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  Basic and clinical studies on spinal cord injury
  Dr G Shea
Applications accepted all year round

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Spinal cord injury has a devastating effect on affected individuals, who are often of working age and subject to a lifetime of dependency and debilitation.
  Deciphering protective factors for intervertebral disc degeneration for mechanistic insights and intervention potentials
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) can lead to a diversity of problems including low back pain and sciatica as two very painful symptomatic outcomes.
  Understanding how the NuRD complex regulates 3D genome organization using a combination of single-molecule super-resolution imaging and single cell biology
  Prof E D Laue
Applications accepted all year round

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The spatial organisation of the genome is known to play an important role in regulating RNA transcription to effect cell-type-specific gene expression programs, and to control the differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) cells.
  Understanding the role of protein conformation at the nanoscale: In-situ TERS studies of amyloidogenic Tau aggregation
  Dr I S Nandhakumar
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Iris Nandhakumar. Co-supervisor Prof. Sumeet Mahajan, Dr Amrit Mudher. Project description. Applications are invited for a prestigious PhD studentship to work on an exciting interdisciplinary project between the Schools of Chemistry and Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.
  Single Molecule studies to characterise the spatial and temporal mechanisms of the HIV-1 fusion reaction
  Research Group: School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences
  Dr S Padilla Parra
Applications accepted all year round

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To start. Start date negotiable. School. School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences. Study mode. Full time. Supervisor. Dr Sergi Padilla Parra.
  Structure/function studies of component proteins of anti-feeding prophage (Afp), a bacteriophage tail-like particle using high-resolution cryo-EM and x-ray crystallography
  Prof A Mitra
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to carry out structure/function studies of component proteins of anti-feeding prophage (Afp), a bacteriophage tail-like particle using high-resolution cryo-EM and x-ray crystallography.
  Developing chemical probes to distinguish CDK4-cyclin D
  Prof J Endicott
Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 2020 for four years. Overview. CDK4/6 inhibitors have been approved to treat hormone responsive/HER2 negative breast cancer.
  Oxidative protein folding of industrially and pharmaceutically important recombinant proteins
  Dr H Lu, Dr A Day
Applications accepted all year round

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Oxidative protein folding is an important process for the function of many proteins, which includes both folding and formation of native disulphide bonds.
  A PhD applying machine learning techniques to Next Generation Sequencing Big Data to improve the prediction of prostate cancer patient outcome (BrewerU20FMH)
  Dr D Brewer, Prof C Cooper
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and an estimated 307,000 men annually die from PCa worldwide.
  Defining a novel assembly pathway in ssRNA viruses using X-ray footprinting.
  Prof P G Stockley
Applications accepted all year round

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Project co-supervised by Prof. Peter Stockley at Leeds and Prof. Reidun Twarock at University of York, as part of the White Rose network "Structural and Mechanistic Biology at the RNA/Ligand Interface".
  Understanding the mechanism of RNA recognition by La-related proteins
  Prof MR Conte
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available to work in the laboratory of Prof. Sasi (Maria R) Conte (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/sasi-conte), in the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/randall).
  Investigation of aortic remodelling in obesity and role of mitochondrial dysfunction
  Dr A Kitmitto, Dr E Cartwright
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a global healthcare and economic burden with currently more than 650 million adults classified as obese (WHO, 2017). Obesity is a common precursor to type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and both are risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Reverse-engineering blood flow and transport in complex vascular organs: an in-silico approach to characterising pregnancy pathologies
  Dr T Krueger, Dr M Bernabeu
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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Background. The human placenta performs diverse functions later taken on by several different organs. In particular, it mediates the exchange of vital solutes, including respiratory gases and nutrients, between the mother and the developing fetus.
  Structure based design of angiotensin-converting enzyme (from Anopheles gambiae) inhibitors as mosquitocides
  Prof K R Acharya
Applications accepted all year round

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The mosquitoes of the Anopheles and Aedes genus are some of the most deadly insects to humans because of their effectiveness as vectors of malaria and a range of arboviruses, including yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and zika.
  Stimuli-responsive biopolymers for life science, materials and therapeutic applications
  Dr M Soloviev
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a self-funded project, match-finding option may be available for qualifying candidates. Please include a detailed CV with any enquiries.
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