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 List

Andrew Tobin - Anti-pathogen drug development 
Andy Waters - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics 
Dan Haydon - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases 
Dan Streicker - Evolutionary biology 
Daniel Walker - Anti-pathogen drug development 
David Bhella - Structural Biology   
Eileen Devaney - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics 
Emma Thomson - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics 
Gerry Graham - Immunology 
Gill Douce - Pathogenesis and virulence 
Heather Ferguson - Vector biology
Hugh Willison - Pathogenesis and virulence 
Iain McInnes - Immunology 
Jose Penades - Pathogenesis and virulence 
Katie Hampson - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases 
Kevin Maloy - Immunology 
Lilach Sheiner - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics 
Massimo Palmarini - Pathogenesis and virulence 
Matt Marti - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics 
Megan MacLeod - Immunology 
Paul Garside - Immunology 
Poppy Lamberton - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases 
Richard McCulloch - Pathogen molecular biology and genetics 
Rick Maizels - Immunology 
Rob Nibbs - Immunology 
Sam Wilson - Pathogenesis and virulence 
Sarah Cleaveland - Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases 
Steve Sinkins - Vector biology

Many of our supervisors also have backgrounds in human clinical or veterinary medicine (Emma Thomson, Hugh Willison, José Penades, Massimo Palmarini, Sarah Cleaveland) and have extensive experience in field-related work (Sarah Cleaveland, Dan Haydon, Dan Streicker, Annette MacLeod).


Co-Supervisor List