University of Dundee

Wellcome 4-Year PhD Programme in Integrated Molecular, Cellular and Translational Biology

The Wellcome Trust Integrated molecular, cellular and translational biology programme combines scientific excellence with a commitment to improving the working environment and transition support for trainees. This PhD programme, provided by world-renowned scientists from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, will train the next generation of scientists at the forefront of international science. Students will join our supportive and positive research culture with the opportunity to select research projects centred around four themes:

  1. Cellular Regulation
  2. Protein Modification
  3. Infection and Immunity
  4. Drug Discovery and Translation

Around 50 different potential supervisors will participate in this programme

Prof Jason Swedlow

Our research is focussed on developing and using novel collections of multi-dimensional image databases for discovery of biological mechanism and dynamics.  We have built and run the world’s largest public bioimage data collection—the Image Data Resource (IDR; [] which contains millions of highly annotated image datasets from many independent studies.  We have shown that we can use this collection to identify biomolecular interactions and complexes. Our future work will involve the development of a novel field of bioinformatics by exploring the links between molecular perturbations and phenotypes in the IDR.