Candidates for PhD studentships and projects are strongly encouraged to identify their area(s) of interest among the various BioP research activities, and contact the respective academic(s) to enquire about the availability of PhD research projects. Examples of previous PhD projects in the BioP group can be found on the Past PhD Theses page.
Available PhD projects
- BBSRC-CASE project “Single-molecule visualisation of how anticancer drugs trap PARP on DNA”
Hoogenboom Lab – Closing date 15 Feb 2021
- PhD studentship to investigate the mechanisms of cell-surface receptor clustering in virus entry
Llorente-Garcia Lab – Closing date 18 Feb 2021
- PhD project: Control of protein aggregation by liquid-liquid phase separation
Michaels Lab – Closing date 26 Feb 2021
Candidates should have at least a UK upper second class MSci or Master’s degree (or equivalent) in physics, biophysics or a related subject. To apply for PhD studentships in the BioP group, it is recommended to follow the procedure outlined at www.ucl.ac.uk/physics-astronomy/study/phd, include mention of the Biological Physics research group, and notify the potential PhD supervisor of the application.
In general, students who are interested in research projects in BioP are also encouraged to also explore the various other possibilities for related PhD studentships at UCL. The following links will lead you towards PhD projects and programmes that cover the biological physics remit.
- PhD opportunities at the Department of Physics and Astronomy
- PhD opportunities at the London Centre for Nanotechnology
- CoMPLEX doctoral training centre
- BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Biosciences PhD consortium
- HDR UK-Turing Wellcome PhD Programme in Health Data Science
- Advanced Characterisation of Materials
- Medical MBPhD programme
- Welcome Trust Optical Biology PhD programme
- Francis Crick PhD programme