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  Drosophila as a model to study redox signalling and diet-induced obesity in ageing
  Research Group: Redox Metabolism
  Dr H Cocheme
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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A PhD Studentship is available under the supervision of Dr Helena Cochemé (Redox Metabolism Group) at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, Imperial College London.
  Nutritional Physiology in Drosophila - understanding the role of nutrients in disease, lifelong health and ageing
  Dr M Piper
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Student Position. Nutritional Physiology in Drosophila. Monash University, Australia. A PhD position is available under the supervision of Dr Matthew Piper at Monash University (http://piperlab.org/) (http://tiny.cc/bd867y), School of Biological Sciences, in Melbourne, Australia.
  Molecular genetic characterization of Drosophila reproductive behaviours for exploitation in insect population control
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr M Soller
Applications accepted all year round

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Female reproductive behaviours in most insects profoundly change after mating leading to rejection of courting males and induction of egg laying.
  Multimerisation of ELAV/Hu proteins – a key mechanism ensuring specificity for RNA recognition in health and disease
  Dr M Soller, Dr T Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

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Aims. Determine the structure of the ELAV dodecameric complex bound to target RNA by cryoEM and functionally probe interaction interfaces in vitro and in vivo in transgenic Drosophila models for neurodegeneration and cancer.
  MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Developing Drosophila as a model to study the molecular and behavioural changes underlying Parkinson’s disease
  Dr J Hodge
Applications accepted all year round

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Start 23 September 2019. This MSc by Research is a laboratory-based project which offers the exciting opportunity to spend 1 year in one of our State-of-the-Art laboratories (plus 1 year thesis writing) at the University of Bristol and experience life as a researcher.
  Studying tissue wide coordination of pulsed contractility during morphogenesis in Drosophila
  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
  Dr M Bischoff
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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During morphogenesis, cells undergo complex behaviours, including cell movement and apical constriction to shape tissues and organs.
  Regulation of gene expression in Drosophila ovarian germline stem cells
  Prof H Ashe, Prof M Ashe
Applications accepted all year round

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Drosophila germline stem cells (GSCs) are a premier model for understanding stem cell regulation. Upon division, one GSC daughter remains a stem cell, whereas the other differentiates into a cystoblast (CB).
  Self-funded PhD project on identifying the neural circuit underlying chemotaxis in Drosophila
  Dr C Larsen, Dr M Meyer
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemotaxis is the ability of most animals to navigate the direction and magnitude of an odour plume and it vital for survival.
  Investigating the Drosophila DF31 protein to gain insight into the mechanisms and chromatin maintenance in animal cells
  Dr S Cotterill, Dr A Nohturfft
Applications accepted all year round

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The Drosophila DF31 protein is an abundant ribonucleoprotein that localises to euchromatic regions and is involved in maintaining chromosome structure.
  The genetics of sperm competition in Drosophila pseudoobscura
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Prof MG Ritchie
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Sperm competition is a major source of selection on animal mating systems, and studies of Drosophila have shown that genes expressed in male reproductive tissues are amongst the most rapidly evolving between species.
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