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Biochemistry (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 74 Biochemistry (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  EastBio Understanding the Structural Basis of Encapsulin Assembly for Efficient Engineering of Encapsulated Enzymes
  Dr D Clarke
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Co-Supervisors. Dr Stephen Wallace, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Dr. Louise Horsfall, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh.
  Integrated mathematical modelling and experimental research into interactions between microorganisms
  Dr J U Kreft
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group aims to combine theoretical & experimental approaches to understand major problems in the ecology and evolution of microbes.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  The mechanism, function, and medically-relevant dysfunction of mitochondrial complex I (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase) (On the University’s application portal, please select "PhD in Medical Science at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit").
  Prof J Hirst
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Complex I (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase) catalyses the first step in the respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation. NADH oxidation and quinone reduction, coupled to proton translocation across the inner membrane.
  Fully-Funded PhD Positions in Biology, Computer Science, Data Science & Scientific Computing, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Physics

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 The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates with bachelor's or master's degrees to apply for the IST Austria PhD program.
  BBSRC MIBPT 2020: Understanding how GPCRs integrate nutritional and hormonal signals at the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus
  Dr C Gorvin, Prof D Veprintsev
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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The hypothalamic arcuate nucleus plays a critical role in many homeostatic functions including locomotion, reproduction and appetite.
  Developing Sustainable Soil Ecosystems: Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Nitrogen Cycling in Artificial Soils
  Dr S Lengger, Dr M Fitzsimons
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Healthy soils are the basis for sustainable agriculture, but they are threatened by erosion, nutrient loss, and climate change.
  Design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications
  Dr J Gautrot
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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A studentship in the design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications is available in the group of Prof J.
  EASTBIO Investigating the role of cell polarity pathways during neurite formation
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Dr D Cheerambathur
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The establishment of an orderly neuronal circuitry is essential for proper organismal development and function.
  (BBSRC DTP) Optimisation of heteromeric protein complex formation via co-ordinated mRNA localisation
  Prof M Ashe, Dr M Pool, Prof C M Grant
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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RNA granules play key roles in cells controlling many aspects of mRNA fate. For instance, in response to stress the relocalisation of mRNAs to mRNA processing bodies (P-bodies) and stress granules facilitates the degradation or storage of unwanted or valuable mRNAs, respectively.
  EASTBIO Unravelling mechanisms controlling gene expression noise in S. cerevisiae during rapid adaptive responses and its application to biotechnology.
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr S Granneman
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Microbes are constantly subjected to changes in their environment and have to rapidly alter their transcriptome to adapt efficiently.
  Unravelling mechanisms controlling gene expression noise in S. cerevisiae during rapid adaptive responses and its application to biotechnology.
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr S Granneman, Prof P Swain
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Microbes are constantly subjected to changes in their environment and have to rapidly alter their transcriptome to adapt efficiently.
  Investigating the Causal Biological Effects on Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC) Occurring Within Components of Advanced Maritime Systems
  Dr B Connolly
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester. The project is supported by BAE Systems, who will provide both industrial supervision, access to research facilities and secondments during the studentship.
  Systems level analysis of platelet signalling
  Dr M J Fry, Prof J M Gibbins
Applications accepted all year round

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We are interested in how intracellular signal transduction networks bring about complex biological behaviours in cells. We do this by combining computational biology with wet laboratory experimentation.
  QUADRAT DTP: Unravelling the freshwater microbial phosphorus cycle
  Prof J Mcgrath, Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Dr J Chin, Dr B Spears
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Eutrophication of freshwater environments via anthropogenic phosphorus (P) input is one of the most serious global water management issues.
  Evolution and biochemistry of photosynthesis - electron transfer reactions, renewable energy production, biotechnology, and chloroplast genomes
  Prof C J Howe
Applications accepted all year round

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The common theme of our work is the biochemistry and evolution of photosynthesis.
  Understanding how intrinsic disorder drives the formation of fuzzy protein complexes and tunes protein function
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Dr S Kepinski, Dr A Zhuravleva, Prof N A Ranson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Intrinsically disordered protein regions lack stable structure and instead move stochastically through an ensemble of conformations.
  Structure and function of enzyme complexes involved in post-transcriptional gene regulation
  Dr G S Winkler
Applications accepted all year round

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Many proteins in human cells function as part of high molecular weight multi-subunit assemblies. The structure and function of such large molecular machines is often difficult to characterise due to their complexity, low abundance and structural dynamics.
  Transport of essential nutrients across the outer membrane of a bacterial pathogen
  Dr M Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Gram-negative bacteria possess a second membrane, the outer membrane (OM), that serves as an additional line of defence against noxious agents, including antibiotics.
  EPSRC CDT in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership: Complex Biological Products Manufacture

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Biological products and their manufacture are progressing to unparalleled levels of complexity. Examples include engineered biocatalysts, antibody-drug conjugates, multivalent vaccines and cellular therapies.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  EASTBIO Single cell multi-omics profiling of the brain for the study of neurological disease
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr C Sibley
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Second Supervisor. Emily Osterweil, CMVM University of Edinburgh. Recent research emphasises that neurological diseases involve a complex interplay of cell autonomous and non-cell autonomous events mediated by the different cell types in the brain (e.g.1).
  Analysis of Heparin Binding Proteins and the Supramolecular Structure of Extracellular Matrix
  Prof D G Fernig, Prof C E Eyers
Applications accepted all year round

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Changes in heparan sulfate structure and location have long been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but the functional significance of this has remained elusive.
  The CRISPR system of the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
  Prof M F White
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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CRISPR is a prokaryotic adaptive immune system, allowing detection and degradation of invading viruses. For the public and much of the scientific community, CRISPR is now synonymous with the minimal Class 2 systems Cas9 and Cas12.
  Observing Nucleic Acid Aptamer Binding with Ultrafast 2D-IR Spectroscopy
  Prof N Hunt
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The project will be a collaboration with Prof Glenn Burley (University of Strathclyde). Background. The strong and specific binding of small molecules and proteins to DNA has relevance across many areas, from fundamental biophysics, through chemical biology to nanotechnology.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  Multiscale dynamic visualisation framework for industrial mutants design and biological knowledge discovery
  Dr D Zhang
Application Deadline: 30 August 2020

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Current industrial bio-production processes exclusively uses yeast and bacteria as the microorganism hosts to synthesise valuable commercial compounds.
  (A*STAR) A multiscale approach to modelling the structure and dynamics of large enzymes
  Dr S Hay, Prof N Scrutton, Dr L Johannissen
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Much of biochemistry relies on atomic resolution structural information, most commonly determined using X-ray crystallography. However, due to their dynamic nature, it is often not possible to determine the structure of large multi-domain proteins.
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