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
4 Year WCAIR funded PhD Project - Developing in silico Fragment Screening methodologies Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry, Structural Biology Professor Ian Gilbert FRSE FRSC, Professor Ulrich Zachariae
Analysis of the impact on cell responses to varying levels of Notch Signalling in the context of stem cells and the presomitic mesoderm Biochemistry Professor Kim Dale FRSB, Dr. Gabriele Schweikert
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Convergence of an aphid and oomycete virulence strategy on a negative regulator of plant immunity Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Edgar Huitema , Dr Jorunn Bos
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Investigating the epigenetic basis of preleukaemic stem and progenitor cells in leukemogenesis Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology Dr Kasper Rasmussen, Dr. Gabriele Schweikert
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Characterising the immunomodulatory properties of CDK4/6 inhibitors in T cells Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology Professor Doreen Cantrell CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Functions & Applications of a Novel Stem Cell Signalling Pathway Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology Dr Greg Findlay, Dr Marios Stavridis
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Intellectual disability in patients with mutations in O-GlcNAc transferase  Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE, Dr Marios Stavridis , Dr Leeanne McGurk
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Mechanisms of chromosome instability in cancer cells Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease Biochemistry, Neuroscience/Neurology Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci, Professor Miratul Muqit FRSE
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Non-lysine Deubiquitination Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Dr Satpal Virdee
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Regulation of RNA cap is embryonic stem cell differentiation Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology Professor Victoria Cowling FRSE FRSB, Dr Greg Findlay
China Scholarship Council PhD Programme - Round and around: a tail of two oscillators  Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Kim Dale FRSB, Dr Philip Murray
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Structural and Mechanistic Chemical Biology of Degraders Mode of Actions Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Structural Biology Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Understanding diversity and virulence of fungal pathogens on barley Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Jorunn Bos , Ingo Hein | Ph.D | Dipl. Biol. | FRSB, Dr. Joanne Russell
China Scholarship Council PhD programme - Using state-of-the-art genomics and genetics to clone functional disease resistance genes in potato Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Ingo Hein | Ph.D | Dipl. Biol. | FRSB
China Scholarship Council PhD programme: Regulation of anti-viral T cell immune responses by SIKs Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology Professor Simon Arthur , Professor Doreen Cantrell CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
Cilia, polarized trafficking, and cargo delivery Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Physical Biology Dr David Murray, Dr Jens Januschke
Delivery and mode of action of novel antimicrobial toxins Biochemistry Dr Sarah Coulthurst , Professor Bill Hunter FRSE, FMedSci, FRSC
EASTBIO: Computational and experimental electrophysiology of eukaryotic and viral ion channels: (Professor U Zachariae; Dr S Pitt) Biochemistry, Microbiology Professor Ulrich Zachariae
EASTBIO: Functions & Applications of a Novel Stem Cell Signalling Pathway Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Dr Greg Findlay, Professor Victoria Cowling FRSE FRSB
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
EASTBIO: Bifunctional small molecules beyond PROTACs: Proximity-inducing new downstream chemistries to rewire cell signaling. Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Structural Biology Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC, Dr Gopal Sapkota
EASTBIO: CD8+ T cells in 4-D: characterisation of protein-protein interaction dynamics during T cell activation: Dr T Ly; Dr D Clarke Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Immunology, Structural Biology
EASTBIO: Cilia and polarity at the intersection of membranes and proteins Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Structural Biology Dr David Murray, Dr Jens Januschke
EASTBIO: Developing and applying a high-throughput platform in barley to screen for resistance and enhanced susceptibility to aphids Plant Sciences Dr Jorunn Bos , Dr. Joanne Russell , Professor Robbie Waugh FRSE
EASTBIO: Development of lightsheet microscopy to study gastrulation in amniote embryo’s: (Professor K Weijer; Dr M MacDonald) Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology Professor Kees Weijer FRSE
EASTBIO: How cells prevent errors in chromosome inheritance during cell division Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE, Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB
EASTBIO: Investigating the epigenetic basis of preleukaemic stem and progenitor cells to promote healthy aging Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Immunology, Molecular Biology Dr Kasper Rasmussen, Dr. Gabriele Schweikert
EASTBIO: Monitoring & Manipulating kinase signalling in cell polarity Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Dr Jens Januschke , Dr David Murray
EASTBIO: Round and around: a tail of two oscillators Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Kim Dale FRSB, Dr Philip Murray

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