About us

The FoodBioSystems DTP brings together a consortium of six university partners. We are in our fourth year of operation and are currently training 107 doctoral students across the partner universities. The projects span topics across the food chain, from farm to fork, and 45 of the studentships are supported by non-academic partners.

To find out more about the DTP,  please check out what some of our researchers have said about their research and training experiences so far at  Aberystwyth University, Brunel University, Cranfield University, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Reading and University of Surrey.

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.

We are funded under the third phase of BBSRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP).