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 Greg Findlay

Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs) are pluripotent, which means they have the ability to differentiate into all specialized cell types found in the body, including brain, heart, lung, liver and pancreas. This has driven a huge research effort to develop strategies to exploit these cells for tissue replacement therapies in patients with a variety of diseases. Despite this interest in ESC biology, the signaling networks which control pluripotency and differentiation have not been extensively explored. In our lab, we seek to bridge this gap, as we believe that understanding how protein kinase signaling defines ESC identity will be essential to effectively apply pluripotent cells in regenerative medicine.