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Biological Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 1,620 Biological Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

The realm of Biological Sciences is a testament to the endless curiosity and quest for understanding that defines human engagement with the natural world. Embarking on a PhD in Biological Sciences propels students into the epicentre of cutting-edge research, unravelling the complexities of life on a molecular, cellular, and ecological level.

These advanced programmes provide the platform for deep, specialised investigation into the various facets of biology, from genomics and proteomics to ecology and evolution. Candidates are given the unique opportunity to contribute to the scientific community's understanding of life processes, diseases, and the interrelations between living organisms and their environments through innovative and impactful research.

Why complete a PhD in Biological Sciences?

A PhD in Biological Sciences is synonymous with the pursuit of pioneering discoveries that have the potential to significantly advance our understanding of the natural world and address some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity, including climate change, disease control, and biodiversity loss.

Doctoral research in this field is characterised by its depth, rigor, and innovation, allowing students to delve into uncharted territories of the biological sciences. Through this exploration, PhD students not only push the boundaries of scientific knowledge but also develop a suite of technical and analytical skills that are highly valued across multiple sectors. Their work contributes to the development of new technologies, therapies, and conservation strategies, reflecting the critical role of biological research in improving human health, preserving ecosystems, and ensuring sustainable development.

In terms of employment, a PhD in Biological Sciences opens up a wide range of career opportunities both within and outside academia. Graduates are well-equipped for roles in research and development within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as positions in conservation, environmental management, and policy-making.

The ability to conduct independent research, analyse complex data sets, and communicate scientific findings effectively prepares PhD holders for leadership roles in these fields. Those passionate about academia have the opportunity to contribute to the education and mentorship of future generations of scientists, fostering a culture of inquiry and innovation.

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Morphology, motion, and mechanics of vertebral joints in fish

We depend on healthy joints to stay active, independent and productive. Disorders of the joints of our spine (intervertebral joints) are particularly disruptive, with back pain and disorders impacting millions of people. Read more

Investigating the role of Aquaporins in age related diseases

Physical frailty, with its associated immobility and disability, is a major factor limiting independence among older people. A key contributor to frailty is a decline in muscle mass and strength (sarcopenia) and the burden of sarcopenia is substantial, with a cost to the NHS of ~£2.5bn/pa. Read more

Funded 9 Doctoral Candidate positions HORIZON-MSCA-Doctoral Network PROSTAMET

PROSTAMET is an immersive Doctoral Network (DN), that through the set-up of a unique comprehensive and modular translational pipeline aims to expose high achieving doctoral candidates to the complete research chain from cutting-edge molecular discovery all the way to innovative drug development, while focusing on the underexplored clinical potential of altered lipid metabolism in prostate cancer. Read more

PhD studentship - Defining the mechanisms underpinning HIF-1 and HIF-2 dependent transcriptional specificity in hypoxia.

Award summary . 100% of home tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £18,622 . Overview . The cellular response to low oxygen levels (hypoxia), is crucial for cell survival and identity. Read more

Control of bone shape and function by the extracellular matrix Fibrillin-1

Bones are tightly regulated structures that remodel their structure to adapt to changes in their mechanical environment. With ageing, this mechanical response is often dampened, leading to bone loss and weakness. Read more

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