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  Biophysical modelling of bacterial cell wall architectures
  Dr B Chakrabarti
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacterial cell walls are examples of self-assembled composite structures that are formed out of equilibrium. In recent times the text book view of bacterial cell wall has been modified as a result of high resolution imaging studies[1, 2].
  Structure, Function and Biogenesis of the Mycobacterial Cell Wall
  Prof G Besra
Applications accepted all year round

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There has been no significant decrease in worldwide mortality due to tuberculosis (TB) since before the time of Koch; the advent of sanatoria and chemotherapy, which drastically reduced TB in the more developed countries, has had no profound effect on the global problem.
  The impact of the MBL pathway on the outcome of infection with representative mycobacterial strains of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
  Dr C Hölscher, Prof S Niemann
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent which are strains of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (Mtbc).
  Investigating the structure and function of the divisome, the multi-protein complex that facilitates cell division in bacteria.
  Dr J Lowe
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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When bacteria and archaea divide, most form a ring structure that facilitates the separation of mother and daughter cells. The best-known component of the cytokinetic ring is FtsZ, the bacterial tubulin homologue.
  Plant responses to stress, metabolites for health and fuel from cell walls.
  Prof A Devoto
Applications accepted all year round

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Projects are available in the following areas. Stress responses in crops and sustainable biomass production and processing. The project aims at elucidating several aspects of the control of plant defences and to identify environmentally friendly forms of plant protectants, leading to enhanced crop yields.
  Elucidating the pathobiology of Candida albicans
  Dr R Hall
Applications accepted all year round

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The Hall lab is interested in understanding the biology and virulence factors of fungal pathogens. Our research largely focuses on the opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans, which causes a range of infections from superficial mucosal infections (i.e.
  Search for new regulators of intracellular trafficking in plants
  Dr T Nodzynski, Dr M Zwiewka
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Plants are the organisms providing oxygen for the biosphere being the fundamental element of food chain, therefore, basic understanding of molecular mechanisms guiding their growth is essential.
  Adjuvant therapies for mupirocin-resistant bacteria
  Dr B Bonev, Dr A Cockayne
Applications accepted all year round

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Multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been able to adapt constantly to therapeutic use of antibiotics and remains an important source of clinical complications, morbidity and mortality.
  Dissecting the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in Clostridium difficile
  Dr R Fagan
Applications accepted all year round

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Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is one of the greatest health challenges facing humanity today.
  Novel anti-inflammatory mechanisms of cyclic-AMP in vascular smooth muscle cells
  Dr M Bond
Applications accepted all year round

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A self-funded PhD studentship is available at the University of Bristol to study novel anti-inflammatory mechanisms of cyclic-AMP in vascular disease.
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