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  The role mRNA-specific translation during chronological aging
  Prof C M Grant, Prof M Ashe, Prof S Hubbard
Applications accepted all year round

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Biological ageing can be thought of as a progressive decline in the ability of an organism to survive stress and disease. It is a complex process which is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.
  EASTBIO Unravelling mechanisms controlling gene expression noise in S. cerevisiae during rapid adaptive responses and its application to biotechnology.
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr S Granneman
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Microbes are constantly subjected to changes in their environment and have to rapidly alter their transcriptome to adapt efficiently.
  Deciphering the regulation of fission yeast phenotypic heterogeneity by external conditions
  Research Group: Quantitative Gene Expression
  Dr S Marguerat
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Phenotypic cell-to-cell variability is a fundamental determinant of microbial fitness that contributes to stress adaptation and drug resistance.
  EASTBIO: Does Rif1 regulate meiotic DNA replication and recombination?
  Dr A Lorenz, Prof A Donaldson, Prof A Marston
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Alexander Lorenz (University of Aberdeen). https://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/a.lorenz/pages/index.html. Professor Anne Donaldson (University of Aberdeen).
  Cell polarity regulation in a model eukaryote
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Prof K E Sawin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Normal cell architecture and organisation depends on internal and external cues and landmarks. Upon stress, cell organisation can also change in a coordinated way, either to generate changes in shape or to achieve homeostasis at the level of the entire cell.
  EASTBIO: Recurrent evolution of a eukaryotic molecular trait: acquisition of polycistronic RNA processing.
  Dr J Pettitt, Dr B Mueller, Dr M Wenzel, Prof I Stansfield
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Jonathan Pettitt (University of Aberdeen). https://www.aberdeenwormlab.org/. Dr Berndt Mueller (University of Aberdeen).
  Natural selection in action: molecular evolution of resistance to anti-microbials (BROWNJ20DTP)
  Prof J Brown
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Evolution of resistance to drugs and pesticides is a problem of great practical importance and is also one of the clearest demonstrations of natural selection in action.
  Interplay between the translation of upstream open reading frames and ribosome nascent chain-associated factors to control gene expression in eukaryotic cells
  Dr M Pool, Prof G D Pavitt
Applications accepted all year round

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Eukaryotic mRNAs typically contain one open reading frame that is translated into protein. However many mRNAs contain additional upstream ORFs (uORFs) that regulate protein expression by controlling the flow of ribosomes to the main ORF, often by regulated reinitiation.
  Understanding the role that the RNA helicase UPF1 plays in sorting ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes and the mechanism by which this role of UPF1 might reduce cellular stress and cell degeneration.
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr S Brogna
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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This project’s specific objective is to study the molecular role(s) that the RNA helicase UPF1 plays in RNA processing. UPF1 is a key player in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), it is universally conserved in eukaryotes and is essential to the development of many organisms [1].
  Computer aided design methods for mammalian genome engineering
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr G Stracquadanio, Dr F Menolascina
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) software assists engineers in designing systems in-silico, thus reducing the time-to-market of a product and increasing the overall productivity.
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