EASTBIO Annual Student Survey 2023 Response

Thank you to those who completed the 2023 Student Survey, which closed at the end of May 2023. About 40% of the total EASTBIO student population provided feedback on the DTP, its processes, and governance. 

The Training and Development Sub-Committee has discussed this feedback in great detail, highlighting priority areas, and producing a proposal of changes to the programme, and response to students highlighting these changes, which was put to the wider management group for implementation and approval.


REP Project Reports 2023

12 undergraduate candidates undertook summer Research Experience Placements across the EASTBIO partner institutions of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and SRUC. Each student was asked to produce a report detailing their research and experience in whatever format they choose. 

 "The impact of anti-diabetic therapy on susceptibility to fungal infection" - Piotr Kruc with Professor Heather Wilson (University of Aberdeen)


Amy Newell awarded UoE SCI Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Amy Newell (2021 intake), Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences has been awarded an SCI scholarship of £5,000 over two years to support her in her studies in plant photobiology. Amy welcomed this opportunity with this statement: “I feel very honoured to have been awarded a SCI scholarship for the last two years of my PhD. With this scholarship I will be able me to travel to conferences and hopefully visit other labs in my field.


EASTBIO additional PhD opportunity - University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews currently advertises one EASTBIO PhD project for a studentship in the area of Crops and Soil. The studentship is fully funded by the UKRI BBSRC. The successful candidate will join the 2022 student cohort and the new EASTBIO Training Programme.

Project title: Crops as a route to growth factor (GF) production for cellular agriculture

Project Supervisors: Professor L. Torrance, Dr Andrew Love, Professor D. Stewart