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

Dr Helge Dorfmueller

My lab studies the Group A Carbohydrate (GAC) biosynthesis pathway, a surface virulence factor in Group A Streptococcus. Our aims are to obtain molecular and structural insights into the enzymes that synthesise the carbohydrate and to exploit these new drug targets with inhibitor screening. Furthermore, my lab explores the GAC as a vaccine candidate, combining glyco-engineering with host immunity responses and GAS infection models.