Predicting African insect crop pests in real-time
Dr S White, Dr C Cobbold, Dr P Gonzalez-Moreno, Dr S Murphy
18 January 2019
Crop pests are of serious and growing concern throughout Africa, causing significant economic and dietary impacts on humans and livestock.
African Studies - Postgraduate Research Opportunities
African Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning). The Department of African Studies and Anthropology offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a centre of excellence in the study of Africa.
Unexplored transitions between forest and savanna in Africa
Dr K Dexter, Dr C Ryan
10 January 2019
See. https://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/project/pdf/124. Project Background. The forests and savanna biomes of Africa are known the world over for their biodiversity and carbon storage.
SCENARIO: Pan-African Heatwave Health Hazard Forecasting
Dr H Cloke, Dr C Di Napoli
25 January 2019
Heatwaves are a serious meteorological hazard to human health and place significant strains on infrastructure (power, water and transport), agricultural production, retail, tourism and ecosystem services.
Transcription control and immune evasion in African trypanosomes
Division of Cell & Molecular Biology
Prof G Rudenko
Applications accepted all year round
Trypanosomes are unicellular eukaryotes which cause African Sleeping Sickness, which is endemic to subSaharan Africa. Trypanosomes can be easily grown as suspension cell lines in the laboratory, where they are straightforward to manipulate and genetically modify.
An ‘Evolve and Resequencing’ based dissection of developmental competence in African trypanosomes
Institute of Immunology & Infection Research
Prof K Matthews
13 December 2018
African trypanosomes are parasites that cause human sleeping sickness and the livestock disease, ‘nagana’ in sub Saharan Africa. These protozoan parasites use ‘quorum sensing’ in their host bloodstream to control the production of an arrested developmental form needed for transmission to their vector, the tsetse fly.