Thanks to the generosity of the University of Bath benefactors Mr Roger Whorrod OBE and Mrs Sue Whorrod and the support of the Department of Development & Alumni Relations, the Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio) launched a new doctoral training initiative entitled Grand Challenges in Health Technologies.
The C3Bio Doctoral Training Initiative: Grand Challenges in Health Technologies (C3Bio DTI) provides a range of interlinked PhD projects from different disciplines focusing on grand challenges in health technologies. The students benefit from a cohort experience, working closely together with other PhD students from different disciplines. The C3Bio DTI provides a multidisciplinary training environment with an emphasis on end-user engagement and real-life impact of the research.
The C3Bio DTI welcomed its first cohort of 11 students in October 2019, with two Roger & Sue Whorrod PhD Studentships, funding from Abbott Diabetes Care, and aligning studentships from different sources to the DTI. The DTI also has financial support from Oxford Instruments.
The students are working on the following Grand Challenges:
- Disease diagnostics for low-resource settings (5 students)
- Technologies for personalised management of non-communicable diseases (4 students)
- Technologies to improve water quality for better human health (2 students)