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CIDCATS Supervisor Pool

PhD thesis research topics within the scope of the programme will be identified and developed by the student at the end of the Foundation year in collaboration with academics drawn from the programme supervisory pool (please see training tab).An indicative list of interdisciplinary researchers associated with the programme and available as prospective members of the PhD supervisory team are provided below.

Potential Supervisors

Name

Department/ Centre Affiliation

Research Area

Antson, Fred

Chemistry/YSBL

Protein-nucleic acid interactions; X-ray crystallography

Barilla, Daniela

Biology

DNA/protein interactions, plasmid segregation; multidrug resistance

Baumann, Christoph

Biology

Single molecule techniques, molecular motors, microbiology

Martin Bees

Mathematics

six main research areas, mostly in aspects of mathematical biology, fluid dynamics and/or pattern formation:

Brockurst, Michael

Biology

Host-pathogen coevolution, within-host evolution, antibiotic resistance

Brzozowski, Marek

Chemistry/YSBL

Structural biology, membrane proteins; method development

Caves, Leo

Biology/YCCSA

Simulation of complex biosystems; tools for data analysis/visualization

Coles, Mark

Biology/HYMS/ CII

Developmental immunology; haematopoesis/stroma; 4D imaging

Cussens, James

Computer Science/YCCSA

Machine learning; inductive logic programming

Davies, Gideon

Chemistry/YSBL

Structural Biology / cellular roles for carbohydrates /
enzyme mechanism / drug design

Duckett, Simon

Chemistry

NMR, sensitive screening methods

Duhme-Klair, Anne

Chemistry

Metal ions in biology and medicine

Fairlamb, Ian

Chemistry

Catalysis: reactivity, mechanism and application (chemical biology and target-orientated synthesis)

Fascione, Martin

Chemistry

Chemical glycobiology, synthetic carbohydrate chemistry,  chemical/enzymatic modification of proteins

Franks, Daniel

Biology/YCCSA

Computational models: predator prey; network analysis

Graham, Ian

Biology

Targeted metabolomics for drug development

Green, Allison

Biology

Immunology; auotimmune disease; diabetes

Hancock. Yvette

 Physics

Theoretical modelling of nanocarbon for biological application, and Raman spectroscopy of biological systems

Hitchcock, Ian

Biology

  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Regulation of haematopoietic cytokine signalling
  • Platelet signalling and function
  • Thrombosis and haemostasis

Hubbard, Rod

Chemistry/YSBL

Structure based ligand discovery

Steven Johnson

Physics/Electronics

Research within the Biomolecular Electronics Group is focussed on the integration, detection and manipulation of biological materials, such as DNA, peptides and proteins, with nanoelectronic devices

Kaye, Paul

Biology/HYMS/ CII

Immune regulation; experimental leishmaniasis

Kullberg, Marika

Biology/HYMS/ CII

Immunology, immune regulation of intestinal inflammation

Lacey, Charles

Biology/HYMS/ CII

Phase 1 clinical trials of vaccines and microbicides against HIV; also research on HPV, Chlamydia and Leishmania

Lagos, Dimitris

Biology/HYMS/ CII

MicroRNA biology; Host-pathogen interactions; Endothelial cell biology

Leake, Mark

Biology/Physics

Research specializes on the theme of Single-molecule cellular biophysics. 

Martin, Fabiola

Biology/HYMS/CII

Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and the natural history and management of HTLV-1 associated myelopathy in the UK. Also investigates operational, translational and clinical research as well as multidisciplinary team management. 

McGlynn, Peter

Biology

DNA replication, recombination and repair. Molecular motors. Genetic disease.

Maitland, Norman

Biology

Structure/function of papilloma virus; prostate cancer

Moir, James

Biology

Bacterial pathogenesis; antimicrobial strategies

O'Connell, Deborah

Physics

 Low temperature plasmas and their technological applications

Parkin, Alison

Chemistry 

Bacterial activation of small molecules / redox metalloenzyme
chemistry / green energy catalysis / electrochemistry

Pitchford, Jon

Biology/Maths/YCCSA

Stochastic modeling of uncertainty & dynamics in biological systems

Plevin, Michael

Biology/YSBL

Protein/protein and protein/nucleic acid interactions; Structural Biology; NMR spectroscopy

Polack, Fiona

Computer Science

Engineering simulations for research into complex systems

Potts, Jennifer

Biology/Chemistry

Structural biology, NMR spectroscopy; host pathogen interactions

Pryor, Paul

Biology/HYMS/ CII

Intracellular pathogen survival mechanisms; cell biology

Routledge, Anne

Chemistry

Combinatorial/high throughput synthesis; antimicrobials

Signoret, Nathalie

Biology/HYMS/ CII

Chemokine receptor function and regulation

Smith, David

Chemistry

Nanochemistry, nanomedicine, nanomaterials, gene therapy

Smith, Maggie

Biology 

Discovery of novel antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance

Southgate, Jenny

Biology

Human epithelium; tissue development

Stepney, Susan

Computer Science

Simulation of complex biosystems, computational modeling

Taylor, Richard

Chemistry

Compound synthesis

Thomas, Gavin

Biology

Structure /function of bacterial transporters; systems biology, bioinformatics

Thomas-Oates, Jane

Chemistry

Biological mass spectrometry; host-microbe interactions

Timmis, Jon

Computer Science/Electronics/YCCSA

Artificial immune systems, modeling complex systems

Twarock, Reidun

Maths/Biology/YCCSA

Novel analytical/computational tools; modeling  virus structure/assembly

Van der Woude, Marjan

Biology/HYMS/ CII

Microbial pathogenesis/ gene regulation, biofilms

Vann, Roddy

Physics

Plasma physics; modelling medical plasmas and interactions with biofilms

Walrad, Pegine

Biology/HYMSCII 

Regulators of Leishmania spp. parasite differentiation that enable human leukocyte infection, with emphasis on post-transcriptional control as the primary mode of gene regulation

Walton, Paul

Chemistry

Compound synthesis, bioinorganic chemisitry

Wilkinson,  Tony

Chemistry/YSBL

Protein structure/function & crystallography

Wilson, Julie

Chemistry/Maths/YCCSA

Chemoinformatics; novel pattern recognition techniques; metabolomics

Wood, Jamie

Maths/Biology/YCCSA

Theoretical and simulation tools, biological models