The Doctoral Antimicrobial Research Training (DART) PhD programme at UEA is funded by the UKRI Medical Research Council (MRC) to advance research in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through academic-industry iCASE collaboration.

Our students undertake their research degree at the world-renowned Norwich Research Park, investigating topics such as translational medicine, rapid diagnosis of infectious disease and understanding resistance development to antibiotics. Students spend between 3 to 18 months working with the project’s non-academic partner, taking their research career to the next level in a cutting edge, collaborative research environment surrounded by experts in the field.

Our students’ projects are based at UEA, John Innes Centre and Quadram Institute Bioscience and have the potential to contribute to the prevention or improved treatment of infectious diseases, such as antibiotic discovery, novel anti-infectives, infectious diseases diagnostics, gut microbiota research, etc.

We are no longer accepting applications to the MRC DART Programme. Candidates may be interested in similar opportunities offered through alternative programmes, such as the Microbes, Microbiomes and Bioinformatics (MMB) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme funded by UKRI-MRC, or the Norwich Research Park (NRP) Biosciences DTP programme funded by the UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).