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Neuroscience

The Neuroscience division pursues a broad range of neurobiological research, spanning from the molecular to the behavioural levels.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Area

Biomedicine

Biomedicine is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Biosciences research programmes.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Area

Dentistry

Our primary objective is to provide internationally competitive research projects, producing highly skilled and competitive postgraduates with excellent future career prospects.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Programme

Psychology

The School of Psychology is an excellent environment in which to do research. Research training is a strong feature of our Psychology PhD programme.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Programme

Medicine

The School of Medicine offers research degrees in the medical disciplines such as cancer, immunology, infection, immunity, neurosciences, mental health and population medicine.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Molecular Biosciences

Molecular Biosciences focuses on the molecular mechanisms underpinning biological function.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Area

Structural Biophysics

Structural Biophysics is a research area in which you can focus your studies within our PhD programme in Vision Sciences.

PhD Full-time, Part-time Area

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

You will study and work in a self-contained multi-disciplinary School, with great opportunities for collaboration with strongly related departments in all of the biomedical sciences in the same faculty, the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, or with the University’s Schools of Chemistry or Engineering.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Cancer and Genetics

The programme will lead to a research degree in cancer and or genetics that could be used in a variety of academic, clinical and industrial settings.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Area

Vision Sciences

Our PhD in Vision Sciences comprises student-led research across a wide range of disciplines, from molecular and cell biology to neuroscience and clinical studies of human vision.

PhD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Infection and Immunity

To offer a broad knowledge and expertise in in all aspects of immunological-based disease processes at the molecular and cellular level, with strengths in innate immunity, cancer immunology, T-cell biology and viral and bacterial infection.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Area

Oral and Biomedical Sciences

Oral and Biomedical Sciences is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Dentistry research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Clinical Investigation and Vision Sciences

Clinical Investigation and Vision Sciences is a research area in which you can focus your studies within our PhD programme in Vision Sciences.

PhD Full-time, Part-time Area

Microbial Diseases

Within the Microbial Disease Research Group there is a strong focus on investigating the involvement and management of biofilms in clinical infection. 

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Pathogenesis of neurodegeneration

The project will investigate the role of transglutaminase 6 in the cerebellum and analyse its link to causing ataxia as an associated pathology.

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Novel biomarkers for arthritis

This PhD project will investigate qualitative protein changes that are unique to degenerative joint pathologies.

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Studying human neuropsychiatric disease in DLG2 deficient human neurons

This PhD project in Medicine tries to understand DLG2’s role during neural development and in mature neurons using variety of techniques.

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Regulation of cancer stem cells by proteolysis

Cancer stem cells have recently been identified to be responsible for disease recurrance and metastatic spread.

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Mechanisms underlying preferential ‘scarless’ wound healing in the oral mucosa

This project aims to identify the key genes and signalling pathways underlying preferential scarless wound healing responses in oral mucosal fibroblasts.

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Stem cell transplant efficacy in Parkinson’s disease

This project focuses on developing the in vivo rodent models used for transplantation to determine whether additional factors could influence the development and/or function of the graft. 

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Discovering zinc signalling mechanisms to prevent breast cancer progression

This project aims to substantiate a model for integrated zinc signalling in cells, confirming the exact role of different zinc transporters and relating the findings to the fundamental biological effects of cellular zinc.

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In vitro cartilage tissue engineering to model arthritis

This project will generate an organotypic model of a human joint making use of the existing articular cartilage model to reproduce the interplay of tissues.

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Understanding how age and gender influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease

This project seeks to understand the inter-relationship between age and gender and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Chromatin dynamics in Huntington's disease

The aim of this project is to investigate whether chromatin structure influences CAG repeat expansion in Huntingtin, and whether repeat expansion in turn alters chromatin structure.

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Dynamic models for mesenchymal stem cells: a 3-D ex vivo culture system mapped to existing 2-D differentiation models

The aim of this project is to obtain appropriate kinetic and phenotypic maps that allow us to understand the cell and molecular aspects of tissue and dentine regeneration.

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Advanced virotherapies for immuno-oncolytic applications

This project will develop refined virotherapies for the delivery immunotherapies in vivo.

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Mitochondria and peroxisome crosstalk in neurons: How and why?

This project will use novel in vivo Drosophila genetic approaches and CRISPR cell culture techniques to investigate mitochondria and peroxisomes.

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Optimising expansion of CD8+ T cells for immunotherapy

This study aims to generate new understanding/reagents that will enable the expansion of highly functional T-cells for immunotherapy.

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Investigation of motor adaptation using translational neurophysiology

This project will utilise both animal and human techniques to understand the neural network basis of age-related motor adaptation.

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Ehmt1 and the epigenetic control of genomic imprinting in neurodevelopmental disorders

This project will explore whether haploinsuffficiency of Ehmt1 leads to abnormal genomic imprinting during neurodevelopment.

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