PhDs and Research Degrees in the School of Pharmacy

We welcome applicants for our postgraduate research opportunities available in the School for the coming academic year.  Our research embraces the following themes including:

  • Synthesis of Functional Molecules
  • Understanding Biological Function
  • Medicine Management
  • Advanced Methods For Characterisation and Delivery


Our postgraduate degrees by research usually take between three to four years to complete and are supervised by our expert scientists who outline the research, and provide guidance and mentoring throughout the project. Prospective students are welcome to contact supervisors in whose research they are interested to explore the opportunities. Staff research pages can be viewed via the People pages, which includes contact details for each member of staff.

Controlling transcription factors to prevent chemoresistance in cancer (BEEKMANA_U22WCR)

The processes which normally keep our body healthy are often hijacked by cancers to maintain tumour growth. Our bodies normal mechanisms to control oxidative...

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Probing the speciation of metal cations in the intestine by NMR spectroscopy (WALLACEM_U23SF)

Have you ever wondered how much of the calcium, magnesium or zinc contained in your food or mineral supplement makes it into your body, or whether it is...

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Exploring genetic variants of P2X7 in cancer cell biology (STOKESL_U23SF)

P2X7 is a ligand-gated ion channel activated by the extracellular nucleotide ATP. Although P2X7 was originally identified as a cytolytic receptor on immune...

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Development of biodegradable polymeric systems for drug delivery & tissue engineering applications (SAEEDA_U23SF)

The goal of this project is to create a new line of biodegradable polymeric delivery systems with built-in cell adhesion moieties for formulation of...

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Postgraduate Research in Pharmacy

We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate...

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Pharmaceutical 3D and 4D printing: from personalised medicine to smart medical device (QIS_U23SF)

While 3D printing is rapidly infiltrating into the fields of pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, 4D printing is a new field on the horizon with the...

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Discovery of novel antibiotic natural products from spider fungi (GANESANA_U23SF)

Antimicrobial resistance is a major healthcare challenge globally. Our approach to solving this global crisis is to hunt for novel natural products from...

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