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  Division of labour
  Prof S West
Applications accepted all year round

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Division of labour is when cooperating individuals specialise to perform different tasks. Division occurs across the tree of life, from bacteria to birds, and represents an extreme form of cooperation, which is hard to explain from an evolutionary perspective.
  The influence of agency and engagement with animals on conservation and welfare education in zoos
  Dr K Jensen, Dr S Shulltz
Applications accepted all year round

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A defining role of zoos and museums is to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. One important aspect for the educational value of zoos and museums is the emotional connections visitors form.
  Conservation genomics of endangered bird species in zoos (OOSTERHOUTUENV20ARIES)
  Prof C Van Oosterhout, Dr D Bell, Dr S Tollington
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) produces the Red List that classifies species’ extinction risks.
  Adding a New Layer to Biophysics
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in applying liquid crystal theory to biological systems. Dense suspensions of swimming microbes, cytoskeletal components, fibrous tissues and bacterial colonies all exhibit properties associated with nematic liquid crystals.
  Neural circuit basis of sexually dimorphic and learned behaviours in Drosophila
  Dr G Jefferis
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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We study how sensory information is transformed into behaviour in the fly brain. We mostly use the olfactory system, because olfaction is a relatively shallow sense.
  Native and invasive ladybirds in a changing UK climate (PERRYUBIO20ARIES)
  Dr J Perry, Dr H Roy
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND. Climate change and invasive species have been described as a “deadly duo”. We have the potential to explore the interacting effects of these drivers of biodiversity change using ladybirds as a model system.
  UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Speech and Language Technologies and Their Applications

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At least ten fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships for research in Speech and Language Technologies and their Applications, commencing in September 2019.
  Research opportunities in the Department of Psychology

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Our Department of Psychology is among the world's top psychology departments*, excelling in both teaching and research. We offer two research degree programmes.
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