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  Dissecting the role of protein disulphide isomerase in plasmodium, and targeting function to block malarial transmission
  Dr A Blagborough
Application Deadline: 1 January 2020

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It is widely accepted that to achieve malaria eradication and long-term control, it will be necessary to use interventions that inhibit the transmission of parasites.
  Species-specific remodelling of host cells in the most pathogenic malaria causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum
  Dr M Treeck
Application Deadline: 23 November 2019

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This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Moritz Treeck’s Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick). The most severe form of human malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
  EASTBIO: Functional genomics for understanding behaviour and learning in a single-celled brainless blob, the slime mould Physarum polycephalum
  Dr M Wenzel, Prof D Lusseau, Prof P Schaap
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Marius Wenzel (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/marius.wenzel. Professor David Lusseau (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: The role of mannose exposure as a mechanism of ageing exploited by Plasmodium falciparum.
  Prof M A Vickers, Dr A Rowe, Prof H M Wilson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Mark Vickers (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/m.a.vickers. Professor Alexandra Rowe (University of Edinburgh).
  Dynamic ubiquitylation during malaria parasite infection and transmission
  Research Group: Institute of Immunology & Infection Research
  Dr N Philip
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Malaria threatens around 400 million people globally and results in over 0.5 million deaths annually, thereby continuing to be a major public health problem.
  (MRC DTP) The role of the brain glymphatic system in recovery from cerebral malaria
  Dr K Couper, Prof D Brough, Dr M Fergie
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Cerebral malaria is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection that affects 2 -3 million people, resulting in approximately 300,000 deaths, each year.
  Evolution and biochemistry of photosynthesis - electron transfer reactions, renewable energy production, biotechnology, and chloroplast genomes
  Prof C J Howe
Applications accepted all year round

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The common theme of our work is the biochemistry and evolution of photosynthesis.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Strategy to identify novel and exploitable anti-malarial drug targets
  Dr S Wyllie, Dr I H Gilbert
Application Deadline: 11 January 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  EASTBIO Molecular basis of environmental sensing in fungi and protozoan parasites
  Research Group: Institute of Immunology & Infection Research
  Dr J Thompson, Dr J Baranovic, Dr E Wallace
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Many of the unicellular eukaryotic parasites that cause disease in humans are exquisitely adapted to navigate the complex and dynamic environments that they encounter in their hosts in order to sustain their life cycles and spread infection.
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