School of Biosciences

We aim to inspire and train new generations, equipping graduates with the tools needed to contribute to research, the knowledge-based economy and wider society.

Biosciences PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time
Biosciences (MRes) MRes Full-time
Integrative Neuroscience PhD Full-time
MRes in Stem Cell Neurobiology MRes Full-time
Biomedicine PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time
Molecular Biosciences PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time
Neuroscience PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time
Organisms and Environment PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time
A Drosophila in vivo platform for the study of chronic radiation injury
A single, genetically encoded bioimaging reporter system for the detection of successfully delivered therapeutic peptides and oligonucleotides
A Synthetic Reaction-Diffusion System for Engineering Patterning and Self-Organisation in Plant Stem Cells
Alien ants: invaders of a tropical island food web in the Indian Ocean
Assessing the effects of habitat fragmentation on amphibian populations in Madagascar’s high montane forests
Building the molecular tool kits to exploit Burkholderia bacteria as biotechnological agents
Characterisation of microRNAs regulated by dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid in macrophages in relation to atherosclerosis
Climatic and trophic drivers of population change in one of the world’s rarest seabirds
Competitive ability of a highly invasive plant: The interplay between resource availability, herbivory and allelopathy
Cytoplasmic RNA regulation in cell motility
Detection of outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) in common gut bacteria and fecal samples
Developing a 3rd generation sequencing based method for identification of bacteria without culturing
Developing plants as an expression system for mammalian ion channels
Developmental and molecular analysis of sperm production in Drosophila
Dynamic models for mesenchymal stem cells: a 3-D ex vivo culture system mapped to existing 2-D differentiation models
Environmental exposure to pharmaceuticals: drivers and impacts
Examining the programming of offspring behaviour by maternal diet and abnormal maternal care
Firing dynamics of thalamic and cortical neural networks during absence epilepsy
Forest edge effects on wood decomposition and fungal community development
Gene expression regulation by RNA-binding proteins during fly development
How can we engineer more robust plants? Smart genetic screens and advanced imaging strategies to understand the cellular basis of plant growth under normal and stress conditions
Invertebrate communities in hollowing trees
Lionfish invasion in the Caribbean
Mate choice costs and benefits: the role of parasites and demography in different mating systems.
Molecular mechanisms of action for the Toxin_10 insecticidal proteins
Molecular mechanisms of phenotype determination in BNST forebrain neurons
New approaches antimicrobial resistance detection and treatment
New backward-compatible, drug-controllable misexpression tools to investigate intestinal stem cell activation in vivo
Novel water treatments for zoonotic pathogen Cryptosporidium
Olfactory perception and prey choice behaviour by generalist predators (Carabidae)
Plasticity of visual information processing and the consequences of neurodevelopmental disorders
Predicting differential species sensitivity in aquatic invertebrates
Probing 'kiss and go'; in vivo detection of interactions with RBR in the Arabidopsis root meristem
Protein interactions in the regulation of a model cell differentiation program
Role of the lysosome, and the lysosomal protein NPC1 in the pathogenesis and treatment of Mycobacteriumtuberculosis
Structural analysis of receptors for insecticidal toxins
Tackling antibiotic resistance by combining synthetic biology and nanotechnology: development of new biosensing systems
The functional proteome of the microbiome and its role in endotoxin modulation
The gut microbiota continuum - what does it mean for the host?
The regulation of flower opening in lilies and how to control it to improve post-harvest quality
The smell of infection – detecting infectious disease and determining mechanisms underlying the spread of disease on social networks
The terrestrial isopod holobiont: Exploring the role of the hepatopancreal microbiome in isopod adaptation to metal contamination
Towards the clinical development of calcium-sensing receptor antagonists as novel therapeutics for inflammatory lung diseases
Transcriptional landscaping in plant stem cells: from chromatin to gene regulatory networks
Understanding the dynamics and determinants of recovery of a regionally iconic wild food resource following its near-extinction due to infectious disease
Using human genetics to reveal novel molecular pathways involved in mediating protective skeletal responses to exercise and mechanical loading
Using next generation approaches to define epidemiology and develop therapies for the neglected cystic fibrosis lung pathogen Burkholderia multivorans


Award Deadline
NERC GW4 Doctoral Training Partnership PhD projects in the School of Biosciences 7 January 2018