Student Biographies

Click on the images below to read the biographies of some of the past and present students studying with the Doctoral Training Partnership.

Thomas Wight

Project: Investigating the immunomodulatory properties of mucus adhesins from gut symbionts

Supervisor: Dr. Nathalie Juge

My passion for science stems from an insatiable desire to answer questions. Anything that has an answer already can be worth learning; anything that is still unanswered, or even unasked, can be worth dedicating your career.

Upon starting my MBiolSci degree in Microbiology at the University of Sheffield, I quickly realised that unanswered questions far outweigh the answered ones. When I discovered the vast gaps in knowledge in the field of microbiota, as well as the numerous effects that they are already known to have, I was determined to pursue a PhD in this area. I therefore feel extremely fortunate to be working in the Juge Lab at the IFR, where the expertise and focus is second to none and I am able to be on the front lines of research into the unknown.

The DTP PhD offers an excellent structure with which to complete a PhD project; from the training available to provide you with every skill necessary, to the PIPS internship that stretches yourself beyond research into other areas of science.

The DTP PhD offers an excellent structure with which to complete a PhD project