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  Dynamics of mitochondrial genome complexity in trypanosomes
  Research Group: Institute of Immunology & Infection Research
  Dr N Savill, Dr A Schnaufer
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Sleeping sickness, caused by the African trypanosome, threatens millions of people in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the affected populations live in remote rural areas with limited access to adequate health service.
  EASTBIO Dynamics of mitochondrial genome complexity in trypanosomes
  Research Group: Institute of Immunology & Infection Research
  Dr N Savill, Dr A Schnaufer
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

Sleeping sickness, caused by the African trypanosome, threatens millions of people in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the affected populations live in remote rural areas with limited access to adequate health service.
  (BBSRC DTP) Complexity of heart development arising from evolution of signalling systems
  Dr K Hentges, Dr D Talavera, Prof S Lovell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Protein families grow or shrink in size during evolution due to gene duplication and gene loss events. These events provide opportunities for protein function specialisation or innovation.
  The epigenetic regulation of early annelid development
  Dr JM Martin
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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A PhD position is available to start in September 2020 at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the Martín-Durán Lab (www.martinduranlab.com), to work on the project “The epigenetic regulation of early annelid development”.
  EASTBIO Exploring the multilayer world: application of multilayer network analysis for livestock disease surveillance and control
  Dr T Porphyre, Dr IM McKendrick
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Livestock movements are an important mechanism of infectious disease transmission.
  Understanding Factors That Regulate Respiratory Microbiota
  Dr L Sadofsky, Dr S Hart
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. The upper respiratory tract is colonized by an extensive and diverse normal microbiota, many constituents of which are potential pathogens.
  EMBLA Project - The regulation of phase transition by alternative splicing
  Dr R Weatheritt
Applications accepted all year round

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More than 90% of human genes undergo alternative splicing, the process by which multiple, distinct transcript and protein variants are expressed from a single gene.
  Development of bioinformatics methods for data integration from various diagnostic types in clinical oncology
  Dr V Bystrý, Dr P Alexiou
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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In the state of the art personalised therapy planning for oncology patients multiple examinations and laboratory tests are performed to get a thorough characterisation of a tumour.
  (BBSRC DTP CASE) Discovery and Engineering of Expanded Halogenases for Late Stage Enzymatic Functionalisation
  Prof J Micklefield, Prof P Barran
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The project aims to discover and engineer novel enzymes (biocatalysts) that can affect regioselective halogenation of complex molecules enabling more efficient and environmentally sustainable production of pharmaceuticals which are urgently required to combat disease.
  (A*STAR) Unravelling the metabolic basis of Aspergillus fumigatus adaptation to combinatorial stress conditions
  Dr J Amich, Prof E Bignell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Aspergillus fumigatus is an environmental saprophytic fungus that lives ubiquitously in the soil. This fungus can also infect the lungs of individuals with any kind of immune imbalance, causing a broad range of diseases collectively termed aspergillosis.
  Understanding signalling networks underpinning key developmental processes during plant evolution
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr J C Coates
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Plants first appeared on land almost half a billion years ago. All land plants likely evolved from a single aquatic green algal ancestor.
  Applying Population-Level Microbiota Resistance Profiling in Skin Wounds
  Dr A Oates, Prof M Hardman, Mr G Smith
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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PhD Type

This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. Antimicrobial resistance is recognised as a major global health and economic threat.
  Innovative Bioinformatics Pipeline Development for Microbiota Analysis
  Dr D H Lunt, Dr A Oates, Prof M Hardman
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. Recent advances in metagenomics, particularly long-read sequencing, are delivering a wealth of new and detailed community level profiling data.
  Supporting Healthy Microbiota in Aged Skin
  Prof M Hardman, Dr A Oates
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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PhD Type

This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. The skin is home to diverse communities of microorganisms that display elaborate topographical variation.
  Use of single molecule fluorescence and cryo-EM to study the regulation of RNA splicing
  Prof I C Eperon, Dr A Hudson
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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One of the biggest challenges in molecular biology is presented by the selection of sites for RNA splicing. We cannot overstate its importance or apparent complexity.
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