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  MSc by Research Programme: Does increasing stability of Notch affect formation of the segmented body axis?
  Prof J K Dale
Application Deadline: 16 July 2020

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This course allows you to work alongside our world renowned experts from the School of Life Sciences and gain a ’real research’ experience.
  Competing for Sleep? Factors that Affect the Amount and Quality of Sleep Obtained by Elite Athletes
  Assoc Prof C Sargent, Prof G Roach, Dr M Lastella
Applications accepted all year round

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Good sleep is an important requisite for both physical and mental health. For an elite athlete, optimal sleep is imperative if they are to perform at their best.
  How does amino acid metabolism affect tumour growth?
  Dr L. Cheng
Applications accepted all year round

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The effect of diet on tumour growth is hotly debated but poorly characterized. Due to the heterogeneous nature of the tumours, dietary studies in patients with varied genetic background often led to inconclusive outcome.
  Platelets and hypoxia: how do varying oxygen concentrations affect platelet function and signalling?
  Dr M Arman
Applications accepted all year round

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Platelets have key functions in regulating haemostasis and maintaining vascular integrity, which can cause cardiovascular disease if unbalanced.
  How can public support be fostered for controversial, but evidence-based, drug policies that will improve outcomes for stigmatised and marginalised groups?
  Dr H R Sumnall, Dr A Atkinson, Dr S Gage, Dr I Hamilton
Applications accepted all year round

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The UK is currently facing some of the highest levels of deaths related to controlled drug use on record. People who use drugs (PWUD) also face other health and social harms related to their drug use, and because of the ways in which society chooses to respond to their drug use.
  Using massively-paralleled sequencing to find the cause of inherited conditions that affect the front of the eye
  Dr M Ali, Prof C Inglehearn
Applications accepted all year round

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Eye diseases are a common cause of human disability and many of them are inherited. These include congenital as well as adult-onset conditions and diseases of ageing, and may involve abnormalities at the back of the eye or the anterior eye structures.
  Academic Endocrine Unit: investigating the molecular basis of endocrine and metabolic disorders that principally affect calcium and phosphate homeostasis.
  Prof R Thakker, Dr K Lines, Dr M Stevenson, Dr K Kooblall
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Other Potential Supervisors. Dr Asha Bayliss. The Academic Endocrine Unit investigates the molecular basis of endocrine and metabolic disorders that principally affect calcium and phosphate homeostasis.
  Green cities: how our decisions affect landscape biodiversity
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr A Helden, Dr T Ings
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Language and numerical cognition: Does the language that we conduct maths in affect our performance?
  Dr I Xenidou-Dervou
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Many consider mathematics to be a universal language. Arabic numerals are indeed used widely throughout the world; however, number-naming systems vary significantly across languages.
  How does the digital world affect mental and physical well being? (Ref: SF20/PSY/COVENTRY)
  Prof L Coventry
Applications accepted all year round

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The digital world (e.g. the internet, mobile phones, smart homes) is an integral part of our daily lives and is becoming an increasingly important means of sustaining the health and wellbeing of people worldwide.
  How does heterosis affect yield, quality and disease resistance in hybrid wheat?
  Dr P Borrill, Dr M Catoni, Dr C Uauy, Dr N Bird
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Heterosis, or hybrid vigour, is the increased performance of a hybrid relative to the parents. The use of hybrid cultivars in maize and rice have increased the performance of these crops substantially, but the same approach has not yet been widely exploited in wheat breeding.
  Investigating differentiation processes in normal and tumoral cells which affect phenotypic heterogeneity and stemness
  Dr P Ordonez Moran, Dr A Shams Nateri
Applications accepted all year round

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Our research is focused on understanding tissue renewal in health and disease using the intestine as a model system to study adult stem cell biology for a therapeutic benefit.
  How does urbanization affect the abundance and diversity of species?
  Prof M D E Fellowes
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD will focus on the influence of human behaviour on the dynamics and behaviour of species in urban and suburban settings. By altering the environment (e.g.
  How does a concussion in adolescence affect development of the pre-frontal cortex?
  Dr F Corrigan
Applications accepted all year round

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Increasing evidence suggests that in some individuals concussions can have long-term consequences increasing risk of depression, anxiety and substance abuse.
  Mental health and cognitive impacts of cannabis use across the life course. PhD Psychology, PhD Studentship (Funded by QUEX)
  Prof C Morgan
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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