UKRI-BBSRC Industrial CASE (iCASE) Studentships

UKRI-BBSRC Industrial CASE (iCASE) Studentships

In addition to the main field of studentships awarded through the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP, the DTP annually awards a number of UKRI-BBSRC-supported Industrial CASE (iCASE) Studentships that enable eligible students to work with a specific academic supervisor or supervisory team within the DTP and with a specific non-academic organisation.

UKRI-BBSRC iCASE students enrolled in the DTP have the opportunity to join the vibrant and diverse cohort of students enrolled in the DTP, and benefit from an individually tailored programme of training in quantitative, computational and professional skills within the DTP, which complements the training they receive from their academic supervisor and industrial partner in project-specific and professional skills. iCASE students are not required to undertake rotation projects, or professional placements through the DTP's Doctoral Internship Scheme, but are required to undertake a minimum 12-week placement with the non-academic partner organisation during the course of their studies.

The following iCASE studentships are offered for 2022 entry:

Project Titles Lead Supervisor(s) Lead Partner Organisation(s) Application Deadline
Using optimal control approaches to understand resistance in the management of Septoria Professor Mike Bonsall University of Oxford FINAL CALL - applications must close 9 August 2022 (Funded at home fees level only)
Structural basis of protein import by the TOC complex Dr Jani R. Bolla University of Oxford FINAL CALL - applications must close 9 August 2022 (Funded at home fees level only)

Using spider venoms to develop novel, safer, insecticides for crop protection

Dr Andrew Jones Oxford Brookes University CLOSED

Assessment of pathogen impacts on novel forestry species and provenances in the UK to aid understanding of future commercial potential

Professor John McKay University of Oxford CLOSED
Assessing the functionality of avian BST2 as a viral restriction factor Dr Holly Shelton The Pirbright Institute CLOSED
The Structural and Functional Basis of Defective X-Gating in a Novel TASK-1 Channelopathy Associated with Sleep Apnea Professor Stephen Tucker University of Oxford CLOSED

Improving molecular pharming with pathogen-derived effectors

Professor Renier van der Hoorn University of Oxford  CLOSED

The Evotron: an experimental evolution system for investigating and predicting agrochemical resistance

Professor Alison Woollard University of Oxford



If you are interested in applying for an UKRI-BBSRC iCASE studentship please contact the named supervisor for further information and to determine whether they would encourage you to apply.

The fastest, most efficient and preferred method of application to the University of Oxford is via the secure online application form. Applications to individual projects are to be made through the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP, ensuring you follow the instructions regarding our pilot assessment procedure. Please put the title of the project in the box marked 'proposed field of study'. 

If you have a query about the application form itself, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office directly at For other queries, please contact the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP on

Details of how to apply to the DTP via Oxford Brookes University are available here.