Research in the Biosciences Group focuses on the molecular and cell biology of disease. Our specific research interests include microbiology, structural biology, physiology, genomics and disease pathogenesis. Our research is broad and multidisciplinary within and beyond the School of Life and Medical Sciences with national and international collaborators.
The group is comprised of academics, research staff and full or part-time PhD and MSc by Research students. Research in the biosciences unit is published in high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals and is presented at national and international conferences.
Research grants and granted consultancy income have recently been secured from the Wellcome Trust, Royal Society, Procarta Bioscience Ltd, UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI), PRODEP Mexico, and the Industrial-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) ‘EVEStemInjury’.
Research in the biosciences group is supported by the well-equipped state-of-the-art Science Building that houses cutting-edge research technologies: cell culture and histology facilities, molecular biology laboratories, fermentation equipment for medical microbiology and biotechnology research, anaerobic microbiology facilities, confocal imaging and C. elegans microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, NMR, access to the UH high performance computer cluster, MALDI-TOF MS and Nanosight Tracking Analysis (NTA, LM10) for Extracellular Vesicle characterisation.
Applications are invited from candidates with good first degrees in biosciences, chemistry, bio-physics, genetics, neuroscience or other relevant disciplines to join projects as research students. Projects are available for PhD and MSc by Research students in the areas mentioned above (but not limited to). In addition, we welcome Visiting Researchers and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the research areas above. We will gladly support and assist with fellowship applications to national and international research councils or charities.
To learn more about the research degree programmes offered in biosciences please visit the Doctoral College page.
We recommend that you discuss your proposed research with a member of academic staff of the Biosciences Research Group before submitting your application. Please name the staff member when submitting your application.
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Yongju Huang, Biological and Environmental Sciences Research Tutor.
Email Dr Maria Dimitriadi for any enquiries about this research group.