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
A*STAR - We welcome students to study in any subject area. Please contact potential supervisors to discuss further.
Applying quantitative proteomics to discover new components of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) biosynthesis. Biological Chemistry, Drug Discovery Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Deep learning approaches for efficient interpretation of MS peptide spectra. Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Computing/Computer Science, Computational Biology, Data Analysis, Gene Regulation, Protein Phosphorylation, Systems Biology Professor Angus Lamond FRS FRSE FMedSci
Building understanding of drug entry into gram negative bacterial Microbiology Professor Kevin Read , Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC, Dr Sarah Coulthurst
C. elegans a model organism to study human health and disease Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Anton Gartner
Characterising Antimicrobial Resistance in Care Homes using Whole Genome Sequencing Data Analysis, Medicine Dr Charis A. Marwick
Comparison of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes and Impact on Primary Care Prescribing in Scotland and England Data Analysis, Medicine Dr Charis A. Marwick
ComPLife: This programme is not currently recruiting students
CRUK 4 year: This programme is not currently recruiting students
Establishing the molecular basis for the therapeutic effect of arsenic trioxide in APL treatment Cancer Biology, Structural Biology Professor Ron Hay FRS FRSE FMedSci
Experimental and theoretical analysis of a novel genome stability pathway Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci
Finding the eat-me signals Dr Ian Ganley
GCRF PhD Studentship - Identifying drug targets in Shigella Biological Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Microbiology Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC, Dr Sarah Coulthurst
Genome stability pathways that regulate the mammalian replisome by ubiquitylation Professor Karim Labib FRSE
Global analysis of drug binding sites Biological Chemistry, Cancer Biology, Computational Biology, Drug Discovery Professor Andrew Hopkins FRSC FRSE
How do FAM83 proteins streamline Casein Kinase 1 (CK1) signalling in cells? Dr Gopal Sapkota
Mechanisms of intracellular transport in trypanosomes Biological Chemistry Professor Mark Field
Mechanisms of substrate recognition by Deubiquitinases Dr. Yogesh Kulathu
Mechanisms that keep DNA repair nucleases in check Professor John Rouse FRSE
mRNA cap function in mammals Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Professor Victoria Cowling
Novel chemical tools for studying non-lysine ubiquitination Dr Satpal Virdee
Regulation of proteasomal degradation by protein phosphorylation Dr Adrien Rousseau
Regulation of protein degradation and homeostasis by the ubiquitin system Dr. Yogesh Kulathu
SFSA-C: This programme is not currently recruiting students
The Impact of Scottish National Stewardship on E. coli Resistance and Admissions with Infection Data Analysis, Medicine Dr Charis A. Marwick
Understanding the important role of LRRK2 protein kinase in Parkinson’s disease Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE
Wellcome Trust Clinical: This programme is not currently recruiting students