University of Dundee

PhD Supervisors

Supervisor Projects

Dr. Constance Alabert

DNA replication in the context of chromatin – Implications for human diseases

Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci

Understanding signalling pathways mutated in inherited disorders

Professor Simon Arthur

Signaling networks that control inflammation

Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB

Protein and nucleic acid sequence analysis and function prediction

Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci

How DNA replication is organised and controlled to ensure precise chromosome duplication

Dr Jorunn Bos

Professor Doreen Cantrell CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci

T-lymphocyte signal transduction

Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC

Chemical and Structural Biology of Protein-Protein Interactions

Professor Sir Philip Cohen FRS FRSE FAA FFMedSci

Signaling Networks in the Innate Immune System

Professor Sarah Coulthurst

Microbial competition and bacterial protein secretion systems

Professor Victoria Cowling FRSE FRSB

mRNA cap regulation

Professor Kim Dale FRSB

Establishing the vertebrate embryonic body plan

Dr Helge Dorfmueller

Investigation of streptococcal cell wall biogenesis and glycoconjugate vaccine development

Professor Mark Field FRSB

Molecular parasitology, intracellular transport, gene expression, eukaryotic evolution

Dr Greg Findlay

Embryonic Stem Cell Signaling Modules

Dr Ian Ganley

Molecular analysis of autophagy

Professor David Gray BEM

Molecular Pharmacology and Compound Screening

Professor Ron Hay FRS FRSE FMedSci

Role of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in transcriptional regulation

Dr Piers Hemsley

Regulation of protein function in plants by S-acylation

Professor David Horn FRSE

Antigenic variation, drug resistance and RNAi screens in trypanosomes

Dr Edgar Huitema

Mechanisms of virulence acquisition during Phytophthora-host associations

Professor Hari Hundal FHEA FRSB

Hormonal, nutrient and stress-mediated modulation of fuel and energy metabolism

Professor Bill Hunter FRSE, FMedSci, FRSC

Protein structure and function; fundamental chemical biology and early stage antimicrobial drug discovery

Dr Jens Januschke

Dynamics of cell polarisation

Dr. Yogesh Kulathu

Ubiquitin signalling mechanisms

Professor Karim Labib FRSE

Chromosome replication and genome integrity

Professor Angus Lamond FRS FRSE FMedSci

Nuclear structure proteomics and gene expression

Professor Miratul Muqit FRSE

Elucidation of the PINK1 signaling pathway in Parkinson’s disease

Dr David Murray

Understand the basic molecular mechanics in the formation of subcellular structures

Dr Philip Murray

Professor Inke Nathke

From molecules to tissue architecture

Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE

Chromatin structure and gene regulation

Dr Mattie Pawlowic

Dr. Federico Pelisch

Dr Andrei Pisliakov

Computational Biophysics

Dr Kasper Rasmussen

Investigating the regulation and function of DNA methylation in hematopoiesis

Professor Kevin Read

Drug discovery, lead optimisation and preclinical development

Professor John Rouse FRSE

Control of chromosome stability and DNA repair in health and disease

Dr Adrien Rousseau

Professor Gopal Sapkota

Untangling the TGFβ and Wnt signalling networks in cells, development and human diseases

Professor Pauline Schaap FRSE FRSB

Experimental and evolutionary reconstruction of developmental signalling pathways

Dr. Gabriele Schweikert

Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall FRSE FRSB FEAM

Understanding the molecular mechanism of biofilm formation

Professor Kate Storey FRSE FMedSci FRSB

Cellular and molecular mechanism regulating neural differentiation

Dr. Mahima Swamy

Immune interactions at the intestinal epithelium

Professor Jason Swedlow FRSE

Mitotic chromosome dynamics

Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE

Mechanisms ensuring proper chromosome segregation in mitosis

Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE

The role of the O-GlcNAc posttranslational modification in neurodegeneration

Professor Satpal Virdee

Chemical Biology Approaches for Studying The Ubiquitin System

Professor Kees Weijer FRSE

Cell-cell signalling and chemotactic cell movement during development

Professor Paul Wyatt FRSE

The discovery of therapeutics for neglected diseases and the translation of novel biology through small molecule drug discovery

Professor Ulrich Zachariae

Computational Biophysics and Drug Discovery