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  SWBio DTP PhD project: Ancestral functions of genes regulated by imprinting in mammals
  Prof A Ward, Prof R N Kelsh, Prof J Wolf
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP).
  SWBio DTP PhD project: Constrained evolution – possibilities and impediments in pigment patterning
  Prof R N Kelsh
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP).
  SWBio DTP PhD project: Horizontal transfer of antiviral defences between bacterial species
  Dr T Taylor
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP).
  *EASTBIO* Bayesian approach to model evolutionary trajectories in experimental evolution
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Dr C Kosiol, Prof MG Ritchie
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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BBSRC Thematic Group. Frontier Bioscience. When populations adapt to new environments (e.g., new temperatures or new diets) this often leaves signatures in the genome.
  Life and Environment During Rapid Climatic Warming 56 million Years Ago: A Geological Analogue for the Future (PEDENTCHOUKUENV20ARIES)
  Dr N Pedentchouk, Dr M Chapman
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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RATIONALE AND SIGNIFICANCE. One of the most extreme global warming events in the geologic past took place at the boundary between the Palaeocene and Eocene.
  Antarctic benthic Mollusca: biodiversity, community and functional group structure in habitats influenced by varying ice-cover and the Weddell Gyre
  Dr K Linse, Dr P Fenberg, Dr H Griffiths
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. The Southern Ocean (SO) and its Antarctic component are globally important in understanding how ecosystems and biodiversity respond to climate change.
  Next generation conservation genetics at sea: detecting and conserving adaptive potential
  Prof AR Hoelzel, Prof OE Gaggiotti
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Background. Kelp forests are amongst the world’s most productive and extensive habitats, rivalling the productivity of tropical rainforests.
  Museum genomics for understanding species decline and extinction
  Dr S Arif, Dr T Shreeve
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Oxford Brookes University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,. Department of Biomedical and Medical Sciences. 3 Year, full-time PhD studentship.
  Interneuron Development in the Zebrafish Spinal Cord
  Dr K Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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The Lewis Lab moved to Syracuse University from Cambridge University in the UK in 2010.
  PhD-position in host-pathogen interactions
  Prof D Ebert
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Studies in diverse biological systems have led us to believe that host–parasite coevolution is responsible for the extraordinary genetic diversity seen in some genomic regions, such as MHC genes in jawed vertebrates and R-genes in plants.
  SWBio DTP PhD project: Investigating the interplay of 3D chromosome structure and non-coding RNAs in plant defence
  Dr H-W Nützmann, Prof L D Hurst, Dr K Vance
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP).
  Integrated mathematical modelling and experimental research into interactions between microorganisms
  Dr J U Kreft
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group aims to combine theoretical & experimental approaches to understand major problems in the ecology and evolution of microbes.
  Statistical genetics and genomics of complex traits
  Dr L Leach, Prof Z Luo
Applications accepted all year round

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A highly motivated student is sought to train as a statistical geneticist working on the dissection of complex trait phenotypes in human, plant and animal populations into their underlying genetic components.
  EASTBIO The genetic basis of helminth-specific immune responses in wild Soay sheep (Ovis aries)
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr S Johnston, Dr T McNeilly, Prof D Nussey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Individual differences in immune responses are widely observed in nature and are likely to be a major factor underlying variation in disease resistance, health and evolutionary fitness.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Investigating the contribution of rare genetic variants to depression
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr S Knott, Dr P Navarro, Prof C Haley
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are revealing the role of common genetic variants in the control of diseases and underlying traits.
  Uncovering 3D genome architecture in annelid worms
  Dr JM Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  The influence of agency and engagement with animals on conservation and welfare education in zoos
  Dr K Jensen, Dr S Shulltz
Applications accepted all year round

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A defining role of zoos and museums is to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. One important aspect for the educational value of zoos and museums is the emotional connections visitors form.
  Understanding regulation of gene expression during development via an integrated computational analysis of ‘omics data
  Prof S Hubbard, Prof S Griffiths-Jones, Dr M Baron
Applications accepted all year round

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Embryonic development requires exquisite control of the expression of large numbers of genes, integrating components from the genome, transcriptome and proteome.
  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP PhD studentship: Using computational simulation and machine learning to understand bacterial phenotypes of public health importance
  Dr L A Cowley
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the ‘GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership’ which is offering up to 18 studentships for entry in September 2020.
  EASTBIO: Live fast, die young: testing the mechanisms linking risk-taking behaviour to the rate of ageing in a wild bird.
  Dr P Bize, Prof K Spencer
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Pierre Bize (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/pierre.bize. Professor Karen Spencer (University of St.
  Signalling to the Code: Understanding the biochemical regulation of DNA methylation in stem cells
  Dr M Christophorou
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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How do our cells, all of which have exactly the same set of genes, adopt such different fates, morphologies and functions? How do cells then respond to…
  International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences

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The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of several highly competitive Ph.D. programs. We are run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.
  Long-term effects of pesticides on environmental health – how does exposure of a female egg-laying insect to pesticides affect subsequent generations?
  Dr C Breuker, Dr A Jones
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Oxford Brookes University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,. Department of Biomedical and Medical Sciences. 3 Year, full-time PhD studentship.
  Time to be born: the role of thyroid hormones in the development of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis before birth
  Dr A Forhead, Dr L Gathercole
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Oxford Brookes University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,. Department of Biomedical and Medical Sciences. 3 Year, full-time PhD studentship.
  Computational metagenomics in personalized medicine: Defining high resolution microbial genotypes (HILDEBRANDQ20DTP2)
  Dr F Hildebrand
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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We are looking for a highly motivated and bioinformatically minded student, to investigate bacterial communities through metagenomics and population genetics.
  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Adaptations of Antarctic penguins in a rapidly changing environment
  Dr J Younger
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  EASTBIO Molecular basis of environmental sensing in fungi and protozoan parasites
  Research Group: Institute of Immunology & Infection Research
  Dr J Thompson, Dr J Baranovic, Dr E Wallace
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Many of the unicellular eukaryotic parasites that cause disease in humans are exquisitely adapted to navigate the complex and dynamic environments that they encounter in their hosts in order to sustain their life cycles and spread infection.
  Abundance within species’ ranges: understanding species’ responses to environmental change
  Dr F Schrodt, Prof R Field
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Accelerated climate change and environmental degradation make it necessary to improve our understanding of, and ability to predict, species’ responses to environmental change.
  Evolution of mimicry: Genetic, morphometric, and functional origins of leaf mimicry in singing insects
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Dr N Bailey
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Mimicry is a remarkable Darwinian adaptation, and bush crickets whose wings resemble plant leaves are among the most spectacular examples of mimicry in the natural world.
  Using live-cell imaging of the immune response to investigate host-pathogen interactions during infection.
  Prof R May
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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My group is interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms that occur during host-pathogen interactions.
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