Fully-Funded 4-Year PhD Studentships in Bioscience Discovery

Teaching Staffs at SVPUAT Meerut, UP- Apply by 14 October 2020

Fully-Funded 4-Year PhD Studentships : Embark on a journey of discovery in bioscience! We invite applications for fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships starting in September 2024. Explore projects addressing fundamental questions in biology through creative, curiosity-driven frontier bioscience. The application deadline is midnight, Monday, December 4, 2023.

Designation: PhD Student

Research Area: Various bioscience projects as listed below

A combined experimental and in silico modelling study of pigment pattern formation in zebrafishDr Kit YatesUniversity of BathMathematical biology, zebrafish pigmentation, pattern formation, experimental biology, mathematical modelling
A synthetic biology magnetic toolkit for detecting bacteriaProf Jim SpencerUniversity of BristolBiophysics, detection, microbiology, synthetic biology, engineering biology
AAV-Factory: Synthetic viral nanosystem for highly efficient AAV production for gene therapyProf Imre BergerUniversity of BristolSynthetic biology and DNA assembly, viral vector, genome engineering, gene therapy, steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome SRNS
ADDomer: Thermostable synthetic self-assembling multiepitope virus-like particle for next-generation vaccines *CASEProf Imre BergerUniversity of BristolInfectious disease, next-generation vaccines, synthetic biology, cryo-electron microscopy, bench-to-bedside
Beyond AlphaFold: Experimental and computational folding of a de novo membrane proteinDr Paul CurnowUniversity of BristolBiophysics, protein folding and design, in vitro transcription/translation, molecular dynamics
Bioinformatics and machine learning/AI based approaches to understanding the mechanism by which long non-coding RNAs regulate the inflammatory responseProf Mark Andrew LindsayUniversity of BathLong non-coding RNA, inflammation, innate immune response, bioinformatics, machine learning
Characterising the role of in vivo cell-to-cell communication in the stress systemProf Soojin RyuUniversity of Exeter (Streatham)Neuroscience, mathematical modelling, stress, zebrafish, cell network
Combining artificial intelligence based drug discovery and automated patch clamping to revolutionise our understanding of lysosomal ion channelsDr Emyr Lloyd-EvansCardiff UniversitySupercomputing, artificial intelligence, electrophysiology, pharmacology
Coral venom in the era of climate changeDr Maria SachkovaUniversity of BristolCoral, venom, evolution, protein, molecular clock, climate change
Decoding secret conversations inside cells: Understanding how organelle interactions in human cells are regulated during the cell cycleDr Joe CostelloUniversity of Exeter (Streatham)Molecular cell biology, membrane contact sites, cell cycle, CRISPR TurboID
Design of new fluorescent sensors for measuring heme in cellsProf Emma RavenUniversity of BristolSynthetic and engineering biology
Designing light harvesting proteins and photoactive enzymes for artificial photosynthesisProf Ross AndersonUniversity of BristolBiomolecular design, photosynthesis, electron transfer, synthetic biology, computational protein design
Determining the regulatory control of prokaryotic antiviral defence systemsProf Tiffany TaylorUniversity of BathEvolution, CRISPR, AMR, bacteria, phage
Developing a multimodal analysis pipeline for the assessment of cardiac dysfunction in aged and diseased adult zebrafishDr Beck RichardsonUniversity of BristolCardiovascular disease, zebrafish, cardiac function, techniques development, In vivo imaging
Development of a fungal platform for the expression of high-valuable natural products *APProf Chris Willis / Dr Claudio GrecoUniversity of Bristol (apply here) / Swansea UniversityFungal biotechnology, natural products, biosynthesis, metabolomics, synthetic biology
Distilling bacteriophage-host webs: methods to characterise and combine phages for agricultural biocontrolDr Remy ChaitUniversity of Exeter (Streatham)Phage, EPEC, biocontrol, AMR
Divergent sleep behaviour – An evolutionary approach to understand why we sleepDr Alice FrenchUniversity of BristolSleep, drosophila, fertility, physiology, neuroscience
DrESS: A biocatalytic approach for targeted degradation of oncogenic transcription factorsDr Louis LukCardiff UniversityTranscription factors, “undruggable” targets, enzyme engineering, high-throughput screening, targeted protein degradation
Dynamic protein designDr Jonathan PhillipsUniversity of Exeter (Streatham)Protein design, molecular dynamics, AI, mathematical modelling, structural proteomics
Enhancing MITF transcription factor activity using protein engineering to investigate melanocyte development and improve melanoma treatmentDr Keith VanceUniversity of BathPeptide library screening, transcription factor agonists, gene regulation, stem cells, melanoma
Establishing evolutionary timescalesProf Philip DonoghueUniversity of BristolMolecular clock, evolution, timescale, phylogenetics, metabolism
Evolution of learning and memory circuitsDr Stephen MontgomeryUniversity of BristolBehaviour, evolution, learning, memory, neuroscience
Exploring the combinatorial roles for transcription factors in fate decisions in the neural crestProf Robert KelshUniversity of BathStem cells fate, choice transcription factors, developmental biology, genetics
Exploring the Potential of Light-Driven Biocatalysis – Electrifying the engineered redox enzymes for biotransformationsProf Frank VollmerUniversity of Exeter (Streatham)Opto-enzymology of biotransformations single-molecule electrochemistry optoplasmonic sensors and nano-reactors
Eye-cyt: Improving our understanding of endocytosis within complex in vitro cell models of the eyeDr Peter WatsonCardiff UniversityCell biology, 3d cell models, microscopy, drug delivery, endocytosis
Harnessing the power of synthetic biology to engineer novel lytic bacteriophagesDr Tobias BergmillerUniversity of Exeter (Streatham)Bacteriophage, synthetic biology, bacterial genetics, CRISPR, bioinformatics
How do GluD1 glutamate receptors in the hippocampal CA2 region control social behaviours and related mental health conditions?Prof Zafar BashirUniversity of BristolSchizophrenia, autism, social behaviours, hippocampus, CA2 region
Imaging analysis of muscle progenitor and stem cell activation in differentiation and repairDr Michael TaylorCardiff UniversityMuscle progenitor and stem cells, imaging, CRISPR, tissue repair, cell differentiation
Investigating the impact of neuroactive drug exposure on the developmental and functional neurobiology of the vertebrate brainDr Matthew WinterUniversity of Exeter (Streatham)Zebrafish, pharmacology, toxicology, in vivo, neuroscience
Investigating the role of neuronal metabolism in excitation/inhibition balance *AP *JDDr Kevin Wilkinson / Dr Tim CraigUniversity of Bristol (apply here) / University of the West of England; UWENeurons, synapse, metabolism, endosomal sorting, neuroscience
Mass spectrometry imaging of enzyme activity in brain and beyond *APDr Josie Parker / Prof William GriffithsCardiff University (apply here) / Swansea UniversityMass spectrometry imaging, enzymology, brain, cytochrome P450s, cholesterol
Modelling the effect of ageing in silico and on Drosophila and mouse clock neuronsProf James HodgeUniversity of BristolDrosophila, electrophysiology, computational modelling, circadian rhythms, ageing
Precision imaging of hypoxia-induced cellular mRNAs with an advanced cellular penetrating and near infrared emitting molecular probes toolkitProf Sofia PascuUniversity of BathNear-infrared quantitative fluorescence imaging, hypoxia-specific chemical probes, cellular penetrating biosensors, synthetic chemistry of peptide nucleic acids, hypoxia specific mRNA quantification.
Spindle orientation in the developing fly embryo: a joint mathematical-experimental approachDr David RichardsUniversity of Exeter (Streatham)Drosophila development, spindle orientation, mathematical modelling, computer simulation, image analysis
Studying early human embryo development using stem cell modelsDr Ge GuoUniversity of Exeter (Streatham)Human embryogenesis, stem cell models, cell lineage segregation, bio-mimetic culture, high-resolution imaging,
Targeting subcellular proteins and processes with designed peptidesProf Dek WoolfsonUniversity of BristolBiodesign, cell biology, coiled coils, protein-protein interactions, engineering biology
The arthropod megaphylogeny and the origin of Earth’s biodiversityProf Davide PisaniUniversity of BristolPhylogenomics, arthropoda, molecular clocks, adaptive radiations.
The cellular and molecular responses of diatoms to warming temperatures *APDr Vinod Kumar / Dr Glen WheelerUniversity of Exeter (Streatham) (apply here) / Marine Biological AssociationAlgae, photosynthesis, temperature, oxidative stress, marine biology
The curious case of Turritopsis dohrni jellyfish – elucidating epigenetic principles of immortalityDr Tomasz JurkowskiCardiff UniversityBiological immortality. epigenetics. aging. omics. rejuvenation
The evolutionary and mechanistic basis of virus host rangeDr Ben LongdonUniversity of Exeter (Penryn)Phage, virus, bacteria, host-range, host-shifts
The molecular basis of host manipulation by a parasitic wormDr Vicky HuntUniversity of BathParasite, host behaviour, entomology, nematomorph
The structural-functional basis for long-lived DNA diffusion by a helicase-nucleaseProf Mark SzczelkunUniversity of BristolProkaryotic defence systems, restriction-modification, single molecule enzymology, Cryo-EM
Tissue specific gene expression in Drosophila ‐ dissecting promoter architectureProf Helen White-CooperCardiff UniversityDrosophila, genetics. transcription, spermatogenesis
Towards new biologic drugs: In silico design of T-cell receptor affinity and specificity with biomolecular simulation *CASEDr Marc van der KampUniversity of BristolSynthetic biology, molecular dynamics, biomolecular design, immunotherapy, protein biophysics
Tracing and shaping the evolutionary paths of engineered biologyDr Thomas GorochowskiUniversity of BristolEvolution, synthetic biology, nanopore sequencing, gene regulation, genome engineering
Will climate change worsen the problem of antibiotic resistance?Dr Daniel PadfieldUniversity of Exeter (Penryn)Antibiotic resistance, climate change, plasmids, pathogens, microbiome

Location: Multiple institutions (University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, Cardiff University, Swansea University, Marine Biological Association)


  • Applicants with relevant educational backgrounds in bioscience, molecular biology, genetics, and related fields.
  • Specific requirements vary by project; please refer to individual project details.

Job Description:

Fully-Funded 4-Year PhD Studentships in Bioscience Discovery

Explore a diverse range of bioscience projects, including but not limited to:

  • Mathematical biology, zebrafish pigmentation, pattern formation
  • Synthetic biology for bacterial detection
  • Synthetic viral nanosystem for efficient AAV production for gene therapy
  • Biophysics, protein folding, and design
  • Bioinformatics and machine learning for understanding non-coding RNA regulation
  • Neuroscience, stress, mathematical modeling, zebrafish
  • Supercomputing, artificial intelligence, electrophysiology, pharmacology
  • Coral evolution, venom, protein, molecular clock, climate change
  • Molecular clock, evolution, timescale, phylogenetics, metabolism
  • Stem cells, fate decisions, developmental biology, genetics

…and many more! Please refer to the specific project details for comprehensive information.

How to Apply:

  1. Review the list of available projects and associated details.
  2. Visit our official website for the online application portal.
  3. Submit your application by midnight, Monday, December 4, 2023.

Last Date for Apply: Midnight, Monday, December 4, 2023

Disclaimer: This job post is based on information from a reliable source. Applicants are advised to verify details and check for updates or additional information on the official website of the Bioscience Discovery Program. For inquiries, contact the provided contacts or relevant program coordinators.



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