BBSRC ICURe Explore Programme – Deadline 27th March 2023

Applications are now open for the BBRSC ICURe Explore programme, designed to help bioscience researchers, PhD students and technicians to explore the market and commercial potential of their bioscience research projects. Up to £35k of funding is available to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate commercially promising bioscience ideas in the marketplace.

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Cloud-SPAN – Deadlines 13th & 31st March 2023

Cloud-SPAN is a collaboration between the University of York and The Software Sustainability Institute funded by the UKRI innovation scholars award. It aims to train researchers to effectively generate and analyse a range of ‘omics data using Cloud computing resources.

We have 2 upcoming Cloud-SPAN courses. Both of the courses are free of charge and we offer scholarships to support costs associated with attending the course:

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SysMIC – Course starting 24th April 2023

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SysMIC is an online course developed in association with the BBSRC to provide effective training for the bioscience community. It involves approximately 120 hours of study over six months and has a flexible format designed to fit around research commitments. It is suitable both for PhD students requiring initial training or established researchers looking to enhance and develop their skills portfolio. The course was put together jointly by academics from UCL, Birkbeck, the Open University and University of Edinburgh and since 2012 over 3,000 researchers have
tudied with us

Watch a brief overview of SysMIC here

Find out more at:

You can get a discount on the course fees for signing up as a DTP student.  (You can use your RTSG for this, in consultation with your supervisor).  If you wish to sign up for the SysMIC course, please contact the DTP Co-ordinator, email:  The course is run twice a year so there will be other opportunities if the timing is not right for you at this stage.

2023 BBSRC Bursaries for Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre – Deadline 3rd May

Dates: 15th – 18th of May 2023
Location: School of Biosciences, the University of Birmingham

Do you want to attend this course for FREE?

There are a limited number of bursaries available for LC-MS Based Metabolomics and Metabolite Identification with the Q Exactive Plus and Orbitrap ID-X Tribrid. These bursaries cover the registration cost of BBSRC-funded researchers, making it completely free for them to attend. Further guidance, eligibility criteria, terms and conditions can be found on the application form below. Please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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North-East Postgraduate Conference (NEPG) Free to Register and Present!

Hello all!

An exciting opportunity is available to all White Rose students interested in medical, bioscience and related STEM fields. The North-East Postgraduate Conference (NEPG), hosted online, is a free to attend conference in which you can present, listen to some keynote speakers, and take part in workshops. The event runs this year from 11th to 12th November 2021 with the theme being Empower, Connect, Innovate.

If you are interested in gaining some useful conference skills or would just like to network feel free to register at submit an abstract submission by the 3rd September 2021 at (

Good luck if you submit!

UKRI Artificial Intelligence Survey!

Hello all,

The UKRI is looking for input as to how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in biosciences to help them identify future hurdles associated with AI roll out.

The survey is currently live with it closing on 22nd September 2021 more information along with how to complete the survey is in the link below. So if you want to help direct how AI is used in biosciences in the future fill in the survey!