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South Coast Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership
Kent is part of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funded SoCoBio Doctoral Training Partnership, a collaboration of the Universities of Southampton, Kent, Sussex and Portsmouth, and the horticultural and agricultural research institute NIAB EMR. The consortium funds around 28 4-year PhD studentships annually and provides PhD students with a unique opportunity to undertake bioscience research and training in the following themes:
There are three types of SoCoBio studentships available: Standard, CASE and Industry.
For standard and CASE studentship entry, students are recruited to the four-year programme rather than to a specific project. Once accepted to the programme, students are asked to choose their first rotation project from this portfolio of projects. After two four-month laboratory rotations, students are invited to finalise their PhD project choice. Industry co-funded studentship entry is direct to the project and students do not undertake rotations.
SoCoBio studentships may be undertaken on a part-time or full-time basis, visa requirements notwithstanding.
Visit the SoCoBio website for more information about the programme, including the projects available and how to apply.
A novel approach to the development of next-generation antimicrobials: Targetting bacteria with light.
Avoiding the immune system: Using Candida albicans as a tool to understand microbial innate immune evasion strategies.
Bioactive compounds from upcycled plant waste to improve planetary and human health.
Boosting plant disease resistance through RNAi hairpin introduction.
Development of transformative and integrative Atomic Force Microscopy methods for structural analysis of individual molecules.
Development of Vitamin B12 Nanobody Conjugates For the Radiation Triggered Release of Therapeutic Agents.
Feedstock to fuel….but how?
From macroalgae to antifungals: harnessing the seaweed potential.
Hybridisation: from new traits to viral disease.
Investigating and harnessing the power of yeast biofilms.
Kent Cherries – unlocking a powerhouse of goodness to promote metabolic health and longevity.
Novel approaches in drug targeting and delivery to combat Gram-negative bacterial pathogens.
Spider venomics – understanding the genomics of venom in spiders.
Unlocking DNA Repair Pathways: Industrial Collaboration and Cutting-Edge Technology.
Vesicle trafficking: a novel transformative technology for cellular engineering.
SAVE THE DATE: 8th February 2024
Meet SoCoBio project supervisors, hear from current Kent SoCoBio students and get a tour of the Canterbury campus.
More information will be shared with applicants following the application deadline.
The DTP’s cohort training programme has provided technical skills for my research project as well as valuable professional skills.