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  Developing a clinical tool to quantitatively assess and monitor upper limb and shoulder function in clinical and home settings
  Dr A Shaheen
Applications accepted all year round

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Upper limb and shoulder disorders are poorly defined, diagnosed and rehabilitated. Current management of these disorders is focussed on the prescription of physiotherapeutic treatments, yet the efficacy of such treatments is not well established and the prognosis of patients with shoulder disorders is very poor.
  Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
  Dr A Shaheen, Dr A Cocks
Applications accepted all year round

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Falls in older people are a common cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of function. The physiological changes to the motor and sensory functions caused by ageing combined with the presence of other age-related diseases put this population at a high risk of falling.
  PhD position: Remission of Type 2 diabetes though weight management using a hypocaloric diet
  Dr G Farhat, Dr R Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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Type 2 diabetes (T2D), a chronic disease strongly associated with obesity, is extremely burdensome for both the individual and society.
  Ultraprecision machining in Silicon Carbide - Ref: ARUF2518
  Dr A Roy
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Silicon carbide is of great importance as a structural ceramic as it is amongst the hardest materials known. Machining silicon carbide parts into the required shape and form for a given application is extremely difficult, yielding unwanted defects.
  A structural basis for the cross-talk between histones and RNA Polymerase II
  Prof R Stefl, Dr K Kubicek, Prof S Vanacova
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Chromatin is a highly flexible architecture in which spatially and temporally coordinated changes between structurally condensed states (transcriptionally repressive), and structurally accessible states (transcriptionally active) regulate gene expression.
  ADAR2 RNA editing in CNS
  Dr L Keegan
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The main part of the work will use Drosophila but the student will also have access to Adar2 mutant mice which model the severe epilepsy caused by ADAR2 mutations in humans.
  Are Tau fibrils induced by phosphorylation and the interaction with 14-3-3 proteins relevant for Alzheimer disease?
  Dr J Hritz, Dr JN Nováček, Dr J Pribyl
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Several neurodegenerative diseases are associated with the formation of fibrous protein aggregates. The fibrillization of amyloid beta peptide into amyloid plaques and the agregation of hyperphosphorylated tau protein into neurofibrillar tangles are main neuropatological signs of Alzheimer disease.
  Cracking the CTD code
  Prof R Stefl, Dr K Kubicek, Dr P Plevka
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The concept of the CTD code that specifies the position of RNAPII in the transcriptional cycle and thus recruits specific processing factors, was suggested almost a decade ago.
  Dynamics of the Structure Maintenance of Chromosome (SMC) complexes
  Prof J Palecek
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The SMC (Structure Maintenance of Chromosome) complexes are the key components of higher-order chromatin fibers and play important roles in genome stability.
  Elucidation of novel therapy targets for B-cell malignancies
  Dr M Smida
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Therapy of B-cell lymphomas and B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia is based predominantly on CD20 monoclonal antibodies and/or on three approved targeted drugs.
  Integrative structural biology of 3’UTRs / RNA as a drug target
  Dr P J Lukavsky, Dr B Tichý, Prof Z Zdrahal
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The non-coding part of the genome vastly increased from worm to humans while the number of protein-coding genes remained constant.
  Interactions underlying physiological function of Microtubule Associated Protein 2c
  Prof L Zidek, Dr J Hritz
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Microtubule associated protein 2c (MAP2c) is a key factor regulating microtubule dynamics in developing brain neurons, and an example of an intrinsically disordered proteins with an important physiological function and detectable structure-function relationship.
  Investigating the regulation of the RNA modifying enzyme ADAR1 and how it regulates other biological pathways and diseases
  Dr M O'Connell, Dr L Keegan
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The ADAR enzymes convert adenosine into inosine in dsRNA. Inosine is one of the most abundant and best studied modifications found in different classes of RNA.
  Mass spectrometric imaging of biological tissues
  Prof J Preisler
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) exploits the ability of mass spectrometry to identify molecules according to their specific mass and image their distribution across the sample.
  Protein motif for bacterial affinity
  Prof R Vácha
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Peptides can kill bacteria by disruption of their membranes. However, such peptides are frequently toxic and also kill eukaryotic host cells.
  Protein sensitivity of membrane curvature
  Prof R Vácha
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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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.
  Regulation of protein-protein interactions
  Prof R Vácha
Application Deadline: 17 December 2019

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The project is focused on the regulation of protein interactions, which have been associated with numerous diseases including cancer.
  Role of phosphorylated 14-3-3 proteins
  Dr J Hritz, Assoc Prof V Bryja
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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14-3-3 proteins play key role in the neurobiochemistry of brain and are also associated with neurodegenerative amyloid diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson disease.
  Structure of parallel forms of nucleic acids studied by NMR spectroscopy and molecular modeling
  Prof R Marek, Dr J Novotný
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The work will be focused on detailed structural characterisation of short purine oligonucleotides clipped by proper sequential motifs that induce parallel orientation of DNA strands.
  Tau conformational changes induced by phosphorylation and 14-3-3 proteins relevant in neurodegenerative diseases
  Dr J Hritz, Prof L Zidek
Application Deadline: 17 December 2019

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The main neuropatological signs of Alzheimer disease are associated with the fibrillization of tau protein into neurofibrillar tangles.
  The role of protein-protein interactions in the dynamics of m6A RNA modification / The role of posttranscriptional RNA modifications in cell differentiation
  Prof S Vanacova
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The internal mRNA modifications play crucial roles in a number of essential processes of eukaryotic organisms. They regulate the production of germ cells, cellular differentiation, response to stress, and defects in this pathway have been linked to a number of human diseases.
  Adaptive management of stochastic parasite challenge in animals under climate change
  Prof E Morgan, Dr M Robinson
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Climate change is causing greater variation in conditions for parasite transmission, and increased unpredictability in disease outbreaks in farmed and other animals.
  Emerging Infectious Diseases – Surveillance and Biosecurity
  Dr N Marks, Dr P McVeigh
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. A continued increase in both the geographical range of existing pathogens and the transmission of novel pathogens into the human population poses a challenge for the effective control of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and biosecurity.
  Flavonoid metabolism and cardiometabolic health
  Prof A Cassidy, Prof J Woodside
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Nutrition and reduction in risk of ill-health is currently centre stage globally, and the recent launch of the EAT-Lancet report showcased that food represents one of the greatest health and environmental challenges of the 21st century and highlighted the urgent need to focus on a high plant food diet.
  Genome scale evolution of biofilm contained Klebsiella pneumoniae in response to sub-lethal antibacterial stress exposure - development of novel biomarkers for near-patient testing
  Prof S Fanning, Prof B Gilmore
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogenic bacterium found in several niches, being often encountered in a biofilm.
  Investigation and exploration of health and therapeutic benefits of plant-derived secondary metabolites
  Dr C Situ, Prof J Bengoechea
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Plants and their products have revolutionarily shaped human development throughout history. The traditional plant-based medicine continues to play an essential role in the treatment of disease and in healthcare systems in many parts the world.
  Microbial interactions in unique chemosynthetic ecosystems –an integrated ‘Omic approach
  Dr D Kumaresan, Prof J Mcgrath, Dr R Doherty
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Despite the lack of photosynthetically-fixed carbon, the Movile Cave ecosystem hosts a diverse range of invertebrates.
  MicroRNAs in the Pathogenesis Adverse Cardiomyocyte and Endothelial Cell Remodelling in Insulin Resistance
  Dr Q Su, Dr D Grieve
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Lipogenic diets-induced diabetes increases risk of cardiac stress and vascular dysfunction. Recent studies have established the pivotal role of non-coding microRNAs in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: Understanding and predicting the success of alien freshwater fish
  Dr I Capellini, Dr G Bocedi, Dr P Prodohl, Prof J Travis
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Overview. Alien species, those introduced outside their native range, are a major driver of environmental change that may lead to the extinction of local biodiversity, alter ecosystem services and cause huge economic damage.
  Sleep in the wild: reproductive benefits and health costs of natural sleep deprivation in fallow deer
  Dr I Capellini, Prof E Morgan
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Like us, animals sleep. When sleeping, animals do not perform any of the activities that enhance their chance of survival or reproduction, such as feeding, finding mates or raising offspring.
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