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  Evolutionary game theory and population dynamics
  Dr H Duong
Applications accepted all year round

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Evolutionary Game Theory (EGT) [MSP73] has proven to be a powerful and versatile mathematical framework for the modelling and analysis of complex biological (and economical) systems whenever there is frequency dependent selection.
  Evolutionary algorithms
  Dr L Indrusiak
Applications accepted all year round

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Research areas. Cloud computing; Computer architectures; Cyber Physical Systems; Embedded systems; Evolutionary computation; Real time languages and systems.
  Designing and evolving plastic-degrading enzymes for new function
  Dr B Lichtenstein, Prof J McGeehan, Dr S Robson
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded four year PhD studentship to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based at the University’s Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI), and will be supervised by Dr Bruce Lichtenstein, Prof.
  Applying Evolutionary Psychology to Enhance Business Research
  Prof R Hoffmann, Dr S H Chuah, Dr F Kock
Applications accepted all year round

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Existing business research in domains such as management, marketing, economics or finance predominantly examine proximal reasons of human behaviour, i.e.
  Evolution Education Trust PhD project: In silico modelling of the evolutionary capacity and constraints of pigment pattern formation in the diverse teleost genus, Danio
  Prof R N Kelsh
Application Deadline: 5 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for this PhD opportunity based at the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique, cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education.
  PhD in the Evolutionary Ecology of Mating Systems
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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Mating and breeding systems govern a wide range of evolutionary processes in plants and animals, including gene flow, genetic variation, and the strength of natural selection.
  The evolution of symbiosis - testing the evolutionary theory of ecological conditions driving the emergence of symbioses
  Prof M Brockhurst
Applications accepted all year round

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Symbiosis allows organisms to gain novel functions and exploit new ecological niches through the merger of once independent species.
  Using evolutionary computation to design the next generation of nano-CMOS systems
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof A M Tyrrell
Applications accepted all year round

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It is widely recognised that variability in electronic device characteristics and the need to introduce novel device architectures both represent major challenges to scaling and integration for present and next generation nano-CMOS transistors and circuits.
  Stochastic Multiscale Model of Evolutionary Competition of Molecules
  Dr F Spill
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Oligonucleotides are not only the careers of genetic information. They can also form complex 3D structures with diverse chemical properties.
  Evolutionary genetics of antibiotic resistance
  Dr J Engelstaedter
Applications accepted all year round

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The Engelstaedter lab at The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) invites applications for a PhD position in microbial evolution.
  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.
  Evolution of antimicrobial resistance
  Prof S Lovell
Applications accepted all year round

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The increasing prevalence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is one of the key health challenges of the 21st centuryThe emergence of AMR is inherently an evolutionary problem.
  Evolution Education Trust PhD project - Evolution and biodiversity conservation in Africa: teaching, training and outreach
  Prof T Szekely
Application Deadline: 5 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for this PhD opportunity based at the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique, cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education.
  Evolution Education Trust PhD project - The Role of Historical Contingency in Predictive Evolution: Combining Experimental Evolution, Molecular Microbiology and Network Modelling to Test How Gene Regulatory Networks Rewire
  Dr T Taylor
Application Deadline: 5 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for this PhD opportunity based at the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique, cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education.
  Evolution Education Trust PhD project: Strain wars and the evolution of opportunistic pathogens
  Prof S Sheppard
Application Deadline: 5 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for this PhD opportunity based at the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique, cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education.
  Evolutionary Robotics - Project ID SOC0023
  Prof E Hart
Applications accepted all year round

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Evolutionary Robotics aims to apply evolutionary computation techniques to evolve the overall design or controllers, or both, for real and simulated autonomous robots.
  Eco-evolutionary dynamics of the gut microbiota
  Dr R Bacigalupe, Prof JR Raes
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The intestinal microbiota is composed of multiple species of microorganisms that have important functions for the health of the human host.
  Evolving to evolve: testing how history and community influence evolutionary potential
  Prof T Cooper
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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The Cooper Lab studies the genetic basis of microbial adaptation, especially the role of genetic and environmental interactions in determining mutation effects.
  (BBSRC DTP) Using markers of gene evolutionary age to identify function within gene regulatory networks related to embryo implantation
  Prof D Brison, Dr A Stevens, Dr Peter Ruane, Prof M Westwood
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Successful implantation relies upon synchrony between a competent blastocyst and receptive endometrium. Molecular networks mediating these events at implantation are not well understood in humans.
  Identifying the evolutionary origins of the MADS-box floral quartet mechanism in seedless vascular plants
  Dr A.R.G Plackett, Dr J C Coates
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Despite its commonplace occurrence in today’s environment, the reproduction of plants via flowers and seeds is a recent evolutionary innovation arising from an ancestral seedless reproductive system similar to that still found in a subset of today’s plants (e.g.
  Evolutionary acceleration in the Anthropocene
  Dr K Dasmahapatra, Prof C Thomas
Application Deadline: 29 March 2020

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A PhD position is available to investigate whether rates of evolution, hybridisation and speciation have been accelerating during the Anthropocene.
  PhD opportunities in Psychology at Brunel University London

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Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time. The. Division of Psychology.
  Evolutionary Theory: Exploring the role of intragenomic conflict in the evolution of molecular mechanisms
  Dr F Ubeda
Applications accepted all year round

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I research how genes, individuals, and social structures can evolve making use of mathematical models.
  (BBSRC DTP) Understanding and predicting evolutionary change in HIV
  Prof S Lovell, Dr C Walton, Prof S Griffiths-Jones
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Our overall aim is to understand viral evolution, and the limitations on evolution that arise from the viral genome, proteome and structure-function relationships.
  Did planetary impacts contribute to evolutionary change?
  Dr P Wozniakiewicz
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Europlanet Studentship. Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science - School of Physical Sciences. CAPS is one of 6 active research groups within the School Physical Sciences and contributes to the innovative and interdisciplinary research across a broad and diverse range of topics.
  Evolutionary insights for engineering improved globin oxygen carriers
  Dr M Berenbrink, Dr J Madine
Applications accepted all year round

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Around 2 million red blood cell units at a cost of 120.00 GBP per unit are transfused annually in England alone (http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/what-we-do/blood-transfusion/).
  Evolutionary Perspectives on Medicinal Plant Use
  Prof J A Hawkins
Applications accepted all year round

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This project encompasses 1. evolutionary aspects of medicinal plant use and 2. authentication. You will collect DNA sequence data at the level of a whole flora and at the level of a genus.
  Evolutionary origins of adaptive traits in grasses*
  Dr P A Christin
Applications accepted all year round

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During evolution, grasses acquired a variety of functional traits that allowed them to colonize almost all environments around the globe, and rank amongst the most productive crops, weeds, and invasive species.
  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 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.
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