PhD Studentships

The list below are examples of PhD Studentships we can offer.  For a full list of studentships currently available please visit

  • Sodium valproate-induced mitochondrial dysfunction: elucidating the mechanisms underlying individual susceptibility to toxicity
  • Characterizing the functions of a microcephaly-related gene in a knock-out mouse model using in vivo MRI, histology and cellular/molecular biology approaches
  • Investigating the role of WDR81 in progressive neurological dysfunction
  • Evaluating idiosyncratic metabolism using a flow based tissue engineering and proteomics approach for drug induced toxicity
  • Stratifying patient response to epilepsy treatment using computational models of brain networks
  • Developing non-invasive imaging strategies to investigate the effect of kidney disease on cardiovascular health
  • Applications in tissue engineering: analysing differential characteristics in mesothelial cellls
  • Exosomes act as endogenous messengers transferring signals between tissue cells and the immune system
  • Proteomics/imaging of long and short lived mitochondria

BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership 

This call will close on 17 January 2020. Please follow the specific instructions given for the project on the FindAPhD page:

Coping with cellular stress – are we all created equal?
Supervisor: Dr Ian Copple

New tools for investigating intestinal barrier function in-vitro
Supervisor: Dr Carrie Duckworth

Understanding cardiomyocyte proliferation and improving organoid models of heart diseases
Supervisor: Dr Aditi Kanhere

Brain connectivity and networks as the basis of human hemispheric language dominance
Supervisor: Dr Simon Keller

Dissecting receptor crosstalk mechanisms that co-ordinate wound healing and drive scar formation
Supervisor: Dr Mark Morgan

The development of a data science pipeline to assess the influence of chemical compounds on the HLA immunopeptidome
Supervisor: Prof Dean Naisbitt

A multifunctional genetic probe for networking lysosomal Ca biology
Supervisor: Dr Massi Stagi

The cell matrix connection to premature ageing
Supervisor: Dr Tobias Zech