Apply now for our Current Projects

We are currently accepting applications for our 2023 programme. To apply, please send the following to

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in our work. Please also indicate which group(s) you are most interested in, and whether you prefer rotations or would like to join one lab directly.
  • CV with contact details of three referees.

Applications from overseas students are welcome. The closing date for the first round of applications is April 13th 2023

MRC PPU 4-year PhD programme

Project Principal Investigator More Info
Molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease Dario Alessi MORE
The antiviral roles of ISG15 modifications Kirby Swatek MORE
Degrade or die Adrien Rousseau MORE
Genome-wide screening approach to uncover novel regulators of organelle-selective autophagy Jin Rui (Amos) Liang MORE
Protein Quality Control pathways at the endoplasmic reticulum Yogesh Kulathu MORE
Finding the eat-me signals Ian Ganley MORE
Rewiring cell signalling by targeted protein degradation and dephosphorylation Gopal Sapkota MORE
Location,location, location: DNA damage sensors which launch protective responses to DNA damage John Rouse MORE
How does the TRAIP ubiquitin ligase guard the mammalian genome from damage? Karim Labib MORE
Activation Mechanisms of Ubiquitin E3 ligases Satpal Virdee MORE
Some of our group leaders (e.g. Philip Cohen) also offer PhD projects through other programmes in the School of Life Sciences.