For innovation to continue, future generations of outstanding synthetic biology researchers need to be nurtured. All WISB PDRAs undertake core training in entrepreneurship, outreach and research skills.  WISB hosts regular seminars and also contributes to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and supports the University of Warwick iGEM Team.

If you would like to join the WISB mailing list and receive details of our seminars, workshops and other opportunities, please contact us.

Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (SynBio CDT)


SynBio CDT is a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick offering 4-year PhD studentships in the field of Synthetic Biology. The programme combines the fundamental understanding of biological systems with the principles of bioengineering and is designed for students with both physical and life science backgrounds.

SynBio CDT is currently accepting applications for Ph.D. studentships, commencing in Autumn 2016.  For more information about this exciting opportunity, please visit:

WISB Career Development Fellowships

Five new posts will support promising early career post-doctoral researchers.  These Career Development Fellowships provide an outstanding opportunity for individuals that wish to pursue a successful research career in the burgeoning area of synthetic biology.

  • Ethical, Legal & Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology Research
  • Experimental / Theoretical Synthetic Biology Research


WISB has been funded by the above bodies