EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership

EASTBIO is the East of Scotland BioScience Doctoral Training Partnership. We are funded by the BBSRC and supported in our work by the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance. We offer an excellent programme of collaborative training for PhD students in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews, four of the UK’s leading research intensive universities. We also host summer research experience placements for undergraduates.


EASTBIO recruitment 2018

We have begun advertising EASTBIO available projects for PhD studentships for a start in autumn 2018. Deadline for applications is Monday the 4 December 2017. Information on how to apply here.


Welcome to new (2017) EASTBIO cohort!

Exciting day in sunny Dundee, meeting new students and supervisors at the EASTBIO Induction Day (5 October 2017).

More info about the Induction here. Student profiles to be published shortly here.


EASTBIO Annual Symposia

The 2018 EASTBIO Symposium will be held in Edinburgh on the 4-5 June. Keep the date in your diaries and check here for more details, which will be published in due time.

Aberdeen, 11-12 June 2017

On Sunday 11th and Monday 12th of June we had the pleasure of welcoming four cohorts of students and supervisors to our Annual Symposium on 'Debating & Delivering Research to Society'.

The Symposium took place at the HIllhead Student Village (Day 1) and King's College Conference Centre (Day 2, main event), University of Aberdeen.

The event was entirely planned by second- and first year student reps, with:

  • a mix of interactive presentations by each cohort, coupled with a formal PIPS poster session;
  • splendid talks by Dr Lisa Boden on science-policy communication and Dr Rob Hardwick on BBSRC;
  • and a scientific debate on the pricing controversies of drug development by Sir Professor Philip Cohen and Professor Martin Ryan, no short on sparkles!

We hope to publicise the audio recording of the debate shortly. For more details about the event, see here.


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