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Current Students

Students in the School of Life Sciences have the opportunity to develop web pages as ePortfolios to showcase their research, experience and personal development.

View examples from some of our PhD students

2013 intake:

alicja_dabrowska_icon.jpgAlicja Dabrowska

Opening up the black box of marine phototroph-heterotroph interactions

radu_tusco_icon.jpg Radu Tusco

Autophagy; identification and characterisation of its key players and their interactions

joanne_winter_icon.jpg Joanne Winter


James Syrett

Improving agronomy in UK production of Narcissus


2012 intake:

michael_baker_icon.png Michael Baker

muriel_breteau_small.jpgMuriel Breteau

The development of phage therapy to overcoming bacterial resistance in the case of canine skin infection caused by Staphylococcus pseudintermedius

lauren_chappell_icon.jpg Lauren Chappell

Exploiting Next Generation Sequencing to invstigate the genetics of parsnip root disease and develop a marker assisted breeding strategy


jessicka_hall_icon.jpg Jessicka Hall

Intracellular ATP and the Purinergic Modulation of Seizure Activity

liam_harvey_icon.jpg Liam Harvey

The role of natural enemies in regulating aphid populations on vegetable Brassica crops

MuhsEileen Muhs

Environmental genomics and functional diversity of plant-associated microbial dimethylsulfide degradation in costal salt marshes

kathryn_styles_icon.jpg Kathryn Styles


mary_tetlow_icon.jpg Mary Tetlow

The role of pathogen effector proteins in altering host plant transcription

mussa_quareshy_icon.jpgMussa Quareshy

roselyn_ware_icon.jpg Roselyn Ware

Niche partitioning of bats in the UK

2011 intake:

Jennifer EvansJennifer Evans

The Lyssavirus Glycoprotein: Investigating Correlates of Protection.

andrew_woodman_icon.jpg Andrew Woodman

Viral and cellular mechanisms that influence viral recombination


Mohd MuzafarMohd Muzafar

Genomic variation within populations of Dichelobacter nodosus in relation to ovine foot disease.

anjar_wibowo_small.jpgAnjar Wibowo

Epigenetic response and adaptation to salt stress in Arabidopsis thaliana

 serena_thomson_icon.pngSerena Thomson

Biogeography of microbial communities under changing land use management - with a focus on phytomyxids

rachel_warmington_icon.jpgRachel Warmington

2010 intake:

Perry BatemanPerry Bateman

Manipulation of transfer cell development to improve sink strength in cereal seeds.

RoksanaRoksana Bonyadipour

Understanding Resource Use eficiency in roots and nodules of medicago.

Charlotte CarrollCharlotte Carroll

Intracellular targeting and physiological roles of Arabdopsis thaliana tonoplast aquaporins.

selin_cooper_small.jpgSelin Cooper

Determining the organisms and pathways of infection leading to mastitis in sheep.

Daniel FranklinDaniel Franklin

Metapopulations and their role within disease transmission in British pig herds.

John LapageJohn Lapage

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM).

Emma MonaghanEmma Monaghan

The bacterial ecology of the ruminant udder with particular reference to ewes.

DorotaDorota Dobrzanska

Using bio-adhesive and bio-inert surfaces to stabilize and influence microbial growth in Anaerobic Digesters.

(Joint student with Chemistry)

Justine AlfordJustine Alford

The Interaction of HIV-1 with the Cellular Protein Trafficking Pathways

2009 intake:

andrew_armitageAndrew Armitage

Non-native Alternaria fungi threatening EU pome production – Use of molecular phylogenetics to develop diagnostics.




EBElle Blatherwick

Imaging Mass Spectrometry Approaches to Drug Localisation in Tissue.
LDLawrence Davies

Degradation of pesticides in soil and soil microbial ecology.
SESyazana Ebil

The Fisheries of Brunei Darussalam.
SH Sarah Harvey

Revealing the Plant Immune Response Network.
GHGemma Hough

Biology and Control of Currant-Lettuce Aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri)
AKAgnieszka Kowalczyk

Role of microbial adaptation in the biodegradation of chemical pollutants: extrapolation from laboratory to rivers.
OSOliver Smith
Detection of Epigenesis in Archaeogenetic Systems
SHSelene Huntley

Mastitis (udder infection) in sheep.
 KWKelly Walker

Protein disulphide isomerases (PDI).
KGKatarzyna Gacek

Role of EBE - related genes in Arabidopsis Thaliana seed development
EWEmma Wright

The effect of pathogens on honeybee learning and foraging behaviour.
LXLimin Xu

Development of molecular approaches in the study of Bremia lactucae population biology
sarat_for_ep.jpgSarat Bimanadham

Analysing the role of pathogen effector proteins in causing plant disease
Laura AtkinsonLaura Atkinson

The Genetic Characterisation of Post Harvest Spoilage in Lettuce.
Emma Skipper Emma Skipper

Investigating the post harvest genetic control of shelf life and vitamin C content in broccoli.
Oliver Windram Oliver Windram

Integrative biology of necrotrophic defence signalling networks in Arabidopsis.
ElisabethElisabeth King

Farmer perspectives and behaviour with regard to management of lameness in their sheep floc.