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  Master by Research: Gregarine apicomplexan parasites in freshwater invertebrates
  Dr S Rueckert, Dr J Dodd
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Gregarine apicomplexans are micro-eukaryotic parasites that are found in almost every group of terrestrial, freshwater and marine invertebrates (Leander 2008; Desportes & Schrével 2013).
  Human chromosome segregation principles: Regulation of Astrin-PP1 interaction
  Prof VM Draviam, Prof RW Pickersgill, Dr JM Martin
Application Deadline: 26 April 2020

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  Uncovering 3D genome architecture in annelid worms
  Dr JM Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  Biology of the invasive Chinese mitten crab in the river Thames
  Prof D Morritt
Applications accepted all year round

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The Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, is an invasive brachyuran crab species (one of the top 100 most invasive species) that is now well established in the River Thames and tributaries.
  FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Re-engineering peroxisome movement in plants
  Dr I Sparkes
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT. The growing global population requires the development of novel strategies to sustainably increase food production.
  How do human cells ensure the accurate segregation of chromosomes?
  Prof VM Draviam
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  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.
  Soil microbial communities and biodegradable plastic
  Dr A Blaud, Prof I Singleton
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Plastic pollution is a major problem across the globe, affecting oceans, freshwater, soil and organisms. There is an urgent need to reduce plastic pollution.
  FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Light control of leaf senescence
  Prof K Franklin
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT. Leaf senescence reduces the quality and postharvest shelf life of crops. Delaying this process is therefore a key objective for reducing waste in the food chain.
  Chemical pollution and biodiversity: assessing risk to ecosystem services.
  Prof L L Maltby
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemicals are a critical part of modern life and a cornerstone of any modern industrial strategy. However, chemicals released into the environment can have adverse effects on biodiversity and the benefits it provide to people (i.e.
  Dissecting the role of MCE proteins in Cyanobacteria
  Dr V Darbari, Prof C Mullineaux
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  Immunogenetic Status of Salmonid Populations in Scotland
  Prof S Piertney, Dr M Wenzel, Dr D Morris, Dr J Gilbey
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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The genetic integrity of wild salmon in Scotland is being challenged by interaction with escaped farmed fish.
  FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Clove Production, Crop Diversity and Biodiversity
  Prof T Caro
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT. Cloves are central to Pemba Island, Tanzania, sometimes grown as a monoculture, but also with native and introduced species.
  FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Function and development of superhydrophilic slippery plant surfaces
  Dr U Bauer
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT. The trapping surfaces of carnivorous pitcher plants are unusually wettable and turn extremely slippery for insects when wet.
  FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: How can farming methods help to mitigate climate change?
  Dr G Barker
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT. Global temperatures are likely to increase by 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels by 2030-2052.
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