Female student in a laboratory, Wellcome Trust PhD Programme, University of Glasgow

Supervisors and projects

The IIB supervisor pool will be over 50 senior investigators, early career researchers (ECR) and international supervisors from collaborating institutions.

To provide the highest level of support and training, we offer a co-supervisory model, with every student mentored across disciplinary and/or international boundaries.

Primary supervisors will be established infectious disease researchers with substantial funding and training records, and students will join well resourced laboratories with post-doctoral and senior research staff offering inbuilt technical expertise and day-to-day support.

Each student will have a dedicated thesis committee composed of their primary and co-supervisors and two additional ‘assessors’, inclusive of a management team member. The assessors provide independent assessment and pastoral care, and can feed back on supervisor performance.

Thesis committees will be gender balanced and inclusive of ECRs providing fresh, diverse perspectives. Students will meet assessors, independently of their supervisors quarterly, with flexible additional meetings as required. Based on UoG best-practice, a formal annual review will be completed, including reports from the student, supervisors, and assessors and overseen by the local PGR convenor.

Supervisor Movies

Each supervisor will produce a short movie to give students a flavour of their lab, research, and what their project may look like. Examples of these can be found here. 

Dr Megan MacLeod

Prof Matthias Marti

Supervisor List

Simon Babayan - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases
Andrew Biankin
David Bhella - Structural Biology 
Benjamin Brennan
Neil Bulleid - Cell Biology
Sarah Cleaveland - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases 
Julia Cordero - Epigenetics
Gill Douce - Pathogenesis and virulence
Heather Ferguson - Vector biology
Paul Garside - Immunology 
Eva Gluenz - Parasitology
Gerry Graham - Immunology
Jo Halliday - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases
Katie Hampson - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases 
Nicolas Hanley - Environmental and one health economics
Clare Harding - Parasitology
Richard Hartley - Chemical Biology
Dan Haydon - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases 
Antonia Ho - Infectious diseases
Virginia Howick - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases
Edward Hutchinson - Immunology
Poppy Lamberton - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases 
Annette MacLeod - Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine
Megan MacLeod - Immunology
David McAllister - Public Health
Richard McCulloch - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics 
Iain McInnes - Immunology 
Rick Maizels - Immunology 
Kevin Maloy - Immunology 
Matt Marti - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics
Graeme Milligan - Biochemistry
Katarzyna Modrzynska - Parasitology
Christopher Moxon - Parasitology
Rob Nibbs - Immunology 
Thomas Otto - Immunology
Massimo Palmarini - Pathogenesis and virulence 
Anna Pearce
Richard Reeve
David Robertson - Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics
Andy Roe - Bacteriology
Lilach Sheiner - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics
Steve Sinkins - Vector biology
Dan Streicker - Evolutionary biology 
Emma Thomson - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics
Andrew Tobin - Anti-pathogen drug development 
Helen Walden - Structural Biology
Daniel Walker - Anti-pathogen drug development
Andy Waters - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics 
Sam Wilson - Pathogenesis and virulence 


Co-Supervisor List

Early Career Researchers will Co-Supervise PhD projects:

Simon Babayan 
Benjamin Brennan
Julia Cordero
Claire Harding
Antonia Ho
Edward Hutchinson
Katarzyna Modrzynska
Chris Moxon
Anna Pearce

Co-Supervisors with expertise in fields outside infectious disease include:

Andrew Biankin - Tumour biology
Neil Bulleid  - Protein structure
Nicholas Hanley - One Health Economics
Richard Hartley - Drug design
David McAllister - Multimorbidity
Graeme Milligan - Cellular biochemistry
Thomas Otto - Bioinformatics
Richard Reeve - Population and ecosystem health
Helen Walden - Protein structure


In addition, PhD students may select Co-Supervisors at overseas partner institutions, including:

Matthew Cotten - Uganda
Mia Crampin - Malawi
Alison Elliott - Uganda
Markus Meissner - Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich
Henry Mwandumba - Malawi
Frances Ndungu - Kenya
Karl Seydel - Malawi