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  Conservation Genomics and Epigenomics of Fragmented and Declining Populations
  Prof L Beheregaray
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for a bright candidate for one PhD position associated with the project. “The evolutionary potential of fragmented and declining populations”.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  Phytochemistry of hybrid Anigozanthos (kangaroo paw) flowers
  Dr G Flematti
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Researchers at Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth WA have been breeding new varieties of native plants that exhibit more desirable characteristics such as different colouring, extended flowering season and more compact forms.
  Expanding the Genetic Code of a Synthetic Yeast
  Prof P Cai, Dr A Green
Applications accepted all year round

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The proposed project aims to develop an efficient yeast-based protein expression platform with an expanded genetic code. The standard genetic code of natural organisms comprises 20 canonical amino acids.
  PhD in the Evolutionary Ecology of Mating Systems
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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Mating and breeding systems govern a wide range of evolutionary processes in plants and animals, including gene flow, genetic variation, and the strength of natural selection.
  The genetics/genomics of adaptive evolutionary change
  Dr N Nadeau
Applications accepted all year round

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The basic process of evolution by natural selection involves genetic changes that confer an advantage in survival or reproduction.
  Winter activity in the buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris): how is diapause controlled in a commercially important pollinator?
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr T Ings, Dr P Celis
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  PhD Cancer Genetics - Examining how telomere dysfunction drives the evolution of the cancer genome
  Prof D Baird, Dr K Cleal
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Telomeres are structures that cap the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes, preventing the recognition and repair of the natural chromosomal terminus by the DNA damage response (DDR) apparatus.
  Investigation of a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum 2025 and the development of novel antibacterials
  Prof A Karlyshev
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The rise of multidrug resistant forms of microbial pathogens imposes a serious problem to public health worldwide. The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance is associated with misuse of conventional antibiotics.
  Eco-evolutionary dynamics of the gut microbiota
  Dr R Bacigalupe, Prof JR Raes
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The intestinal microbiota is composed of multiple species of microorganisms that have important functions for the health of the human host.
  PhD position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology
  Dr B St Pourcain
Applications accepted all year round

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(Starting salary. € 32,813 p.a.). 4-years full time. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Language & Genetics Department.
  PhD program in Molecular Inflammation, Molecular Medicine and Advanced Medical Biomarker Research

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Projects starting October 1, 2020. Application deadline. March 30, 2020.
  Aerobiology and the Arctic - microbial colonization of remote polar environments.(Ref: SF20/APP/PEARCE3)
  Prof D Pearce
Applications accepted all year round

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The rate of dispersal to an ecosystem can significantly influence ecosystem dynamics. Aerial transport has also been identified as an important source of biological input to remote locations.
  Microorganisms entombed in Polar ice – assessing the potential emergence of new diseases (Ref: SF20/APP/PEARCE1)
  Prof D Pearce
Applications accepted all year round

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The melting Polar Ice caps and receding glaciers worldwide are resulting in the emergence of microorganisms entombed in the ice for considerable periods of time.
  Investigation of the processes that generate, maintain, and threaten biological diversity
  Dr R Riesch
Applications accepted all year round

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Research in my group addresses one of the fundamental questions in evolutionary ecology.
  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.
  Development and Evolution of Shapes: Investigating the genetic pathways governing the leaf shape in Arabidopsis
  Dr M Kim, Prof S Turner
Applications accepted all year round

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The shapes and sizes of organisms and organs are scrupulously conserved within a species. What regulates the shapes and sizes of organisms and their lateral organs are intriguing and fundamental questions in Biology.
  The production of alcohols as commodity chemicals/ biofuels using yeast as a vehicle
  Prof M Ashe, Prof C M Grant, Dr J-M Schwartz, Dr J Winterburn
Applications accepted all year round

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Crude oil represents probably the most important natural resource to industrial nations. As well as fuel, crude oil is used to produce a host of chemicals that govern modern day life.
  Molecular and genetic mechanisms of brain structural plasticity and neurodegeneration in the fruit-fly Drosophila.
  Dr A Hidalgo
Applications accepted all year round

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The brain changes throughout life. brain plasticity enables the brain to adjust in response to experience, whereas during aging natural neurodegeneration takes over.
  Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium parvum anthroponosum – a new threat to world health. (TylerKU19SF)
  Dr K Tyler, Prof N Hall
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Human cryptosporidiosis is the leading protozoan cause of diarrhoeal mortality worldwide, and most infection is caused by either person to person transmitted Cryptosporidium hominis or the presumptively zoonotic C.
  Investigating the role of DNA structures genetic diseases such as cancer and diabetes (WALLERZU20SF)
  Dr Z Waller, Dr C Morris
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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It is often assumed that DNA exists only as the iconic Watson-Crick double helix but it can actually adopt many different types of structure depending on the sequence and environmental conditions.
  FULLY FUNDED PHD: The role of POMC gene products in central control of long-term energy balance.
  Dr T Stevenson, Prof C Selman, Prof N Evans
Application Deadline: 16 March 2020

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TO APPLY CLICK ’VISIT WEBSITE’. We are facing a global crisis with regard to obesity. While this can be associated with dietary and lifestyle factors there is evidence that disruption of natural rhythms impacts energy balance metabolism.
  The genomics of sperm killing gene drive
  Dr T Price, Prof G Hurst, Prof S Paterson
Applications accepted all year round

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Many selfish genetic elements spread rapidly through populations by killing gametes that do not carry them. This fascinating phenomena also has practical applications.
  The molecular mechanisms underlying reproductive organ photosynthesis
  Dr D O'Maoileidigh
Applications accepted all year round

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Increasing crop yields while decreasing environmental impacts of agriculture is one of the major challenges facing modern society.
  Biology and genetics of reproduction in filamentous fungi
  Prof P S Dyer
Applications accepted all year round

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Filamentous fungi are of importance in the food, industrial and medical sectors and have important roles in the ecology of natural ecosystems.
  Genetic Architecture of Inherited Cardiomyopathy
  Prof M Farrall, Dr AG Goel, Prof H Watkins
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Studying genetic variation in cardiomyopathy and coronary artery disease across the entire allele frequency spectrum in order to identify causative genes and susceptibility loci.
  Molecular-genetic analysis of intra- and extra-cellular iron reduction systems in bacteria: role in gut colonisation and utilisation of dietary iron sources.
  Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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The innate immune defense systems respond to bacterial infection by reducing the amount of available iron in order to restrict bacterial growth.
  PhD in population genetics
  Dr K Zeng
Applications accepted all year round

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Our research combines theoretical development and empirical data analysis. In particular, we are interested in developing new methods for analyzing DNA sequence data, and applying them to real datasets.
  Learning from the past to predict and reduce the risk of infectious disease pandemics
  Dr F Perez-Reche, Prof N Strachan
Applications accepted all year round

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The World Health Organisation reports that infectious diseases cause 63% of childhood deaths and 48% of premature deaths. There is the ongoing risk of epidemics and pandemics that can cause widespread morbidity and mortality (Spanish flu, ebola, SARS, E.
  Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Fetal/Embryonic Heart Development (Project 2)
  Dr YC Hwai
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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The Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Ultrasound Laboratory, led by Dr. Choon Hwai Yap, is moving to Imperial College in July 2020, and is looking for multiple talented and highly-motivated PhD students, to research on embryonic and fetal cardiovascular biomechanics and mechanobiology.
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