University of Dundee

PhD Supervisors

Supervisor Projects

Dr. Constance Alabert

DNA replication in the context of chromatin – Implications for human diseases

Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE

Understanding signalling pathways mutated in inherited disorders

Professor Simon Arthur

Signaling networks that control inflammation

Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB

Protein and nucleic acid sequence analysis and function prediction

Dr. Megan Bergkessel

Professor Paul Birch FRSE

Plant pathogen interactions

Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci

How DNA replication is organised and controlled to ensure precise chromosome duplication

Dr Jorunn Bos

Professor Doreen Cantrell CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci

T-lymphocyte signal transduction

Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC

Chemical and Structural Biology of Protein-Protein Interactions

Professor Sir Philip Cohen FRS FRSE FAA FFMedSci

Signaling Networks in the Innate Immune System

Dr Sarah Coulthurst

Bacterial pathogens and protein secretion systems

Professor Victoria Cowling FRSE FRSB

mRNA cap regulation

Professor Kim Dale FRSB

Establishing the vertebrate embryonic body plan

Prof Fordyce Davidson

Dr Helge Dorfmueller

Investigation of cell wall biogenesis in Streptococci

Professor Mark Field FRSB

Molecular parasitology, intracellular transport, gene expression, eukaryotic evolution

Dr Greg Findlay

Embryonic Stem Cell Signaling Modules

Dr Ian Ganley

Molecular analysis of autophagy

Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC

Design and synthesis of potential therapeutic agents

Professor David Gray

Molecular Pharmacology and Compound Screening

Professor Ron Hay FRS FRSE FMedSci

Role of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in transcriptional regulation

Ingo Hein | Professor (CAU) | Ph.D | Dipl. Biol. | FRSB

Plant Pathogen Co-evolution

Dr Piers Hemsley

Regulation of protein function in plants by S-acylation

Professor David Horn FRSE

Antigenic variation, drug resistance and RNAi screens in trypanosomes

Dr Edgar Huitema

Mechanisms of virulence acquisition during Phytophthora-host associations

Professor Hari Hundal FHEA FRSB

Hormonal, nutrient and stress-mediated modulation of fuel and energy metabolism

Professor Bill Hunter FRSE, FMedSci, FRSC

Protein structure and function; fundamental chemical biology and early stage antimicrobial drug discovery

Dr Jens Januschke

Dynamics of cell polarisation

Dr. Yogesh Kulathu

Ubiquitin signalling mechanisms

Professor Karim Labib FRSE

Roles and regulation of the eukaryotic replisome in preserving genome integrity and epigenetics

Professor Angus Lamond FRS FRSE FMedSci

Nuclear structure proteomics and gene expression

Professor Cait MacPhee

Dr Leeanne McGurk

Dr Sarah McKim

Developmental biology of plant architecture

Dr. Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez

Professor Miratul Muqit

Elucidation of the PINK1 signaling pathway in Parkinson’s disease

Dr Philip Murray

Dr David Murray

Understand the basic molecular mechanics in the formation of subcellular structures

Professor Inke Nathke

From molecules to tissue architecture

Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE

Chromatin structure and gene regulation

Dr Mattie Pawlowic

Dr. Federico Pelisch

Dr Andrei Pisliakov

Computational Biophysics

Dr Kasper Rasmussen

Investigating the regulation and function of DNA methylation in hematopoiesis

Professor Kevin Read

Drug discovery, lead optimisation and preclinical development

Professor John Rouse FRSE

Control of chromosome stability and DNA repair in health and disease

Dr Adrien Rousseau

Dr Gopal Sapkota

Untangling the TGFβ and Wnt signalling networks in cells, development and human diseases

Professor Pauline Schaap FRSE FRSB

Experimental and evolutionary reconstruction of developmental signalling pathways

Dr. Gabriele Schweikert

Dr Rastko Sknepnek

Computational soft condensed matter and biophysics group

Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall FRSE FRSB FEAM

Understanding the molecular mechanism of biofilm formation

Dr Marios Stavridis

Pluripotent stem cell biology

Professor Kate Storey FRSE FMedSci FRSB

Neural differentiation in embryos and embryonic stem cells

Dr. Mahima Swamy

Immune interactions at the intestinal epithelium

Professor Jason Swedlow FRSE

Mitotic chromosome dynamics

Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE

Mechanisms ensuring proper chromosome segregation in mitosis

Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE

The role of the O-GlcNAc posttranslational modification in neurodegeneration

Dr Satpal Virdee

Chemical Biology Approaches for Studying The Ubiquitin System

Professor Kees Weijer FRSE

Cell-cell signalling and chemotactic cell movement during development

Professor Paul Wyatt FRSE

The discovery of therapeutics for neglected diseases and the translation of novel biology through small molecule drug discovery

Dr Susan Wyllie

Kinetoplastid Biology

Professor Ulrich Zachariae

Computational Biophysics and Drug Discovery