PhD Projects

Our students are studying diverse areas of mechanistic biology in the BBSRC strategic priority areas of agriculture and food security, world-class underpinning biology and industrial biotechnology and bioenergy.  Find out more about their individual projects here:

NameProject title
Rosalind Latham

Nuclease-resistant DNA nanostructures for high precision plant genome engineering
Joanna Greenman

SSA Mechanisms and functional consequences of platelet-macrophage cross-talk in type 2 immunity
Emily Byrd

Probing the Conformational Dynamics of α-Synuclein by Structural Mass Spectrometry
Charlotte Stevenson

Programming the subcellular localization of enzyme inhibitors
James Barrett

Super resolution imaging of the algal pyrenoid
Lily Bailey

Developing new nanopores: molecular engineering of thermostable pore containing proteins for nanosensing applications (i-CASE)
Freya Bottom

The relationship between molecular organization and mechanical properties in the leaf cell wall with a focus on infection
Claire Smithson

Epigenetic mechanisms underlying responses to environmental stress
Liam Barratt

Future-proofing Our Food: Increasing Tolerance to Abiotic Stress in Hexaploid Bread Wheat Using Associative Transcriptomics
Megan Clarke

Primed for parasitism: pathogenic nematodes tailor their response to host plant exudates