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  The role of protein turnover in bacterial life and death
  Prof S J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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The control of protein levels in bacterial cells is essential for their growth and survival. This is an interplay between protein synthesis and turnover.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: RNA modifications: cracking the RNA code in health and disease
  Prof K Stellos, Prof I Spyridopoulos, Dr A Gatsiou, Dr S Tual-Chalot
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Inflammation comprises a fundamental biological process tasked to protect our body against invasion of microorganisms (e.g virus, bacteria, etc).
  EASTBIO: Resistance in Crop Roots: Functional Analysis of the H2-Meditated Response to Nematodes
  Dr S Mantelin, Prof J Jones
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Resistance genes provide plants with protection against a range of pathogens. Despite their use in crop breeding programmes, our knowledge of how plant resistance genes function is still sketchy and mainly based on studies in leaves rather than roots.
  How do antibiotics kill bacteria?
  Prof S J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite being a lynchpin of modern healthcare we still do not understand how cell wall active antibiotics such as penicillin and vancomycin kill growing bacteria, although several theories have been proposed.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Harnessing Autophagy for the Clinical benefit of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  Prof P Lovat, Dr M Robinson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) accounts for 97,000 deaths annually worldwide with an increasing incidence attributed to human papillomavirus (HPV).
  (BBSRC DTP) Characterising the proteolytic network of plant cathepsin B
  Dr P Gallois, Dr A Day
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Programmed Cell Death (PCD) is a process that is critical to all organisms for development and defence against pathogens. The process of PCD in plants does not mirror what has been described in animal apoptosis and represents a novel alternative pathway still to be fully discovered.
  Identifying the role of glycosaminoglycans and microglia in early pathology of mucopolysaccharide diseases
  Dr B BIgger, Dr R Holley, Prof S Flitsch
Applications accepted all year round

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Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are inherited metabolic disorders caused by the deficiency of specific lysosomal enzymes required for the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) where each MPS type lacks a specific enzyme resulting in the build-up of GAGs in all cells of the body.
  Developing new antimicrobials
  Dr T Narancic
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Antibiotic resistance is documented by the World Health Organisation as one of the three most important threats to human health.
  Biosensor for catching a cereal killer
  Dr R Gupta, Dr G Kettles
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Background. Wheat is a staple food for about two billion people in the world.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Illuminating roles of Wnt/b-Catenin signalling in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  Research Group: MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
  Dr K Kaji, Dr S Tomlinson, Prof J Fallowfield
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) caused by a high fat diet (HFD) is a growing major public health problem world-wide.
  Post-translational regulation of transcription dynamics in plant immunity
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Dr S Spoel, Dr E Bayne
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Precise regulation of gene transcription is vital for all organisms. In eukaryotes, dynamic changes in gene transcription orchestrate cell development and cellular responses to the ever changing environment.
  An in-vivo but non-animal test system for cell recruitment and cell integration into the heart
  Dr S Dietrich, Dr A Lewis, Dr A Lalatsa
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2020.
  Bioinformatics studies of protein structures, functions and their interactions
  Dr L J McGuffin
Applications accepted all year round

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The computational study of protein structures, functions and their interactions is fundamental to our understanding of disease.
  The molecular mechanisms underpinning individual variation in platelet function and their effect on the progression and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  Dr CI Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Platelets are small blood cells that play a vital role in the chronic and acute progression of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Platelets respond to a range of agonists, which are released when blood vessels are damaged, by aggregating together to form thrombi.
  The regulation of Staphylococcus aureus cell division
  Prof S J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen causing significant death and disease around the world. The problem is exacerbated by the spread of antibiotic resistant strains.
  Sudden Coronary Artery Dissection Modelling for Medial Image detection and classification markers
  Dr S Beier
Applications accepted all year round

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Sudden Coronary Artery Dissection or SACD often causes sudden death in young females below 44 years. This non-atherosclerotic condition is caused through the split of the internal arterial wall, which narrows the effective arterial cross-section and prevents sufficient blood supply causing heart attacks.
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