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
Deciphering the mechanisms behind DNA repair pathways crucial for preventing cancers
Deciphering the ubiquitin codes that regulate protein degradation Dr. Yogesh Kulathu
Finding the eat-me signals Dr Ian Ganley
Molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Bacterial stress sensing and antibiotic action Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology Professor Ulrich Zachariae
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Identifying genetic factors contributing to knee pain and knee osteoarthritis among people with diabetes Computational Biology, Data Analysis, Molecular Biology Dr Weihua Meng , Prof Blair Smith , Prof Lesley Colvin
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Interdisciplinary investigation of the role of amino acids in immunometabolic responses to metformin in human macrophages Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Immunology Dr Graham Rena, Professor Chim C Lang
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Investigating mRNA cap regulation in pluripotency and differentiation Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology Professor Victoria Cowling FRSE FRSB, Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Molecular simulation study of the Nrf2-Keap1 pathway, the master regulator of cellular redox homeostasis Computational Biology, Structural Biology Dr Andrei Pisliakov , Professor Albena Dinkova-Kostova
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: O-GlcNAcylation and protein (mis)folding Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE, Dr Leeanne McGurk
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Prediction of protein specificity determining sites from population genetics Computational Biology, Data Analysis, Structural Biology Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB, Professor Ulrich Zachariae
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Prediction of protein-protein interaction sites from population genetics data Computational Biology, Data Analysis, Structural Biology Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB, Dr Andrei Pisliakov
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Revealing dynamic and elusive early-mitotic events using state-of-the-art live-cell light sheet imaging Cell Biology, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE, Dr Michael MacDonald
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Strategy to identify novel and exploitable anti-malarial drug targets Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Dr Susan Wyllie , Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Understanding complexity in multi-isolate biofilms Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall FRSE FRSB FEAM, Prof Fordyce Davidson
MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme:How does the ubiquitin system ensure a healthy proteome in cells? Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Dr. Yogesh Kulathu , Dr Adrien Rousseau
Signalling pathways controlling protein degradation upon stress Dr Adrien Rousseau
Ubiquitin E3 ligases: function, structure and therapy Dr Satpal Virdee
Wellcome 4-Year PhD Programme in Integrated molecular, cellular and translational biology Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Image Analysis, Computing/Computer Science, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Chemical Biology, Computational Biology, Data Analysis, Developmental Biology, Developmental Neuroscience, Drug Discovery, Geomicrobiology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Immunology, Medicine, Medicinal Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience/Neurology, Organic Chemistry, Physical Biology, Plant Sciences, Protein Phosphorylation, Protein Ubiquitylation, Structural Biology, Synthetic Chemistry, Systems Biology
Wellcome Trust Clinical: This programme is not currently recruiting students