RNA viruses pose a significant threat to our wellbeing and economy. One of the most threatening is the influenza A virus, which infects an estimated 13 million and kills about half a million people every winter.
Malignant germ cell tumours (mGCTs) are the most common cause of cancer deaths in young adult males. Our group discovered that all mGCTs, despite being clinically and pathologically variable, are characterised by specific abnormalities in microRNA levels.
Applications are invited for 4-year PhD studentships funded by AstraZeneca and the Department of Pharmacology. The students will be working on collaborative projects co-led by departmental supervisors and AstraZeneca scientists.
The malaria parasite Plasmodium has a complex lifecycle involving several highly unusual cell cycles. Rather than conventional binary fission, it grows via syncytial modes of replication, producing multinucleate syncytia prior to budding and cytokinesis.
Division of Anaesthesia, (Department of Medicine), University of Cambridge, CCUK doctoral training. A fully funded studentship by Crohn’s and Colitis UK is available in Dr Michael Lee’s group in the Division of Anaesthesia, Department of Medicine.
The central dogma of molecular biology states that genetically encoded information flows from DNA to mRNA to protein. The flow from DNA to mRNA occurs through a process called transcription and the flow from mRNA to protein through a process called translation.