Supervision for research at MSc, MPhil, or PhD level is available for any project relating to the subject area expertise of our staff in Science, Information Technology and Engineering. 

Research areas include:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Simulation
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence 
  • Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Molecular Biology.

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Our academics in the fields of science, information technology, and engineering are engaged in research across a diverse range of areas from fundamental science to industrial applications.

With cutting-edge facilities and working with a rich interdisciplinary community of scientists, technicians, and researchers, our PhD students enjoy a vibrant environment in which to develop their ideas and to pursue innovation that has a positive impact at regional, national, and international levels.

Recently completed or current PhD student theses:

  • Tools to optimise pig in vitro production: improving sperm morphometrics, oocyte vitrification and embryo culture
  • Genetic analysis in diverse ecotypes of Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Understanding the epigenetics of alternative splicing in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Natural genetic factors associated with alpha-synuclein pathology in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Understanding the shining ramshorn snail, Segmentina nitida: morphology, genetics
  • Investigating pheromone monitoring for UK moths of conservation interest
  • Natural variation in lifespan and stress responses in Caenorhabditis elegans
  • A study of the structure and biological activity of the Eranthis hyemalis type II ribosome inactivating protein
  • Maternal effects in parasitic nematodes: evidence, relevance and importance
  • The environmental impact of Crassula helmsii



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