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
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: The impact of novel, fast-acting antidepressants on hippocampal dysfunction resulting from early-life adversity in rodents. Data Analysis, Neuroscience/Neurology Dr Stephen Martin, Professor Jeremy J Lambert, Dr Ros Langston, Professor J Douglas Steele
* SPRINT-MND/MS PhD Programme* Regulation and function of NEK1 kinase in Motor Neurone Disease Neuroscience/Neurology Professor John Rouse FRSE
*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 Programme: Binding Affinity Prediction in Drug Discovery Computational Biology Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC, Professor Paul Wyatt FRSE, Dr. Fabio Zuccotto
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Analysis of protein-protein interactions during meiosis Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Gene Expression, Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation Dr. Federico Pelisch
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Chemical and Structural Biology of Targeted Protein Degradation by Small Molecules Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Cancer Biology, Chemical Biology, Drug Discovery, Protein Ubiquitylation, Structural Biology Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Decoding virulence mechanisms in trypanosomes Drug Discovery, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Microbiology Professor David Horn FRSE
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Dissecting the epigenetic regulation of enhancer function in hematopoiesis Cancer Biology, Computational Biology, Gene Expression Dr Kasper Rasmussen
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Elucidation of cell signalling pathways in Parkinson’s disease Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Biomedical Image Analysis, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Chemical Biology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience/Neurology, Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation, Structural Biology, Systems Biology Professor Miratul Muqit
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Functional characterisation of the ubiquitous Amt/Mep/Rh family of ammonium transporters Physical Biology Ulrich Zachariae
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: How growth signals regulate replication licensing and cell division in normal and cancerous oesophageal cells Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Gene Regulation, Molecular Medicine, Protein Phosphorylation Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Interaction of fungal pathogens with the innate immune system Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Immunology Professor Simon Arthur
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Investigating mRNA cap regulation in ES cells and T cells Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Immunology, Protein Phosphorylation, Systems Biology Professor Victoria Cowling
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Investigating the consequences of population variation on the sites of post-translational modifications Computing/Computer Science, Computational Biology, Data Analysis, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation, Structural Biology Professor Geoff Barton FRSB
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Keeping the peace: investigating the regulation of gut lymphocytes in homeostasis and disease Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Data Analysis, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Immunology, Protein Phosphorylation Dr. Mahima Swamy
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Mechanisms of asymmetric stem cell division Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Developmental Neuroscience, Protein Phosphorylation Dr Jens Januschke
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Mechanisms of chromosome segregation in mitosis Biochemistry, Biomedical Image Analysis, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Protein Phosphorylation Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Modelling of collective cell migration Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Physical Biology Dr Rastko Sknepnek
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Proteins in the biofilm matrix Microbiology Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall FRSE FRSB FEAM
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Remodeling of the SUMO proteome in response to arseni Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Ron Hay FRS FRSE FMedSci
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Role of NICD stability turnover in development and breast cancer. Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Kim Dale
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: The role of protein ubiquitylation is controlling a novel innate immune signalling network. Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation Professor Sir Philip Cohen FRS FRSE FMedSci
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Using genomics to better understand the Cryptosporidium host-pathogen relationship Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Cell Biology, Drug Discovery, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Microbiology Dr Mattie Pawlowic
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Biological and molecular mechanisms underlying a new syndromic form of X-linked intellectual disability Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Mode of action of novel trypanosides Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Cell Biology, Drug Discovery, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Protein Ubiquitylation Professor Mark Field
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: Understanding the role and mode of action of a bacterial nanoweapon Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Microbiology Dr Sarah Coulthurst
4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme:Characterisation of the Group A Carbohydrate biosynthesis machinery Biochemistry, Drug Discovery, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology Dr Helge Dorfmueller
4 Year Wellcome Trust Programme: Regulation and mechanics in polarity Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Systems Biology Dr David Murray
4 Year Wellcome Trust Programme: Functions & Applications of a Novel Embryonic Stem Cell Signalling Pathway Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Protein Phosphorylation Dr Greg Findlay
4 Year Wellcome Trust Programme: The functions of mammalian SWI/SNF related chromatin remodelling complexes. Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Data Analysis, Developmental Biology, Drug Discovery, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE

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