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Durham Biosciences work in collaboration with Newcastle and Liverpool on a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Please see below our current projects which are available for October 2024 entry. For information on how to apply, please visit the NLD DTP website.

The deadline for applications is Monday 15th January 2024 at 12 noon.


Cyclic nucleotide signalling and BREX phage defence

Supervisor: Prof Tim Blower


Development and Engineering of Ciliated Tissues: Unravelling the Role of Mechanical Forces with Smart Tissue Scaffolding

Supervisor: Dr Francesco Boselli


DNA mechanics under the control of DNA damage

Supervisor: Dr Aakash Basu


Dopamine transport and the modulation of learning and forgetting in Drosophila

Supervisor: Dr Vincent Croset


Eye development, structure and vision in the pest species Drosophila suzukii

Supervisor: Prof Alistair McGregor


How do plants regulate root development in response to soil stresses? Role of VAMP family proteins and their interactors in signalling

Supervisor: Prof Keith Lindsey


How does Src kinase protect and regulate cytokinesis?

Supervisor: Dr Tim Davies


Maturation of microbial metalloenzymes – determinants of correct metalation

Supervisor: Dr Peter Chivers


New SIM PROTACs for Targeted Protein Degradation in Plants

Supervisor: Prof Steven Cobb


Signalling dynamics in intestinal stem cell homeostasis and ageing

Supervisor: Dr David Doupe


Towards Sustainable Crop Protection: Discovering new insecticidal proteins from animal venoms

Supervisor: Dr Elaine Fitches


Understanding the host recognition of nonself alien DNA and initiation of epigenetic silencing

Supervisor: Dr Jungnam Cho


Watering the flowers: gene x environment control of water use during Brassica napus inflorescence development

Supervisor: Dr Jo Hepworth