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  The production of alcohols as commodity chemicals/ biofuels using yeast as a vehicle
  Prof M Ashe, Prof C M Grant, Dr J-M Schwartz, Dr J Winterburn
Applications accepted all year round

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Crude oil represents probably the most important natural resource to industrial nations. As well as fuel, crude oil is used to produce a host of chemicals that govern modern day life.
  (BBSRC DTP) Tackling the genomic dark matter through system engineering of ncRNAs in yeast
  Prof D Delneri, Prof P Cai
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are thought as of genomic "dark matter" for which the biological significance has been largely underestimated.
  Engineering synthetic ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs) in yeast
  Prof P Cai, Prof D Delneri
Applications accepted all year round

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Advances in DNA synthesis technology have led to rapid growth in the field of synthetic biology, heralding a nascent era of synthetic genomics.
  Production of Industrial Chemicals for Personal Care and Health Care Using Oleaginous Yeast
  Dr TS Wong
Applications accepted all year round

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Many ingredients in the personal care and health care products, for example lipids, are derived from petroleum, animal fat or vegetable oil.
  Unravelling mechanisms controlling gene expression noise in S. cerevisiae during rapid adaptive responses and its application to biotechnology.
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr S Granneman, Prof P Swain
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Microbes are constantly subjected to changes in their environment and have to rapidly alter their transcriptome to adapt efficiently.
  Engineering tRNA neochromosomes in yeast
  Prof P Cai, Prof D Delneri
Applications accepted all year round

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Advances in DNA synthesis technology have led to rapid growth in the field of synthetic biology, heralding a nascent era of synthetic genomics.
  The role mRNA-specific translation during chronological aging
  Prof C M Grant, Prof M Ashe, Prof S Hubbard
Applications accepted all year round

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Biological ageing can be thought of as a progressive decline in the ability of an organism to survive stress and disease. It is a complex process which is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.
  EASTBIO Unravelling mechanisms controlling gene expression noise in S. cerevisiae during rapid adaptive responses and its application to biotechnology.
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr S Granneman
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Microbes are constantly subjected to changes in their environment and have to rapidly alter their transcriptome to adapt efficiently.
  Interplay between the translation of upstream open reading frames and ribosome nascent chain-associated factors to control gene expression in eukaryotic cells
  Dr M Pool, Prof G D Pavitt
Applications accepted all year round

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Eukaryotic mRNAs typically contain one open reading frame that is translated into protein. However many mRNAs contain additional upstream ORFs (uORFs) that regulate protein expression by controlling the flow of ribosomes to the main ORF, often by regulated reinitiation.
  How does a new antimicrobial kill the fungi that invade immunosuppressed patients?
  Prof T Levine
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Hard-to-treat fungal infections are a growing problem both UK and worldwide (rates respectively 10,000 and 2M/year; mortality 40% and 25%).
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