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  Investigation of a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum 2025 and the development of novel antibacterials
  Prof A Karlyshev
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The rise of multidrug resistant forms of microbial pathogens imposes a serious problem to public health worldwide. The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance is associated with misuse of conventional antibiotics.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Bacteriolysis: how cell envelope-targeting antibiotics trick bacteria to self-digest
  Dr H Strahl von Schulten, Dr A Fenton
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The bacterial cell envelope is the target for some of our most successful antibiotics including penicillins and cephalosporins, and also for last-resort antibiotics such as vancomycin and daptomycin used to treat life-threatening multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.
  MSc by Research Programme: How are SUMO substrates selected for modification
  Prof R Hay
Application Deadline: 16 July 2020

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This course allows you to work alongside our world renowned experts from the School of Life Sciences and gain a ’real research’ experience.
  EASTBIO: Investigating the effect of underutilised, emerging, polyphenol-rich berries on cardiometabolic health.
  Dr N Hoggard, Dr V Rungapamestry, Dr G McDougall
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Nigel Hoggard (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/nigel-hoggard.php. Dr Vanessa Rungapamestry (University of Aberdeen).
  Inhibition of PRMT5 as a cancer therapy
  Dr K. Sheppard
Applications accepted all year round

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Targeted therapy has had profound impact on outcomes for cancer patients.
  mRNA translation reprogramming and metabolic re-wiring in response to ribosome-targeted therapies
  Prof R. Pearson, Dr J Kang
Applications accepted all year round

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Increased synthesis and activity of ribosomes are associated with oncogenesis downstream of the major oncogenes including MYC, RAS and PI3K.
  Measuring tuberculosis metabolism noninvasively to understand antibiotic action
  Dr J Blaza, Dr A Kennerley
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Tuberculosis is a devastating disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide (World Health Organisation; 2016).
  Identification of novel glucose-dependent alterations responsible for vascular dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes.
  Prof Tim Palmer, Dr R Sturmey
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Diabetes is a growing global healthcare problem. The majority of people living with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), characterised by a resistance of the body to the action of insulin.
  Defining the molecular basis and health benefits of traditional Asian medicines
  Dr M Ezcurra, Dr J Tullet
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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The developing world is experiencing a dramatic demographic change. Increased life expectancy combined with decreasing fertility has led to rapidly ageing populations.
  China Scholarship Council - Chemical Structural Biology and Mechanistic Insights into PROTAC Mode of Action
  Prof A Ciulli, Prof D Alessi
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

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The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, joint with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), is proud to be able to offer a scholarship programme for postgraduate research students.
  EASTBIO: Impact of steroid hormone environment on immune cell phenotype and function
  Prof I McEwan, Dr D Gibson, Prof H M Wilson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Iain J McEwan (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/research/profiles/iain.mcewan. Dr Douglas Gibson (University of Edinburgh).
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Investigating the in vivo targets and mechanism of action of a toxic acetylcholinesterase-derived peptide upregulated in Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr M Collins, Prof S Greenfield
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is characterised by the deposition and accumulation of amyloid beta plaques and phosphorylated tau filaments in the brain, the latter correlating with the onset of symptoms.
  Structure, Function and Biogenesis of the Mycobacterial Cell Wall
  Prof G Besra
Applications accepted all year round

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There has been no significant decrease in worldwide mortality due to tuberculosis (TB) since before the time of Koch; the advent of sanatoria and chemotherapy, which drastically reduced TB in the more developed countries, has had no profound effect on the global problem.
  Design and synthesis of trifunctional peptidomimetic scaffolds for DNA-Encoded Chemical Libraries (DECLs) in the oncology area
  Prof C Gennari
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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One PhD position (36 months) is available at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Milan (Università degli Studi di Milano) in the frame of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN-ETN) “Small-Molecule Drug Conjugates for Targeted Delivery in Tumor Therapy” (Magicbullet::Reloaded) funded by the European Commission (Grant agreement no.
  Investigating the in vivo targets and mechanism of action of a toxic acetylcholinesterase-derived peptide upregulated in Alzheimer’s disease.
  Dr M Collins
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project description. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is characterised by the deposition and accumulation of amyloid beta plaques and phosphorylated tau filaments in the brain, the latter correlating with the onset of symptoms.
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