University of Dundee

Wellcome 4-Year PhD Programme in Integrated Molecular, Cellular and Translational Biology

The Wellcome Trust Integrated molecular, cellular and translational biology programme combines scientific excellence with a commitment to improving the working environment and transition support for trainees. This PhD programme, provided by world-renowned scientists from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, will train the next generation of scientists at the forefront of international science. Students will join our supportive and positive research culture with the opportunity to select research projects centred around four themes:

  1. Cellular Regulation
  2. Protein Modification
  3. Infection and Immunity
  4. Drug Discovery and Translation

Around 50 different potential supervisors will participate in this programme

Prof Kate Storey

We wish to understand how neural cells arise and how their proliferation and differentiation are controlled. Our work focuses on the developing spinal cord and insights from these studies inform our investigation of these processes in embryonic stem cell derived neural tissue and in maturing spinal cord progenitors, which become adult neural stem cells. Our most recent research includes investigation of effects of metabolic and environmental stress on neural development. We use cell specific gain and loss of gene function approaches as well as genome-wide analyses and real-time imaging techniques. The overall aim of our work is to identify cell biological and gene regulatory mechanisms that direct neural differentiation, with a long-term goal to inform strategies for therapeutic treatment of neural injury and disease.

https://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/phdprog/supervisors