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

EASTBIO has a small number of PhD studentships for 2018 with a deadline for applications on 7 May 2018. For information on how to apply see here and to browse available projects see here.



Broadening Horizons: Cultivating an Innovative Mind Set

We are seeking enthusiastic doctoral / postdoctoral scientists to apply to attend the upcoming BBSRC Skills School ‘Broadening Horizons: Cultivating an Innovative Mind Set’ being held in Edinburgh, from Monday 4 to Tuesday 5 June 2018. Application is by invitation and by competition only.

Further information on how to apply here.

This event is supported by the BBSRC National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF).


EASTBIO BBSRC-funded Research Experience Placements 2018 call

Applicants for this scheme will be notified by the end of April 2018.

Welcome to new, 2017 EASTBIO cohort!

The 2017 student and supervisor cohort - Induction Day, Dundee, 5 October 2017.

For student profiles, see here.

EASTBIO Annual Symposia - Mark the dates!

The 2018 EASTBIO Symposium on Industrial Impact will be held in Edinburgh central campus (50 George Square), Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 June.

Register now at (only for EASTBIO students and supervisors):


Registration deadline: 28 February 2018

Save the dates in your diaries and check here for updates.

For details about the 2017 Symposium on 'Debating & Delivering Research to Society' (King's College Conference Centre, Aberdeen, 11-12 June), see here.

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