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 Kevin Read 

My background is in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK), with extensive experience of early phase drug discovery, lead optimisation project leadership and preclinical development gained from over 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry.  My passion is to successfully drive lead optimisation forward, working closely with the medicinal chemists to deliver high quality candidate molecules for entry into formal preclinical development. My group collectively has over 140 years of Biopharma DMPK experience and has all the skills and tools necessary to ensure that only those molecules with appropriate developability to deliver the required target product profile will progress through lead optimisation.