4-year PhD Interdisciplinary Programme


in Structural, Computational and Chemical Biology

at UCL | Birkbeck | NIMR


Lists of project titles and supervisors for the interdisciplinary PhD programme are available below. Three rotation projects are chosen in the first year. At the end of the first year students choose one project for their PhD research. Further information about the programme structure is available.


Rotation projects and PhD research projects

Full details of rotation projects for 2014 entry will be sent to successful candidates in August 2014. Examples of previously offered rotation projects and PhD projects can be found on the Programme Structure page.

Further details about research interests are available on the individual research pages of supervisors.

Potential project supervisors

Potential PhD project supervisors include the following academic staff. Further information about potential supervisors is provided in the 'how to apply' section of studentships available.

Structural, Molecular and Cell Biology and Biophysics Computational Biology Chemical Biology
Kristine Arnvig, UCL Daniel Alexander, UCL Jim Anderson, UCL
Tracey Barrett, Birkbeck Jürg Bähler, UCL Erik Arstad, UCL
Emmanuel Boucrot, Birkbeck/ UCL Kevin Bryson, UCL James Baker, UCL
Kate Bowers, UCL Peter Coveney, UCL Sanjib Bhakta, Birkbeck
Jeremy Brockes, UCL Richard Goldstein, UCL Stephen Caddick, UCL
Frances Brodsky, UCL David Jones, UCL Francesco Gervasio, UCL
Alan Cheung, ISMB Nicholas Luscombe, UCL Helen Hailes, UCL
John Christodoulou, Birkbeck/ UCL Andrew Martin, UCL Stefan Howorka, UCL
Snezana Djordjevic, UCL Nigel Martin, Birkbeck Philip Lowden, Birkbeck
Paul Driscoll, NIMR Irilenia Nobeli, Birkbeck Derek Macmillan, UCL
Jasminka Godovac-Zimmerman, UCL Christine Orengo, UCL Charles Marson, UCL
Matthew Gold, UCL Adrian Shepherd, Birkbeck Mike Porter, UCL
Bibek Gooptu, Birkbeck
Alona Sosinsky, Birkbeck Matthew Powner, UCL
Ivan Gout, UCL Willie Taylor, NIMR David Selwood, UCL
Flemming Hansen, Birkbeck/ UCL Maya Topf, Birkbeck
Tom Sheppard, UCL
Richard Hayward, Birkbeck/ UCL   Alethea Tabor, UCL
Matilda Katan-Muller, UCL Konstantinos Thalassinos, UCL
Christopher Kay, UCL   Katherine Thompson, Birkbeck
Nicholas Keep, Birkbeck   Salvador Tomas, Birkbeck
David Lomas, UCL   Martin Webb, NIMR
Alan Lowe, Birkbeck/ UCL   Jonathan Wilden, UCL
Neil McDonald, Birkbeck  
Justin Molloy, NIMR
Carolyn Moores, Birkbeck  
Elena Orlova, UCL  
Andrew Osborne, ISMB  
Steve Perkins, UCL    
Vitor Pinheiro, UCL    
Saul Purton, UCL    
Dan Raleigh, UCL
Andres Ramos, UCL    
Peter Rich, UCL
Helen Saibil, Birkbeck    
Joanne Santini, UCL    
Renos Savva, Birkbeck    
Elizabeth Shephard, UCL    
Kaila Srai, UCL    
Geraint Thomas, UCL    
Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, UCL    
Cara Vaughan, Birkbeck/ UCL    
Gabriel Waksman, Birkbeck/ UCL    
Bonnie Wallace, Birkbeck    
John Ward, UCL    
Finn Werner, UCL    
Mark Williams, Birkbeck    
Steve Wood, UCL    


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Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) enables individual fluorophores to be observed in aqueous solution and inside living cells. Dr Justin Molloy, Physical Biochemistry, National Institute for Medical Research



A model of the muscarinic receptor showing acetylcholine docked into the binding site. Dr Edward Hulme, Physical Biochemistry, National Institute for Medical Research