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
BANERJEE, Sourav: Decoding the roles of secreted phosphoproteins in brain cancer
COULTHURST, Sarah: Regulation of inter-kingdom interactions mediated by the Type VI secretion system Professor Sarah Coulthurst
EASTBIO: A synthetic community approach to decipher the genetic basis of plant-microbiota interactions in the rhizosphere Microbiology, Plant Sciences Dr Davide Bulgarelli , Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall FRSE FRSB FEAM
EASTBIO: Context is everything – how do plant receptor complexes assemble to regulate growth and immunity? : Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Plant Sciences Dr Piers Hemsley
EASTBIO: Deciphering the role of translation in temperature-controlled development: Lead supervisor: Dr Martin Balcerowicz Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Piers Hemsley
EASTBIO: How do CDKs phosphorylate the right substrates at the right time? Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci
EASTBIO: Hunting for Veghog – elucidation of a novel crossroads between development and immunity in plants Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Piers Hemsley , Professor Paul Birch FRSE
EASTBIO: Intraspecies competition mechanisms in Bacillus subtilis: Biochemistry, Microbiology Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall FRSE FRSB FEAM
EASTBIO: Mummy Dearest: maternal control of grain development: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Plant Sciences Dr Sarah McKim
EASTBIO: Post transcriptional Regulation of Oscillatory clock gene expression during somitogenesis Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Kim Dale FRSB
EASTBIO: Understanding how plant pathogen effector proteins contribute to host range and nonhost disease resistance Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Plant Sciences Professor Paul Birch FRSE
EASTBIO: Your Best Face Forward – how cereals regulate their epidermal surfaces. Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Sarah McKim , Dr Piers Hemsley
EASTBIO: How cells prevent errors in chromosome inheritance during cell division Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Genetics Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE, Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB
FINDLAY, Greg: Non-canonical functions of the SRSF protein kinase (SRPK) in pluripotent stem cells Dr Greg Findlay
KULATHU, Yogesh: How do dead kinases regulate immune signalling? Dr. Yogesh Kulathu
LABIB, Karim: Genome stability pathways that control chromosome replication during mitosis in animal cells Professor Karim Labib FRSE
MASSON, Glen: How do IMPACT and Actin Regulate the Amino Acid Starvation Stress Response?
MORAGA, Ignacio: Engineering pH-switched IL-15 variants to target their effector functions to the acidic tumour microenvironment Dr. Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez
PAWLOWIC, Mattie: Investigating Cryptosporidium parasite transmission Dr Mattie Pawlowic
ROUSE, John: Targeting DNA repair pathways for personalized cancer treatment Professor John Rouse FRSE
SAPKOTA, Gopal: Redirecting protein phosphatase activity to achieve targeted dephosphorylation of specific phospho-protein substrates to modulate cell signaling. Professor Gopal Sapkota
SAURIN, Adrian: Why do some phosphorylation sites “flash” on and off?
SWAMY, Mahima: Fuelling intestinal immune protection Dr. Mahima Swamy