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  Learning from the past to predict and reduce the risk of infectious disease pandemics
  Dr F Perez-Reche, Prof N Strachan
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The World Health Organisation reports that infectious diseases cause 63% of childhood deaths and 48% of premature deaths. There is the ongoing risk of epidemics and pandemics that can cause widespread morbidity and mortality (Spanish flu, ebola, SARS, E.
  Landscape Genomics of Damselflies in Scotland and Indonesia
  Dr L Lancaster, Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Dr M N Nangoy, Dr R D Dudaniec
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Odonates (damselflies and dragonflies) are charismatic insects which exhibit a diversity of colour forms and adaptations to ecological conditions.
  Using CRISPR genome editing to determine the effects of obesity and hypertension associated polymorphisms
  Dr A MacKenzie, Prof M Delibegovic
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Introduction. There is now little doubt that morbid conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are mechanistically linked.
  The evolution of primate vocal signals: from call production to signal function
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr J Dunn, Dr C Wascher
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Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
  Interaction between maternal effects and thermal developmental plasticity in shaping the pace-of-life in a widespread Australian lizard
  Dr D Noble
Application Deadline: 16 September 2019

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The Project. The Noble lab (http://biology.anu.edu.au/research/groups/noble-group-animal-ecophysiology-and-evolutionary-ecology) at the ANU is seeking expressions of interest from high-quality candidates interested in pursuing a Ph.D.
  New Methods in Molecular Phylogenetics
  Assoc Prof R Lanfear
Application Deadline: 16 September 2019

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Phylogenies form the backbone of our understanding of much of life on earth. We are looking for a candidate with experience in bioinformatics, mathematics, computer science, or machine learning to help us build and apply the next generation of phylogenetic methods.
  PhD Studentship in Tropical Ecology. Supra-specific Janzen-Connell effects: insect herbivores responding to plant phylogeny and chemistry in a Papua New Guinea rainforest
  Prof V Novotny, Dr M Volf
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join a project exploring plant-herbivore interactions, and evolution of host-plant defences in a lowland rainforest in Papua New Guinea.
  The eyes have it: fetal reactions to visual stimulation
  Dr N Reissland
Applications accepted all year round

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The womb is not entirely dark and hence fetuses can perceive light. It is not clear what fetuses might be able to perceive and in what detail they might be able to “see” which has implications for cognitive development.
  Investigating Noise in Ageing Cellular Power Stations
  Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, Electrical Engineering (Biological knowledge not required).
  The role of extracellular small RNAs in parasitic nematode infection
  Research Group: Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance & evolution
  Dr P Sarkies, Prof M Selkirk
Application Deadline: 5 September 2019

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There is increasing recognition that a variety of cell types from many different organisms secrete RNA into the extracellular space (Sarkies & Miska, 2014).
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