We welcome applications for our main DTP studentships supported by UKRI-BBSRC and the partnership. Research areas within the programme include integrative animal and plant biology, mechanistic molecular and cellular biology, and bioscience for food, industry and health (including crop science, animal health and welfare, synthetic biology, industrial biotechnology and the development of innovative approaches for drug discovery and pharmaceutical production). The majority of research projects undertaken by DTP students involve “transformative technologies”, which include advanced imaging and data analysis techniques, the development and application of new and emerging methods and technologies, mathematical modelling, ‘omic and systems biology approaches, and innovative approaches to address the three Rs.
Although the DTP’s remit includes research relevant to understanding normal human function, it does not include research focused on specific human diseases, human disease processes or abnormal conditions. Studies on wild species are within the DTP’s remit only when these act as a suitable model, and provide wider understanding of biological processes. Please see here for UKRI-BBSRC’s research portfolio and remit concerns.
Students who are awarded main DTP studentships will carry out their DPhil/PhD project under the supervision of researchers at the University of Oxford or Oxford Brookes and are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities across the partnership. Students will undertake exploratory projects in two different research groups before committing to a specific three-year research project. Students also undertake a 12-week professional internship to gain direct experience of the areas of work.