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  Decoding the Language of Nature: It is time for Artificial Intelligence to predict the function of natural products based on structure
  Prof R Quinn, Dr M Liu, Dr CW Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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The profound and specific biological activity of natural products coupled with their immediately recognizable structures suggests a code within these structures that we are not as yet aware of.
  Natural selection in action: molecular evolution of resistance to anti-microbials (BROWNJ20DTP)
  Prof J Brown
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Evolution of resistance to drugs and pesticides is a problem of great practical importance and is also one of the clearest demonstrations of natural selection in action.
  Discovery of Antibiotics from Cyanobacteria (TRUMANJ20DTP)
  Dr A Truman
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Bacteria have the capacity to produce natural products with exquisite bioactivities, which makes these compounds excellent candidates as medicines and agrochemicals.
  (BBSRC DTP) Discovery and Editing Pathways to New Antibiotics
  Prof J Micklefield, Prof D Leys, Dr A Green
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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There is an urgent need for new antibiotics. The majority of antibiotics that are used to treat infectious diseases today are small molecules produced by microorganisms, called natural products, or derivatives thereof.
  Re-engineering the building blocks of bacterial natural product assembly lines.
  Prof MP Crump, Prof C L Willis, Dr P Race, Prof C Berger-Schaffitzel
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Prof. Matthew Crump (School of Chemistry, University of Bristol). Prof. Chris Willis (School of Chemistry, University of Bristol).
  Developing effective measurement techniques for the assessment of Furan Fatty Acids levels
  Dr M Kimber
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The Furan Fatty Acids (FFAs) are an important class of natural products due to their nutritional health benefits and impact on inflammatory & cardiovascular…
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Strategy to identify novel and exploitable anti-malarial drug targets
  Dr S Wyllie, Dr I H Gilbert
Application Deadline: 11 January 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  Discovery of new drug leads from extremophilic microorganisms (Ref: PhDCEPS192001)
  Dr M Rateb
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms from extreme environments such as the cold deep seas, Antarctic, and Arid and hyper-arid deserts have been shown to produce a range of complex natural products with diverse and potent biological activity.
  Discovery of new drug leads from under-explored marine microorganisms (PhDCEPS192002)
  Dr M Rateb
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms from under-explored environments such as the deep seas and cold seas have been shown to produce a range of complex natural products with diverse and potent biological activity.
  (BBSRC DTP CASE) Exploitation of P450 BM3 variants for production of valuable drug metabolites
  Prof A Munro, Prof D Leys
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recommended that human drug metabolites (as well as their parent drugs) should be subject to testing for safety/toxicity.
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