University of Dundee

PhD Supervisors

Supervisor Projects

Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE

Understanding signalling pathways mutated in inherited disorders

Professor Paul Birch FRSE

Plant pathogen interactions

Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci

How DNA replication is organised and controlled to ensure precise chromosome duplication

Dr Jorunn Bos

Dr Davide Bulgarelli

Structure, function and host control of the plant microbiota

Professor Victoria Cowling

Investigating the regulation, function and therapeutic potential of the mRNA cap

Dr Kim Dale

Establishing the vertebrate embryonic body plan

Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci

Molecular parasitology, glycobiology and drug discovery

Professor Mark Field

Molecular parasitology, intracellular transport, gene expression, eukaryotic evolution

Professor Geoff Gadd FSB FLS FLSW FRSE

Geomicrobiology, Geomycology and Bioremediation

Dr Ian Ganley

Molecular analysis of autophagy

Professor Anton Gartner

C. elegans genetics as a model to study basic biological problems

Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC

Design and synthesis of potential therapeutic agents

Professor Ron Hay

Role of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in transcriptional regulation

Professor Andrew Hopkins FRSC

Chemoinformatics, chemogenomics and drug discovery

Professor David Horn

Antigenic variation, drug resistance and RNAi screens in trypanosomes

Dr Edgar Huitema

Mechanisms of virulence acquisition during Phytophthora-host associations

Professor Hari Hundal FHEA FSB

Hormonal, nutrient and stress-mediated modulation of fuel and energy metabolism

Professor Bill Hunter FRSE, FMedSci, FRSC

Protein structure and function; fundamental chemical biology and early stage antimicrobial drug discovery

Dr. Yogesh Kulathu

Ubiquitin signalling mechanisms

Professor Karim Labib

Roles and regulation of the eukaryotic replisome in preserving genome integrity and epigenetics

Dr David Norman

Magnetic Resonance, FRET, EPR, Spin-labeling and PELDOR

Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE

Chromatin structure and gene regulation

Professor Tracy Palmer FRSE FSB FAAM MEAM

Protein transport across bacterial membranes

Professor Sonia Rocha

Investigating the mechanisms controlling gene expression in hypoxia

Professor John Rouse

Control of chromosome stability and DNA repair in health and disease

Dr Gopal Sapkota

Untangling the TGFβ and Wnt signalling networks in cells, development and human diseases

Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall

Understanding the molecular mechanism of biofilm formation

Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE

Mechanisms ensuring proper chromosome segregation in mitosis

Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE

The role of the O-GlcNAc posttranslational modification in neurodegeneration

Dr Satpal Virdee

Chemical Biology Approaches for Studying The Ubiquitin System

Professor Helen Walden

Specificity and disease in the ubiquitin system

Dr Susan Wyllie