Industrial Partners

DTP students benefit from the programme's links with industry and other research organisations in multiple ways. Researchers working in industry contribute directly to the graduate training available within the DTP, providing expertise in research, business and enterprise skills, and many of the DPhil/PhD projects offered within the DTP involve an industrial partner as well as an academic supervisor, including projects with partner organisations such as Novo Nordisk. 

The DTP manages and awards a number of UKRI-BBSRC-funded Industrial CASE (iCASE) studentships, and provides training and support for students funded through UKRI-BBSRC's Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) awards. Students also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of work in a non-academic environment through the internship component of the DTP training programme.

If you represent an organisation interested in partnering with the DTP to support our research and training programme, or in applying for an UKRI-BBSRC iCASE studentship in collaboration with an academic supervisor within the DTP, please contact the Director, Gail Preston (, for further information.

We organise an annual symposium and networking event that brings together the students, academics and industrial partners that are involved in the DTP. The next Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Symposium will be held in spring 2021. If you represent an organisation that is interested in sending one or more representatives to this event please contact for further details.

DTP students also gain experience of working with industry through 12-week professional internships supported by our Doctoral Internship Programme.

If you represent an organisation that is interested in learning more about our internship programme or recruiting one or more studentships to undertake an internship please contact

Study groups provide an opportunity for early career researchers to work together with non-academic researchers from a range of organisations to discuss solutions to industry-led challenges, while further developing their professional skills. The Oxford DTP has established a study group format that can be adapted to suit a wide range of academic and industrial communities. If you are interested in supporting or contributing to future study groups, please contact the Director, Gail Preston (, for further information.