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University of Reading Biochemistry PhD Projects

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  Biotechnological production microbial lipids rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
  Dr A Chatzifragkou, Dr D Charalampopoulos
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Linolenic acid (GLA, ω-6 family) is a medicinally and nutritionally important polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) with a broad spectrum of applications, extending from food supplements to anti-cancer formulations.
  Extracellular vesicles in health and disease
  Prof P Yaqoob, Dr D Tannetta
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Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is associated with classical and emerging risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD), correlates with disease progression and is an independent predictor of the risk of future cardiovascular events.
  Investigation of structure-activity relationship of ACE inhibitory peptides derived from food proteins
  Assoc Prof P Jauregi, Prof K A Watson
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"Milk proteins are a rich source of bioactive peptides with a range of apparent biological activities, eg. antihypertensive, antioxidant and antimicrobial.
  Maximising the efficacy of polyphenols on cardiovacular health
  Dr C Mills
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Cardiovascular diseases are the worlds’ leading cause of death. Dietary approaches to prevent or treat these diseases are becoming increasingly accepted.
  Structure-function relationships governing polyphenol bioactivity with respect to plasma membranes
  Prof R A Frazier, Dr R Green
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This project aims to investigate polyphenol binding to lipid membrane surfaces with a view to understanding how polyphenol structure and aggregation within the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) affects the bioavailability of these nutraceuticals.
  The Gut Microbiota and Colorectal Surgery
  Dr M Lewis, Prof S C Andrews
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"Background. Antibiotic use prior to and following colorectal surgery is conventional practice, and is aimed at reducing the incidence of postoperative infection which is a major risk of such surgery.
  Understanding protein impact on soft wheat flour functionality: identification of protein markers for soft wheat breeding.
  Dr P Tosi, Prof D O'Sullivan
Application Deadline: 28 July 2019

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Milling wheat is categorised into two commercial classes, soft and hard, according to the milling energy required to produce the flour.
  Understanding protein impact on soft wheat flour functionality: identification of protein markers for soft wheat breeding.
  Dr P Tosi, Prof D O'Sullivan
Application Deadline: 28 July 2019

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Milling wheat is categorised into two commercial classes, soft and hard, according to the milling energy required to produce the flour.
  Field to Forest: Relict Field Systems in East Berkshire.
  Prof M Bell, Dr D Garrow
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Flemming, 1987; Yates, 2007). The primary method for identifying these field systems has been aerial photography, which has identified extensive relict field systems on the Berkshire Downs (Ford, Bowden, Mees, & Gaffney, 1988; Levick, 2015; P.
  Bioinformatics studies of protein structures, functions and their interactions
  Dr L J McGuffin
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The computational study of protein structures, functions and their interactions is fundamental to our understanding of disease.
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