PhD and research degrees in Biological Sciences

Norwich Research Park is an exciting place to do biological research, with over 300 life science research postgraduates at UEA, the John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory, the Earlham and Quadram Institutes and  the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Each year, the School of Biological Sciences has a number of fully funded PhD studentships in ecology, evolution, cell and tissue biology, molecular microbiology and plant science. For more infomation, see the links on this page.

Other students are funded by their employers, home governments and agencies such as the China Scholarship Council and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Please look at our Research pages and contact staff working in your field of interest to discuss potential research projects in more detail.
 

Redefining the metabolism of nitrogen cycling microbes using Dual Stable Isotope Probing (LEHTOVIRTA_UBIO22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Dr Laura Lehtovitra-Morley
Secondary Supervisor - Professor Matt Hutchings (John Innes Centre)
Supervisory Team - Professor...

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Developing more sustainable crustacean fisheries through improved age determination and stock assessment

Developing more sustainable crustacean fisheries through improved age determination and stock assessment (TAYLOR_UBIO22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Dr...

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Understanding lifelong and multigenerational inbreeding effects in the Seychelles warbler (RICHARDSON_UBIO22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Professor David S Richardson
Secondary Supervisor - Dr Lewis Spurgin (Biological sciences UEA)
Supervisory Team - Professor...

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Understanding how the natural environment influences DMSP production by plants (MILLER_UBIO22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Dr Ben Miller
Secondary Supervisor - Professor Jon Todd (School of Biological Sciences, UEA)
Supervisory Team - Dr Frances...

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Evolutionary Ecology of Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance (MAKLAKOV_UBIO22ARIES)

Background

Recent discoveries suggest that organisms may transfer environmentally induced phenotypic changes to their descendants non-genetically...

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Do trace gas oxidising bacteria help build soil on volcanic rock? (HERNANDEZ_UBIO22ARIES)

Background
Trace-gas metabolising microbes can produce “early” organic carbon leading to soil formation and therefore play a crucial role in soil...

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Uncovering the genetic pathways regulating RNA modifications during germ cell proliferation (AKAY_U22DTP)

Germline stem cells are essential for the survival of organisms by giving rise to offspring. Gene expression changes within the germ cells can affect...

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Using human pluripotent stem cells to model cardiovascular development and enhance regeneration (RANAA_U22SCIEC)

Supervisory team members: Dr David Monk, Dr Iain Macaulay

As we age our ability to regenerate tissue reduces significantly. This is particularly true...

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The role/s of Fibroblast growth factors in organoid models of hypothalamic neurogenesis (HAJIHOSSEINIM_U22SCIO)

The hypothalamus is now recognised as a neurogenic niche in the adult rodent brain, with radial glial-like cells, termed tanycytes, serving as its resident...

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