University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. The 2016 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 5th in the UK and 40th in the world as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. The School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities.

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Schools Outreach

University of Dundee School of Life Sciences schools outreach aims to support Scotland's schools and their delivery of outcomes and aims around science, topical and ethical issues, careers, and interdisciplinary learning.

The Scottish Food Security Alliance – Crops (SFSA-C) PhD Studentships

The Scottish Food Security Alliance is a new collaboration between the James Hutton Institute, the University of Dundee and the University of Aberdeen that recognises the important role Scotland has to play in ensuring crop-based food security. 4-year PhD studentships are available within three pillars of activity: Plant Crop Science, Plant-Soil Interface and Food Systems, offering students the opportunity to carry out research with global significance in a vibrant environment using state-of-the-art techniques.

ComPLife - Computational Physics of Biological Systems

The Dundee Computational Biophysics programme offers the opportunity to do interdisciplinary research in one of four groups at the interface between the Divisions of Physics (College of Art, Science & Engineering) and Computational Biology (School of Life Sciences). Activities cover systems at various levels of biological organisation and range from classical and QM/MM simulations of proteins to membrane soft matter physics to modelling embryo development and the investigation of stochastic processes in biology.