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
*4 Year MRC PhD CASE Studentship: Mode of Action Studies in Kinetoplastids Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC, Professor David Horn , Dr Susan Wyllie
*4 Year MRC PhD Programme* Proteomics approach to understanding skin barrier formation in health and disease. Supervisors: Gene Expression, Gene Regulation
*SPRINT-MND/MS PhD Programme* Targeting O-GlcNAcylation of periaxin in Charcot-Marie-Tooth type neuropathies Neuroscience/Neurology Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE
A*STAR - We welcome students to study in any subject area. Please contact potential supervisors to discuss further.
Activity-based Profiling of E3 Ligases Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Protein Ubiquitylation Dr Satpal Virdee
Applying quantitative proteomics to discover new components of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) biosynthesis. Biological Chemistry, Drug Discovery Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
Applying quantitative proteomics to discover new components of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) biosynthesis. Biological Chemistry, Drug Discovery Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
Biophysical and biochemical characterization of fungal biominerals Geomicrobiology, Microbiology, Physical Biology Professor Geoff Gadd FSB FLS FLSW FRSE
C. elegans a model organism to study human health and disease Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Anton Gartner
ComPLife: This programme is not currently recruiting students
CRUK 4 year: This programme is not currently recruiting students
Defining the host genetic determinants of the plant microbiota Plant Sciences Dr Davide Bulgarelli
Dissecting the roles of the FAM83 family of proteins in cells and disease through exploitation and development of cutting-edge technologies Biological Chemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Signalling, Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation Dr Gopal Sapkota
EASTBIO: Projects for this programme will be advertised Sept/Oct 2017. Please re-visit our website then.
Establishing the molecular basis for the therapeutic effect of arsenic trioxide in APL treatment Cancer Biology, Structural Biology Professor Ron Hay
Experimental and theoretical analysis of a novel genome stability pathway Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci
Finding the eat-me signals Cancer Biology, Cell Signalling, Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation Dr Ian Ganley
Geomicrobiology and Geomycology - Metal and Mineral Transformations by Fungi Geomicrobiology, Microbiology Professor Geoff Gadd FSB FLS FLSW FRSE
Global analysis of drug binding sites Biological Chemistry, Cancer Biology, Computational Biology, Drug Discovery Professor Andrew Hopkins FRSC
How cells prevent under- or over-replication of chromosome segments, and how this affects the pathogenesis of cancer. Cancer Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci
How to copy a chromosome Biological Chemistry, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology Professor Karim Labib
Investigating Embryonic Stem Cell Signalling Networks Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation
Investigating the regulation and therapeutic potential of the mRNA methyl cap Cancer Biology, Cell Signalling, Drug Discovery, Gene Regulation Professor Victoria Cowling
Investigating the roles of Phytophthora infestans virulence factors in promoting late blight disease Plant Sciences Professor Paul Birch FRSE
Low oxygen sensing and disease Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Sonia Rocha
Manipulating E3 Ubiquitin Ligases with small molecules Biological Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Molecular Medicine, Protein Ubiquitylation, Structural Biology Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC
Mechanisms of chromosome segregation in mitosis Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE
Mechanisms of intracellular transport in trypanosomes Biological Chemistry Professor Mark Field
Mechanistic investigation into the interplay between Notch and Shh signalling in cell fate choice Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Dr Kim Dale

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