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 Nicola Stanley-Wall

My laboratory is interested in how bacteria form complex sessile communities called biofilms. Once formed, biofilms impact many aspects of our life and are, for example, the cause of chronic antimicrobial tolerant infections. To understand the processes underpinning biofilm formation, we use a range of approaches including genetics, biochemistry and biophysics and coupled them with imaging methods.