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
China Scholarship Council: Context is everything – how do plant receptor complexes assemble to regulate growth and immunity? Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences, Structural Biology Dr Piers Hemsley , Professor Paul Birch FRSE
China Scholarship Council: Developing a high-throughput platform in barley to screen for resistance to aphids Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Jorunn Bos , Dr. Joanne Russell
China Scholarship Council: Dynamics of chromatin loops in human genome organisation – molecular regulation and disease mechanisms Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE, Dr Jens Januschke
China Scholarship Council: Hunting for Veghog – elucidation of a novel crossroads between development and immunity in plants Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences, Structural Biology Dr Piers Hemsley , Professor Paul Birch FRSE
China Scholarship Council: Investigating the role of TET2 in the epitranscriptome of blood cells Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology Dr Kasper Rasmussen, Dr. Gabriele Schweikert
China Scholarship Council: Maternal tissue control of cereal grain development Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Plant Sciences Dr Sarah McKim , Dr Piers Hemsley
China Scholarship Council: Molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci, Dr. Esther Sammler
China Scholarship Council: Monitoring and manipulating kinase signaling in the context of polarity, immune signaling and cancer Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology Dr Jens Januschke , Dr. Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez
China Scholarship Council: Non-canonical functions of SRSF protein kinase (SRPK) in pluripotent stem cells Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology Dr Greg Findlay, Dr Marios Stavridis
China Scholarship Council: Phosphorylation of Rab GTPases in Health & Disease Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience/Neurology, Structural Biology Professor Miratul Muqit FRSE, Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci
China Scholarship Council: Signaling pathways controlling epidermal development in cereals Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Plant Sciences Dr Sarah McKim , Dr Piers Hemsley
China Scholarship Council: Structural and Mechanistic Chemical Biology of Degraders Mode of Actions Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC, Professor Ron Hay FRS FRSE FMedSci
China Scholarship Council: Structural and membrane biology of polarized trafficking Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology Dr David Murray, Dr Jens Januschke
China Scholarship Council: The heat is on – how microRNAs regulate plant responses to high temperature Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Sarah McKim
EASTBIO: A synthetic community approach to decipher the genetic basis of plant-microbiota interactions in the rhizosphere Microbiology, Plant Sciences Dr Davide Bulgarelli , Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall FRSE FRSB FEAM
EASTBIO: Context is everything – how do plant receptor complexes assemble to regulate growth and immunity? : Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Plant Sciences Dr Piers Hemsley
EASTBIO: Deciphering the role of translation in temperature-controlled development: Lead supervisor: Dr Martin Balcerowicz Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Piers Hemsley
EASTBIO: How do CDKs phosphorylate the right substrates at the right time? Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci
EASTBIO: Hunting for Veghog – elucidation of a novel crossroads between development and immunity in plants Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Piers Hemsley , Professor Paul Birch FRSE
EASTBIO: Intraspecies competition mechanisms in Bacillus subtilis: Biochemistry, Microbiology Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall FRSE FRSB FEAM
EASTBIO: Mummy Dearest: maternal control of grain development: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Plant Sciences Dr Sarah McKim
EASTBIO: Post transcriptional Regulation of Oscillatory clock gene expression during somitogenesis Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Professor Kim Dale FRSB
EASTBIO: Understanding how plant pathogen effector proteins contribute to host range and nonhost disease resistance Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Plant Sciences Professor Paul Birch FRSE
EASTBIO: Your Best Face Forward – how cereals regulate their epidermal surfaces. Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences Dr Sarah McKim , Dr Piers Hemsley
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, Professor Gopal Sapkota
EASTBIO: How cells prevent errors in chromosome inheritance during cell division Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Genetics Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE, Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB
EN & MN Lindsay Scholarship: Biophysical modelling of epithelial cell polarity Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Data Analysis Dr Rastko Sknepnek , Dr Jens Januschke
EN & MN Lindsay Scholarship: Developing in silico approaches for compound optimisation in Drug Discovery: targeting polypharmacology using Artifical Intelligence. Drug Discovery Professor Ian Gilbert FMedSci FRSE FRSC, Professor Ulrich Zachariae , Dr. Fabio Zuccotto