The control of wheat grain protein content
Dr P Borrill
6 January 2019
Production of staple crops such as wheat must increase by 50 % to meet the food requirements of the global population which is projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050.
Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham Doctoral Training Partnership in Biosciences
The Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham DTP (http://www.nld-dtp.org.uk/) is a strategic Partnership in Biosciences doctoral training between three research-intensive universities in northern cities of great industrial heritage, Newcastle University, the University of Liverpool and Durham University.
Redox-switchable artificial metalloenzyme assemblies
Prof A-K Duhme-Klair, Dr A Parkin, Dr S D Johnson
9 January 2019
Artificial metalloenzymes combine the broad scope of synthetic catalysts with the selectivity and biocompatibility of proteins. In this way, they can combine the beneficial features of both – performing synthetic reactions with new levels of selectivity.
Understanding the role of spliceosome gene mutations in disease
Dr R O'Keefe, Prof B Newman
Applications accepted all year round
The DNA of a cell is copied into a pre-messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) that the cell uses as a template for protein production. Some of the information contained in DNA is not required for making proteins, therefore, unwanted information must be removed before a protein is made.