Sheffield to spearhead science training drive

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Sheffield University has been chosen to play a part in spearheading the training of the next generation of biological scientists.

Sheffield is teaming up with Leeds and York Universities to host an £11 million partnership that will fund 164 PhD research projects over the next five years.

Research will span three key areas - aagriculture and food security, bioscience, and industrial biotechnology and bioenergy.

The investment is part of a wide5r £125 million training programme backed by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Students will start work on their projects in October next year.

Professor Simon Foster said: “This is excellent news as it provides the training for the next generation of life scientists across all aspects of our science portfolio.”