 2019.


Studentships for 2019 entry focused on the topics below:


Project Supervisor

A multidisciplinary study of cyanobacterial DMSP production via a novel pathway

Dr David Lea-Smith

Characterising genes involved in microRNA degradation in Arabidopsis 

Professor Tamas Dalmay

Cuckoo bees as sentinels for pollinator decline

Dr Lynn Dicks

Developmental Systems Biology of the Eye - The Origins of Retinal Self-Organisation

Dr Timothy Grocott

Every sperm is sacred - or maybe not?

Dr Simone Immler

How do plants make Earth's most abundant organosulfur molecular?

Dr Jonathon Todd

Improving microRNA target prediction - going beyond the seed

Dr Simon Moxon

Innovative and sustainable landfill waste management using the anammox reaction

Dr Laura Lehtovirta-Morley

Intergrated pest management in fruit farms of semi-arid Brazil: the role of semi-natural habitat

Dr Lynn Dicks

Mechanosensation in vascular endothelium: the role of purinergic signalling

Dr Sam Fountain

Regulation of formicamycin biosynthesis: new potent antobiotics against MRSA

Professor Matt Hutchings

Role of P2X receptors in inflammatory pain (with Astrazeneca Cambridge)

Dr Sam Fountain

Sex-conversion gene drives for insect pest management

Professor Tracey Chapman

Sexual detection: mechanisms underlying adaptive reproductive plasticity

Professor Tracey Chapman

Small non-coding RNAs with a big impact on the development of skeletal muscle

Professor Andrea Munsterberg

Small RNA control of bacterial nitrous oxide emissions

Dr Gary Rowley

The role of intergrins in muscle stem cell function

Professor Ulrike Mayer

The role of microRNA's in the peripheral circadian rhythm in cartilage

Dr Ian Clark

The sex factor: why do males and females age differently and have different lifespans?

Dr Alexei Maklakov

Turning up the heat on pest insect reproduction: optimising thermal control in dry food storage facilities

Professor Matt Gage

Utilizing single cell genomics to understand the complexity of the human placenta

Dr David Monk

Why are pests so successful? The evolutionary ecology of population establishment and spread

Dr Lewis Spurgin


 New applications will open in Autumn 2019.