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  EASTBIO Immune and physiological determinants of host heterogeneity in pathogen shedding and spreading
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr P Vale
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Second Supervisor. Andrea Wilson, Rosline Institute [email protected] Individuals vary tremendously in their propensity to transmit infections.
  EASTBIO Targeted genome editing to replace nuclear-encoded Rubisco in rice
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Dr A McCormick
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Second Supervisor. Dr Elizabete Carmo-Silva, Lancaster University. Overview. Ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/ oxygenase (Rubisco) is the driving force behind CO2 assimilation in all plants.
  Growing on the edge: The genomic basis of coastal adaptation in eyebrights (Euphrasia)
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr A Twyford, Prof R Ennos
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Local adaptation enables plant populations to survive in extremely harsh environments. Coastal habitats present a suite of challenging conditions with plants exposed to drying oceanic salt spray and osmotically stressful high salinity soils.
  Immune and physiological determinants of host heterogeneity in pathogen shedding and spreading
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr P Vale
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Second Supervisor. Andrea Wilson, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, [email protected] Individuals vary tremendously in their propensity to transmit infections.
  NERC E4 “When, and to what extent, do shaded saplings and forest-floor herbs salvage carbon from their cell-wall polysaccharides?”
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Prof S C Fry
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Interested individuals must follow the "how to apply" link on the Geosciences E4 Doctoral Training Partnership web page. http://www.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/how-to-apply.
  NERC E4 Testing the role of multiple environmental cues in life history plasticity
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr C Walling, Dr J Regan
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Interested individuals must follow the "how to apply" link on the Geosciences E4 Doctoral Training Partnership web page. http://www.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/how-to-apply.
  Vitamin C breakdown in plants and ‘smoothies’
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Prof S C Fry
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Ascorbate and dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) both serve as vitamin C in the human diet. They are interconvertible within the cells of both animals and plants.
  Transforming plastic waste into devices for water treatment
  Dr S Lau
Application Deadline: 19 April 2020

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A PhD project is available to transform plastic waste into devices for water purification. The successful applicant will work closely together with a collaborative network of researchers designing next-generation filters to remove organic, inorganic and metallic toxicants and pollutants from various waste water streams.
  Economic and environmental efficiency of food redistribution
  Dr P Alexander
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. The project will identify drivers of change to and map the UK food redistribution system, assess its economic and environmental efficiency, and design optimal alternative food redistribution systems.
  How do climate-driven shifts in phytoplankton communities influence carbon and nitrogen uptake and recycling along the west Antarctic Peninsula?
  Dr S Henley, Dr A Poulton, Prof K Davidson, Prof M Meredith
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project summary. Biological carbon and nutrient uptake and recycling will be examined at the west Antarctic Peninsula in relation to climate-driven changes in phytoplankton biomass and species composition.
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