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  Investigating a parasite-specific gene expression mechanism for the identification of novel anthelmintic drug targets
  Dr B Mueller, Dr J Pettitt, Dr B Connolly
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Nematode parasites remain a major cause of neglected human disease and make significant global impacts on the health of agriculturally important animals and plants.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A novel approach for reducing multiple-drug resistance in foodborne bacteria: application of CRISPR technology
  Prof S C Andrews, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr C Rymer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP.
  Evolutionary genetics of transposable element invasions
  Dr A Betancourt
Applications accepted all year round

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Most animal and plant genomes are riddled with parasitic DNA. This DNA comes from transposable elements, ‘jumping’ genes that can spread not only from parent to offspring, but which also make new copies of themselves within a host.
  PhD in population genetics
  Dr K Zeng
Applications accepted all year round

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Our research combines theoretical development and empirical data analysis. In particular, we are interested in developing new methods for analyzing DNA sequence data, and applying them to real datasets.
  Statistical genetics to reduce infectious disease transmission
  Dr A Wilson, Prof G Banos
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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We are offering an exciting 3-year PhD studentship for candidates interested in developing genetic risk estimates for individuals’ ability to transmit infectious disease.
  PhD at Institute of Molecular Genetics (IMG), Czech Academy of Sciences

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If you are interested in the structure and function of cells, tissues and organisms, you will find your niche at IMG. We study molecular mechanisms in a wide-range of model systems including viruses, stem and germ cells, haematopoiesis, immune system, cancer models, and animal models – mainly mice, fish, chicken.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Tackling antimicrobial resistance in dairy production: using microfluidics and smartphone technology to monitor resistance genes alongside functional antibiotic sensitivity testing
  Dr A Edwards, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr P Ray
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. PROBLEM - Dairy farming is a socially and economically important sector of agriculture, and also illustrates the importance of a ‘one health’ approach that addresses both human and animal health.
  PhD Scholarship in Neuroecology - Investigating the neural bases of animal behaviour in the context of its habitat and ecology.
  Prof S P Collin
Applications accepted all year round

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Our Research Laboratory lies at the intersection of two major fields of biology (Neurobiology. the study of the nervous system, and Ecology.
  The genetics/genomics of adaptive evolutionary change
  Dr N Nadeau
Applications accepted all year round

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The basic process of evolution by natural selection involves genetic changes that confer an advantage in survival or reproduction.
  PhD in plant genetics and molecular biology
  Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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My group is interested in understanding aspects of basic plant biology, primarily through the application of molecular biology and genetics.
  Uncovering 3D genome architecture in annelid worms
  Dr JM Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  Expanded potential stem cells for regenerative medicine, immunotherapy, and biotechnology
  Prof P Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Embryonic stem cells (ES cells) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) are pluripotent and thus hold great promise in regenerative medicine, studying disease mechanisms and drug discovery.
  PhD in evolutionary genetics
  Prof J Slate
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group integrates genomics approaches and tools with ecological data collected from long-term studies of vertebrates. We aim to understand how genetic variation is maintained and how evolutionary change occurs.
  PhD in Evolution and Behaviour: exploring the connection between how organisms have evolved and how they behave
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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The connection between how organisms have evolved and how they behave is a fundamental principle of biology. It can show us why organisms are the way they are, and answer deep questions about the diversity of life on earth.
  PhD in evolutionary biology - examining the evolution of interactions between species
  Prof R Freckleton
Applications accepted all year round

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Evolutionary biology is underpinned by models for the evolution of species and their traits. The growing body of phylogenetic information, as well as increases in computational power allows us to develop and test novel models and theories of evolution.
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Photonic Sensors for Measuring Green House Gas Emissions in Dairy and Arable Production: Sustainable Precision Agriculture (University of Strathclyde and SRUC Barony Campus)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof C Michie
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The global population is predicted to reach 9 Billion by 2050. As a consequence, increasing competition for land resource against a backdrop of climate change agricultural practices are presenting farmers with a range of challenges to improve operational efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions.
  Developmental Responses to Environmental Change
  Dr C Mirth
Applications accepted all year round

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The environment in which animals develop profoundly shapes their morphology and behaviour, a process known as phenotypic plasticity.
  PhD position in evolutionary biology, social supergene maintenance, University of Lausanne
  Prof M Chapuisat (-Delèze)
Applications accepted all year round

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A Ph.D. position in evolutionary biology is available in the group of Prof. Michel Chapuisat at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  Defining how skin fibroblast lineage identity and specificity is maintained ex vivo
  Dr E Rognoni, Dr J Connelly
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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This is an exciting opportunity for a PhD studentship within the world-renowned William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and The London Medical School and Dentistry (SMD) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
  Evolution of Reproductive traits - to elucidate the genetic and developmental basis of reproductive failure
  Dr N Hemmings
Applications accepted all year round

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Sexual selection is underpinned by variation in reproductive success. Our research group studies the mechanisms underpinning this variation, primarily using birds as a model.
  PhD in agricultural biology - forecasting management and economics of climate change
  Prof R Freckleton
Applications accepted all year round

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The world faces a major challenge to ensure the security of food supplies in the face of threats resulting from climate change, growing population and the development of resistance to pesticides.
  PhD in cellular and structural biology - Elucidating infection at the plant-microbe interphase to define targets for crop breeding
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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Achieving food security is one of the most important global challenges. Crop production and yield has been increasingly threatened by plant pathogens in a rapidly changing environment.
  PhD in Chemical Ecology
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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In response to the near-universal threat of being consumed by insect herbivores, plants have evolved a sophisticated arsenal of chemical defences.
  PhD in Plants and Microbes: crop production and protection, the interaction between plants and other plants, pests and pathogens, and soils, and the interactions of ecosystems with global change
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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Plants underpin life on Earth. In Sheffield, world leading plant research is undertaken across all scales from the molecular level through to the leaf and root, whole plant and ecosystem.
  Elucidating the function of RNA binding proteins during development and maintenance of neural connections
  Dr N Nikolaou
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project based in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry under the supervision of Dr Nikolas Nikolaou.
  MSc by Research Programme: ADP-ribosylation in the aging nervous system
  Dr L McGurk
Application Deadline: 16 July 2020

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This course allows you to work alongside our world renowned experts from the School of Life Sciences and gain a ’real research’ experience.
  Meat futures: socioeconomic geographies of livestock production and consumption
  Prof D Moran
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Environmental and health concerns are driving a trend towards meat-free diets in many OECD countries, with significant consequences for agriculture, food supply chains, rural landscapes and livelihoods.
  Etiology, assessment and treatment of scoliosis
  Prof K Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can be present in 3-4% of the population. If left untreated, some can progress to lead to back pain, shortness of breath and severe deformities.
  Towards an open-source, equipment-agnostic framework for automated welfare monitoring in the home cage
  Dr J Brown, Dr X Ye
Application Deadline: 24 February 2020

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Mice are the most widely used model organism in all of science. In 2018, 60% of all experimental procedures performed in the UK were carried out using mice, amounting to more than 2.5 million procedures in total.
  Targeting cannabinoids to the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) for improved treatment of autoimmune diseases
  Dr P Gershkovich
Applications accepted all year round

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Autoimmune diseases are conditions that are triggered by the immune system initiating an attack on the body’s own molecules. The causes of such attacks in most cases are unknown, but a number of studies suggest that they are associated with factors such as genetics, infections and environment.
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