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  Membrane protein biogenesis and quality control
  Dr R Hegde
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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Approximately 20-25% of genes in humans encode integral membrane proteins that must be selectively targeted to and inserted into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane.
  Membrane protein misfolding and disease: quality control pathways
  Dr L Swanton, Prof P Woodman
Applications accepted all year round

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Misfolded proteins represent a continuous threat to cell viability, and if allowed to accumulate, can disrupt cellular function and induce cell death.
  Protein sensitivity of membrane curvature
  Prof R Vácha
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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The control of biological membrane shape and composition is vital to eukaryotic life. The shape is so specific that it allows us to recognize various organelles in the cell.
  Development of Novel Crystallization Methods for Integral Membrane Proteins
  Dr G Patchornik
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Sustainable Lithium Mining and Recycling using Membrane Technology
  Dr Y Huang
Application Deadline: 11 November 2019

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With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled.
  Mechanism of Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Peptides
  Prof Mibel Aguilar
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Antibiotic resistance continues to emerge and intensify.
  Investigating the role of membrane transporters in early development
  Research Group: Chromatin & Development
  Dr M Percharde, Dr L Fets
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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This is a joint project between the Chromatin and Development and the Drug Transport and Tumour Metabolism groups within the MRC LMS.
  Transport of essential nutrients across the outer membrane of a bacterial pathogen
  Dr M Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Gram-negative bacteria possess a second membrane, the outer membrane (OM), that serves as an additional line of defence against noxious agents, including antibiotics.
  Complement resistance mechanisms by multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumonia
  Prof S Rooijakkers, Prof A Blom
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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The aim of this project is to characterize complement evasion molecules in the opportunistic bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) where carbapenem-resistance grew from 1.6% to 10.4% in 10 years.
  Self-association of the Alzheimer’s peptide Aβ on membrane surfaces
  Prof M P Williamson
Applications accepted all year round

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Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that is particularly common amongst the elderly. It accounts for about 65% of all cases of dementia, and affects about 6% of people over 65, rising to 50% of people over 85.
  Sorting old from new: protein assembly and turnover in the Gram-negative outer membrane
  Dr C G Baumann, Dr M A Fascione
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Gram-negative bacteria have evolved to survive in diverse ecological niches. Some species are pathogenic, while others colonise the mammalian gut and aid food digestion.
  Structural and Biophysical Characterisation of Novel Membrane Protein Ion Channels (Chinese candidates / China mainland only)
  Research Group: School of Biomedical Sciences
  Dr C Pliotas
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Research in the Pliotas group (https://www.pliotasgroup.org/) focuses on the investigation of molecular mechanisms which underlie the structure and function of integral membrane proteins, in particular ion channels.
  Proteomics to determine how defects in membrane trafficking within the secretory pathway cause human disease
  Prof M Lowe, Prof V Allan
Applications accepted all year round

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Work in the Lowe laboratory is aimed at deciphering the molecular mechanisms that control membrane trafficking within cells. A major focus of our work is the trafficking of proteins to and through the Golgi apparatus, which lies at the heart of the secretory pathway.
  Pathophysiology of red cell membrane permeability
  Dr J Gibson
Applications accepted all year round

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Our project investigates how red cell membrane permeability is altered in pathophysiological states.
  Advancing our understanding of fundamental cellular processes by investigating membrane contact sites.
  Dr P Pryor, Dr C G Baumann
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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An emerging, exciting area of research is that of membrane contact site (MCS) biology.
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