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
Jessica Downing

Genomics-guided approaches to enzyme discovery in disparate Galdieria species
Madeleine Inglis

Flight Control in Birds
Egle Beigaite

Characterising a novel candidate gene regulating ageing related atrophy in neurons
Alexander Setchfield

Microbial degradation of agricultural residues as feed for black soldier fly larvae (iCASE)
Sonam Sidhu

Dissecting molecular complexity in single living cells using state-of-the-art super-resolution microscopy and biophysical chemistry, one molecule at a time
Laura Wiggins

Using machine learning to predict cell type and fate in heterogeneous populations (NPIF)
Alexander Scott

How does low-temperature plasma damage the bacterial outer membrane?
Alexander Russell

Dissecting a role for ZAK-beta in skeletal muscle development using genetics and embryology in zebrafish and Xenopus
Benjamin Rowlinson

Unravelling the structural biology of the LIMD1 scaffold protein using novel NMR approaches
Katie Greenin

Maintaining effective sensory coding in the face of inter-neuronal variation