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
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Greasing plant signal transduction – how does reversible S-acylation regulate plant responses to pathogens? Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Piers Hemsley , Professor Paul Birch FRSE
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: How growth signals regulate replication licensing and cell division in normal and cancerous oesophageal cells Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci, Professor Inke Nathke
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Machine learning-based analysis of cell and tissue dynamics driving gastrulation Dr Rastko Sknepnek , Professor Kees Weijer FRSE
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Molecular characterisation of plant disease resistance genes through novel Next-Generation Sequencing applications Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Ingo Hein FRSB
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Novel anti-bacterial toxins: mode of action and delivery between cells Microbiology Dr Sarah Coulthurst , Dr Susan Wyllie
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Novel biopolymer assembly - using a divergent lamina system to understand principles of self-assembling fibres Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology Professor Mark Field FRSB
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Novel computational method development for shotgun proteomics Dr Piers Hemsley
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Prediction of protein-protein interaction sites from genetic variation data Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Structural Biology Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB, Dr Andrei Pisliakov
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Prediction of specificity determining sites in proteins from human population genetic variation Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Structural Biology Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB, Ulrich Zachariae
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Revealing dynamic and elusive early-mitotic events using state-of-the-art live-cell light sheet imaging Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE, Dr Michael MacDonald
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Spatiotemporal regulation of the conformational cycling of the Keap1 : Nrf2 protein complex: Signalling circuits revealed by mathematical modelling and live cell imaging Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology Professor Albena Dinkova-Kostova, Dr Philip Murray
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Tackling the problem of ‘Big Data’ in Molecular Biology and Genomics: Advanced sequence alignment visualisation and analysis for molecular function prediction Computational Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Structural Biology Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB, Ulrich Zachariae
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Understanding gene networks influencing straw digestibility for industrial biotechnology Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Professor Claire Halpin FRSE FRSB, Professor Robbie Waugh FRSE
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Using EPR to characterise affinity and structure in weak protein-protein interactions Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology Dr David Norman
BBSRC Eastbio PhD Programme: Developing and applying a high - throughput platform in barley to screen for resistance and enhanced susceptibility to aphids Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Plant Sciences Dr Jorunn Bos , Professor Robbie Waugh FRSE, Dr. Joanne Russell
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: The link between protein O-GlcNAcylation and intellectual disability Biochemistry, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE, Dr Marios Stavridis
BBSRC Eastbio PhD Programme: The role of E3 ligases on the modulation of recombination in cereals Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Professor Robbie Waugh FRSE, Dr. Isabelle Colas
BBSRC EASTBIO PhD Programme: Tuning the signal – manipulating plant Receptor-like kinases for agronomic gain Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences, Structural Biology Dr Piers Hemsley , Professor Paul Birch FRSE
BBSRC EASTIO PhD Programme: Engineering an Affinity-directed Protein Missile System (AdPROM) for inducible degradation of target proteins Cell Biology, Molecular Biology Dr Gopal Sapkota , Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC
BBSRC EASTIO PhD Programme: Identifying proteoforms as disease biomarkers from large scale proteomics and transcriptomic data Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Angus Lamond FRS FRSE FMedSci, Professor Russell Petty
BBSRC EASTIO PhD Programme: The role of autophagy in regulating immunity in the lung Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Professor Simon Arthur , Dr Ian Ganley