University of Dundee

PhD Projects

PhD projects cover a broad range of subject areas within the life sciences and interdisciplinary themes. Filter the list below to find projects that might interest you.

Title Subject area Supervisor
Controlling the uncontrollables: How FAM83 proteins regulate the serine/threonine protein kinase CK1 family in cells Dr Gopal Sapkota
CSC - Investigating immune signaling networks induced by fungal infection Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Professor Simon Arthur , Professor Doreen Cantrell CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
CSC - Chemical Structural Biology and Mechanistic Insights into PROTAC Mode of Action Biochemistry Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC, Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci
CSC - Decoding gene expression mechanisms in trypanosomes Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Professor David Horn FRSE, Professor Mark Field FRSB
CSC - Developmental role of jasmonate in barley Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Sarah McKim
CSC - Exploiting Affinity-directed Protein Missile system to target destruction of misfolded proteins in neurodegeneration Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Dr Gopal Sapkota , Dr Gopal Sapkota
CSC - Finding the eat-me signals Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology Dr Ian Ganley
CSC - Functions & Applications of a Novel Stem Cell Signalling Pathway Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Dr Greg Findlay, Dr Marios Stavridis
CSC - How does the HOIL-1 component of LUBAC regulate innate immunity? Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology Professor Sir Philip Cohen FRS FRSE FAA FFMedSci, Dr. Yogesh Kulathu
CSC - Intellectual disability in patients with mutations in O-GlcNAc transferase Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE, Dr Marios Stavridis
CSC - Investigating the impact of mRNA cap regulation Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Developmental Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology Professor Victoria Cowling FRSE FRSB, Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE
CSC - Mechanisms of chromosome instability in cancer cells Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE
CSC - Molecular characterisation of plant disease resistance genes through novel Next-Generation Sequencing applications Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Ingo Hein | Ph.D | Dipl. Biol. | FRSB
CSC - Molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Neuroscience/Neurology Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci
CSC - Phosphorylation of Rab GTPases in Health & Disease Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Professor Miratul Muqit FRSE, Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci
CSC - Probing the function of protein repeat domains through population genetics, bioinformatics and molecular dynamics simulations Computational Biology, Structural Biology Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB, Professor Ulrich Zachariae
CSC - Regulating plant architecture and development through Receptor-like kinase S-acylation Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Piers Hemsley , Professor Paul Birch FRSE
CSC - Regulation of protein degradation by ubiquitylation Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology Dr. Yogesh Kulathu , Dr. Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez
CSC - Structural and membrane biology of polarized trafficking Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology Dr David Murray, Dr Jens Januschke
CSC - The molecular cell biology of Plant-Phytophthora interactions Microbiology, Plant Sciences Professor Paul Birch FRSE, Dr Petra Boevink
CSC- Non-lysine ubiquitination in health and disease Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Dr Satpal Virdee , Dr Gopal Sapkota
Deciphering the mechanisms behind DNA repair pathways crucial for preventing cancers Professor John Rouse FRSE
Deciphering the ubiquitin codes that regulate protein degradation Dr. Yogesh Kulathu
EASTBIO: Assembly of the matrix that supports bacteria living in biofilms Microbiology Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall FRSE FRSB FEAM, Professor Cait MacPhee
EASTBIO: Boosting the signal –defining the signal amplification complex during plant perception of the environment Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Piers Hemsley , Professor Paul Birch FRSE
EASTBIO: Cilia and polarity at the intersection of membranes and proteins Biochemistry, Structural Biology Dr David Murray
EASTBIO: Defining the T cell receptor signalosome in intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology Dr. Mahima Swamy , Professor Doreen Cantrell CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
EASTBIO: Functions & Applications of a Novel Stem Cell Signalling Pathway Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology Dr Greg Findlay, Professor Victoria Cowling FRSE FRSB
EASTBIO: How does jasmonate control cereal development? Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Sarah McKim , Dr Jorunn Bos
EASTBIO: How does PcNMRAL1 orchestrate infection-associated gene expression changes during host colonisation? Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Edgar Huitema , Professor Paul Birch FRSE

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