University of Dundee

Additional Dundee Based Studentships

The Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) Studentships

The Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) is thought to be the world’s largest collaboration between the academic community and the pharmaceutical industry, the DSTT includes 22 research teams based at the University of Dundee. Twelve of the teams are based within the MRC PPU at the School of Life Sciences.  Together, consortium scientists will continue early-stage research in multiple areas, including cancer, arthritis, lupus, hypertension and Parkinson’s disease.

MRC PPU Reagents and Services was formed in 2016 due to the huge demand for the reagents developed in the MRC Unit and DSTT. The facility generates and supplies reagents including cloning services, antibodies, proteins and inhibitor compounds as well as services including kinase and Dub screening and DNA sequencing.

We have a range of projects available for summer school students in both DSTT and MRC PPU reagents and services that will give students hands on experience of working on projects with our industry and academic collaborators. These projects could be cRISPR based, protein design and purification, antibody development, cloning and much more. 



Dundee Clinical Academic Track (DCAT) Vacation Studentships

The DCAT vacation studentship scheme offers talented students at the University of Dundee the unique opportunity to work in a research environment during their summer break.

  • Projects typically last 6-8 weeks, and students get hands on experience of a research project
  • They may be held in research groups across the University of Dundee and are not restricted to laboratory work.
  • Bursaries of £175-£200/week (dependent on the funding body) are available from various funds held within the University as well as from external bodies.
  • Upon completion of the project, students are expected to write up their work in the form of an abstract.

In the summer of 2017 we administered 19 bursaries, and we hope to be able to match that for 2018.  Feedback from the previous years has been very positive with all participating students indicating that they would recommend the scheme to friends and colleagues.

For more detailed information about the scheme, please contact Ms Victoria Borthwick, the DCAT Administrator at