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 Tomo Tanaka

To maintain genetic integrity, eukaryotic cells must inherit a whole set of their chromosomes when they divide. Errors in this process would cause cell death and various human diseases such as congenital disorders and cancers. Our research aims to reveal fundamental mechanisms ensuring chromosome inheritance (segregation) during mitosis. We study this process in human and yeast cells using advanced microscopy, genomic/proteomic approaches, in vitro reconstitution and mathematical modelling/simulation.