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Medical / Biomedical Physics (structural biology) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  EASTBIO - Putting a spin on structural biology – biomedical applications of pulsed high field electron paramagnetic resonance
  Dr B E Bode, Dr G Smith
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Structural biology is investigating ever more complex systems. It emerges that often capturing the essential biological context is crucial for in vitro studies to become relevant to structure and function in vivo.
  Integrative structural biology of 3’UTRs / RNA as a drug target
  Dr P J Lukavsky, Dr B Tichý, Prof Z Zdrahal
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The non-coding part of the genome vastly increased from worm to humans while the number of protein-coding genes remained constant.
  Cryo-EM structural analysis of amyloid fibrils
  Prof M Fändrich, Dr M Schmidt
Applications accepted all year round

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The Institute of Protein Biochemistry at Ulm University, Germany, investigates the molecular basis of amyloid diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and systemic amyloidosis.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Sciences for Medicine - 4 year PhD Studentships

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Recruitment for the next cohort of studentships commencing in September 2020 will open in early 2020.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Sciences for Medicine - 4 year PhD Studentships

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Recruitment for the next cohort of studentships commencing in September 2020 will open in early 2020.
  Fully-Funded PhD Positions in Biology, Computer Science, Data Science & Scientific Computing, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Physics

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 The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates with bachelor's or master's degrees to apply for the IST Austria PhD program.
  Fostering development of ‘smart’, responsive therapeutics against cancer-related microRNAs.
  Dr E Bichenkova, Prof D Clarke, Dr H Aojula
Applications accepted all year round

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Short functional non-coding microRNAs are implicated in many types of cancer, and thus can be used as biological targets for development of more selective and powerful anticancer therapies.
  Wellcome Trust 4-year Doctoral Programme in Chemistry in Cells: New Technologies to Probe Complex Biology and Medicine

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Explore our exceptional new DPhil course with a unique structure that's designed for you. Are you an outstanding graduate in physical/ chemical sciences considering advanced research at the interface with biomedicine?.
  EMBL Australia Partnership PhD Program

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Undertake interdisciplinary, postgraduate research for a PhD degree at Australia's top life science laboratories. Successful students will receive generous scholarships and travel grants while undertaking their PhD at an EMBL Australia laboratory in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra or Adelaide.
  The chemistry and biophysics of phosphoryl transfer enzymes
  Prof J Waltho, Dr A Almond
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the most remarkable features of the chemistry of living organisms is the evolutionary utilisation of phosphate esters to provide biopolymers that encode genetic information, deliver temporal protein regulation, generate and distribute free energy throughout the cell, and to provide a ubiquitous handle for metabolic intermediates.
  Combining Synthetic Biology and Modelling to Understand and Predict Evolution
  Dr M Lagator, Dr J-M Schwartz
Applications accepted all year round

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Mutations, and their effects on organismal fitness, lie at the heart of understanding and predicting evolution. Because of its central role in determining evolutionary outcomes, much experimental and theoretical effort has been put into describing the fitness effects of mutations.
  China Scholarship Council: Non-lysine ubiquitination in health and disease
  Dr S Virdee, Dr G Sapkota
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

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The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, joint with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), is proud to be able to offer a scholarship programme for postgraduate research students.
  Computer Simulations of G protein-coupled Receptors
  Dr I Tikhonova
Applications accepted all year round

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Many physiological processes are controlled through the activation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) by regulatory peptides, making peptide GPCRs particularly useful targets for major human diseases such as diabetes and CNS diseases.
  (A*STAR) A multiscale approach to modelling the structure and dynamics of large enzymes
  Dr S Hay, Prof N Scrutton, Dr L Johannissen
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Much of biochemistry relies on atomic resolution structural information, most commonly determined using X-ray crystallography. However, due to their dynamic nature, it is often not possible to determine the structure of large multi-domain proteins.
  Fully Funded Five Year PhD Fellowships in the Sciences

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Fully Funded Five Year PhD Fellowships in the Sciences. The Sciences at the Graduate Center. The Graduate Center, CUNY PhD in the sciences is unique in that it is a consortium of faculty drawn primarily from CUNY campuses across the five boroughs of New York City.
  Identification and characterization of substrate recognition motifs of Deubiquitinases
  Dr Y Kulathu
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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PhD position in the Innovative Training Network UBIMOTIF (ESR8). Identification and characterization of substrate recognition motifs of Deubiquitinases.
  Novel strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of snakebites
  Dr S Vaiyapuri
Applications accepted all year round

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Snakebites represent a major neglected tropical disease affecting several million people worldwide and resulting in as many as 150000 deaths each year.
  International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular, and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-Mic)

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International PhD Programme in Microbiology Open call for 2020. We invite highly qualified and motivated students with a strong interest in Microbiology, who hold a Master's Degree or equivalent.
  Using our expertise to develop future scientists - BHF Four Year Programme

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Soon 1 in 10 UK adults will have diabetes. In spite of modern treatments, most of these people will suffer major cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke impairing their quality of life and survival.
  International PhD Programme in Molecular Life Sciences

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 The Vienna Biocenter (VBC) PhD Programme in Life Sciences has been running since 1993, providing students from all over the world with excellent training.
  (BBSRC DTP) Predictive Genotype-Phenotype-Fitness Mapping in E.coli
  Dr M Lagator, Dr J-M Schwartz, Dr P Day
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Genotype-phenotype-fitness mapping, or the connection between genetic mutations and their effects on organismal fitness, lies at the heart of understanding and predicting evolution.
  PhD Positions in Cancer Research

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Are you looking for excellent research opportunities for your PhD studies at the forefront of cancer research? The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)…
  How do RNA structures in the Chikungunya virus genome control virus replication in human and mosquito host cells?
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Dr A.K Tuplin, Prof A Whitehouse
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-transmitted arbovirus that re-emerged as an epidemic in 2005 around the Indian Ocean, before spreading across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
  (BBSRC DTP) Improving 3D X-ray Imaging of Live Cells and Soft Tissues
  Dr M Sherratt, Prof S Cartmell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Clinical X-ray imaging in three dimensions (commonly referred to as a CT scan) is a key diagnostic tool. Micro-computed X-ray tomography (microCT) has the potential to image relatively large biological samples in 3D at sub-micron resolution.
  (BBSRC DTP) Understanding structure and function of the mechanosensors talin and vinculin
  Dr C Ballestrem, Prof C Baldock, Dr A Roseman
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The ability of cells to sense biochemical and mechanical properties of their extracellular matrix (ECM) environment is critical for the development of functional tissue.
  PhD student in Molecular Obesity Research (f/m/d)
  Dr J Heiker
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases.
  Mechanics of biomaterials: characterisation and quantification of interaction between microstructure and mechanical properties - Ref: VS1UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Understanding mechanical properties and performance of various biological materials and tissues and their responses to different loading and environmental conditions is becoming increasingly important for development of new medical procedures and devices.
  Effective models for function-structure relationship in complex biological media
  Dr I Chernyaysky, Prof O Jensen
Applications accepted all year round

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A complex multiscale relationship between the structure and function is common in many human organs (such as the lung, liver and placenta), and many diseases are associated with an imbalance in the relationship.
  (BBSRC DTP) Brain integration and processing of ingestive signals
  Prof S Luckman, Dr G D'Agostino
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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After meal consumption, the brain evaluates the value of its contents and relays this information via neuronal circuits connecting the periphery with the brain (1,2).
  LKAS Studentship: Development of novel optical technology to assess electrical activity of hearts
  Dr C Muellenbroich
Application Deadline: 13 January 2020

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A PhD studentship is available in the Imaging Concepts Group at Glasgow University, researching advanced multi-photon microscopy.
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