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Molecular Biology (mitochondria) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Elucidating the interplay between mitochondrial dynamics, organelle contact sites and metabolic (re)programming (On the University’s application portal, please select "PhD in Medical Science at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit").
  Dr J Prudent
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Mitochondria house hundreds of biochemical reactions involved in processes critical for the survival and homeostatic adaptation of the cell.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: How does mitochondrial morphology change in neurons with age and disease?
  Dr A Reeve, Dr C Racca, Dr A Vincent
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Mitochondria are fundamental to the function of our neurons, and defects in the function of this important organelle are found in several neurodegenerative disorders, as well as in normal ageing.
  EASTBIO Understanding the rules of mitochondrial nucleic acid escape in innate immune activation
  Dr A Dhir, Dr S Tait
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Mitochondria are the ‘power-stations’ of our cell, providing energy for cellular function. Mitochondria have evolved from ancient bacteria that invaded our cells a billion of years ago and have ‘integrated’ into our biological system in an endosymbiotic relationship.
  Elucidating the role of the Omp85/BamA-related protein OEP80 in chloroplast β-barrel biogenesis
  Prof P Jarvis
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Link to group webpage. http://users.ox.ac.uk/~dops0547/. Chloroplasts belong to a diverse family of plant organelles termed plastids [1].
  Role and mechanism of mitochondrial transport proteins (On the University’s application portal, please select "PhD in Medical Science at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit").
  Prof E Kunji
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Mitochondria are central to the utilization of sugars and fat by the eukaryotic cell in order to synthesise ATP via oxidative phosphorylation.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Mitochondrial DNA mutations in blood: Why do they decline?
  Dr S Pickett, Prof M Collins, Dr O Russell
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Mitochondrial diseases are caused by mutations in nuclear and mitochondrial (mt) genomes and there is currently no cure for these debilitating disorders.
  Precision Medicine DTP – Investigating disease causing mutations in PNPase- an approach to understand mitochondrial nucleic acid driven auto-inflammation
  Research Group: Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine
  Dr A Dhir, Dr S Tait, Dr T Chandra
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Mitochondrial diseases are a heterogeneous class of disorders often characterized by failure of mitochondrial function and loss of energy associated with respiratory chain complex deficiency.
  Using a novel 3D co-culture model to define metabolic flux maps of different cancer cell types in response to physical activity
  Dr M Morris, Dr A Islam, Prof M.P. Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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During exercise, and in the presence of sufficient oxygen, glucose is metabolised by muscle cells to produce pyruvate, a metabolic intermediate which is fed into the Kreb’s cycle in the mitochondria to produce large amounts of energy.
  Regulation of mitochondrial gene expression (On the University’s application portal, please select "PhD in Medical Science at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit").
  Dr M Minczuk
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit. The key objective of this PhD project is to study nuclear-encoded proteins involved in mitochondrial (mt-) RNA metabolism, in order to understand how their dysfunction is linked to human mitochondrial pathologies.
  (BBSRC DTP) Kinesin light chains: why so many?
  Prof V Allan, Prof M Ashe, Dr G Poulin
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Kinesin-1 is a microtubule motor that moves many cargoes within cells, and this transport is crucial for life and health.
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