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
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
Biophysical and biochemical characterization of fungal biominerals Geomicrobiology, Microbiology, Physical Biology Professor Geoff Gadd FSB FLS FLSW FRSE
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
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
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
Investigating the roles of Phytophthora infestans virulence factors in promoting late blight disease Plant Sciences Professor Paul Birch FRSE
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
Mechanistic investigation into the interplay between Notch and Shh signalling in cell fate choice Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Dr Kim Dale
Modulation of insulin sensitivity and energy balance in skeletal muscle by the endocannabinoid system Cell Biology, Cell Signalling Professor Hari Hundal FHEA FSB
Molecular analysis of Bacillus subtilis biofilms Gene Regulation, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall
Molecular analysis of biofilm formation Biological Chemistry, Gene Regulation, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall
Regulation and roles in virulence of the type VII protein secretion system of Staphylococcus aureus. Microbiology Professor Tracy Palmer FRSE FSB FAAM MEAM
Role of SUMO modification in the response to proteotoxic stress Cell Biology, Gene Expression Professor Ron Hay
Structural basis for substrate recognition by the RNF4 ubiquitin E3 ligase Protein Ubiquitylation, Structural Biology Professor Ron Hay
Targeting the cell wall of human fungal pathogens Microbiology Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE
The link between O-GlcNAc signalling and neurodevelopmental disease Microbiology Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE
The role of chromatin in gene regulation Gene Regulation Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE
The use of fully deuterated systems for the investigation of membrane associated proteins by EPR Structural Biology Dr David Norman
Towards the discovery of new modulators of pentameric ligand gated ion channels. Biological Chemistry Professor Bill Hunter FRSE, FMedSci, FRSC
Transport of proteins by the bacterial Tat pathway Microbiology, Molecular Biology Professor Tracy Palmer FRSE FSB FAAM MEAM
Understanding how disruptions in signalling pathways cause human disease Biochemistry, Cell Signalling, Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE