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  EASTBIO Time to hatch and feed: Neuroendocrine mechanisms underpinning appetite in birds
  Prof S Meddle, Prof G Leng
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Aim. This fascinating PhD project will investigate the crucial time in every bird’s life.
  EASTBIO Understanding the role of the gut microbiome in chickens under feed restriction and its interplay with the host transcriptional response to nutritional stress
  Dr CR Roberts, Prof N Sparks, Prof S Meddle
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Improving productivity in the poultry industry is one of the key global challenges to be addressed with regard to feeding an increasing worldwide population.
  The evolution and genetics of sexual dimorphism
  Dr A Wright, Prof J Slate, Prof S Paterson
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Males and females of the same species are often subject to very different selection pressures and can show major differences in morphology, behaviour and life history.
  A new approach to modelling the impacts of climate change on avian biodiversity (WARRENUENV20ARIES)
  Prof R Warren, Dr J Price, Dr J Pearce-Higgins
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND. Climate change is affecting biodiversity. Species distributions are changing and spring is advancing. In the future, risks are projected to be much greater.
  EASTBIO - Emerging infectious diseases and the origins of zoonotic RNA viruses
  Prof M Woolhouse, Prof ALB Leigh Brown, Dr L Lu
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The emergence of RNA viruses from mammal or bird reservoirs is a serious threat to public health, as illustrated by recent, large outbreaks of Ebola, Zika and Chikungunya viruses.
  EASTBIO “Genomic features recruiting repressive polycomb group (PcG) complexes during evolution”
  Dr D VERNIMMEN, Dr D E K Ferrier
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Rationale. In vertebrate genomes, CpG dinucleotides are relatively depleted, except in specific regions showing high density.
  Evolutionary insights for engineering improved globin oxygen carriers
  Dr M Berenbrink, Dr J Madine
Applications accepted all year round

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Around 2 million red blood cell units at a cost of 120.00 GBP per unit are transfused annually in England alone (http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/what-we-do/blood-transfusion/).
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