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University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 8 University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Evolution and biochemistry of photosynthesis - electron transfer reactions, renewable energy production, biotechnology, and chloroplast genomes
  Prof C J Howe
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The common theme of our work is the biochemistry and evolution of photosynthesis.
  Genome-wide responses to stress
  Dr J Mata
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We are interested in gene regulation in responses to stress, using both simple model organisms, human and plant pathogens. Cells respond to stress conditions by launching complex programs of gene expression, both transcriptional and posttranscriptional, and which are often closely linked with each other.
  Molecular mechanism of innate immunity mediated by the Toll/IL1 receptor signalling pathways.
  Prof N J Gay
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This group participates in the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme in Developmental biology., MRC and BBSRC Doctoral Training Programmes.
  Neurotransmitter gated channels - relating structure to function
  Prof S C R Lummis
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The 5-HT3 receptor is a member of the family of neurotransmitter gated ion channels that includes nicotinic acetylcholine, GABA and glycine receptors.
  Regulation of virulence and biofilm formation by quorum sensing and the "stress alarmone" ppGpp in gram-negative pathogenic bacteria.
  Dr M Welch
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We are investigating the complex interplay between cell-cell signalling (quorum sensing), microbial lifestyle (i.e., free-living planktonic cultures vs sessile biofilm communities), growth phase and virulence in gram-negative bacteria.
  Small G proteins and their effectors as therapeutic targets in cancer
  Dr D Owen
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For the majority of cancers the acquisition of invasive and metastatic characteristics leads to incurable disease in the host.
  Structure, regulation and dynamics of small G proteins and their interactions with membranes and effector proteins
  Dr H Mott
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Our lab are interested in cell signalling via small G proteins of the Ras superfamily. We use a range of biochemical, biophysical and structural approaches to understand these fascinating proteins, which are involved in multiple cellular processes and are often deregulated in diseases such as cancer.
  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
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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.
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