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Research Complex in BBSRC bioscience training partnerships

The Research Complex is a key partner in three new Doctoral Training Partnerships, funded by a £125M award announced by the BBSRC. RCaH joins the Universities of Oxford, Leeds and Nottingham in training 360 PhD students over the next five years. RCaH is the most popular partner for universities in this training scheme, and offers its highly multidisciplinary research environment, where bioscience students can interact not only with other biologists, but also a broad spectrum of other RCaH researchers in fields ranging from chemistry and materials to engineering and quantum physics.

The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) is a new, multidisciplinary laboratory that provides facilities for researchers to undertake new and cutting edge scientific research in both life and physical sciences and the interface between them. It is located on the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) site on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, adjacent to Diamond, the new third generation Synchrotron Radiation (SR) source. It is also close to other leading facilities on the campus: the ISIS neutron source, Central Laser Facility, Membrane Protein Laboratory, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit and Mary Lyon Centre, and a Biological Solid State NMR Facility.

It is open, on a competitive basis, to research teams from UK universities, as well as to Diamond and RAL staff. The MRC is leading the project on behalf of RCUK, in partnership with BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC, STFC and Diamond.