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 Mark Field

Parasitic diseases caused by protozoa constitute a major global threat. Our work melds several key aspects of protist biology, principally focusing on the parasitic organisms of the trypanosome group. Principle research objectives are the discovery, functional characterisation and validation of novel gene products, drug targets and chemical tools towards neglected diseases to provide therapy, deep insights into protist cell biology and to understand eukaryotic evolution at the molecular level. The laboratory focuses on understanding how surface proteins are regulated, targeted and turned over and in particular how these processes connect with sensitivity towards drug mode of action.

https://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/phdprog/supervisors