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  Dynamic Structural Biology Studentship (stipend £2,000 above the standard UKRI rate)
  Prof E Raven, Dr A Orville, Prof P Moody
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Applications are invited for a studentship in dynamic structural biology starting in October 2020 to be jointly supervised by Dr Allen M.
  Bioengineering of bacterial CO2-concentrating system for improved photosynthesis
  Prof LN Liu, Dr D Canniffe
Applications accepted all year round

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The single-cell photosynthetic bacteria, cyanobacteria, account for over 25% of global carbon fixation, thanks for their powerful CO2-concentrating machinery.
  Mitochondrial protein folding and diseases
  Prof L-Y Lian, Dr D Criddle
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Many diseases, including cancer and neurological disease, stem from mitochondrial dysfunctions often triggered by sudden elevation of agents such as calcium and reactive oxygen species.
  Multi-omics investigations for enhanced understanding of NF-κB mediated drug resistance
  Prof R Goodacre, Prof N Perkins, Prof C E Eyers, Dr A R Jones
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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We have an established system that can be used to investigate the role of NF-κB signalling in the cancer cell response to DNA replication stress and have generated cell lines which are resistant to treatment with a highly selective and specific CHK1 inhibitor (CCT244747).
  SOD1 The Key protein for finding a cure for familial Motor Neurone Disease
  Dr S Antonyuk, Prof S Hasnain
Applications accepted all year round

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Motor neurone disease is a progressive, fatal neurological disorder with no known cure. It is characterised by selective loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord and cortex.
  Synthetic Virology: Development of gene delivery vectors/synthetic vaccines
  Research Group: Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
  Prof P G Stockley
Applications accepted all year round

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There is worldwide interest in exploiting our modern understanding of genomics to target gene expression therapeutically via a variety of mechanisms, such as transgene insertion and CRISPR-Cas gene editing.
  Evolutionary genetics of transposable element invasions
  Dr A Betancourt
Applications accepted all year round

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Most animal and plant genomes are riddled with parasitic DNA. This DNA comes from transposable elements, ‘jumping’ genes that can spread not only from parent to offspring, but which also make new copies of themselves within a host.
  Investigating the molecular mechanisms and consequences of ANP aggregation for cardiovascular disease; a computational and experimental approach
  Dr J Madine, Dr D J Rigden, Dr M Winn
Applications accepted all year round

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Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a cardiovascular hormone synthesised and secreted by myocytes in the atrial wall where it regulates atrial blood volume and vasodilation.
  Methionine adenosyltransferases in disease and regulation of gene expression
  Dr S Antonyuk, Prof S Hasnain
Applications accepted all year round

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Transmethylation, the transfer of a methyl group from one molecule to another, is a fundamental chemical reaction that plays a central role in important biological processes such as gene expression, cell growth and apoptosis.
  TDP-43 The Key protein for finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease
  Dr S Antonyuk, Prof S Hasnain
Applications accepted all year round

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Motor neurone disease is a progressive, fatal neurological disorder with no known cure. It is characterised by selective loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord and cortex.
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