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Molecular Biology (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Scholarships available for SECReT: The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees

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UCL SECReT is the international centre for training in security and crime related research degrees, the first centre of its kind in Europe.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  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.
  PhD studentship: Theory of minimal molecular systems for information transmission
  Dr T Ouldridge
Applications accepted all year round

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We invite applications for a 4-year PhD studentship within Dr Ouldridge’s "Principles of Biomolecular Systems" group [1], as part of the ERC-funded project "Rational Engineering of Synthetic Systems for the Propagation of Information by the Catalytic Assembly of Copies".
  EASTBIO Investigating the role of cell polarity pathways during neurite formation
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Dr D Cheerambathur
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The establishment of an orderly neuronal circuitry is essential for proper organismal development and function.
  (BBSRC DTP) Optimisation of heteromeric protein complex formation via co-ordinated mRNA localisation
  Prof M Ashe, Dr M Pool, Prof C M Grant
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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RNA granules play key roles in cells controlling many aspects of mRNA fate. For instance, in response to stress the relocalisation of mRNAs to mRNA processing bodies (P-bodies) and stress granules facilitates the degradation or storage of unwanted or valuable mRNAs, respectively.
  EASTBIO Unravelling mechanisms controlling gene expression noise in S. cerevisiae during rapid adaptive responses and its application to biotechnology.
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr S Granneman
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Microbes are constantly subjected to changes in their environment and have to rapidly alter their transcriptome to adapt efficiently.
  Unravelling mechanisms controlling gene expression noise in S. cerevisiae during rapid adaptive responses and its application to biotechnology.
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr S Granneman, Prof P Swain
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Microbes are constantly subjected to changes in their environment and have to rapidly alter their transcriptome to adapt efficiently.
  Reed Bed Use Within Scotch Whisky Distilleries to Treat Wastewater: A New Toolkit to Help Maximise Performance
  Dr M Taggart, Dr B Morrissey, Dr L Maricello, Dr P Gaffney
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The demand for ‘greener’ wastewater treatment (WWT) is increasing globally. In particular, there is a need for more sustainable ‘passive’ approaches that do not rely so heavily (if at all) on hard engineering and continuous energy and chemical intervention/inputs.
  QUADRAT DTP: Unravelling the freshwater microbial phosphorus cycle
  Prof J Mcgrath, Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Dr J Chin, Dr B Spears
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Eutrophication of freshwater environments via anthropogenic phosphorus (P) input is one of the most serious global water management issues.
  Evolution and biochemistry of photosynthesis - electron transfer reactions, renewable energy production, biotechnology, and chloroplast genomes
  Prof C J Howe
Applications accepted all year round

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The common theme of our work is the biochemistry and evolution of photosynthesis.
  Forward engineering of pattern formation: Models and experiments towards predictive multicellular self-organisation
  Research Group: Institute of Stem Cell Research
  Dr G Blin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Background. The aim of developmental biology is a complete understanding of how the embryo develops, how embryonic cells acquire their fate and how they arrange in time and space to create complex organisms.
  Understanding how intrinsic disorder drives the formation of fuzzy protein complexes and tunes protein function
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Dr S Kepinski, Dr A Zhuravleva, Prof N A Ranson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Intrinsically disordered protein regions lack stable structure and instead move stochastically through an ensemble of conformations.
  Structure and function of enzyme complexes involved in post-transcriptional gene regulation
  Dr G S Winkler
Applications accepted all year round

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Many proteins in human cells function as part of high molecular weight multi-subunit assemblies. The structure and function of such large molecular machines is often difficult to characterise due to their complexity, low abundance and structural dynamics.
  Transport of essential nutrients across the outer membrane of a bacterial pathogen
  Dr M Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Gram-negative bacteria possess a second membrane, the outer membrane (OM), that serves as an additional line of defence against noxious agents, including antibiotics.
  Tracking carbon and nitrogen fixing organisms in the oceanic microbiome
  Dr T Bibby, Dr P Lam, Prof W Huang
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Complex marine microbial communities catalyze global cycling of carbon and nitrogen that regulate the Earth’s climate.
  Development of ex vivo tissue culture models for developing next-generation biomaterial scaffolds for acellular regenerative medicine.
  Prof I Gibson, Prof N Vargesson
Applications accepted all year round

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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].
  EASTBIO A synthetic biology approach to design ‘intelligent’ organoids for the study of host-microbe interactions
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr E Cachat, Dr L Boulter
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Organoids are self-organised, 3D structures generated in vitro from adult or pluripotent stem cells, that exhibit similar functionality as their tissue of origin.
  EASTBIO Forward engineering of pattern formation: Models and experiments towards predictive multicellular self-organisation
  Research Group: Institute of Stem Cell Research
  Dr G Blin, Dr L Schumacher
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Background. The aim of developmental biology is a complete understanding of how the embryo develops, how embryonic cells acquire their fate and how they arrange in time and space to create complex organisms.
  EASTBIO Single cell multi-omics profiling of the brain for the study of neurological disease
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr C Sibley
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Second Supervisor. Emily Osterweil, CMVM University of Edinburgh. Recent research emphasises that neurological diseases involve a complex interplay of cell autonomous and non-cell autonomous events mediated by the different cell types in the brain (e.g.1).
  Analysis of Heparin Binding Proteins and the Supramolecular Structure of Extracellular Matrix
  Prof D G Fernig, Prof C E Eyers
Applications accepted all year round

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Changes in heparan sulfate structure and location have long been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but the functional significance of this has remained elusive.
  The CRISPR system of the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
  Prof M F White
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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CRISPR is a prokaryotic adaptive immune system, allowing detection and degradation of invading viruses. For the public and much of the scientific community, CRISPR is now synonymous with the minimal Class 2 systems Cas9 and Cas12.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  Exposing drivers for parasite growth and virulence at the single cell level
  Prof A Maule, Dr P McVeigh, Dr N Marks
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Parasites infect one third of the human population, causing staggering levels of morbidity. They also blight food production systems by undermining plant and animal health globally.
  Control of antibiotic production through synthetic biology of bacterial hormone signalling
  Prof E Takano, Prof R Breitling
Applications accepted all year round

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There is an urgent need for new antibiotics due to an increase in antibiotic resistance. To produce these essential drugs efficiently in biotechnological systems, we need to have a better understanding of the regulatory mechanisms of antibiotic production.
  Genetic mechanisms of chronic kidney disease
  Prof M Tomaszewski, Prof A Woolf
Applications accepted all year round

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common complex disorders. The prevalence of CKD is on the rise in all populations around the globe and both the clinical and economic pressures of CKD on the healthcare systems increase exponentially.
  Partitioning primary and secondary changes of gene expression caused by gene mutations
  Dr D Talavera, Prof G D Pavitt, Dr J-M Schwartz
Applications accepted all year round

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Control of gene expression is a complex cell process, which involves balancing both the synthesis and the degradation of RNA and protein so as to establish optimal levels of each protein.
  Microbe-microbe warfare in the phyllosphere
  Dr G Kettles
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Plant pathogens pose major challenges to the production of crops and in the resilience of our trees and forests. How we protect plants from their most damaging pathogens is therefore vital to a future of sustainable agriculture within a healthy ecosystem.
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