South Coast Biosciences DTP bursaries
Undertake bioscience research and training with a SoCoBio DTP bursary
Applications are still open for an industry co-funded studentship supervised by Professor Jerome Swinny. Please see listing below for further information and guidance on how to apply.
Applications for all other projects have now closed and the information below is for information only.
The University of Portsmouth is one of the four south coast universities forming the SoCoBio DTP. Funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) the SoCoBio DTP offers a broad, 4-year research training programme which provides students with the skills they need to develop into future bioscience leaders in academia or in industry.
The following projects are led by University of Portsmouth supervisors and open to applications from UK, EU and international students.
School of Biological Sciences
- Using group living spiders for biological pest control - Dr Lena Grinstead
- Exploiting natural variants in potassium channel genes to understand their roles in neural function, behaviour and development - Prof Matt Guille
- De novo design of metallocorrin enzymes - Dr Bruce Lichtenstein
- Engineering enzymes for the deconstruction of waste polyester textiles - Prof Andy Pickford
- Understanding fundamental plant-soil interactions for sustainable agriculture - Dr Katherine Williams
- Micropollutant biodegradation by marine microbes -- deciphering key players and developing bioindicator technologies - Dr Kenneth Wasmund
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
- Investigating the mechanisms controlling stability and degradation of nucleic acids in mitochondria - Dr Robert Baldock
- Targeting potassium channels in oligodendrocytes to maintain myelin and a healthy brain across the lifespan - Prof Arthur Butt
- Drug Design: Turning ‘hits’ into lead candidates - Prof Paul Cox
- A systems approach to novel genes mediating Bmp and Fgf signalling in development - Dr Susanne Dietrich
- The vitamin K/Gas6 molecular system as a therapeutic target in neuroinflammatory diseases of the brain - Dr Sassan Hafizi
- Triplex addressabilty as a basis for functional DNA origami - Dr David Rusling
- Comparative effects of alcohol and GABA mimetics on the brain-gut-microbiota (BGM) function - Prof Jerome Swinny (Open to applications)
- Role of gut microbiota and amyloid oligomers in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease - Dr Murphy Wan
How to apply
To find more information about the scheme including guidance on how to apply, please visit the SoCoBio DTP page.