We welcome highly-motivated, science enthusiastic researchers and talented students to join the lab. I am happy to sponsor anyone with a strong track record who would rather apply their own fellowships (e.g. Marie Curie, EMBO, Newton) to join us. You are welcome to contact me if interested.


PhD studentships are available for both UK/EU and overseas students. The application to these scholarships generally opens between Oct - Dec. The below PhD projects are available 2017-18 with application deadline 11th Dec 2017 (EastBio) or Jan 5th 2018 depending on the scholarship programme:  

"Synthetic biology-enabled new generation biosensors for global health and environment challenges";  (Apply)

"Programmable precision guided bacteriophages for selective killing of antimicrobial resistant gut pathogens";  (Apply)

"Genetic programs for advanced cellular information processing and behaviour control";   (Apply)

PhD application process at Edinburgh (for Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology PhD Programme)

School of Biological Sciences Scholarships (incl. BBSRC EastBio DTP, EPSRC, MRC, Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships, for UK/EU students) 

Edinburgh University Darwin Trust / Edinburgh Global Research PhD Scholarships (for Overseas students)

China Scholarships Council/University of Edinburgh Scholarships  (to candidates who are citizens of China)

There are also other phd studentship funding opportunties at Edinburgh