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  Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Origin of Life on the Earth
  Prof J Šponer, Ms J Sponerova
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Formation of the very first oligonucleotide sequences is one of the greatest mysteries surrounding life’s origin on our planet.
  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.
  Multiscale Modeling of Nucleic Acids
  Prof J Šponer, Prof M Otyepka, Dr MK Krepl
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) belong to the most important biomacromolecules. Studies of structure and dynamics of nucleic acids represent an important task of modern life sciences.
  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.
  A PhD applying machine learning techniques to Next Generation Sequencing Big Data to improve Prostate Cancer patient outcome. (BrewerD-CooperCU19SF)
  Dr D Brewer, Prof C Cooper
Application Deadline: 31 May 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.
  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.
  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.
  Investigating metalloprotein mechanism using ‘physiological’ X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  Dr P Ash
Application Deadline: 4 February 2020

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A wide variety of metalloproteins, utilising a range of earth-abundant metals, are vital to many biological processes. Changes in metal-based oxidation state are critical to the function of metalloproteins with diverse roles in electron transfer and redox catalysis.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Integrated spectroscopic imaging and computational modelling approach for assessing skin penetration
  Dr T Chen
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Skin penetration underpins the design, efficacy and risk assessment of many high-value products including topical and transdermal drugs, functional personal care products, amongst others.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Intelligent and directed laser-based spectroscopy(Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd)
  Prof D Reid, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Laser-based spectroscopic techniques - encompassing LIBS, Raman and deep-infrared absorption spectroscopy – offer unprecedented performance for molecular and elemental diagnostics.
  Exploring the effects of decanoic acid on ion channel function and synaptic network activity
  Dr P Chen
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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We have recently discovered a straight chain ten-carbon fatty acid (decanoic acid, DA) which displays non-competitive antagonism for the AMPA (AMPAR) subtype of glutamate receptor (Chang et al., 2016).
  HELMs: self-assembling cyclic lipopeptides for the efficient transport and delivery of drugs to the GI-tract
  Prof S Cutting
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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We have discovered a unique class of molecule produced by environmental bacteria termed HELMs (heterogenous lipopeptide micelles).
  The chemistry and biophysics of phosphoryl transfer enzymes
  Prof J Waltho, Dr A Almond
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the most remarkable features of the chemistry of living organisms is the evolutionary utilisation of phosphate esters to provide biopolymers that encode genetic information, deliver temporal protein regulation, generate and distribute free energy throughout the cell, and to provide a ubiquitous handle for metabolic intermediates.
  Advanced microscopy for blood flow field mapping in the heart
  Dr J Taylor, Prof A Harvey
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available in the Imaging Concepts Group at Glasgow University, developing and applying advanced optical microscopy and computational imaging techniques to measure and study the blood flow and heart function in the developing zebrafish heart.
  Etiology, assessment and treatment of scoliosis
  Prof K Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can be present in 3-4% of the population. If left untreated, some can progress to lead to back pain, shortness of breath and severe deformities.
  Scoliosis research and outcomes
  Dr J Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the commonest form of spinal deformity in the paediatric population. Without proper treatment, these curves may deteriorate and lead to cosmetic disfigurement, back pain, and cardiopulmonary compromise.
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs

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The University of Lethbridge – School of Graduate Studies. Located where the Rocky Mountains meet Alberta's Prairies, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada's leading universities and research institutions.
  Understanding Dynamic Intracellular Organization in Gene-Engineered Cells by Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy and Physical Micromanipulation
  Dr T Surrey
Application Deadline: 4 February 2020

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Background. The inside of living cells is highly organized. Nevertheless, cellular components constantly move around and all molecules constantly turn over.
  Cellular protein quality control in diabetes-associated heart disease: The insight into mechanisms and therapeutic potentials
  Dr V Liu, Dr L Swanton
Applications accepted all year round

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Cardiovascular complications are the leading causes of diabetes mortality. With the exception of vascular and valvular injuries, diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a distinct myocardial disease, which is characterised by abnormal cellular metabolism and defects in organelles function, leading to impaired cardiac function.
  Chromatin remodelling in health and disease
  Dr R Gibbons, Prof D Higgs
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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It has become apparent that the regulation of chromatin structure is of paramount importance in a wide variety of fundamental nuclear processes including gene expression, DNA replication, repair and recombination.
  Chromatin remodelling in health and disease
  Dr R Gibbons, Prof D Higgs
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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It has become apparent that the regulation of chromatin structure is of paramount importance in a wide variety of fundamental nuclear processes including gene expression, DNA replication, repair and recombination.
  PhD Studentship in Biomechanics and energetics of foraging in leaf-cutter ants.
  Dr D Labonte
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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The Evolutionary Biomechanics Laboratory invites applications for a research studentship in the field of insect biomechanics/physiology, leading to the award of a PhD degree.
  Brain-inspired computers: from neuron spike dynamics to spike computing
  Prof S Saveliev
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Application details. Reference number. SS/PH/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  Fully funded PhD Scholarships in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

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Fully funded PhD Scholarship Opportunities, Potential immediate start. School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. Scholarship opportunity's with immediate or early 2019 start for applicants with exceptional tertiary qualifications.
  (BBSRC DTP) Understanding structure and function of the mechanosensors talin and vinculin
  Dr C Ballestrem, Prof C Baldock, Dr A Roseman
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The ability of cells to sense biochemical and mechanical properties of their extracellular matrix (ECM) environment is critical for the development of functional tissue.
  Lipid cubic phases: sustainable nanomaterials to immobilize membrane proteins for biocatalysis and biosensors
  Dr Adam Squires
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath has launched a joint PhD programme with Monash University, Australia.
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