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 Bill Hunter 

Understanding the detailed chemical interactions between targets and small molecules allows us to advance ideas that will ultimately lead to more potent inhibitors designed to assist drug discovery or to generate reagents for further research. I have a long-term interest in targeting microbial pathogens, which present major health and veterinary problems in developing countries and more recently we are developing projects in the neurosciences area. The major technique applied in the laboratory is single crystal X-ray diffraction, a mix of physics, chemistry and biochemistry, and this is aided by additional physical chemistry, molecular screening and biological techniques. Aspects of computational modeling assist our studies and productive collaborations with synthetic chemists provide valued reagents for study.