PhD opportunities

PhD opportunities

Our research is ultimately aimed at solving important challenges facing human health and food security. A unique feature of the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology is its breadth of expertise in multi-disciplinary integrative biology, from molecules to organisms and biological systems. We offer a range of research areas for study at PhD level.

We have a number of research projects to study at PhD level, some of which are outlined below:

Biochemistry and Biotechnology

  • Mechanisms and applications of DNA site-specific recombinases
  • Defining the mechanism of abscission
  • Protein folding and secretion in mammalian cells
  • The role of EPAC1 in the control of cytokine signalling in vascular endothelial cells
  • Apply

Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical diagnostics
  • Biomolecular mass spectrometry
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Biophotonics
  • Synthetic biology
  • Apply

Cell Engineering

  • Defining the mechanism of abscission
  • Developing novel, combined strategies for peripheral nerve repair
  • Molecular Control of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation to Fat and Bone by Anti-Diabetic Drugs
  • Molecular mechanics of clustering and gating in plant ion channels
  • Photoregulation of plant hormone trafficking and signalling
  • Regulation of plant nuclear architecture by light
  • The role of EPAC1 in the control of cytokine signalling in vascular endothelial cells
  • Apply

Plant Science

  • Profiling Differential Regulation of Proton Transport in Plants for Growth, Nutrition and Immunity project
  • Molecular mechanics of clustering and gating in plant ion channels
  • Photoregulation of plant hormone trafficking and signalling
  • Synthetic biology for enhancing crop water use efficiency
  • Apply

Systems Biology

  • Comparative functional genomics for insect control
  • Drosophila models of human disease
  • Synthetic biology for enhancing crop water use efficiency
  • Apply

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