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  PhD Scholarship in molecular biology of plant stress adaptation: The role of the membrane-associated NAC transcription factors
  Prof IA Dickie
Application Deadline: 21 June 2019

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We seek a PhD candidate to join a 3-year research program based at the University of Canterbury (UC) to investigate the role of membrane associated NAC transcription factors in plant stress adaptation.
  Plant responses to stress, metabolites for health and fuel from cell walls.
  Prof A Devoto
Applications accepted all year round

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Projects are available in the following areas. Stress responses in crops and sustainable biomass production and processing. The project aims at elucidating several aspects of the control of plant defences and to identify environmentally friendly forms of plant protectants, leading to enhanced crop yields.
  Transcriptional responses to cellular stress
  Dr PG Grzechnik
Applications accepted all year round

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Position for a PhD student is available in the group of Dr Pawel Grzechnik at the University of Birmingham. The aim of the project is to understand how eukaryotic cells remodel RNA biology in order to survive stress generated by pathological conditions and external stressors.
  Adaptation to oxidative stress in hepatitis C virus persistence: the role of IRES-dependent translation.
  Dr S-W Chan, Prof R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes a clinically important disease affecting 3% of the world population (Chan 2014). About 75% of the infection will develop into chronic hepatitis, which can then progress into fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
  Psychological, Physiological, and Behavioural Responses to Stress
  Dr S Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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By its very nature, sport and physical activity can be very stressful. How an individual responds to these demands, and whether they appraise this stress as challenging or threatening can influence whether they excel or fall to pieces in such situations.
  Multi-scale Characterisation of Residual Stress in AGR Fuel Cladding
  Dr H Coules
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Residual stresses in the stainless steel cladding of spent Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) nuclear fuel elements affect their behaviour during storage.
  Proteomic approach to understand mitochondrial quality control under normal and stress conditions
  Dr H Lu, Prof S Hubbard
Applications accepted all year round

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Defects in protein quality control lead to the accumulation of misfolded and damaged proteins, which play an important role in many diseases (e.g.
  Impact of diet on cardiovascular responses to acute mental stress
  Dr C Rendeiro, Dr JJCS Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Applications accepted all year round

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Cardiovascular diseases remain the second cause of premature death in the UK. In particular, mental stress is a known important contributing factor to mechanisms underlying cardiovascular events, with mounting evidence suggesting that mental stress can negatively affect human endothelial function (Poitras et al., 2013).
  How does PAP, a stress-induced metabolite, regulate gene expression?
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology
  Dr Matt Jones, Dr E Kaiserli
Application Deadline: 22 June 2019

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The Jones lab investigates how light signals from the environment interact with the circadian clock to minimize crop loss in adverse conditions.
  Stress regulation of protein translation: role in cancer and neurodegeneration
  Dr A J Whitmarsh, Prof M Ashe
Applications accepted all year round

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Cells are subjected to a range of stresses that include physical injury, changes in oxygen levels or temperature, nutrient deprivation, radiation and infection.
  A co-creation development and feasibility study to adapt a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction intervention, HEADS: UP, for people with aphasia
  Dr M Lawrence, Ms G Pearl, Prof M Grealy, Dr A Lowit
Application Deadline: 4 August 2019

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Project Ref. SHLS19035. Within the United Kingdom there are 100,000+ strokes per year and an estimated 1.1 million stroke survivors.
  Metabolic rewiring in liver cancer: Role of oxidative stress and the Nrf2 pathway
  Dr A. Cox
Applications accepted all year round

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Many of the major risks factors for developing liver cancer such as alcohol, obesity, smoking and toxin exposure share in common a role for oxidative stress.
  From start to finish: roles for the N-end rule pathway of protein degradation in plant development and stress-response
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr D Gibbs
Applications accepted all year round

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In order to effectively co-ordinate their growth and development, plants need to be able to respond to changes in their environment, whether it is adapting to the seasons or coping with stresses.
  Experimental and numerical investigation of methods to dynamically influence the permeability of fractured rock in the near field environment using thermal stress and fluid pressure.
  Dr C McDermott, Dr A Fraser Harris
Application Deadline: 5 July 2019

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This PhD will form part of a larger industry sponsored project developing smart pumping technology capable of delivering controlled location specific fluid pulses to rock.
  TempR: Developing reproductive resilience to heat stress in rice.
  Prof Z Wilson, Dr S Heuer
Applications accepted all year round

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Flower development and seed set is critical for high-yielding crops. Pollen formation is extremely sensitive to temperature stress, resulting in male sterility and seed-set failure.
  PhD: Characterisation of whole plant abiotic stress resilience traits
  Dr R Bhosale
Applications accepted all year round

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The PhD student will work as part of a team conducting multi-trait rice phenotyping to establish the genomics basis of stress resilience using GWAS approaches.
  PhD in Computer vision: 2D colour images of a single species (rice) undergoing a single stress
  Prof S Metcalfe
Applications accepted all year round

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Data generated from trait analysis will be used to develop convolutional neural net architectures capable of analysing image sequences of roots or shoots to extract temporal traits associated with environmental stress.
  Adipose tissue functional responses to nutritional stress
  Dr K Manolopoulos, Prof D Calebiro
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is the leading cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Adipose tissue dysfunction has been proposed as being central in the pathophysiology of obesity-related complications.
  Creating a systematic mycobacterial stress-response map
  Dr M Banzhaf
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacterial chemical-genomics screens can quantify the impact of each gene on the fitness of the organism subjected to a large number of chemical/environmental perturbations.
  Evaluation of the impact of prebiotic supplementation on the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of Thorougbred yearlings during nutritional stress
  Dr LE Peachey
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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The MSc by Research project. Effective dietary management is a key contributing factor to successful Thoroughbred (TB) rearing; a period when foals and yearlings are subject to a number of abrupt dietary changes.
  Imaging the rhythms of stress hormone secretion
  Dr K Iremonger
Applications accepted all year round

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Corticosteroid stress hormones are released throughout the day in hourly pulses with a peak in secretion prior to the onset of the active period (early morning for humans, early evening for rodents).
  Biological role of Stress Hormones
  Dr A B Bicknell
Applications accepted all year round

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OVERVIEW. Our lab focuses on the biological roles of peptide hormones derived from pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), a protein produced in the anterior pituitary gland.
  An investigation into the effects of a high eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) mixed multi-nutrient supplement as a potential support for stress and anxiety in young adults
  Dr S Dyall, Dr L Gibson
Application Deadline: 22 July 2019

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The University of Roehampton invites applicants for a PhD studentship jointly funded with Efamol Ltd to begin in October 2019.
  Novel cardioprotective signalling pathways against stress-induced cardiac damage and heart failure
  Dr N Chong
Application Deadline: 22 June 2019

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s single biggest killer causing 1 in 3 deaths. Drug-induced cardiac damage (e.g. arrhythmias, cardiac hypertrophy, and heart failure) is also a major global issue in drug treatment of chronic disorders (e.g.
  The cellular basis and prevention of anthracycline-induced late cardiac toxicity following childhood cancer treatment
  Dr D Greensmith
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The studentship is funded by Kidscan, children’s cancer research charity. Academic Supervisors. Dr D.J. Greensmith. The studentship is fully funded and includes.
  DEM simulations of triaxial behaviour of structural concrete
  Dr G Gong, Dr J Xia, Dr C Loo, Dr S A Galindo Torres
Applications accepted all year round

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结构混凝土三轴行为的离散元模拟. The response of concrete at a material level is characterised by a distinctly non-linear stress-strain behav¬iour.
  Causes of stress induced cardiac arrhythmia
  Dr J Winter, Dr D Pavlovic
Applications accepted all year round

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Abnormal heart rhythms, known as arrhythmia, are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in individuals with pre-existing cardiovascular disease.
  Modelling of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of nickel based alloys (NBAs) in nuclear (PWR) primary coolant
  Prof M C Smith, Dr A Jivkov
Applications accepted all year round

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Nickel based alloy (NBA) materials and their associated weld metals are of interest to new build and advanced nuclear reactors due to their superior structural performance when compared with traditional steel materials.
  Shear stress sensing in arteries
  Dr M Fronius
Applications accepted all year round

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The Fronius lab is investigating how ion channels are sensing shear stress and how this affects the function of blood vessels and blood pressure regulation.
  PhD in Food Web Networks and Environmental Change: Exploring how natural and anthropogenic stress influence the structure and dynamics of communities.
  Dr A Beckerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The interactions among species define a food web network. In these networks, species have dynamics (e.g. numbers and biomass), the community has structure (e.g.
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