From time to time, depending on grants, PhD studentships are available in my lab.
However I am also happy to consider a self-funded (or part self-funded) PhD studentship at any time. Please note the following:
The cost of a full-time PhD studentship is as follows. As well as living expenses (these vary depending on your requirements), you will need ~£12K (UK and EU students) or ~£30K (non-EU students) for fees (total for the three years); and at least £15K over three years for project consumables.
Also, even if self-funded (or part-funded) you will still need to go through a formal interview process.
I am broadly interested in alternative splicing, but also other forms of posttranscriptional control including mRNA translation, localisation, and microRNAs. Many of my projects are relevant to cancer.
The following is a list of potential PhD projects:
- An investigation into the role of the SR protein kinase SRPK1 in cancer.
- Regulation of alternative splicing of VEGF in angiogenesis.
- Alternative splicing of HER2 in breast cancer.
- The function of atGRP7 in the stress response in Arabidopsis thaliana.
If you are interested in discussing this further do get in touch!