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  EASTBIO: Functional genomics for understanding behaviour and learning in a single-celled brainless blob, the slime mould Physarum polycephalum
  Dr M Wenzel, Prof D Lusseau, Prof P Schaap
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Marius Wenzel (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/marius.wenzel. Professor David Lusseau (University of Aberdeen).
  Studying tissue wide coordination of pulsed contractility during morphogenesis in Drosophila
  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
  Dr M Bischoff
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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During morphogenesis, cells undergo complex behaviours, including cell movement and apical constriction to shape tissues and organs.
  Reprogramming stomatal behaviour to reduce water use in crops
  Prof L Sweetlove, Prof R G Ratcliffe
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Future food security will depend on developing crop plants that are as efficient as possible in their utilisation of finite resources such as water.
  (BBRSC DTP CASE) Controlling interfacial adsorption of bispecific therapeutics using multivalent ions
  Dr R Curtis, Dr A Pluen, Dr C F Blanford
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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ImmTAC molecules are a promising new class of bispecific therapeutics produced by Immunocore for applications in oncology and as new treatments for infectious diseases.
  Soil microbiome function controlling radionuclide bioavailability and soil-to-plant transfer
  Dr J Pittman, Dr C Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the behaviour and environmental impacts of radionuclides such as radium (Ra) and uranium (U) is of critical importance for the management and risk modelling of sites with elevated concentrations of these radionuclides.
  Tracking radionuclide pollution
  Dr M Andersen, Dr D Richards
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. Pollution by anthropogenic radionuclides is ubiquitous in the environment. In particular, Wales and the southwest of England have experienced the legacy of the atomic age from the spread of toxic radionuclides from a range of now-decommissioned nuclear power plants (e.g.
  How does amino acid metabolism affect tumour growth?
  Dr L. Cheng
Applications accepted all year round

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The effect of diet on tumour growth is hotly debated but poorly characterized. Due to the heterogeneous nature of the tumours, dietary studies in patients with varied genetic background often led to inconclusive outcome.
  (BBSRC DTP) Understanding the contribution of dietary extracellular vesicles to healthy human development
  Prof M Westwood, Dr L Harris, Prof A Nicolaou, Dr A Stevens
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The ability to adapt behaviour in response to nutrient availability is important for all cells but particularly so for trophoblasts, as these cells form the placenta - the interface between mother and fetus - and act as fetal sentinels of the maternal environment.
  Understanding and minimizing radiation damage in breast tissues
  Dr M Sherratt, Miss C Kirwan, Prof S Cartmell
Applications accepted all year round

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Human beings are subjected to many forms of radiation both natural (principally ultraviolet radiation [UVR]) and artificial (diagnostic and therapeutic X-rays).
  Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS)

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Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS). The Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS) at the University of Bath is offering at least seven fully funded four-year studentships to join the second cohort of students in September 2020.
  Understanding cellular and network mechanisms underlying memory dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease
  Research Group: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  Dr S Wang, Prof S Grant
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Memory impairment is among the early signs in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that significantly affects daily function. It is vital to understand how neurons encoding memory (i.e.
  Identifying mistranslating mRNAs in specific neural circuits of mouse models of autism
  Dr E Osterweil, Dr C Sibley
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Project Code. 2020-SIDB-05. Aberrant neuronal protein synthesis is a point of convergence for multiple genetic causes of autism.
  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.
  Optogenetic voltage reporting to probe cerebellar to motor cortex connections
  Dr R Empson
Applications accepted all year round

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The cerebellum and the motor cortex are known to communicate during motor behaviour for the refinement of movement.
  Platelet-cell interactions: Platelets beyond thrombosis and haemostasis
  Dr A Pollitt
Applications accepted all year round

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"Platelets play a key role in the prevention of bleeding following blood vessel damage.
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