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
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 | Professor (CAU) | Ph.D | Dipl. Biol. | FRSB
CSC - Molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Neuroscience/Neurology Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE
CSC - Phosphorylation of Rab GTPases in Health & Disease Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Professor Miratul Muqit , Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE
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
Cunningham Trust PhD Studentship: Fishing up human chromosomes in early mitosis – a novel mechanism preventing chromosome instability Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Microbiology Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE
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

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