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  Son preference and sex selection: Diffusion processes and re-evaluation of policies in India.
  Dr S Dubuc
Applications accepted all year round
Amartya Sen’s seminal article ‘More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing’ in 1990, brought the topic of sex-selection against females to global attention and inspired academic work in the field1.
  Male-driven sex allocation: adaptive adjustments in sperm sex ratios.
  Dr R Firman
Application Deadline: 22 March 2019
The ability of males to adjust offspring sex ratios has traditionally been dismissed on the assumption that their contribution is genetically determined during meiosis and therefore not under adaptive control.
  Sex hormone actions in frailty and health during ageing
  Dr M Garratt
Applications accepted all year round
It is well established that testosterone and estrogens can influence ageing, with hormone administration improving physical function, muscle and bone strength in some cohorts of the elderly.
  MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Modelling Sex Dependent Differences in Human Liver Disease using Stem Cell Derived Models and Organ on a Chip Devices
  Research Group: MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
  Dr D Hay, Prof P Saunders
Application Deadline: 8 April 2019
Background. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions, which include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
  Identification of genetic and genomic factors underpinning excess risk of rheumatoid arthritis in females
  Dr D Plant, Prof A Barton
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Affecting over 400,000 adults in the UK, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common disease that causes pain, swelling and damage in the joints.
  Linking sex-specific adaptation to the evolution of infectious disease
  Dr M Hall
Applications accepted all year round
The science that guides our understanding of health and infectious disease routinely overlooks the pervading impact of sex.
  The genomics of haplo-diploid pollinators
  Dr R Hammond, Dr E Mallon
Application Deadline: 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.
  The role of sex hormones and brain activity in risk-taking and antisocial behaviour in adolescence
  Dr R Rowe, Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round
While there are a number of reasons to hypothesise that circulating testosterone performs an important role in many risky behaviours, the findings of empirical studies remain unclear.
  Crime, Justice and Society
Criminological research is led by Professor Colin Webster and is conducted within the School of Social Sciences, mainly by staff working in the Crime, Justice and Society research group located within the Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR).
  Molecular genetic characterization of Drosophila reproductive behaviours for exploitation in insect population control
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr M Soller
Applications accepted all year round
Female reproductive behaviours in most insects profoundly change after mating leading to rejection of courting males and induction of egg laying.
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