BOOST FOR PLANT SCIENCE TRAINING FROM BBSRC
6th Oct 2014
On Friday, Vince Cable announced an investment of £125 million in doctoral training centres for bioscience. In total 1250 students are expected to gain PhDs through the postgraduate development programmes. 30% of them will be trained specifically in agricultural and food security science, 20% will focus on industrial biotechnology and bioenergy, and 40% on world-class ‘frontier’ bioscience. These are all areas in which plant science plays a key role. The remaining 10% of students will work on aspects of the BBSRC’s ‘Bioscience for Health’ theme.
Congratulations to all the organisations involved in the new Centres, lead by Imperial College London, the John Innes Centre, Newcastle University, University College London (not plant science), the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the University of Manchester, the University of Nottingham, the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick.
For a full news story and a list of parter institutions, go to: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/people-skills-training/2014/141003-pr-125m-next-generation-scientists.aspx