The genomics of haplo-diploid pollinators
Dr R Hammond, Dr E Mallon
5 May 2019
Eighty four percent of the crops cultivated in Europe and 70% of crops worldwide are dependent on pollination by insects, particularly the Hymenoptera – the bees, ants and wasps.
Multilevel selection on transposition rates in cancer
Dr L J Johnson
Applications accepted all year round
Cancer is an evolutionary process. Cells in a tumour vary due to mutation, and so over many generations they adapt in response to both intrinsic selective pressures (such as anoxia) and extrinsic selective pressures (such as chemotherapy).
The blind watch breaker: mutation and selection at regulatory sites in cancer
MRC Human Genetics Unit
Dr M Taylor, Dr C Semple
19 April 2019
This is one of several projects available on an MRC funded 4-year multi-disciplinary PhD programme in Human Genetics, Genomics and Disease at the MRC Human Genetics Unit (HGU), part of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh.