University of Dundee

PhD Supervisors

Supervisor Projects

Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE

Understanding signalling pathways mutated in inherited disorders

Dr Simon Arthur

Signaling networks that control inflammation

Professor Geoff Barton FRSB

Protein and nucleic acid sequence analysis and function prediction

Professor Paul Birch FRSE

Plant pathogen interactions

Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci

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

Dr Jorunn Bos

Dr Davide Bulgarelli

Structure, function and host control of the plant microbiota

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 FMedSci

Signaling Networks that Regulate the Innate Immune System

Professor Victoria Cowling

Investigating the regulation, function and therapeutic potential of the mRNA cap

Dr Kim Dale

Establishing the vertebrate embryonic body plan

Dr Helge Dorfmueller

Investigation of cell wall biogenesis in Streptococci

Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci

Molecular parasitology, glycobiology and drug discovery

Professor Mark Field

Molecular parasitology, intracellular transport, gene expression, eukaryotic evolution

Professor Geoff Gadd FSB FLS FLSW FRSE

Geomicrobiology, Geomycology and Bioremediation

Dr Ian Ganley

Molecular analysis of autophagy

Professor Anton Gartner

C. elegans genetics as a model to study basic biological problems

Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC

Design and synthesis of potential therapeutic agents

Professor Claire Halpin FRSE

Manipulation of plant metabolism using reverse genetics

Professor Ron Hay

Role of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in transcriptional regulation

Dr Piers Hemsley

Regulation of protein function in plants by S-acylation

Professor Andrew Hopkins FRSC

Chemoinformatics, chemogenomics and drug discovery

Professor David Horn

Antigenic variation, drug resistance and RNAi screens in trypanosomes

Dr Edgar Huitema

Mechanisms of virulence acquisition during Phytophthora-host associations

Professor Hari Hundal FHEA FSB

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. Yogesh Kulathu

Ubiquitin signalling mechanisms

Professor Karim Labib

Roles and regulation of the eukaryotic replisome in preserving genome integrity and epigenetics

Professor Angus Lamond FRS FRSE FMedSci

Nuclear structure proteomics and gene expression

Professor David Lilley FRS FRSE FRSC

Nucleic acid structure

Dr. David McEwan

Dr Miratul Muqit

Elucidation of the PINK1 signaling pathway in Parkinson’s disease

Professor Timothy Newman

Theoretical and computational analysis of fluctuations in biological systems.

Dr David Norman

Magnetic Resonance, FRET, EPR, Spin-labeling and PELDOR

Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE

Chromatin structure and gene regulation

Professor Tracy Palmer FRSE FSB FAAM MEAM

Protein transport across bacterial membranes

Dr Andrei Pisliakov

Computational Biophysics

Professor Sonia Rocha

Investigating the mechanisms controlling gene expression in hypoxia

Professor John Rouse

Control of chromosome stability and DNA repair in health and disease

Dr Gopal Sapkota

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

Dr Rastko Sknepnek

Computational soft condensed matter and biophysics group

Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall

Understanding the molecular mechanism of biofilm formation

Dr Marios Stavridis

Pluripotent stem cell biology

Professor Kate Storey FRSE

Neural differentiation in embryos and embryonic stem cells

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

Dr Satpal Virdee

Chemical Biology Approaches for Studying The Ubiquitin System

Professor Helen Walden

Specificity and disease in the ubiquitin system

Professor Robbie Waugh FRSE

Personal Chair of Crop Genomics

Professor Kees Weijer FRSE

Cell-cell signalling and chemotactic cell movement during development

Dr Susan Wyllie

Ulrich Zachariae

Computational Biophysics and Drug Discovery