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  Faculty of Arts & Humanities PhD Studentships 2019-20

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UEA's Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for doctoral studentships for entry in October 2020. Areas of study include.
  Higher representation theory and categorification (MIEMIETZVU20SF)
  Dr V Miemietz
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This PhD project will investigate questions surrounding categorification in representation theory. Categorification has led to many breakthroughs in representation theory in the last 15 years.
  Mathematical modelling of wounding response in plants (BLYTHMU20SF)
  Dr M Blyth
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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When a plant is wounded, for example by cutting, a signal is sent out from the wound site to other parts of the plant. However, the mechanism by which this signal is transported is not well understood.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  Resistance by Elimination (NICHOLSONJ20CASE)
  Prof P Nicholson
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Wheat is one of the most important cereal crops in the world and provides 20% of the protein and calories for 4.5 billion people.
  Type 1 Resistant Starch: A journey through the gut (EDWARDSQ20CASE)
  Dr C Edwards
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Most adults in the UK are overweight or obese, and the food industry are urgently seeking to develop healthier processed foods. One solution is to replace ‘available starch’ in the diet with ‘resistant starch’ that is not digested to glucose in the upper-gut.
  The gut microbiome and inflammaging (CARDINGQ20CASE)
  Prof S Carding
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The number of people living beyond 75 will almost double in the next twenty years. This presents. significant societal challenges particularly for public finances and the NHS as life expectancy increases at a faster rate than healthy and disability-free life expectancy.
  Optimize tools to study gene functions in pest invertebrates with a focus on aphids and whiteflies (HOGENHOUTJ20CASE)
  Dr S Hogenhout
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This project is a three-way collaboration of the laboratories of Saskia Hogenhout (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK), Grant Hughes (Liverpool School of Medicine (LSTMed), UK) and Marcus Guest (Syngenta, Jealotts Hill, UK) to develop gene knock-out technologies for the aphid Myzus persicae and the tobacco whitefly Bemisia tabaci.
  Enhancing crop growth consistency in vertical farms (DODDJ20CASE)
  Dr A Dodd
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Applications are invited to a NRPDTP-funded CASE studentship in the laboratories of Antony Dodd and Steven Penfield at the John Innes Centre, in collaboration with vertical agriculture R&D company LettUs Grow.
  Accelerating disease resistance breeding for diploid potato germplasm improvement (JONESS20CASE)
  Prof J Jones
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Pests and diseases reduce crop yields, requiring agrichemical sprays. We aim to replace agrichemicals with genetic resistance for pest and disease control.
  Identifying global regulators of effector gene expression in the rice blast fungus (TALBOTS20DTP)
  Prof N Talbot
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Magnaporthe oryzae is the causal agent of rice blast, one of the most serious diseases affecting rice cultivation around the world.
  Genetic dissection of a complex immune locus in barley (MOSCOUS20DTP)
  Dr M Moscou
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis) is an obligate biotrophic fungal pathogen of grasses. There are several adapted forms that preferentially infect different species including wheat and barley.
  TurboID-charging discovery of plant pathogen virulence and host defense mechanisms (JONESS20DTP)
  Prof J Jones
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Plant pathogens cause disease and reduce crop yields, secreting "effector" proteins that target host. proteins and suppress immunity.
  Novel autophagy pathways for the control of influenza virus infection (WILEMANQ20DTP)
  Prof T Wileman
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The recent outbreaks of avian influenza and the threat of a human influenza pandemic has highlighted the need to understand prevention and control of this virus by developing effective antiviral therapies.
  Early diagnosis of meningitis using multiplex biomarker-based detection (MARINU20CASE)
  Dr M J Marin, Dr Z Waller
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Meningitis is the second largest infectious killer of children in the world. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or a bacterial infection.
  Adapt or die? Understanding how bacterial bioflms evolve under stress (WEBBERQ20DTP)
  Dr M Webber
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Most bacteria in nature exist within a biofilm; a community of aggregated cells. Biofilms are important in many industrial contexts and most bacterial infections include biofilms.
  Psyllium fibre: from molecular structure to human health (WARRENQ20DTP)
  Dr F Warren
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Psyllium fibre is an emerging and important source of dietary fibre, used in the treatment of many digestive disorders and extensively in the processing of foods, especially gluten free products.
  SOLAR-protect: Can tomato extracts protect skin from aging? (GAVRILOVICU20CASE)
  Dr J Gavrilovic, Dr F MacMillan
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The prospects are very bright for the use of plant extracts to protect against skin diseases such as UV light-mediated skin aging.
  Microbiota and vascular health (ROBINSONQ20DTP)
  Dr S Robinson
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Angiogenesis is the formation of blood vessels from pre-existing vessels. Angiogenesis is essential for maintaining healthy physiological processes and for the revascularisation of tissues following an injury.
  Microbial ecology and metagenomics of a foodborne pathogen (MATHERQ20DTP)
  Dr A Mather
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Campylobacter is the commonest bacterial cause of diarrhoeal disease in the UK, where is it most often associated with poultry, and amongst the top five causes of diarrhoeal disease in low and middle-income countries.
  How do antibiotics affect the human gut microbiota? (JUGEQ20DTP2)
  Prof N Juge
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This PhD studentship provides an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to address. fundamental questions on the role of antibiotics on the gut microbiota and acquire state-of-the art in both in silico and in vivo approaches.
  Gut microbial metabolism at the mucosal surface (JUGEQ20DTP1)
  Prof N Juge
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The human body harbours a diverse and dense population of commensal bacteria, which exerts key functions in terms of nutrition and health.
  Computational metagenomics in personalized medicine: Defining high resolution microbial genotypes (HILDEBRANDQ20DTP2)
  Dr F Hildebrand
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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We are looking for a highly motivated and bioinformatically minded student, to investigate bacterial communities through metagenomics and population genetics.
  Reconstructing microbial genomes from environmental samples and their impact ongreenhouse gases (HILDEBRANDQ20DTP1)
  Dr F Hildebrand
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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We are looking for a highly motivated student, interested in Bioinformatics (metagenomics), global warming, and metabolism-centric interpretation of ecosystems.
  Unlocking pulse protein: A new look at mechanisms that limit bioaccessibility (EDWARDSQ20DTP)
  Dr C Edwards
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Inadequate protein nutrition is a major health concern to children and the institutionalised elderly. Although animal proteins are the best source of protein nutrition, 76% of the global population currently rely on plant protein.
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