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  A proteomic map of host cell rewiring by pathogens
  Dr B Collins, Prof J Bengoechea, Dr G Schroeder
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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We aim to develop advanced methods in mass spectrometry-based proteomics and apply them to the question of how host cellular defences are manipulated by bacterial pathogens.
  (WIS) How food-borne Listeria monocytogenes overcomes the host defence mechanisms at the single cell level?
  Prof I Roberts, Dr P Paszek
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Pathogens have developed intricate ways to overcome the host’s immune system. In this proposal we will study the direct interaction of macrophages with the important food-borne bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes that causes significant human morbidity and mortality.
  Single-cell proteomic analysis of host-factor cleavage during norovirus infection
  Dr E Emmott, Dr M Iturriza
Applications accepted all year round

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Human norovirus is a major human pathogen, and the causative agent behind ‘winter vomiting disease’. Typically, infection is self-limited, causing diarrhoea and vomiting lasting from 24-72 hours.
  Mathematical modelling of immune cell host-pathogen interactions
  Dr P Paszek, Dr M Muldoon, Prof I Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Mammals have central cellular defence systems that resist infection by a range of pathogens. These involve the NF-κB and STAT signalling systems, which we have shown to use dynamics and timing to encode pathogen-associated signals.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Defining the signalling pathways regulating intraepithelial lymphocytes in the gut
  Dr M Swamy, Dr I Moraga Gonzalez
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  EMBL Australia Partnership PhD Program

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Undertake interdisciplinary, postgraduate research for a PhD degree at Australia's top life science laboratories. Successful students will receive generous scholarships and travel grants while undertaking their PhD at an EMBL Australia laboratory in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra or Adelaide.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Can many biomarkers make light work of liver fluke parasite diagnostics?
  Dr P McVeigh, Dr R Morphew
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Liver fluke parasites are a pervasive economic threat on UK sheep and cattle farms.
  The respiratory metagenome during exacerbations of asthma
  Prof N Papadopoulos, Prof D Robertson, Dr S Megremis
Applications accepted all year round

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Asthma is an international pandemic, with 10% or more of the global population having experience asthma symptoms some time in life.
  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/).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A novel approach for reducing multiple-drug resistance in foodborne bacteria: application of CRISPR technology
  Prof S C Andrews, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr C Rymer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Functions & Applications of a Novel Stem Cell Signalling Pathway
  Dr GM Findlay, Dr M Stavridis
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  Exploiting druggability host spots in protein phosphatase targets
  Dr L Tabernero, Prof D Procter, Dr S Butterworth
Applications accepted all year round

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In the past years the use of virtual screening or computer-based screening of compound libraries against selected targets has expanded exponentially the boundaries of drug discovery.
  Evolutionary genetics of transposable element invasions
  Dr A Betancourt
Applications accepted all year round

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Most animal and plant genomes are riddled with parasitic DNA. This DNA comes from transposable elements, ‘jumping’ genes that can spread not only from parent to offspring, but which also make new copies of themselves within a host.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Tackling antimicrobial resistance in dairy production: using microfluidics and smartphone technology to monitor resistance genes alongside functional antibiotic sensitivity testing
  Dr A Edwards, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr P Ray
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. PROBLEM - Dairy farming is a socially and economically important sector of agriculture, and also illustrates the importance of a ‘one health’ approach that addresses both human and animal health.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Investigating mRNA cap regulation in pluripotency and differentiation
  Prof V Cowling, Prof T A Owen-hughes
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Uncovering molecular details of regulation of the mRNA capping enzymes in gene expression
  Dr A Pisliakov, Prof V Cowling
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  Seeking critical branch points in bacterial evolution with comparative genomics
  Prof N Saunders, Mr A Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a bioinformatics and comparative genomics-focussed project, seeking to identify the basis of speciation and sub-speciation of bacterial species accounting for the development of individual and independent lineages.
  Investigating the influence of polyploidy on the evolution of a major human fungal pathogen
  Dr E Ballou
Applications accepted all year round

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The human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans undergoes an unusual morphological transition from haploid yeast to highly polyploid Titan cells during infection of the human host.
  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.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Bacterial stress sensing and antibiotic action
  Dr U Zachariae, Dr M Bergkessel
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Identifying genetic factors contributing to knee pain and knee osteoarthritis among people with diabetes
  Dr W Meng, Prof B Smith, Prof L Colvin
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Interdisciplinary investigation of the role of amino acids in immunometabolic responses to metformin in human macrophages
  Dr G Rena, Prof C Lang
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Investigating the tumour suppressor function of chromatin remodelling enzymes
  Prof T A Owen-hughes, Dr G Schweikert
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Mendelian Randomisation Approaches to defining the Underlying risk factors for the Dementias.
  Dr A Doney, Dr W Meng
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Metformin-associated B12 deficiency and cognitive function in Type 2 Diabetes
  Dr L Kang, Dr A Doney
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Molecular simulation study of the Nrf2-Keap1 pathway, the master regulator of cellular redox homeostasis
  Dr A Pisliakov, Prof A Dinkova-Kostova
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Prediction of protein specificity determining sites from population genetics
  Prof G J Barton, Dr U Zachariae
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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PhD Type

This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Prediction of protein-protein interaction sites from population genetics data
  Prof G J Barton, Dr A Pisliakov
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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PhD Type

This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Proteo-Genomic Analysis for Precision Oncology
  Prof A I Lamond, Prof R Petty
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  Using genotype-to-phenotype analyses to identify the genetic determinants of gastroenteritis caused by the food-borne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni
  Dr C D Bayliss, Prof J Ketley
Applications accepted all year round

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Campylobacter jejuni is the major causative agent of foodborne gastroenteritis across Europe. Contaminated chicken meat is the main source of infections and hence control of this pathogen is critical to food security in the poultry industry.
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