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Royal Holloway, University of London Cell Biology / Development PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 8 Royal Holloway, University of London Cell Biology / Development PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Biogenesis of chloroplasts and development of leaves under light control
  Dr E Lopez-Juez
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Research in our lab addresses two of the fundamental biogenesis processes that make plants essential for humanity. the development of leaves and the biogenesis of chloroplasts in leaf cells.
  Biomedical research in a simple non-animal model
  Prof R S B Williams
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Research in biomedical neuroscience generally employs mammalian tissue culture experiments to look at disease-related neuronal cell function.
  Cell cycle regulation in Arabidopsis
  Prof L Bogre
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Plant growth is tightly controlled by environmental factors. We investigate how these stress and growth stimulatory factors regulate plant growth and cell cycle.
  Development of gene therapies for muscular dystrophies
  Dr L Popplewell
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The activities in the Popplewell lab focus on the development of pre-clinical gene therapies for neuromuscular diseases, in particular muscular dystrophies based on gene replacement, endonuclease-mediated gene editing, antisense oligonucleotide (AO)-induced exon skipping and gene sliencing.
  Rational engineering of NMDAR subunit-specific peptide affinity reagents and their pharmacological and functional characterisation as novel subtype specific NMDAR ligands.
  Dr M Soloviev
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The aim of this project is to engineer subunit-specific anti-GluN1/2/A/B polypeptide affinity reagents and to characterise their pharmacological specificity and functional activity on the recombinant NMDARs expressed in heterologous expression systems and on native NMDARs in hippocampal slice preparations.
  Role of the centrosome and cilia in development
  Dr C Wilkinson
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My research interest lies in the roles of centrioles and associated proteins, as parts of the centrosome and cilium, in early vertebrate development, using zebrafish embryos as a model system.
  Therapeutic models for Spinal muscular atrophy
  Prof R Yáñez-Muñoz
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Our laboratory works on Gene Therapy in the Central Nervous System and Gene Repair, using novel viral vectors, gene targeting and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as core technologies.
  Transcription factors mediating light input to the Arabidopsis circadian clock
  Dr P Devlin
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The circadian clock is tightly tied to the light environment. Transcriptional feedback loops are able to generate a self-sustaining rhythm of approximately 24 hours which impinges on almost every aspect of physiology in higher organisms.
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