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 scholarships are available for both UK/EU and overseas students, and application generally opens between Oct - Dec. Below PhD projects are available for 2019 enrolment with application deadline Dec 2018/Jan 2019:  

"Programmable single-cell biocomputers with scalable signal processing capacity - automating large-scale gene circuit design";  (Apply)

"Developing novel synthetic biology tools for next generation biologics and biomaterial manufacturing" (Apply)

"Synthetic biology-enabled new generation biosensors to tackle global health and environment challenges"; (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 / Enlightenment PhD Scholarships (for Overseas students)

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