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 Vicky Cowling

We investigate how formation of the mRNA cap is regulated in mammalian cells and the impact that this has on gene expression and cell function.  We investigate the impact of mRNA cap regulation during embryonic stem cell differentiation and T cell activation. We work with the Dundee Drug Discovery Unit to investigate therapeutic targeting of the mRNA cap.