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
*4 Year MRC PhD Programme* Proteomics approach to understanding skin barrier formation in health and disease Cell Biology, Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine Professor Sara Brown, Professor Angus Lamond FRS FRSE FMedSci
*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 Dr 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 , Dr Kevin Read
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Bacterial efflux pumps and their potential as new targets for antimicrobials Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology Ulrich Zachariae , Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Cell biology of a bacterial nano-weapon Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Dr Sarah Coulthurst , Professor Jason Swedlow FRSE
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Control of gene expression and antigenic variation in trypanosomes Biological Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Drug Discovery Professor Mark Field , Professor David Horn FRSE
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Developing a scalable, high throughput model system for the study of segmentation defects Cell Biology, Developmental Biology Dr Kim Dale , Dr Philip Murray
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Interdisciplinary approach to identifying drug targets and their mode of action in Cryptosporidium. Lead Supervsior; Dr Mattie Pawlowic (BCDD); Dr Susan Wylie (BCDD) Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Investigation of an E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Mutated in Intellectual Disability Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology Professor Victoria Cowling
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Mathematical modelling of tissue growth and patterning in the presomitic mesoderm: a two coupled oscillator approach. Cell Biology, Developmental Biology Dr Philip Murray, Dr Kim Dale
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Molecular consequences of O-GlcNAc transferase mutations in Intellectual Disability Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE, Ulrich Zachariae
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Regulation of T cells via SIK signalling Biochemistry, Cell Signalling, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Immunology Dr Simon Arthur , Professor Doreen Cantrell CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Role of mRNA cap regulation in embryonic stem cells Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology Professor Victoria Cowling
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Signalling pathways regulating intraepithelial lymphocytes in the gut Biochemistry, Immunology Dr. Mahima Swamy , Dr. Yogesh Kulathu
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: The development of small molecule inhibitors of replication licensing as novel anti-cancer agents. Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci, Dr David Gray
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: The role of Wnt signalling in epithelial cell dynamics during gastrulation in the chick embryo Cell Biology, Developmental Biology Professor Kees Weijer FRSE, Dr Rastko Sknepnek
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Understanding how the PINK1 kinase targets ubiquitin. Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology Dr Miratul Muqit , Dr Gopal Sapkota
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: α5-GABAA receptor modulators for the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with Huntington’s disease Neuroscience/Neurology Professor Jeremy J Lambert, Dr Rosamund F Langston, Dr Stephen J Martin, Professor J Douglas Steele
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: A study of the mechanisms leading to cardiac dysfunction following recurrent hypoglycaemia in Type 2 diabetes Medicine Professor Rory J McCrimmon, Professor Albena Dinkova-Kostova
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Chagas disease: Understanding parasite tissue tropism and the tissue drug distribution requirements for successful drug development using Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI) Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Developmental Biology, Drug Discovery Dr Kevin Read , Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Investigations into the neuroprotective actions of leptin in models of tauopathy Neuroscience/Neurology Dr Jenni Harvey, Dr Marios Stavridis
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Mechanisms of chromosome segregation: quantitative and interdisciplinary approaches using nanotechnology and biophysics. Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE, Dr David McGloin
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: New mechanisms of branched DNA molecule processing during cytokinesis: Working out the role of the conserved LEM-3 nuclease; from C. elegans to mammals Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology Professor Anton Gartner, Professor John Rouse FRSE, Professor David Lilley FRS FRSE FRSC
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Predicting drug outcomes in diabetes using deep learning Medicine Professor Ewan Pearson, Professor Manuel Trucco
4 Year MRC PhD Programme: Prediction of protein specificity determining sites from population genetics Computational Biology, Data Analysis, Structural Biology Professor Geoff Barton FRSB, Ulrich Zachariae

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