University of Dundee

PhD Projects

PhD projects cover a broad range of subject areas within the life sciences and interdisciplinary themes. Filter the list below to find projects that might interest you.

Title Subject area Supervisor
* SPRINT-MND/MS PhD Programme* Regulation and function of NEK1 kinase in Motor Neurone Disease Neuroscience/Neurology Professor John Rouse FRSE
*4 Year MRC PhD CASE Studentship: Mode of Action Studies in Kinetoplastids Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC, Professor David Horn FRSE, Dr Susan Wyllie
*SPRINT-MND/MS PhD Programme* Targeting O-GlcNAcylation of periaxin in Charcot-Marie-Tooth type neuropathies Neuroscience/Neurology Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE
4 Year MRC PhD iCASE Project: Drugging the undruggable with novel proteolytic AdPROM (Affinity-directed PROtein Missile) technology. Developmental Biology Dr Gopal Sapkota , Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC
4 Year MRC PhD iCASE Project: Machine learning for drug target identification Data Analysis, Medicine Professor Rory J McCrimmon, Professor Ewan Pearson
4 Year MRC PhD Programme iCASE Project: Chagas disease: Understanding parasite tissue tropism and the tissue drug distribution requirements for successful drug development using Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI) Biological Chemistry, Developmental Biology, Drug Discovery Professor Kevin Read , Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
4 Year MRC PhD Programme iCASE Project: Transporter targeted prodrugs to address oral bioavailabilty challenges Chemical Biology Dr. David Foley , Professor Kevin Read
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Asymmetric stem cell division and cell fate generation Cell Biology, Developmental Biology Dr Jens Januschke
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Bringing proteins together with small molecules Biological Chemistry, Drug Discovery Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: C. elegans a model organism to study human health and disease Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Anton Gartner
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Control of gene expression and antigenic variation in trypanosomes Biological Chemistry, Drug Discovery Professor Mark Field
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Decoding virulence mechanisms in trypanosomes Biological Chemistry, Drug Discovery Professor David Horn FRSE
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Elucidation of the mechanisms by which TRAF6 controls immune cell signalling Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation Professor Sir Philip Cohen FRS FRSE FMedSci
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Functional and structural studies of the biosynthesis of a novel Streptococcus pyogenes virulence factor Microbiology, Molecular Biology Dr Helge Dorfmueller
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Functional characterisation of the ubiquitous Amt/Mep/Rh family of ammonium transporters Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Computational Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physical Biology, Structural Biology Ulrich Zachariae
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Functions of SWI/SNF related chromatin remodelling complexes in cancer. Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Genome integrity pathways that control disassembly of the DNA replication machinery Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology, Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation Professor Karim Labib FRSE
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Investigating mRNA cap regulation in ES cells and T cells Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Victoria Cowling
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Investigating the consequences of population variation on the sites of post-translational modifications Computational Biology Professor Geoff Barton FRSB
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Investigating the functions of intraepithelial lymphocytes in the gut Biochemistry, Cell Signalling, Immunology Dr. Mahima Swamy
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Investigating the role of cMyc in coordinating growth and pattern during somitogenesis in the developing embryo. Cell Biology, Developmental Biology Dr Kim Dale
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Mapping signal transduction pathways in Parkinson’s disease Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation Dr Miratul Muqit
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Mechanisms of chromosome segregation in mitosis Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Probing the Golgi apparatus proteome of the human parasite Trypanosoma brucei Biological Chemistry, Drug Discovery Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Regulation B cell function by MAPK signalling. Cell Signalling, Immunology Professor Simon Arthur
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: The functions of adenomatous polyposis coli protein in epithelial maintenance and repair. Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine Professor Inke Nathke
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: The link between O-GlcNAc signalling and neurodevelopmental disease Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: The replication licensing checkpoint and its potential as a novel anti-cancer target Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Understanding the role and mode of action of a bacterial nanoweapon Microbiology, Molecular Biology Dr Sarah Coulthurst
4 Year Wellcome Trust Programme: Mechanisms of biofilm formation Microbiology, Molecular Biology Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall

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