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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
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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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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.
  EASTBIO: Cetaceans - out of the box model for tackling obesity.
  Dr D Derous, Prof D Lusseau, Dr A Douglas, Dr D Houser
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Davina Derous (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/davina.derous/. Professor David Lusseau (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Dehalogenases from the brown algal genome model Ectocarpus siliculosus
  Prof F Kuepper, Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Frithjof Kuepper (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/oceanlab/research/frithjof-kuepper.php. Dr Hai Deng (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Developing effective rat control for rural Madagascar landscapes: using individual based modelling approaches to inform strategies to increase agricultural productivity and reduce zoonotic disease risk.
  Dr S Telfer, Prof J Travis
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Sandra Telfer (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/ibes/profiles/s.telfer. Professor Justin Travis (University of Aberdeen).
  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).
  EASTBIO: How does inbreeding influence a population’s capacity to cope with thermal stress?
  Dr N Pilakouta, Dr L Lancaster, Prof MG Ritchie, Dr P Smiseth
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Natalie Pilakouta (University of Aberdeen). www.nataliepilakouta.com. Dr Lesley Lancaster (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Microbial carbon cycling traits in soils across land use gradients.
  Dr A Malik, Prof E Paterson, Dr C Gubry-Rangin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Ashish A Malik (University of Aberdeen). https://www.ashishmalik.co. Professor Eric Paterson (The James Hutton Institute).
  EASTBIO: Origin and maintenance of plasticity in response to thermal stress in invasive and declining ants.
  Dr F Manfredini, Dr L Lancaster, Dr J Stockan, Dr N Bailey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Fabio Manfredini (University of Aberdeen). https://fmanfredini79.wixsite.com/manfredini. Dr Lesley Lancaster (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Pesticide problems for honey bees: a closer look in our towns.
  Dr A Bowman, Dr L Trembleau, Ms F Highet, Dr M Taylor
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Alan Bowman (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/a.bowman. Dr Laurent Trembleau (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: The potential impact of Zero Budget Natural Farming in India on food availability, poverty alleviation and soil degradation.
  Prof J Smith, Dr J Yeluripati, Prof E Phimister, Dr D R Nayak
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Jo Smith (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/jo.smith. Dr Jagadeesh Yeluripati (The James Hutton Institute).
  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.
  Linking Microbial Physiology with Carbon Transformations in Peatlands Under Land Use Change
  Dr A Malik, Dr R Andersen, Dr R Artz, Prof J Smith
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Significant amount of carbon is stored in soils, particularly in peatlands. Increasing food and energy needs have led to intensive land use practices that deplete soil organic carbon (SOC) stores.
  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.
  EASTBIO: Gut microbiota mediates distinct metabolic effects through dietary fibre fermentation.
  Dr A Ross, Prof P Morgan
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Alexander Ross (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/alexander-ross.php. Professor Peter Morgan (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Identifying the involvement of putative stretch-sensitive proteins in blood pressure regulation - a bioinformatics investigation of pregnancy to answer a basic science question.
  Dr G S Bewick, Dr T Wishart, Dr S Bhattacharya, Dr E Collie-Duguid
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Guy S Bewick (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/g.s.bewick. Dr Thomas Wishart (University of Edinburgh).
  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).
  EASTBIO: Temporal Adaptation to Antifungal Treatment in Pathogenic Fungi
  Dr D Childers, Dr E Wallace
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Delma Childers (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/delma.childers. Dr Edward Wallace (University of Edinburgh).
  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.
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