EASTBIO DTP PhD Projects for 2014

EASTBIO PhD Projects in Bioscience starting in Autumn 2014 are now advertised on our website -- to browse, please click here. More projects for doctoral research in the BBSRC priority areas (Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology, Basic Science Underpinning Health (Ageing), Food Security and World-Class Bioscience), based on one of the four EASTBIO partners, will soon be available online.


EASTBIO DTP R/Bioconductor and Unix course

EASTBIO DTP offered a 2-day course on R/Bioconductor and Unix, held at the University of Edinburgh on 29-30 May 2013.

The course focused on the analysis of gene expression data from microarray and high-throughput sequencing platforms, using R, Bioconductor and Unix. Day 1 provided an introduction to data analysis approaches, principles and common pitfalls and an introduction to R, Bionductor and other resources for data analysis. Day 2 covered analysis of microarray gene expression data and of next-generation sequencing data (RNA-seq).


EASTBIO DTP New Administrator

Dr Maria Filippakopoulou has joined EASTBIO DTP as Administrator, based at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

With a humanities background (comparative literature and translation), Maria has worked at centres of excellence of the University of Edinburgh such as the Applied Quantitative Methods Network, School of Law and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, as well as the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia.


BBSRC Summer Research Experience Placements 2014

The BBSRC has allocated the EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership 9 funded Research Experience Placements (REP) this summer for projects in Healthy Ageing, Food Security, Biotech & Bioenergy and World-class Underpinning Bioscience. The aim of these placements is to give talented undergraduates professional experience in a research environment, particularly useful for anyone considering a career in academic or industrial research. Each REP provides £200 per week stipend for a research project of up to 10 weeks.


One additional EASTBIO DTP studentship at Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen has advertised three additional EastBio DTP projects for one fully-funded PhD studentship to be awarded by EastBio DTP:

• Exploring and Exploiting the Biosynthesis of Myriocin, a Potent Fungal Metabolite
• Building Biologically-based Micon-scale Structures out of Lignin
• Newly Generated HMGB1-Inhibitors as a Novel Neuroprotective Treatment

Please check regularly the website for updates on available opportunities.