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Engineering Biology in Cambridge

[Closes 4 March 2016] UK-France joint PhD programme includes Synthetic Biology

The UK-France joint PhD programme aims to develop research in key areas of mutual interest to France and the UK, including areas of synthetic biology. Expressions of interest for the programme should be submitted by Friday 4 March 2016.

This PhD programme is jointly managed by Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

Ten PhDs were funded in 2015, five from the UK and five from France. To date, 43 PhD projects have been funded since the call began in 2011. These PhDs are investigating a variety of topics including autonomous underwater vehicles, meta-materials, synthetic biology, sensors, vehicle armour, and human and social sciences. The intention is that (subject to the available budget and the cost of individual proposals) a further five PhDs are expected to be funded by the UK in this latest call.