The genomic basis of bacterial symbiosis in deep-sea annelid worms
Dr JM Martin, Dr L Henry, Dr Y Wurm
5 April 2019
A funded PhD position is available to start in September 2019. Mutualistic relationships between bacteria and complex organisms have repeatedly evolved and this has allowed host organisms to exploit new environments and foods.
Copy number variation in gibbon genomes
Dr E Hollox, Dr R Badge
5 May 2019
Genome structure, including the number and arrangement of chromosomes (called the karyotype), is relatively stable across evolutionary time, with only a few small changes between human and gorilla karyotypes, for example.
The genomic basis of chiral variation and speciation in mirror-image snails
Dr A Davison, Dr A MacColl
Applications accepted all year round
While our bodies are bilaterally symmetric on the outside, the internal organs exhibit consistent, directional asymmetries in their position or anatomy, such that left/right positional errors are an important class of human birth defect, and in later life, numerous diseases affect seemingly symmetric organs in a lateralised fashion.