Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find funded projects and scholarships. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible. If you have already secured funding, we have a range of non-funded projects available.

Opportunity title
11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1: a novel target to improve wound healing in diabetes
Atomic force microscopy studies of bacterial interactions involved in dental caries
Atomic force microscopy studies of the molecular mechanisms of nested genes related to tooth formation
Characterisation of a pre-osteoblast subset of human mesenchymal stem cells: implications for novel osteoarthritis and osteoporosis treatment development
Combination oncolytic virotherapy for the treatment of Haematological malignancies
Computational approaches to understanding the mechanosensitive Piezo1 channel activation mechanism
Developing pluripotent stem cell models of inherited retinal diseases
Development of a T-cell subset phenotyping, ready-to-use, flow cytometry kit for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Diaphragmatic function in malignant hyperthermia
Digital manufacturing of complete dentures
Enhancing Oncolytic Virus-induced Immunotherapy using Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
Epigenetic therapy using ultrasound-mediated microbubble drug delivery for cancer treatment
Epigenetic therapy using ultrasound-triggered microbubble drug delivery for colorectal cancer
Exploring the mitotic functions of ASPM in human brain size regulation
Gastroesophageal reflux in respiratory disease: pathogenic role and improved management
Genetic studies of corneal endothelial dystrophies and development of alternative treatment options
Genome and transcriptome sequencing and functional analysis to find new mutation types in patients with inherited blindness
How human teeth form and how that process fails in the inherited condition amelogenesis imperfecta
Identification and functional characterisation of BRIT1/MCPH1 synthetic lethal genes to treat breast and ovarian cancer
IGF axis regulation of matrix mineralisation of dental stem cell populations
Immunological complicity in evolution of potentially malignant oral lesions
Improving surgical outcomes for colorectal cancer patients by pre-operative intervention.
Investigating the genetic association between systemic disease and oral health through genome-wide association study
Investigation of matrix-mineral interactions of enamel formation in Amelogenesis Imperfecta
Metabolic labelling approach for the incorporation of functional groups in therapeutic DNA enabling advanced payload delivery strategies in peptide-based gene delivery
Metabolic regulation of anti-tumour T cell immunity
Metabolic reprogramming in cancer: starving tumors of essential nutrients to promote cell death
Mimicking microenvironment for controlling stem cell behaviour to enhance tissue engineering efficacy
Novel regulators of +TIP localisation and function
Oncogenic reprogramming of the immune system
Oncolytic virus immunotherapy to sensitise liver cancers to immune checkpoint blockade
Oral health and cognitive function in old age
Osteochondral tissue engineering using novel epigenetic approaches and multi-layered cell sheet technology
Partial human genome RNAi screen to identify genes involved in brain size regulation and cancer development.
Peptide-based matrix gene delivery for tissue regeneration and anti-microbial therapy targeting periodontal disease
Pre-clinical testing of new therapeutic treatments for cystic kidney disease
Pre-receptor regulation of glucocorticoid target genes in human skin
Primary Immunodeficiencies: molecular genetics and the underlying biological mechanisms of disease
Starving cancer cells to death
Sugar and tooth decay – is it ‘too much’ or ‘too often’?
Sun exposure as a novel risk factor for Zika virus infection
Switching off immunity in health and disease
The functional characterization of the tumour suppressor gene CSMD1 in breast cancer
The genetic basis of cognitive impairment in intellectual disability and schizophrenia
The potential use of bioactive peptides from food and waste as anti-cariogenic agents
Transient arrest of cell ageing during amplification of human cells in culture
Understanding the causes of developmental tooth defects using a high-throughput genomic screening approach
Using massively-paralleled sequencing to find the cause of inherited conditions that affect the front of the eye
Using next-generation sequencing and CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to investigate penetrance and phenotypic variation in inherited eye disease.