The internationally recognised College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is one of the top European Institutes for research in the Life Sciences and offers a dynamic, exciting environment for postgraduate research. The College incorporates the Wellcome Trust Building, the Sir James Black Centre, the Drug Discovery Unit, the Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling, the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit and the Dundee Cancer Centre.
The College is structured into 7 research Divisions:
Biological Chemistry and Molecular Microbiology
Cell and Developmental Biology
Cell Signalling and Immunology
Gene Regulation and Expression
The fundamental research covers many of the most topical areas of current biomedical and life sciences research, and much of it is aimed at understanding the causes of diseases the include diabetes, cancer, hereditary skin diseases, inflammatory diseases, defects of the immune system, antibiotic resistance in bacteria and tropical parasitic diseases.
The College comprises some 900 researchers headed by Principal Investigators (PIs) that include citizens of Britain, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland and the USA, and scientists from 54 different nations work in the College. Many of the PIs have been awarded prestigious Research Fellowships and a host of National and International Research Prizes. Current research grants awarded from non-University sources are £40 million per annum mainly from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council (MRC) , Cancer Research UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) , the National Environmental Research Council (NERC), The Royal Society of London and a number of pharmaceutical companies. The quality of facilities and equipment throughout the college is exceptional. Several of the participating supervisors have strong links with industry.
Applications are invited for our prestigious 3 and 4-year PhD programmes sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, the MRC, the BBSRC and a number of medical charities. Full details on projects and how to apply can be found on our PhD Programme web pages:
Informal enquiries may be made to the individual supervisors or to Mrs Gail Guild ([email protected]).