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  Novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  Prof S Winder
Applications accepted all year round

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is caused by mutations in the DMD gene leading to loss of the cytoskeletal protein dystrophin.
  Disease phenomics - quantifying the development of disease symptoms in infected plants
  Dr S A Rolfe
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Biology is undergoing a revolution as ‘omic technologies allow us to make hundreds or thousands of measurements on large populations of plants.
  Therapeutic resolution of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) by natural products
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr T Nasim, Prof C Wright
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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating cardiovascular disorder which, if left untreated, leads to heart failure and death.
  Cellular mechanisms of detrimental skeletal muscle remodeling induced by cardiac dysfunction
  Dr T.S. Bowen, Dr D Steele
Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

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The loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength is a key impairment in many disease states. This occurs in both limb and respiratory muscles and leads to pulmonary complications and severe disability.
  *EASTBIO* Exploring the biotechnological potential of GH68 family fructosyltransferases from evolutionary diverse haloarchaea
  Dr S MacNeill, Dr T Gloster
Application Deadline: 13 April 2020

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BBSRC Thematic Group. Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth. Fructans such as inulins and levans are fructose-based oligo- and polysaccharides derived from sucrose that have found use in a variety of industrial, agricultural and healthcare applications, most notably as prebiotic dietary supplements [1, 2].
  Protein Misfolding and the Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease
  Dr J Viles
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Background. World-wide one in three people over the age of 65 will die with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The disease is characterised by deposits of amyloid plaques and fibrils of amyloid-beta peptide (Ab) are their main constituent.
  The role of pore-forming bacterial proteins in pneumonia and meningitis
  Prof T J Mitchell, Dr M Tomlinson
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The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is carried in the nasopharynx of most children and some adults without causing disease.
  Developing a virus-like particle (VLP) Polio vaccine
  Dr G Mulley
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Rationale. Poliovirus is a non-enveloped RNA virus, spread via the faecal-oral route, that causes the infectious disease Poliomyelitis (Polio).
  The relationship between dietary iron and zinc, and the gut microbiota: Can dietary iron and zinc regime be exploited to improve health?
  Prof S C Andrews
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"The gut microbiota (100 trillion cells) outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. Its composition of around 500 to 1000 species is specific for each individual and is dynamic, changing with age, health and diet.
  How does clubroot obtain nutrients from its living plant host?
  Dr S A Rolfe
Applications accepted all year round

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Clubroot is an important pathogen of Brassica crops. The disease is found throughout the world and causes severe economic losses.
  BBSRC White Rose DTP Studentship - Identification of biochemical changes linked to age-related hearing loss and their association with neurological disorders
  Prof W Marcotti, Prof S El-Khamisy
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) causes a progressive loss of hearing sensitivity, impaired sound localization and decreased ability to understand speech, especially in noisy environment (Gates & Mills, 2005 Lancet 366:1111).
  Elucidating the signalling pathways important for antibody production and secretion in CHO cells
  Dr A Peden, Dr M Collins
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Constitutive secretion is a fundamental cellular process required for the delivery of newly synthesised proteins and lipids to the cell surface as well as the exocytosis of physiologically important molecules such as antibodies, cytokines and extracellular matrix proteins.
  Investigating the mechanobiological mechanisms of cancer
  Dr K Erdmann
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is the second-leading cause for death globally and there is a high demand for novel approaches to understand and treat cancer.
  Regulation of SNARE complex assembly and function by the lysine deacetylase Sirtuin-2
  Dr M Collins, Dr A Peden
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Sirtuin-2 (Sirt2) is a lysine deacetylase that regulates acetylation levels of cytoplasmic proteins and has established roles in neurodegeneration, cancer and infection.
  Regulation of synaptic protein function by protein palmitoylation
  Dr M Collins
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Palmitoylation (S-acylation), the only known reversible lipid modification of proteins, is an important regulator of protein localisation and function.
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