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University of York, Department of Biology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Elucidating plant alkaloid biosynthesis
  Dr B R Lichman, Dr W Unsworth
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Plants are capable of forming complex natural products from simple starting materials. Many of these natural products are bioactive, but access is limited as they are difficult to synthesise using organic chemistry and are present in small quantities in the natural source.
  Evolutionary acceleration in the Anthropocene
  Dr K Dasmahapatra, Prof C Thomas
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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A PhD position is available to investigate whether rates of evolution, hybridisation and speciation have been accelerating during the Anthropocene.
  Examining climate change impacts on tropical butterflies
  Prof J K Hill, Dr I Kitching, Dr C Beale, Dr NJB Isaac
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Climate change is resulting in many species shifting their ranges, altering. community composition at sites as some species colonise and other go.
  Functional analysis of CIZ1
  Prof D Coverley
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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We are interested in the structure, function and disease implications of the CIZ1 protein, and related factors involved in organisation of the mammalian cell nucleus.
  Gaming the system: how bacterial pathogens steal food from commensals
  Prof G H Thomas, Prof A J Wilkinson, Dr M van der Woude
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The mammalian gut is a complex environment where communities of bacteria. live together creating a robust microflora that protects us from infections.
  Homeostatic mechanisms in human urothelium: balancing of tissue regeneration and differentiation with implications for regenerative medicine and cancer
  Prof J Southgate
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The urothelium is the self-regenerating epithelium that lines the bladder, where it is highly specialised to function as a urinary barrier.
  How does soil microbial diversity impact upon above-ground drought tolerance in plants?
  Dr A Hodge, Dr J Ferrari, Prof J Gray
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Microbes perform several key roles in soils including in the supply of many. nutrients through the degradation of soil organic matter, and can contribute to.
  Improving arsenic tolerance in rice
  Prof F J M Maathuis, Dr H V Isaacs
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Arsenic (As) is an extremely toxic metalloid, which occurs ubiquitously in nature but is particularly prevalent in South-East Asia.
  Investigating Leishmania mRNP granule dynamics and formation
  Dr P B Walrad, Dr M Plevin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Leishmaniasis is the second deadliest parasitic disease with over 1.2M new. cases each year across 98 countries. The Walrad and Plevin labs are long.
  Investigating the impact of chaperone activation on tauopathy in Alzheimer’s Disease
  Dr HJ Chen, Dr M Plevin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Dementia is an age-linked progressive disorder that affects around 850,000 people in the UK. Causing a substantial economic and social impact, it presents one of the toughest medical challenges with no effective therapy available for the disease.
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