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Biochemistry (conservation) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Adapting to life in an increasingly acid world: understanding tolerance to acidic waters in populations of trout (Salmo trutta). PhD in Biosciences(NERC FRESH).
  Dr J R Stevens
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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The NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT) provides a world-class doctoral research and training environment, for the next generation of interdisciplinary freshwater scientists equipped to tackle future global water challenges.
  Coupling shell growth and geochemistry in giant clams to explore biomineralization pathways
  Dr S Sosdian, Dr K Johnson, Dr D Muir, Dr N Santodomingo
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. Bivalves belonging to the subfamily Tridacnidae (the so-called ‘giant clams’) play an important ecological role in tropical reef environments, providing food and shelter to a wide variety of organisms, contributing to the reef framework, and counteracting eutrophication.
  Quantifying the role of microbial community dynamics in triggering the production of nuisance chemicals in freshwater ecosystems. PhD in Biosciences (NERC FRESH)
  Dr C Lowe
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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The NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT) provides a world-class doctoral research and training environment, for the next generation of interdisciplinary freshwater scientists equipped to tackle future global water challenges.
  PhD: Microbial activity at the ice-soil interface in a High-Arctic setting
  Dr J Bradley, Dr A Jungblut, Prof K Heppell
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Summary. The Arctic is currently experiencing amplified effects of climate change, including dramatic warming, the widespread retreat of glaciers, and the thawing of permafrost.
  Why do some DNA sequences poison cells?
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr D Grainger
Applications accepted all year round

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Life on our planet is permitted by an ancient set of instructions encoded by DNA. Consequently, the observation that a cell can be poisoned by its own DNA is completely counterintuitive.
  EASTBIO Exploiting synthetic DNA binding proteins to target and define the epigenetic characteristics of distinct Trypanosoma brucei chromosomal regions
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Prof R Allshire, Prof K Matthews
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Kinetoplastid parasites are major pathogens responsible for important tropical diseases including Chagas disease, Leishmaniasis and African trypanosomiasis.
  Evaluating and maximising the environmental benefits of seaweed farming (mariculture). PhD funded studentship in Biosciences.
  Prof C R Tyler, Dr A R Brown
Application Deadline: 14 November 2019

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The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Marine Biological Association (MBA), Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (CEFAS), and The Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust, is inviting applications for a fully-funded 4 year PhD studentship to commence as soon as possible.
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