Scholarship Available Mathematical Modelling for Systems and Synthetic Biology

BBSRC Funding

Application deadline:  11th July 2013

Start date: 30th September 2013

Duration: Four years

The successful candidates will be part of a new research project which seeks to employ both top-down (directed evolution) and bottom-up (synthetic biology) engineering of biomethane producing microbial communities (BMCs) with improved functionality. Within the context of this research, the available PhD studentship will address fundamental questions in understanding and engineering microbial communities, with a particular focus on the development of novel mathematical tools for microbial community modelling.

The project involves 11 Principal Investigators (PIs) from four institutions and an industrial consultancy. The project has several industrial partners including small enterprises specialising in anaerobic digestion as well as multi-national giants such as Veiola and Waitrose.


The Scholarship is available to UK residents only and will pay an annual stipend at the rate of £17,000 and tuition fees at the Home/EU rate.


Candidates should have a minimum first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a suitable Science/Engineering degree.

How to Apply

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– please enter the scholarship reference DB-BBSRC in the subject line of your email. 

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