University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2014 –Dundee was ranked the top University in Biological Sciences. More recent rankings widely recognized as indicators of scientific excellence place Dundee high in their rankings. The 2017 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 5th in the UK, 8th in Europe and 39th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. This year’s ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics ranks Dundee as the most influential scientific research institution in the world for pharmaceuticals for the period 2006-16. 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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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.

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