The FoodBioSystems DTP brings together a consortium of six university partners. We are in our third year of operation and are currently training 77 doctoral students across the partner universities. The projects span topics across the food chain, from farm to fork, and 38 of the studentships are supported by non-academic partners.
FoodBioSystems is led by the University of Reading in partnership with the other 5 universities , and with associate partners EIT Food, the British Nutrition Foundation, the Science and Technology Facilities Council Food Network+, and Diamond Light Source. Our doctoral researchers have an unparalleled opportunity to work in state-of-the-art laboratories and receive world-leading training, from pre-farm research into the fundamental biology of animals and crops, through integrated research across food production, storage and manufacturing, to post-fork research into fundamental biology of human nutrition, gut microbiome as well as health and well-being.