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  Structure, regulation and dynamics of small G proteins and their interactions with membranes and effector proteins
  Dr H Mott
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Our lab are interested in cell signalling via small G proteins of the Ras superfamily. We use a range of biochemical, biophysical and structural approaches to understand these fascinating proteins, which are involved in multiple cellular processes and are often deregulated in diseases such as cancer.
  The role of matrix interactions in regulating the SPARC family of matricellular proteins.
  Dr N Hill, Dr A Munasinghe
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The SPARC family of matricellular proteins determine the way in which cells respond to their extracellular environment. SPARC family proteins interact with a range of binding partners, including matrix proteins (1).
  Regulatory roles for ribosome-associated proteins in protein synthesis
  Prof G D Pavitt, Dr M Pool
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Protein synthesis is a highly-conserved, dynamic and tightly controlled process that is central to the activity of all cells. All phases of translation can be controlled.
  Analysis of Heparin Binding Proteins and the Supramolecular Structure of Extracellular Matrix
  Prof D G Fernig, Prof C E Eyers
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Changes in heparan sulfate structure and location have long been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but the functional significance of this has remained elusive.
  Molecular Cookie Cutters: Cutting Edge Drug Discovery using G-Protein Coupled Receptors
  Prof T R Dafforn
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Membrane proteins represent 30-40% of the cellular proteome and carry out a wide range of fundamental biological process. These include sensing the outside world, helping maintain cellular structure and homeostasis.
  Dissecting the role of MCE proteins in Cyanobacteria
  Dr V Darbari, Prof C Mullineaux
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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  Oxidative protein folding of industrially and pharmaceutically important recombinant proteins
  Dr H Lu, Dr A Day
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Oxidative protein folding is an important process for the function of many proteins, which includes both folding and formation of native disulphide bonds.
  Discerning the mechanisms of cell membrane budding by coronavirus non structured proteins nsp3, nsp4 and nsp6
  Dr D Köster, Dr A Dixon
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Coronaviruses are positive strand- non-segmented RNA viruses, infect a wide range of hosts including mammalian species and have recently caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and the current SARS CoV-2 (Covid-19) pandemic.
  Mapping the circadian clock-dependent regulation of the secretory pathway
  Prof K E Kadler, Dr Q-J Meng
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The protein secretory pathway in cells comprises a series of membranous compartments and transport vesicles that the cell uses to synthesise, post-translationally modify, and move proteins for delivery to the plasma membrane or for secretion to the extracellular matrix.
  Seeing photosynthesis at the nanoscale: mapping physical properties of light-harvesting biomembranes by high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Dr P.G. Adams, Dr G Heath
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Understanding photosynthesis could provide valuable clues for future solar technology and help our understanding of food crops.
  Development of Novel Crystallization Methods for Integral Membrane Proteins
  Dr G Patchornik
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Our research is focused on one of the major barriers in Structural biology. growing high quality three dimensional (3D) crystals of integral membrane proteins for structural analysis.
  Unravelling the dynamics of lipid bilayers and membrane proteins and their reaction to toxins and viral infection on the single molecule level using label-free microscopy.
  Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr MY Young, Dr O Castell
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Approximately 30% of the proteins in a cell are membrane proteins, which represent more than 60% of all known drug targets and play a critical role in both infection and immunity.
  Posttranslational modifications of amyloid proteins for proteasomal degradation
  Dr Y Ye
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PhD Studentship in the interplay between ubiquitin-proteasome degradation system and amyloid proteins, Imperial College London. Applications are invited for a 3.5 year PhD studentship in the UK DRI Centre at Imperial in the research group of Dr Yu Ye (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/yu.ye1).
  The role of pore-forming bacterial proteins in pneumonia and meningitis
  Prof T J Mitchell, Dr M Tomlinson
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The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is carried in the nasopharynx of most children and some adults without causing disease.
  Small G proteins and their effectors as therapeutic targets in cancer
  Dr D Owen
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For the majority of cancers the acquisition of invasive and metastatic characteristics leads to incurable disease in the host.
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