CASE Programme

We are currently recruiting for CASE studentships to start in October 2021.

Our CASE studentships will give you the opportunity to work in partnership with industry, undertaking an industry placement and benefiting from an industrial supervisor as part of your supervisory team.

You will benefit from joining the BBSRC DTP community of over 220 postgraduate researchers, partaking in a broad range of training opportunities including the annual DTP conference.

You can explore the projects on offer using the table below - click on the project titles to read more about the project, and on the supervisor's name to contact them for more information. CASE students should apply directly to the project they are interested in using this form only.  The deadline for applications is noon, Tuesday 4th May, 2021.

References should be submitted using our online form  -  referees will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview. All applicants will receive initial outcome early June 2021.

 These fully-funded studentships are available to UK and international candidates.

CASE projects: currently recruiting
DTP research areaProject supervisorAcademic schoolIndustry partner Project title     
Bioscience for Health Vincenzo di Bari School of Biosciences Nestlé Product Technology Centre Confectionery Understanding the Phenomenon of Sugar Crystallisation in Complex Systems and Identifying Methods of Measuring its Extent to Aid its Prediction and Prevention.
Agriculture and Food Security Emily Burton Animal Rural and Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University Aviagen Ltd Identification of Genetic Traits for Capacity to Digest non-Standard Feed Materials in Meat Poultry
Agriculture and Food Security Ian Connerton School of Biosciences AB Vista Prebiotic Improvement of Pig Gut Health and Welfare
Agriculture and Food Security Paul Dyer School of Life Sciences Marlow Foods Novel Strain Development for the Quorn Mycoprotein Fungus Fusarium Venenatum
Agriculture and Food Security Sabine Totemeyer School of Veterinary Medicine and Science NoBACZ Healthcare Topical Microbial Infection and Lameness in Sheep: a Novel Approach to Treatment and Antibiotic Reduction Using Liquid Bandages
Bioscience for Health Tracey Bradshaw School of Pharmacy Astra Zeneca Investigating Apoferritin-Encapsulated  Antitumour Theranostics` Delivery – to Overcome Drug-Resistance Mechanisms
Biotechnology Gleb Yakubov School of Biosciences Motif FoodWorks, Inc Sustainable Future Foods: Mechano-enzymatic Assembly of Complex Food Structures
Biotechnology Ellis O’Neill School of Chemistry AlgaeCytes Limited Developing the Alga Euglena Gracilis as a Source of Vegan Omega Oils and Other High Value Compounds
Biotechnology Simon Avery School of Life Sciences Phenotypeca Evolution of Yeast Variation During Continuous Manufacturing Processes
Biotechnology Nathan Archer  School of Veterinary Medicine and Science AstraZeneca Direct Sequencing of Modified Nucleotides in Viral, Host, and Therapeutic RNAs
Agriculture and Food Security Marnie Brennan  School of Veterinary Medicine and Science MSD Animal Health Developing Frameworks for Implementation of Preventive Medicine Practice in Production Animal Settings 
Agriculture and Food Security David Gray School of Biosciences  Unilever and Rothamsted Research International Comparing the Physical Properties of Plant Lipid Droplets (Oleosomes) with Milk Lipid Droplets (Milk Fat Globules) in Model Food Systems
Agriculture and Food Security Erik Murchie  School of Biosciences  NIAB EMR Determining the Contribution of Tomato Fruit Photosynthesis to Fruit Development and Quality 
Agriculture and Food Security Rumiana Ray  School of Biosciences Syngenta 

Identification and Validation of Candidate Genes for Aphid Resistance in Wheat

Agriculture and Food Security Nicole Yang School of Biosciences TasteTech Ltd Developing a Novel Multimodal Training System to Aid Effective Recovery from Impairment of Smell, Taste and Chemesthesis 


The deadline for applications is noon, Tuesday 4th May 2021.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

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