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  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Bacteriolysis: how cell envelope-targeting antibiotics trick bacteria to self-digest
  Dr H Strahl von Schulten, Dr A Fenton
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The bacterial cell envelope is the target for some of our most successful antibiotics including penicillins and cephalosporins, and also for last-resort antibiotics such as vancomycin and daptomycin used to treat life-threatening multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.
  Enhancement of radiation induced cell death using ultrasound stimulated microbubbles
  Dr E Harris, Dr C Box, Prof K Harrington
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. We are committed to attracting and developing the best minds in the world to join us in our mission—to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
  (MRC DTP) Design of allosteric small molecule inhibitors of fibrosis using advanced molecular simulation techniques
  Dr R A Bryce, Dr K Piper Hanley, Dr R Whitehead
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Integrins are a family of protein receptors that play a major role in cell survival, growth and migration. Their function is to transmit signals across the cell membrane by undergoing an elegant large scale structural rearrangement.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Bacterial stress sensing and antibiotic action
  Dr U Zachariae, Dr M Bergkessel
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”.
  Adjuvant therapies for mupirocin-resistant bacteria
  Dr B Bonev, Dr A Cockayne
Applications accepted all year round

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Multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been able to adapt constantly to therapeutic use of antibiotics and remains an important source of clinical complications, morbidity and mortality.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: From Live Cells to Single-molecules: Unravelling the interplay between 3D genomic structure and gene expression
  Dr C Toseland, Dr T Craggs
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This studentship is focused on applying state-of-the-art single molecule imaging techniques to study the molecular basis of DNA condensation and its impact upon gene expression.
  Life’s ups and downs: probing the conformational dynamics of DASS transporters, a protein family associated with age-related diseases and lifespan determination (MACMILLANU20DTP)
  Dr F MacMillan, Dr J Angulo
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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We study the architecture and functional dynamics of membrane proteins, especially many medically relevant membrane transport systems.
  BBSRC SWBio DTP studentship: Development of peptide-based delivery systems to improve biotherapeutic efficacy within tumour models
  Dr P Watson
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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The last three decades has witnessed the spending of billions of pounds on attempts to develop peptides and oligonucleotides into clinically effective therapeutics.
  (BBSRC DTP) A computational model for improving catalytic rate in enzymes
  Dr J Warwicker, Dr S De Visser, Dr S Hay
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Directed evolution of enzyme activity is an established methodology, generating biocatalysts that are of benefit for biotechnology, for example in bioenergy production [Turner 2009].
  Cationic antimicrobial peptides as anticancer agents
  Dr R Green, Prof R A Frazier
Applications accepted all year round

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Cationic peptides are widespread in nature where they play a key role in host defense within plants and animals. The mechanism by which these peptides interact with cell membranes potentially leads to these being less prone to antimicrobial resistance than conventional antibiotics.
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