Biomedical Science PhD project opportunities

Find out more about self-funded PhD projects in areas of biomedical science where we already have supervisors active and engaged in the research topic in our School of Life Sciences.

Cancer cell biology

An intelligent scheme to identify novel drug targets through analysing the DNA repairome in drug resistant cancer?

Development of functionalised exosomes for personalised precision medicine in the treatment of cancer - a nanomedicine platform.

Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) as a novel cancer biomarker and target for chemotherapy


Development of new drugs to reverse tumour resistance to chemotherapy

Development of novel macrophage high-throughput cell-based phenotypic assay for drug screening

Investigating the anti-cancer effect of hop β -acid Lupulone and its synthetic derivatives on breast cancer cells

Investigating the biomedical implication of microplastic accumulation on human epithelial barriers and associated effects on immune function, fibrosis and premature tissue ageing

Investigating the potential of novel mimetic molecules (Toll-like receptor 4 antagonists) to modulate the microphage polarisation

Novel regulation of platelet-endothelial crosstalk in settings of vascular disease

Regulation of mineralisation in atherosclerotic lesions

Regulation of the tissue degradation in osteoarthritis

Regulation of trans-intestinal cholesterol efflux by pattern-recognition receptor signalling in enterocytes

The investigation of a novel peptide delivery platform for the manipulation of platelet function

Understanding how p18/LAMTOR1 maintains the pulmonary endothelium – a potential therapeutic target for chronic respiratory diseases

Understanding how the bitter taste receptor, T2R38, regulates the intestinal epithelium - a study from microbiota to the intestinal epithelium


Whole genome sequencing to investigate the mechanisms of fluoroquinolone-resistance in field isolates of Salmonella spp.: a nationwide study of recreational areas