EPSRC Science Photo Competition 2017 – still time to get a photo in

This is open to all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students. The scheme aims to capture the breadth of EPSRC’s portfolio, with applicants sharing their research through pictures. Prizes are available in a range of categories, with the overall winner of the competition awarded £500 worth of camera/photography equipment, along with prizes for runners up in each category. Closing Date: 6th December  2017. See: www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/photocomp2017/ .

AD Network – December 17 PhD Roundup

Alchemy – Turning wastes into functional soils: a bio-chemical and physical assessment from lab to field, Aberdeen University Full or part time Dr G I Paton

Supervisors: Dr L Beesley, Dr G Norton and Dr Hough

Deadline 4th December 2017

Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)


Novel Tools for Bioengineering Gut Anaerobes, Aberdeen University

Supervisors: Dr K Scott, Dr P Louis and Mr Ben Bradley

Deadline: 4th December 2017

Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)


The sustainable production of chemicals from C02 using Gas Fermentation and Systems/ Synthetic Biology approaches, University of Nottingham

Supervisors:  Prof N Minton and Dr K Winzer

Deadline 14th December 2017

Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)


Exploiting the natural tendencies of microbial systems to form stabilising, productive micro-structures towards designing biofunctional materials, University of Warwick

Supervisors: Prof O Soyer and Prof Dove

Deadline 7th January 2018

Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)


Optimising microbial production of lactic acid from municipal solid waste (MSW); Insights into genome stability for industrial biotechnology (IB), Aberystwyth University

Supervisors: Dr JGallagher and Dr D Bryant

Deadline: 14th January 2018

Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)


Integration of Sustainability Assessment and Global Optimization for Sustainable Production of Biofuels and Chemicals, University of Manchester

Supervisors: Dr R Cuellar-Franca , Dr N Zhang , Dr J Li

Applications accepted all year round

Self-Funded PhD Students Only