The FoodBioSystems DTP is funded under the third phase of BBSRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) and brings together a consortium of six university partners. We are in our second year of operation and are currently training 56 doctoral students across the partner universities. The projects span topics across the food chain, from farm to fork, and 24 of the studentships are supported by non-academic partners.
FoodBioSystems is led by the University of Reading in partnership with the other 5 universities , and with associate partners EIT Food, the British Nutrition Foundation, the Science and Technology Facilities Council Food Network+, and Diamond Light Source. Our doctoral researchers have an unparalleled opportunity to work in state-of-the-art laboratories and receive world-leading training, from pre-farm research into the fundamental biology of animals and crops, through integrated research across food production, storage and manufacturing, to post-fork research into fundamental biology of human nutrition, gut microbiome as well as health and well-being.
Each institution in the DTP partnership has at a minimum Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation. University of Surrey are members of the Race Equality Charter, University of Reading Aberystwyth are in the top 100 Stonewall employers, while Brunel University is a Stonewall member and Queens University Belfast is a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
Our studentships are offered on a part time basis in addition to full time registration. The minimum registration is 50% FT and the studentship end date will be extended to reflect the part-time registration.