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  EASTBIO: Recurrent evolution of a eukaryotic molecular trait: acquisition of polycistronic RNA processing.
  Dr J Pettitt, Dr B Mueller, Dr M Wenzel, Prof I Stansfield
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Jonathan Pettitt (University of Aberdeen). https://www.aberdeenwormlab.org/. Dr Berndt Mueller (University of Aberdeen).
  Advanced Image Processing and Machine Learning Techniques for Complex Multidimensional Imaging Data
  Dr B Obara
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD in Computer Science at Durham University, UK. The project will develop techniques and methods for processing and analysis of complex multidimensional image data, with applications in biology, medicine, engineering, remote sensing, and arts and humanities.
  Computational Modelling of Biological Visual Processing Utilising MEA Electrode Arrays
  Prof TM McGinnity
Applications accepted all year round

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Over 60 million people worldwide are blind and this number is rising as the global population ages. There are a number of major eye diseases, many of them associated with the retina and in addition many chronic diseases have manifestations in the eye.
  Precision Medicine DTP - A step change in sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy for accurate and rapid analysis of living cells
  Dr A Downes, Dr H Yin
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Most methods of cell characterization require a destructive or invasive test, without any real-time readout.
  Algorithms to process brain activity over networks for clinical applications
  Dr J Escudero Rodriguez
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

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This exciting inter-disciplinary PhD project will develop mathematical and computational algorithms to analyse brain activity and brain networks with the objective to help monitor neurological conditions.
  UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing

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FOUR YEAR PHD WITH INTEGRATED TRAINING. FULLY FUNDED. SEPTEMBER 2020. Tailored doctoral training comprising both taught courses and a doctoral dissertation.
  Towards personalised coronary artery disease consideration using medical image processing and computational modelling
  Dr S Beier
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is highly interdisciplinary, and will involve working with (and extending) a suite of existing software and computational models based on clinical imaging data.
  Understanding the role that the RNA helicase UPF1 plays in sorting ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes and the mechanism by which this role of UPF1 might reduce cellular stress and cell degeneration.
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr S Brogna
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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This project’s specific objective is to study the molecular role(s) that the RNA helicase UPF1 plays in RNA processing. UPF1 is a key player in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), it is universally conserved in eukaryotes and is essential to the development of many organisms [1].
  Information Extraction from Scientific Texts to support Nature-Inspired Engineering (EPS2020/39)
  Prof M Desmulliez
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Nature has inspired various highly innovative engineering solutions, such as Velcro, the Japanese bullet train and others. Solving engineering problems using Nature requires however specific and interdisciplinary domain knowledge.
  RNA metabolism in response to cellular stress
  Dr P Grzechnik, Dr S Brogna
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The aim of the project is to understand roles for mRNA processing during the stress response in eukaryotic cells. Exposure to acute stress reduces cell viability or fitness and therefore immediate adaption is crucial for cell survival.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Proteomic analysis of FAK function in human pancreatic cancer
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Dr A Serrels, Dr A Byron, Dr A von Kriegsheim
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. In the United Kingdom, the 5-year survival rate for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is just 3% (Cancer Research UK statistics), and as a result pancreatic cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer death in the UK and US.
  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.
  A structural basis for the cross-talk between histones and RNA Polymerase II
  Prof R Stefl, Dr K Kubicek, Prof S Vanacova
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Chromatin is a highly flexible architecture in which spatially and temporally coordinated changes between structurally condensed states (transcriptionally repressive), and structurally accessible states (transcriptionally active) regulate gene expression.
  Cracking the CTD code
  Prof R Stefl, Dr K Kubicek, Dr P Plevka
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The concept of the CTD code that specifies the position of RNAPII in the transcriptional cycle and thus recruits specific processing factors, was suggested almost a decade ago.
  Functions of cyclin-dependent kinase 11 (CDK11) in regulation of gene expression
  Dr D Blažek, Assoc Prof Z Zdráhal, Dr P Alexiou
Application Deadline: 18 December 2019

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CDK11 is ubiquitously expressed in all tissues and the CDK11 null mouse is lethal at an early stage of development indicating an important role for Cdk11 in the adult as well as during development.
  Phenotyping placental disease in women with diabetes and chronic hypertension using transcriptomic analysis
  Dr J Myers, Dr E Johnstone
Applications accepted all year round

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Placental disease triggers medically-indicated preterm birth in 1 in 6 pregnancies complicated by chronic hypertension and/or diabetes (cardiometabolic disease).
  BBSRC MIBTP: Transcriptional regulators of gene expression in human cells
  Dr P Grzechnik, Dr S Brogna
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Position for a PhD student is available in the group of Dr Pawel Grzechnik at the University of Birmingham. The aim of the project is to uncover novel roles for transcriptional factors and to investigate how mRNA processing alters gene expression in human cells.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Investigating mRNA cap regulation in pluripotency and differentiation
  Prof V Cowling, Prof T A Owen-hughes
Application Deadline: 11 January 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”.
  Raman and Fluorescence Signals for Clinical Optical Imaging
  Dr R.K Henderson, Dr N Finlayson
Application Deadline: 30 May 2020

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The EPSRC IRC Proteus (Proteus) - Multiplexed ’Touch and Tell’ Optical Molecular Sensing and Imaging - Lifetime and Beyond” is an Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Bath, Heriot Watt, Durham and Dundee.
  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.
  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).
  Getting to grips with severe asthma - a whole population approach using routinely acquired data.
  Prof S Turner, Dr D Miller
Applications accepted all year round

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There are 500,000 people in Scotland who have asthma. Asthma symptoms range from mild through moderate to severe. Severe asthma is not common but since it is associated with morbidity and mortality, severe asthma is a considerable burden to patients, society and the NHS.
  Using CRISPR genome editing to determine the effects of obesity and hypertension associated polymorphisms
  Dr A MacKenzie, Prof M Delibegovic
Applications accepted all year round

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Introduction. There is now little doubt that morbid conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are mechanistically linked.
  Computational systems biology of B-cell lymphoma
  Dr SA Mitchell, Prof C Pepper
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship to join Brighton and Sussex Medical School at the University of Sussex Campus.
  The impact of mixed radiation and chemicals exposure on neuronal cytotoxicity, ageing and transcription
  Dr R Anderson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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A 3-year funded PhD studentship is available in the College of Health and Life Sciences at Brunel University London. Project description.
  EMBLA Project - The regulation of phase transition by alternative splicing
  Dr R Weatheritt
Applications accepted all year round

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More than 90% of human genes undergo alternative splicing, the process by which multiple, distinct transcript and protein variants are expressed from a single gene.
  PhD opportunities at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

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Our vision is to train PhD students to become next-generation innovators in Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to Healthcare, and we are inviting excellent, suitably qualified graduates with strongest AI-related skills and strong interest in healthcare.
  Bioinformatics: investigating the molecular basis of symbiosis and adaptation in corals and related cnidarian model organisms.
  Prof M Aranda, Prof A Nagarajan
Applications accepted all year round

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We are currently seeking a highly motivated candidate with strong bioinformatics background to pursue Ph.D. Our group applies functional and comparative genomics techniques to investigate the molecular basis of symbiosis and adaptation in corals and related cnidarian model organisms.
  Development of bioinformatics methods for data integration from various diagnostic types in clinical oncology
  Dr V Bystrý, Dr P Alexiou
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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In the state of the art personalised therapy planning for oncology patients multiple examinations and laboratory tests are performed to get a thorough characterisation of a tumour.
  Dynamics of the Structure Maintenance of Chromosome (SMC) complexes
  Prof J Palecek
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The SMC (Structure Maintenance of Chromosome) complexes are the key components of higher-order chromatin fibers and play important roles in genome stability.
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