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  Accelerating molecular phylogenetic inference using high performance computing.
  Dr A Meade
Applications accepted all year round

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Molecular phylogenetic inference, constructing evolutionary histories from molecular data, is an activity universal to all biological disciplines.
  Analysis of software evolution using phylogenetic networks (MOULTONVU20SF)
  Prof V Moulton, Dr O Buckley
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Just as with biological viruses, malware evolves. For example, malware will often be created by combining and evolving existing code, a process that is analogous to recombination in biological viruses.
  Assessing the risk to plant health in the UK from future Agrilus invasions
  Dr L Kelly, Prof RA Nichols
Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available to start in September 2020, jointly supervised by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Dr Laura Kelly) and Queen Mary (Prof.
  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).
  Evolutionary Perspectives on Medicinal Plant Use
  Prof J A Hawkins
Applications accepted all year round

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This project encompasses 1. evolutionary aspects of medicinal plant use and 2. authentication. You will collect DNA sequence data at the level of a whole flora and at the level of a genus.
  PhD in the Diversification of Life - Generating Novel Datasets to Examine Species Form Variety
  Dr G Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding how and why the diversity of life on earth varies through time and geographic space is one of the fundamental underpinnings of evolutionary and conservation biology.
  Fungal Ice nucleation: Moulding our environment?
  Dr T Whale, Dr E Gaya, Prof I Gibson
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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This project will combine expertise in fungal phylogenetics and ecology at Royal Botanic Gardens (RGB) Kew with expertise in ice science at the University of Warwick to improve understanding of how fungi interact with plants, the biosphere and the atmosphere.
  The evolution of primate vocal signals: from call production to signal function
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr J Dunn, Dr C Wascher
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
  Comparative genomic analysis of variant features within the Neisseria spp.
  Dr L Snyder
Applications accepted all year round

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The availability of rapid genome sequencing had generated an explosion of bacterial genome sequence data, much of which has not been fully explored and investigated.
  Snake venomics and the quest for universally efficacious antivenoms (Ref: SF20/APP/MOSCHOS5)
  Dr S Moschos
Applications accepted all year round

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Snakebite and envenomation is a WHO-declared neglected tropical disease plagues 5.5 million victims globally per year, causing nearly 150,000 deaths and 400,000 permanent disabilities.
  Bovine TB: Reconstructing the molecular evolution of Mycobacterium bovis
  Prof P Prodohl, Dr R Hynes
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious mycobacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. bovis, a pathogenic member of the M.
  Development and Evolution of Shapes: Investigating the genetic pathways governing the leaf shape in Arabidopsis
  Dr M Kim, Prof S Turner
Applications accepted all year round

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The shapes and sizes of organisms and organs are scrupulously conserved within a species. What regulates the shapes and sizes of organisms and their lateral organs are intriguing and fundamental questions in Biology.
  Evolution of antimicrobial resistance
  Prof S Lovell
Applications accepted all year round

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The increasing prevalence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is one of the key health challenges of the 21st centuryThe emergence of AMR is inherently an evolutionary problem.
  Evolution of vertebrate blood vessels
  Dr T Takahashi, Dr S Herbert
Applications accepted all year round

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The blood vessels are the core elements of the circulatory system of animals, and their malfunction is related to most human diseases including cancer and heart attacks.
  The evolution of the neurogenic gene regulatory networks in Bilateria
  Dr R FEUDA, Dr E Rosato
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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The evolution of the nervous system is one of the most important innovations in the evolutionary history of animals. Because neurons are present in deuterostome (e.g.
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