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  AI for energy reconstruction in detectors for nuclear medicine
  Dr S Bugby
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Nuclear medicine is an important branch of medical physics and is used to diagnose and treat cancers, among other conditions. There is a constant drive to improve the quality of imaging technology, as better images have a direct benefit to patient outcome and may even enable new diagnostic tests to be developed.
  The cell-wide web coordinates neuronal stem cell specification and plasticity by directing calcium flux across cytoplasmic nanocourses
  Prof A M Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Cells select specific functions by calcium signals, greatly delivered through the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum (S/ER), which runs contiguously from the outer nuclear membrane (ONM) to its plasma membrane (PM) junctions.
  Chromatin remodelling in health and disease
  Dr R Gibbons, Prof D Higgs
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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PhD Type

It has become apparent that the regulation of chromatin structure is of paramount importance in a wide variety of fundamental nuclear processes including gene expression, DNA replication, repair and recombination.
  Chromatin remodelling in health and disease
  Dr R Gibbons, Prof D Higgs
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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PhD Type

It has become apparent that the regulation of chromatin structure is of paramount importance in a wide variety of fundamental nuclear processes including gene expression, DNA replication, repair and recombination.
  Circadian control of energy metabolism and inflammation
  Prof D Ray
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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PhD Type

Employing a range of approaches to address the physiological importance of the circadian:nuclear receptor system, ranging from population genetics, Circadian mechanisms regulate most mammalian physiology, with particular importance in the regulation of innate immunity, through the macrophage in particular, and energy metabolism, regulating liver, adipose and muscle.
  Actin regulation of nuclear mechanics during DNA repair
  Dr C Toseland
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

In eukaryotic cells, the nucleus houses the genomic material and transcription machinery that allows the cell to develop and perform its role.
  Understanding differential responses to retinoid treatments in human health and disease: a precision medicine approach
  Prof R Watson, Dr A Langton
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinoids, such as all-trans retinoic acid (t-RA), are endogenous signalling molecules derived from vitamin A that influence a variety of cellular processes through mediation of transcription events in the cell nucleus.
  Centres for Doctoral Training - 4 Year PhD Studentships

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850m a year.
  Defining the role of NF-𝜅B during embryonic stem cell differentiation
  Dr D Turner, Prof A McArdle
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Mouse Embryonic stem cells (mESCs) are a useful system to probe early development. They can be maintained in a pluripotent state in culture, and differentiated using well-defined protocols to all tissue types of the embryo proper.
  Unravelling the mysteries of retinoid signalling -EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Molecular Sciences for Medicine (MoSMed)
  Dr E Pohl
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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PhD Type

Retinoid acid (RA) and its natural and synthetic derivatives control a wide range of cellular processes in chordates, including differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis and homeostasis, by regulating transcriptional control in the cell nucleus.
  Laboratory of Gene Regulation
  Prof D Higgs, Prof J Hughes, Dr R Gibbons, Dr V Buckle
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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PhD Type

Our laboratory is interested in the general question of how mammalian genes are switched on and off during lineage commitment and differentiation.
  Laboratory of Gene Regulation
  Prof D Higgs, Prof J Hughes, Dr R Gibbons, Dr V Buckle
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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PhD Type

Our laboratory is interested in the general question of how mammalian genes are switched on and off during lineage commitment and differentiation.
  MSc by Research Programme: ADP-ribosylation in the aging nervous system
  Dr L McGurk
Application Deadline: 16 July 2020

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PhD Type

This course allows you to work alongside our world renowned experts from the School of Life Sciences and gain a ’real research’ experience.
  Oncogenic mechanisms causing malignant transformation of lymphoid cells
  Prof U Klein
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancers of B cells and plasma cells, lymphomas and multiple myeloma, can be very aggressive, and often the cancer rapidly reoccurs after standard therapy.
  Optimising protocols for quantum-enhanced spin-based magnetometry (EPS2020/21)
  Dr E Gauger
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

Spin-based sensors are a promising platform for nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging. This project is concerned with unlocking their full potential through the exploration and development of quantum control approaches based on Hamiltonian- and machine learning approaches.
  Hyperpolarized NMR Spectroscopy
  Prof M Levitt
Application Deadline: 8 May 2020

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PhD Type

Supervisor. Prof Malcolm H Levitt. Co-supervisor Prof M Utz. Project description.
  (WIS) NDE1-regulated networks in the developing human brain in health and disease
  Prof N Bobola, Dr S Banka
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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PhD Type

NDE1 is a nuclear protein that is involved in a wide array of brain diseases ranging between severe brain malformations to schizophrenia.
  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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PhD Type

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.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Uncovering molecular details of regulation of the mRNA capping enzymes in gene expression
  Dr A Pisliakov, Prof V Cowling
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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PhD Type

This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  Novel non-coding RNAs in Drug response, DNA Damage and Aging
  Dr A Kanhere
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. One of the biggest surprises of human genomic sequencing was the finding that only ~2% of the genome codes for proteins.
  PhD in Chemical Biology -- Neuropeptide Research -- University of Vienna
  Prof M Muttenthaler
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Neuropeptides are key mediators in many biological functions and understanding their interaction with target proteins is fundamental to unravel the underlying mechanism of diseases.
  Unravelling the mysteries of retinoid signalling
  Dr E Pohl, Prof J Endicott
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Retinoids, such as all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), are a class of endogenous molecules derived from Vitamin A. These compounds control a wide range of cellular processes in chordates, including differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis, by binding one or more of related transcriptional receptors in the cell nucleus.
  Regulation of mitochondrial gene expression (On the University’s application portal, please select "PhD in Medical Science at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit").
  Dr M Minczuk
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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PhD Type

MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit. The key objective of this PhD project is to study nuclear-encoded proteins involved in mitochondrial (mt-) RNA metabolism, in order to understand how their dysfunction is linked to human mitochondrial pathologies.
  New NMR methods for complex mixture analysis
  Prof M Nilsson, Prof GA Morris
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Applications are invited from students with independent funding for PhD research in the development and application of novel methods in NMR spectroscopy.
  Partitioning primary and secondary changes of gene expression caused by gene mutations
  Dr D Talavera, Prof G D Pavitt, Dr J-M Schwartz
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Control of gene expression is a complex cell process, which involves balancing both the synthesis and the degradation of RNA and protein so as to establish optimal levels of each protein.
  What is the significance of MCT1 distribution to a novel subcellular location (nucleus) for cancer progression?
  Dr A Latif, Prof K Williams, Dr A Hurlstone
Applications accepted all year round

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MCT1 is a transmembrane protein involved in cell metabolism and mediates transport of monocarboxylates (such as pyruvate {a metabolic substrate} and lactate {a metabolic by product}) in and out of the cell.
  Exploring the mechanobiology of cell-nanoparticle interactions using systems approaches
  Dr J Sero
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project based in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry under the supervision of Dr Julia Sero.
  Prevention of Gestational Diabetes in Obese Pregnant Women; Targeting Early Pregnancy Intervention to Women at Risk
  Dr S White, Dr A Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Obesity in pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) and associated adverse outcomes. NICE guidelines recommend that all obese women have an oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks' gestation for detection of GDM.
  Intelligent Robotics in Difficult and Dangerous Environments (TBUF2019)
  Dr T Bamber, Dr P Ferreira
Application Deadline: 1 April 2020

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PhD Type

Dangerous and difficult tasks are carried out by human operators on a daily basis which are not safe or appropriate for them to be doing.
  Genetic studies of corneal endothelial dystrophies and development of alternative treatment options
  Dr M Ali
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The cornea is the protective front part of the eye that provides most of the eyes focusing power. The endothelium is a single-cell layer on the inside of the cornea that maintains fluid balance and is required for corneal transparency.
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