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 iGEM.

There are many different areas of synthetic biology in which you can do a PhD. For further information about the types of project available in WISB, please contact us or any of the academic members of the Centre for further information.

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 CDT (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.

Recruiting now for October 2018 entry. 

For more information, please visit: or email:

Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP)

The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership between the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester.

PhD Studentship projects are focussed in research areas such as food security, bio-energy and industrial biotechnology, and use interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to biology.

For more information, please visit: or email:

Research Career Development Fellowships

Five new posts have been established to 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.

Research Career Development Fellowships are undertaken in the following research areas:

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

Researcher Skills Training

We are developing a programme of core transferrable training for WISB researchers at all career stages.  Current training includes:

  • Training and first-hand experience in the use of state-of-the-art experimental instruments housed in the WISB Research Technology Facility (RTF)
  • ‘Enterprise & Impact’ training, developed in collaboration with Warwick Ventures (2016 onwards)