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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.
  Developing an enzymatic toolbox to make complex modified peptides
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr W Houssen, Dr L Trembleau
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The pharmaceutical industry has identified a major gap in its portfolio. On the one hand, they are excellent at discovering small molecules that act via a lock and key type mechanism.
  Discovery of novel pharmaceuticals from marine and desert microorganisms
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr R Ebel
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Microorganisms from extreme environments such as the deep seas, cold seas and hyper arid deserts have been shown to produce a range of complex natural products with high biological activity.
  Genome mining of novel antimicrobial natural products from new bacterial strains
  Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
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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.
  New calcium phosphate bone cements for potential biomaterial applications; bone repair and/or scaffold fabrication
  Prof I Gibson, Prof J M S Skakle
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Calcium phosphates bone cements are widely used for bone-replacement materials due to their chemical similarity to natural bone but also their ability to set and harden in situ and their ability to be injected as a paste.
  Novel Approaches to Engaging Land Managers in Monitoring the Impact of Agri-Environment-Climate Schemes
  Dr K Prager, Prof S Redpath
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Agri-environment-climate schemes (AECS) are a voluntary policy mechanism to incentivise and compensate farmers for undertaking environmental measures as part of their land management.
  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
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Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  Sustaining partnership approaches – evaluating effectiveness, health and longevity of agri-environmental collaboratives
  Dr K Prager, Dr T Potts
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A multitude of partnerships have developed between actors from the farming, environment, conservation, community, business and government sectors.
  Boundary Effects in Active Matter Systems
  Dr F Ginelli
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he study of collective properties of active matter is a fast-emerging interdisciplinary research field.
  How to make molecular machines: modelling ribosome biogenesis
  Prof C Romano, Prof I Stansfield
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Ribosomes are arguably the most important biological molecular machines. Cells can be seen as factories of proteins, with ribosomes being the machines producing them.
  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.
  Modelling the deformation of cells
  Dr F Perez-Reche
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Cells are the elementary building blocks of living organisms. The correct functioning of living organisms is therefore conditioned to the ability of living cells to withstand forces and deformations and to promptly adapt to their mechanical environment.
  Neuronal Dynamics from a complex network perspective
  Prof A Politi, Dr E Ullner
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The human brain is possibly the most intriguing complex system we know. The combination of experimental work and theoretical approaches has gained many insides in the last century but we are still far away from a real understanding.
  Noisy translation: modelling of stochastic effects on protein production
  Prof C Romano, Prof I Stansfield
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This project will focus on the mathematical modelling of a fundamental process in the cell. translation of the messenger RNA into a protein.
  Quantitative Risk Assessment for Food Safety (allergens, microbial pathogens or chemical contaminants)
  Prof N Strachan, Dr F Perez-Reche
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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
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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.
  The mathematics behind the smartness of neural networks
  Dr M S Baptista
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Intelligence is one of the pillars that allows animals to master their environment. Scientific approaches recently proposed have been capable of simulating networked systems that reproduce similar emergent manifestations of behavior as those observed in the brain.
  Sustainable Resilience to Coastal Erosion: Innovative Approaches to Protection of Assets Along Coastlines at Risk - QUADRAT DTP CASE
  Dr D Green, Dr J McKinley
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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All coastlines are subject to dynamic change through wave and wind action resulting in significant loss or gain of land through erosion and/or accretion.
  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: Co-benefits and trade-offs of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage – the role of feedstock sustainability
  Prof P Smith, Dr R Heaton
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/pete.smith/. Dr Rebecca Heaton (Drax Group).
  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: Evolution of dispersal and host plant adaptation during range expansion in the global crop pest seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus
  Dr G Bocedi, Dr L Lancaster, Prof MG Ritchie
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Greta Bocedi (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/greta.bocedi. Dr Lesley Lancaster (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Food security through carbon sequestration
  Prof P Smith, Dr J Hillier
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/pete.smith/. Dr Jon Hillier (University of Edinburgh).
  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: Impact of biological nitrification inhibition on enhanced and sustainable crop production
  Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Prof M Jaspars
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Cecile Gubry-Rangin (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/c.rangin. Professor Marcel Jaspars (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Live fast, die young: testing the mechanisms linking risk-taking behaviour to the rate of ageing in a wild bird.
  Dr P Bize, Prof K Spencer
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Pierre Bize (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/pierre.bize. Professor Karen Spencer (University of St.
  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).
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