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  Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis and Potential Applications of Novel Heterocyclic Alkaloids
  Dr H Deng, Dr L Trembleau
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Genome mining of novel antimicrobial natural products from new bacterial strains
  Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  How to make molecular machines: modelling ribosome biogenesis
  Prof C Romano, Prof I Stansfield
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Ribosomes are arguably the most important biological molecular machines. Cells can be seen as factories of proteins, with ribosomes being the machines producing them.
  Noisy translation: modelling of stochastic effects on protein production
  Prof C Romano, Prof I Stansfield
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will focus on the mathematical modelling of a fundamental process in the cell. translation of the messenger RNA into a protein.
  Statistical physics of DNA replication
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Romano
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to apply statistical physics and probability theory to the problem of DNA replication in living cells.
  Ecology of Dynamic Seasonal Salt Lakes
  Dr V Louca, Prof F Kuepper
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Seasonal salt lakes present extreme environments, often characterised by low levels of biodiversity and relatively simple food webs.
  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.
  Landscape Genomics of Damselflies in Scotland and Indonesia
  Dr L Lancaster, Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Dr M N Nangoy, Dr R D Dudaniec
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Odonates (damselflies and dragonflies) are charismatic insects which exhibit a diversity of colour forms and adaptations to ecological conditions.
  Supporting Healthy Honey Bees Against Varroa and Viruses: a Scientific Understanding for Practical Solutions
  Dr A Bowman, Dr J Sternberg
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There is an increasing need for insect pollination for crop production worldwide. At the same time, there is a global crisis in honey bee health resulting in a shortage of managed bee colonies to satisfy the growing needs of food production.
  Development of ex vivo tissue culture models for developing next-generation biomaterial scaffolds for acellular regenerative medicine.
  Prof I Gibson, Prof N Vargesson
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Bone repair and regeneration can be influenced by various guidance cues, including pharmacological cues, hypoxia environment and chemical cues released from scaffolds [1-3].
  Using CRISPR genome editing to determine the effects of obesity and hypertension associated polymorphisms
  Dr A MacKenzie, Prof M Delibegovic
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Introduction. There is now little doubt that morbid conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are mechanistically linked.
  Research into Microbially Enhanced Mine Water Geothermal Energy
  Dr A Mitchell
Application Deadline: 31 October 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.
  Investigating the potential of novel mimetic molecules (Toll-like receptor 4 antagonists) to modulate the microphage polarisation
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr G Pirianov, Dr N Pugh
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Developing method to rationally design anti-cancer drug combinations
  Prof M Sherman
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Developing novel approaches towards Drug Repurposing and Personalized Medicine. My laboratory is seeking a highly motivated PhD student and a Postdoc to use genetic screens, pathway analysis and other tools to design safe and effective drug combinations.
  Disintegration of protein clearance pathways during ageing: a parallel proteomics approach
  Dr Rahul S Samant
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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The accumulation of misfolded or otherwise non-native proteins in the cell is linked to an array of ageing-related disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases and cancers1.
  Exploring the role of the Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor- Type F (PTPRF) in focal adhesion dynamics
  Dr H Sharpe
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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The dynamic and reversible phosphorylation of tyrosine residues is a key feature of intercellular communication. Through the regulated activities of kinases and phosphatases, cells are primed to respond to changes in their environment.
  Using the immune system to cure traumatic brain injury
  Dr A Liston
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability. Around 20% of traumatic brain injury cases are fatal, with survival leading to the number one cause of life-long disability.
  The mysterious microbial ecosystem beneath our feet: Unravelling the groundwater microbiology archive
  Mr J Sorensen
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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This FRESH CDT project aims to provide the first overview of the UK’s groundwater microbial ecosystem. Groundwater constitutes 99% of all accessible freshwater on the planet and is a vital resource for public water supply in the UK.
  Nanoparticles in drug delivery
  Dr G Stenbeck, Dr U Kishore
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanoparticles (NPs) are materials with overall dimensions in the nano scale range (5nm-100nm). Due to their unique physicochemical properties, they have found a wide range of applications and are currently explored as drug and gene delivery vehicles.
  Seeking critical branch points in bacterial evolution with comparative genomics
  Prof N Saunders, Mr A Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a bioinformatics and comparative genomics-focussed project, seeking to identify the basis of speciation and sub-speciation of bacterial species accounting for the development of individual and independent lineages.
  Cascading effects of micro- and nano-plastics on lipid quality and transfer through freshwater planktonic ecosystems
  Dr IA Guschina, Prof S Ormerod
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Despite growing global concern about the occurrence of small plastic particles (nano- and micro-plastics) in the world’s seas, rivers and lakes, there has been limited research into understanding any adverse effects on living organisms.
  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: Competition amongst endemic lizard species on a tropical island (Round Island, Mauritius)
  Prof W Symondson, Dr I Vaughan, Dr P Orozco Ter Wengel
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Round Island, Mauritius, hosts a community of rare endemic lizard species. Their environment was cleared of most vegetation by introduced goats and rabbits (now eliminated).
  Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of solid tumours
  Dr S Karagiannis, Prof J Downward
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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An Antibody-Drug Conjugate (ADC) comprises an antibody targeted toward a tumour cell surface antigen, coupled through a chemical linker to a highly-cytotoxic drug.
  Radiation induced oxidative DNA damage and cancer immunology in NSCLC
  Dr C Hiley, Dr S Boulton
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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Forty percent of all patients cured of cancer have radiotherapy as part of their treatment. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK and in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) radiotherapy is the standard of care for patients with stage III disease.
  Single-Cell Analysis of γδ T cell Biotherapeutics in Tumour Microenvironment Organoids
  Dr C Tape, Dr E Sahai
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a devastating disease that that kills approximately 700,000 people worldwide every year (>16,000 in the UK).
  PhD in functional interrogation of both coding and non-coding mutations and their consequences on PI3K inhibitor efficacy in breast cancer treatment
  Dr A Eustace
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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A fully funded 4-year PhD position is available in DCU under the supervision of Dr. Alex Eustace.
  Characterisation of cell death pathways upon activation of the endoplasmic reticulum stress sensor IRE1alpha
  Dr M Schroeder
Application Deadline: 20 December 2019

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A competition-funded Durham Doctoral studentship to investigate cell death pathways activated by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is available in the group of Dr.
  Epigenetic regulation of meiotic genes by the transcription factor Hac1i
  Dr M Schroeder
Applications accepted all year round

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A self-funded PhD studentship to investigate how the transcription factor Hac1i achieves epigenetic regulation of early meiotic genes is available in the group of Dr.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Sciences for Medicine - 4 year PhD Studentships

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of Molecular Sciences for Medicine (MosMed) and will focus on unmet medical needs.
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