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  Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis and Potential Applications of Novel Heterocyclic Alkaloids
  Dr H Deng, Dr L Trembleau
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Developing an enzymatic toolbox to make complex modified peptides
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr W Houssen, Dr L Trembleau
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The pharmaceutical industry has identified a major gap in its portfolio. On the one hand, they are excellent at discovering small molecules that act via a lock and key type mechanism.
  Discovery of novel pharmaceuticals from marine and desert microorganisms
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr R Ebel
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Microorganisms from extreme environments such as the deep seas, cold seas and hyper arid deserts have been shown to produce a range of complex natural products with high biological activity.
  Genome mining of novel antimicrobial natural products from new bacterial strains
  Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Quantitative Risk Assessment for Food Safety (allergens, microbial pathogens or chemical contaminants)
  Prof N Strachan, Dr F Perez-Reche
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This project will use computational methods to assess risks. An expectation of the society we live in is that the food that we eat is safe.
  Immune Responses to Salivary Biomarkers as Tools to Understand the Epidemiology of Vector Borne Diseases
  Dr J Sternberg, Dr A Bowman
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Haematophagous (blood-feeding) arthropods may act as vectors for serious parasitic diseases to humans and livestock. Examples include ticks (Lyme diseases, tick-borne encephalitis, theileriosis), Hemipteran Bugs (Chagas disease), Tsetse Flies (African trypanosomiasis), Mosquitoes (malaria, filariasis, dengue etc).
  Influence of Plant Genetic Diversity on Biological Nitrification Inhibition
  Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Prof J Prosser
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Nitrification is a crucial step of the nitrogen cycle as it oxidises ammonia into nitrate. This has important economic and environmental consequences, with important loss of nitrogen fertiliser, nitrate leaching into groundwater soil and nitrous oxide production.
  KESS2 PhD Scholarship: Research into Microbially Enhanced Mine Water Geothermal Energy
  Dr A Mitchell
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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Low enthalpy geothermal heat recovery and storage in abandoned flooded coal mines is an area of increasing interest as we move towards decarbonised heating and energy systems in both domestic and industrial settings.
  Novel microbes and their biochemistry in C. elegans
  Prof S Mani
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The Mani Laboratory @The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, INC has an open position for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to be part of an expanding research program on novel aspects of the microbial biofilms and C.
  Whole genome sequencing to investigate the mechanisms of fluoroquinolone-resistance in field isolates of Salmonella spp.: a nationwide study of recreational areas
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr C Walker, Dr C O'Kane, Dr H McRobie, Dr J Sullivan
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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Research Masters. Mink in Welsh waterways: The efficacy of invasive species control (KESS2 Scholarship)
  Dr G Shannon
Application Deadline: 20 September 2019

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Invasive species are one of the leading causes of global biodiversity decline and significant conservation effort has been focussed on the control of these species.
  Budding yeast as a model for sudden cardiac death
  Dr T Hoefken
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Sudden unexpected cardiac death is responsible for about half of all heart disease deaths. It is an unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm.
  Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
  Dr R McCarthy
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The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing.
  Determination of Listeria monocytogenes virulence in an invertebrate model Project ID SAS0045
  Dr N Wheelhouse, Prof I Singleton
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is a bacterium which is ubiquitous in the environment and the causative agent of listeriosis, a major food-borne disease affecting humans and livestock.
  Novel methods of Biofilm prevention and removal Project ID SAS0044
  Prof I Singleton, Dr N Wheelhouse
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Microbial biofilms cause significant issues in a variety of commercial, medical and environmental scenarios.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  Investigating the role of connexins in the gingival response to the oral microbiota
  Dr J Butcher, Dr C Wright, Dr P Martin
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Project reference number. SHLS19005. Periodontal disease (PD) is a chronic inflammatory and bone destructive disease that imposes a substantial social and economic burden, and has been linked to the initiation and progression of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  Bioengineering of innovative functional biomaterials for diagnosis of Q fever
  Prof Bernd Rehm
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Q fever is an infection by the intracellular pathogen Coxiella burnetii that can cause a severe flu-like illness. The sensitive and specific diagnosis of Q fever is important for early intervention and for control and management of the disease.
  Development of a new biomaterials platform by combining biomimetics with microfluidics
  Prof Bernd Rehm, Dr D Wibowo
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Synthetic biology enables engineering of bacterial cells to serve as cell factories for the assembly of novel material such as tailor-made biopolymers attached to protein functions which mediate deposition of inorganics such as found in tooth formation.
  Development of nature-inspired polyester particles for cancer vaccines
  Prof Bernd Rehm
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Advances in synthetic biology allows recombinant bacteria to produce protein coated polyester particles. These polyester particles have been utilized as particulate vaccines against bacterial and viral infections.
  Genome editing toward bacterial cell factories for synthesis and assembly of innovative materials
  Prof Bernd Rehm
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Bacterial cell factories were developed to demonstrate production of tailor-made biopolymers such as polyesters and polysaccharides.
  Innovative bioseparation resins
  Prof Bernd Rehm
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The manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, such as therapeutic proteins, is increasingly facing limitations due to insufficient performance of existing purification processes.
  Modular design and assembly of innovative biopolymer beads as drug delivery platform
  Prof Bernd Rehm, Dr D Wibowo
Applications accepted all year round

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The FDA-approved polyhydroxybutyrate self-assembles in engineered bacteria and forms spherical beads of approximately 200 nm in diameter.
  Protein engineering of protein switches for development of diagnostics tools
  Prof Bernd Rehm
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Sensitive and specific detection of serum antibodies is often used to diagnose infections. This project aims to develop a simple qualitative/quantitative device for detection of antibodies of interest.
  Self-assembled particulate vaccines for prevention of Q fever
  Prof Bernd Rehm
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Q fever is an infection by the intracellular pathogen Coxiella burnetii that can cause a severe flu-like illness. For some people, Q fever can affect their health and ability to work for many years.
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