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  Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis and Potential Applications of Novel Heterocyclic Alkaloids
  Dr H Deng, Dr L Trembleau
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Genome mining of novel antimicrobial natural products from new bacterial strains
  Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Learning from the past to predict and reduce the risk of infectious disease pandemics
  Dr F Perez-Reche, Prof N Strachan
Applications accepted all year round

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The World Health Organisation reports that infectious diseases cause 63% of childhood deaths and 48% of premature deaths. There is the ongoing risk of epidemics and pandemics that can cause widespread morbidity and mortality (Spanish flu, ebola, SARS, E.
  Quantitative Risk Assessment for Food Safety (allergens, microbial pathogens or chemical contaminants)
  Prof N Strachan, Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will use computational methods to assess risks. An expectation of the society we live in is that the food that we eat is safe.
  Statistical physics of DNA replication
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Romano
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to apply statistical physics and probability theory to the problem of DNA replication in living cells.
  QUADRAT DTP: Actions of early life endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure on adult fish health using the zebrafish model
  Prof S Martin, Prof G Hardiman
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Landfills and other legacy waste sites in coastal zones are major sources of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), to transitional waters and marine environments.
  QUADRAT DTP: Environmental ancient DNA analysis of Lateglacial and Early Holocene contexts in Ireland and Scotland
  Dr L Girdland Flink, Dr G Plunkett
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project aims to refine our understanding of Lateglacial and Early Holocene biodiversity and ecosystems in Scotland and Ireland using ancient DNA extracted from ancient sediments (sedimentary ancient DNA, or sedaDNA).
  QUADRAT DTP: Functional parasite epigenomics and transcriptomics for improving honey-bee health in a global pollination crisis
  Dr M Wenzel, Dr C Meharg
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Pollination is an immensely important ecosystem service that not only contributes to maintaining biodiversity in wild ecosystems but is also indispensable for meeting ever-increasing demands on agriculture to sustain global food security.
  QUADRAT DTP: Modelling metagenomics-derived microbial traits in soils under climate change
  Dr A Malik, Dr T Caruso
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Background. Microorganisms are critical in terrestrial carbon cycling because their growth and activity largely control the fate of recent plant carbon inputs as well as protected soil organic carbon (SOC).
  QUADRAT DTP: The cost of being a fussy eater – Oligolectic pollinators and environmental change
  Dr F Manfredini, Dr L Scott
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Insect pollinators provide fundamental ecosystem services to natural and human-dominated communities. Different pollinators have different abilities to cope with environmental changes, due to differences in their behaviour, physiology and life-history traits.
  QUADRAT DTP: The genomic basis of environmental resilience and vertical zonation in the intertidal rocky shore
  Prof S Piertney, Dr S Helyar
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The extreme environmental variation in salinity, temperature and pH that characterises the rocky shore during a tidal cycle has driven a raft of different physiological and behavioural adaptations among intertidal marine organisms to cope with abiotic stress.
  Immunogenetic Status of Salmonid Populations in Scotland
  Prof S Piertney, Dr M Wenzel, Dr D Morris, Dr J Gilbey
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The genetic integrity of wild salmon in Scotland is being challenged by interaction with escaped farmed fish.
  Automated Big data analysis
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will focus on the task of automating data analysis tasks, particularly for numerical data but the techniques developed could be applied to other domains such as textual data analysis.
  Autonomous learning with Artificial Intelligence
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The ability to learn the sensorimotor maps of unknown environments without supervision is a vital capability of any autonomous agent, be it biological or artificial.
  Soft Robotics Wearable Technologies in Healthcare - LEVERHULME
  Dr M Giannaccini, Dr S S Aphale
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Applications are invited for one fully funded doctoral position in soft robotics at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen.
  Clinical and molecular correlates of response to first line treatment in oral lichen planus
  Dr K Hijazi, Prof J Gibson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Oral lichen planus is a chronic disease of the lining of the mouth that causes pain and increases the risk of oral cancer. The negative impact of oral lichen planus on quality of life has been proven.
  Examining the biology of breast cancer diagnosed in women aged 40 and under
  Prof V Speirs, Dr E Husain, Dr Y Masannat, Dr R Sharma
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Breast cancer is diagnosed in around 55 000 women in the UK each year. While typically more common after the menopause, some 10 - 12% of breast cancers are diagnosed in women under the age of 40.
  Markerless motion capture for healthcare applications
  Dr D Blana, Dr N Oren
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Many disorders and injuries result in abnormal movement that impairs function and affects quality of life.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - 100 years of plant breeding – what have we done to the seed microbiome?
  Dr K Farrar, Dr C Howarth, Dr N Ellis, Dr A Mikaberidze
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Humans have domesticated plants for millennia, with cereals first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East around 9000 BCE.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A machine learning approach to the metabolic profiling of a diverse heritage collection of apples and pears
  Dr D Thorogood, Prof L A Terry, Dr A Winters, Dr M Anastasiadi
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. The project will provide an excellent opportunity for a bio-sciences graduate to develop highly transferrable skills in computational biology using big data analytics.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A receptor-ligand module that triggers cell death in plants: a killer in disguise
  Dr M Bosch, Dr L J McGuffin, Prof G J Stephens
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Most of our food is a product of plant reproduction with fertility and seed set critical for crop yield and thus food security.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Development of novel tools including biomarkers and dietary assessment appsfor nutritional intake and metabolic biotype assessment
  Prof J Draper, Prof J Lovegrove, Dr M Beckmann, Dr R Fallaize
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. “You are what you eat” is a commonplace adage, suggesting that your choice of diet over the years has a major impact on your health and wellbeing.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Identifying beneficial plant-microbial interactions using multi-omic approaches
  Dr M Swain, Dr S Cameron, Dr K Farrar
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Microbes known as endophytes are usually bacteria or fungi, which live within specific plant tissues without causing disease.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Repositioning histone modifying enzyme (HME) inhibitors as next-generation flukicides
  Prof K Hoffman, Prof A Maule, Dr I Chalmers, Dr J Tomczak
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) infection costs the UK livestock industry >£300m/year. The global impact of liver fluke infection across the livestock sector is estimated at over US$3.2b/year.
  The UKRI CDT in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Training in AI, high-performance computing (HPC) and high-performance data analytics (HPDA) plays an essential role, as does engagement with external partners, which include large international companies, locally based start-ups and SMEs, and government and Research Council partners.
  Over 100 Fully Funded PhD Scholarships Available in Taiwan’s Preeminent Academic Institution - Academia Sinica

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Application Deadline. 1st February 2020 (GMT+8). Academia Sinica's Taiwan International Graduate Program ([email protected]) provides over 100 funded PhD scholarships in 12 interdisciplinary programs ranging from physical sciences, life sciences to social sciences and the humanities.
  Analysis of multi-frequency dynamic coherence networks in large-scale electrophysiological recordings (ESR 5)
  Dr A Barrat, Dr D Battaglia
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Tremendous technological progress in the capacity to record simultaneously from multiple brain regions is making increasingly necessary to adopt a system’s perspective when describing brain function.
  Construction and attentional control of complex thought and behaviour
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Prof P Bright, Dr M Pake, Dr I van der Linde
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Prof Peter Bright ([email protected]), Dr Mike Pake, ([email protected]) Dr Ian van der Linde ([email protected] ).
  Smart sensors and spectral techniques in human movement science
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr D Vicinanza, Dr J Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group in collaboration with the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), University of Exeter.
  Sonification and smart sensors for healthy ageing
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr D Vicinanza, Dr J Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group in collaboration with the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), University of Exeter.
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