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
Michael King

Investigating the role of Capicua in mediating FGF transcriptional regulation in pluripotent stem cells
Rachael Evans

Evolving microbial communities for biofuel production
Samuel Dawes

NMR screening of small molecule inhibitors targeting endonuclease activity of an ER stress sensor Ire1
Laura West

Structure-function studies of N1-Src kinase in axon guidance
Cecilia Pennica

Probing the molecular interactions mediating the segregation of a multidrug resistance plasmid
Caitlin McQueen

Turning on genes to build muscle
Adam Hughes

Membrane Migration and Fission: Structure and Interaction of Proteins Mediating Phagocytosis during Sporulation in Bacillus subtilis
Daniel Yee

Understanding cell-type specific regulation of microRNA biogenesis
Banushan Balansethupathy

Evaluating the role of protein dynamics in double-stranded RNA recognition
Thomas Hartley

Increasing the potassium use efficiency in crops