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  Combining carbon, hydrogen and Hg compound specific isotope analysis to understand MMHg origin.
  Dr D Point
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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All humans are exposed to toxic monomethyl-Hg (MMHg) when we consume marine fish. The origin of MMHg in marine ecosystems is however not well understood.
  MMHg sources in coastal ecosystem: new molecular and isotopic experimental speciation approaches.
  Dr D Amouroux
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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  How do antibiotics kill bacteria?
  Prof S J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite being a lynchpin of modern healthcare we still do not understand how cell wall active antibiotics such as penicillin and vancomycin kill growing bacteria, although several theories have been proposed.
  Structural and functional characterisation of a novel cyanobacterial nanocompartment
  Dr E Hoiczyk
Applications accepted all year round

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Increasing efficiency is an important driving force behind cellular organization and often achieved through compartmentalization.
  The regulation of Staphylococcus aureus cell division
  Prof S J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen causing significant death and disease around the world. The problem is exacerbated by the spread of antibiotic resistant strains.
  The role of protein turnover in bacterial life and death
  Prof S J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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The control of protein levels in bacterial cells is essential for their growth and survival. This is an interplay between protein synthesis and turnover.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Identifying beneficial plant-microbial interactions using multi-omic approaches
  Dr M Swain, Dr S Cameron, Dr K Farrar
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Microbes known as endophytes are usually bacteria or fungi, which live within specific plant tissues without causing disease.
  International PhD Programme 2020
Application Deadline: 30 March 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
Application Deadline: 30 March 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
Application Deadline: 30 March 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
Application Deadline: 30 March 2020

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PhD Type

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
Application Deadline: 30 March 2020

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PhD Type

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
Application Deadline: 30 March 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?.
  Understanding resistance and tolerance to chytrid fungal disease in amphibians to improve conservation
  Dr L Grogan
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project will involve working with captive animals (Australian barred frogs and tadpoles, including the endangered Fleay’s barred frog) to understand host responses to infection and mechanisms of resistance and tolerance to the devastating fungal disease, frog chytridiomycosis.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging

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The new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging at King's College London and Imperial College London continues the successful…
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging

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The new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging at King's College London and Imperial College London continues the successful…
  Computational methods to explore the relationship between gut microbes, metabolites and human health
  Research Group: Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology
  Dr C Menni, Assoc Prof A Valdes
Applications accepted all year round

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Start date. 1st January 2020. Metabolomics and the gut microbiome are intricately involved in susceptibility and potentially monitoring of metabolic diseases.
  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.
  Experimental evolution of model microbiomes
  Dr M McDonald
Applications accepted all year round

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One fully funded PhD position is available in the research group of Dr. Mike McDonald to undertake research at the interface of experimental evolution and microbiome ecology.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Willow (Salix spp): The potential of a tannin-rich tree fodder to reduce ammonia emissions and improve productivity of dairy cattle
  Dr K Theodoridou, Dr S Stergiadis, Prof S Huws
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Farm productions systems face multiple challenges as animal products need to be produced with less environmental impact without affecting animal welfare.
  Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

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Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland.
  [EPSRC - iCASE] Microbe – radionuclide interactions in legacy nuclear waste systems
  Prof J Lloyd, Prof K Morris, Prof S Shaw, Dr L Natrajan
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent work in the Geomicrobiology Group at the University of Manchester has shown that microorganisms can have a controlling impact on the speciation (and hence mobility) of key radionuclides in a broad range of natural and engineered systems.
  Probing the organization and function of bacterial toxin-antitoxin complexes
  Dr F Hayes, Prof J P Derrick
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacterial toxin-antitoxin (TA) modules typically consist of a pair of genes that encode for a stable toxin protein and an unstable cognate antitoxin molecule.
  Surgical incisions without surgical site infections? Innovative antimicrobial materials to prevent infection after surgical procedures
  Dr M E Barbour, Dr D Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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Applicants. Applications are invited a new self-funded PhD studentship to explore and develop novel materials to facilitate closure of surgical wounds and prevent surgical site infection.
  PhD in Engineering - Bioactive hydrogels for stem cell engineering
  Prof M Salmeron-Sanchez, Prof M Dalby, Prof A Miller
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Cells need three dimensional environments to grow and to differentiate, and thus efforts have been made to engineer materials that can display adhesion ligands, growth factors and that have controlled properties.
  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.
  Bioinspired nanotopographies to control bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation
  Dr R D'Sa
Applications accepted all year round

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By 2050, it is predicted that the rise of resistant strains of bacteria and the ever-growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be the cause of 10 million deaths annually, and will burden the global economy by £64 trillion.
  EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry Atoms-2-Products: An Integrated Approach Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships

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EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry. Atoms-2-Products. An Integrated Approach. Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships. The EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemistry.
  Tuneable multifocal plane microscopy for high frame rate three-dimensional fluorescence microscopy of cilia/flagella
  Dr R Wheeler
Application Deadline: 3 March 2020

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Cilia and flagella are found across life with vital functions driving cell swimming or fluid movement. However, analysing their extremely fast three-dimensional movement poses challenges.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Improving nutrition efficiency and milk quality in dairy production
  Dr S Stergiadis, Dr K Theodoridou, Prof S Huws, Dr T Yan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Milk is the most nutritious single food but also a major provider of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in the UK diets.
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