How to apply

Application Overview

Applications for studentships for October 2021 entry are now open

How to apply

Please forward a CV and covering letter, plus a completed copy of the NLD BBSRC DTP Studentship Application Details Form (template below) to bbsrcdtp@liverpool.ac.uk. 

Please ensure you also forward a copy of your passport and English language certificate/s (international candidates only), and your degree certificates and transcripts, including any partial transcripts if applicable. 


Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham (NLD) BBSRC DTP Studentship Application Details Form

NLD DTP Application Details Form 2021.docx


University of Liverpool

Dr Igor Barsukov - Understanding the function of microtubule-associated signalling networks in health and disease: role of adaptor proteins in network assembly

Dr Ian Copple - Unravelling species differences in stress responses to inform the selection, and reduce the use, of animals in preclinical drug safety testing

Dr Carrie Duckworth - New approaches for investigating intestinal barrier function in-vitro

Prof Claire Eyers - Enhanced and robust characterisation of dynamic protein post-translational protein modifications

Dr Brendan Geraghty - The effect of pressure modulation on cell fate decisions during early development

Dr Dean Hammond - Decoding muscle wasting

Prof Greg Hurst - Investigating the biology and importance of microbial symbiosis in the plant pest, Empoasca decipiens

Dr Aditi Kanhere - How to heal an injured heart? – a study of gene expression regulation in cardiomyocytes

Dr Niall Kenneth - Linking the unfolded protein response to oxygen sensing - A phosphoproteomic approach to identify novel substrates of the ER kinase PERK

Prof Luning Liu - Biosynthesis and reprogramming of bacterial organelles

Dr Jill Madine - Searching for amyloid forming bacteria using bioinformatics and experimental approaches

Dr Peter-John Mäntylä Noble - Can hybrid (unsupervised and supervised) text-mining methods be used for efficient, accurate, automated annotation of companion animal electronic health records to better understand drivers of antibiotic use in veterinary care?

Dr Andrew Marshall - The origins of pain perception: Studying the role of somatosensory area p3c connectivity

Dr Urszula McClurg - Development of a Reverse ChIP-Sequencing (RChIPS) technology to discover novel proteins regulating gene expression

Dr Mark Morgan - Ubiquitylation Dynamics in Adhesion Complexes: Impact on Cell Migration and the Transcriptional Landscape

Prof Georgios Oikonomou - Deciphering the role of host-pathogen-microbiome interactions in the development of bovine digital dermatitis

Dr Rachel Oldershaw - Validating NMR metabolomics as a novel technology for measuring drug safety using human induced pluripotent stem cell-cardiomyocytes

Dr Vicencio Oostra - Architecture and evolution of gene regulatory networks underlying environmental responses in butterflies

Prof Luminita Paraoan - Understanding why vision declines with age: assessing functional pathways in the retinal pigment epithelium with molecular approaches and computational modeling

Prof Bill Paxton - Development of sensitive molecular viral assays to screen anti-SARS-CoV-2 formulations

Dr Vanja Pekovic-Vaughan - The role of circadian rhythms and redox signalling in musculoskeletal stem cell ageing

Dr Antonius Plagge - Analysis of the neurobiological functions of Trafficking protein particle complex subunit 9 (Trappc9), which is associated with microcephaly and cognitive deficits in a knock-out mouse model

Prof Dan Rigden - Exploring structural ensembles to enhance unconventional Molecular Replacement and facilitate Cryo-EM map interpretation

Dr Natalia Sanchez-Soriano - Investigating the role of Tau in synaptic architecture and function

Dr David Turner - How does NF-𝜅B influence cell fate decisions during early mammalian development?

Dr Peter Walley - Characterising the genetic control of quality attributes in Pak Choi Brassica rapa subsp. Chinensis (L.).

Dr Stuart Wigby - Characterising and delaying the early signs of ageing

Dr David Wilkinson - Unravelling the role of a serine proteinase inhibitor (serpin) as a gatekeeper to chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells

Dr Bettina Wilm - Developing an ex vivo tissue slice model of injured kidney to analyse how immune cells and ageing influence the endogenous regenerative response


Newcastle University

Dr Vasilios Andriotis - Regulation of plant embryogenesis by carbohydrate availability

Dr David Bolam - Mining the human gut microbiome for novel industrially relevant glycoenzymes

Dr Chien-Yi Chang - Cross-kingdom sensing: investigating platelet-released signals and bacterial responding mechanisms in bacterial lifestyles switch and biofilm formation

Prof Colin Harwood - Iterative automation pipeline for the engineering and characterisation of industrial enzymes

Dr Seamus Holden - Developing new tools to understand bacterial cell wall biophysics using single molecule microscopy, deep learning and quantitative modelling

Dr Catherine Jones - Understanding how glycan patterning in the rhizosphere drives microbial niche differentiation

Prof Akane Kawamura - Chemokine signalling network targeted by tick saliva proteins

Dr Matthew Leach - Intelligent Monitoring of Health in a Model Organism: Detection and Alleviation of Stress and Pain in Zebrafish

Dr Katrina Madden - Interrogating the role of KDM5 in inflammation

Dr Jon Marles-Wright - Dissecting the role of a membrane-associated bacterioferritin complex in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Dr Sergey Melnikov - Using ribosomes as molecular thermometers to predict optimal growth conditions and peer into the ancient history of life on Earth

Prof Tracy Palmer - Characterisation of a novel protein toxin family secreted by the animal and human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus

Prof Janet Quinn - Phosphate sensing as a vital virulence determinant in a major pathogen of humans, Candida albicans

Prof Jenny Read - Imaging the neural mechanisms of distance estimation in insects

Dr Louise Reynard - Investigating how alternative splicing processes affect cartilage biology from development to old age

Dr Josana Rodriguez - Understanding the molecular and biophysical mechanisms that drive cell contact re-establishment after division

D Tom Smulders - Can natural feed supplements improve stress resilience in commercial laying hens?

Prof Konstantinos Stellos - Understanding the epitranscriptional rules of escaping detrimental innate immune activation

Dr Henrik Strahl von Schulten - Uncovering the killing-mechanism of bactericidal antibiotics

Dr Elizabeth Veal - Targeting redox-active cysteine residues in protein kinases as a new therapeutic approach to ageing and age-associated diseases

Prof Waldemar Vollmer - Engineering of broad-spectrum chimeric antibacterial lysins for use in household cleaning products

Dr Adam Wollman - Next generation infra-red glucose biosensors

Dr Laura Young - Linking eye movements with image analysis methods for high resolution retinal imaging in the living human eye

Prof Nikolay Zenkin - Structure and functions of the novel type of RNA polymerases and their application in synthetic biology and biotechnology


Durham University

Dr Daphne Bazopoulou - Early-life redox-regulated events as determinants of the ageing process

Prof Martin Cann - Chromatin regulation by carbon dioxide

Dr Vincent Croset - Transcriptional control of learning and memory

Dr Timothy Davies - How does cell identity affect cytokinesis?

Dr David Doupe - Transcriptional regulation of intestinal stem cell ageing

Dr Tim Hawkins - Mapping the dynamics and regulation of the skin cell cytoskeleton during ageing

Dr Miguel de Lucas - Uncovering the molecular mechanism regulating stress-induced flowering

Prof Ari Sadanandom - Tag your it!!!: How Do Post Translational Modifications enable adaptive responses in plants



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