08 November 2022

Fungal PhD opportunities in Edinburgh 2023

Here in Edinburgh we have an excellent biological sciences community, with many labs working on fundamental biology of fungi and several PhD opportunities available for UK and international students.

There’s a project for every fungal-curious student! Topics including cell cycle, chromatin, RNA biology, signaling, systems biology, synthetic biology, human pathogens, plant pathogens. Methods include bioinformatics, biochemistry, structural biology, proteomics, high-throughput sequencing, evolution. Organisms include Saccharomyces, Candida, S. pombe, Aspergillus, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. Research groups include Robin Allshire, Elizabeth Bayne, Sander Granneman, Kevin Hardwick, Thorunn Helgason, Svetlana Makovets, Vasso Makrantoni, Adele Marston, Ken Sawin, Matthew Swaffer, Peter Swain, David Tollervey, Edward Wallace.

Currently we are advertising for October 2023 entry, with deadlines early December 2022:

Specific projects can be found on www.findaphd.com.

If you’re interested, please contact a project supervisor directly starting by explaining your background and your interest in their work - it’s helpful to send a CV too. There may be opportunities beyond advertised projects, for self-funded or Darwin Trust (international) students. Or get in touch if you want to know more about the fungal community in Edinburgh and find a project that suits your interests?

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We are advertising projects looking at how fungi choose which proteins to make when, the machines that control this (RNA-binding proteins) and their evolution.