The project is open to both European/UK and International students. It is UNFUNDED and applicants are encouraged to contact the Principal Supervisor directly to discuss their application and the project.
Assistance will be given to applications who are applying to international funding schemes.
The successful applicant will be expected to provide the funding for tuition fees and living expenses as well as research costs of £3.000 per year.
A fee bursary may be available for well qualified and motivated applicants.
Details of costs can be found on the University website: View Website
Scott Mirceta, Anthony V. Signore, Jennifer M. Burns, Andrew R. Cossins, Kevin L. Campbell, Michael Berenbrink (2013). Evolution of mammalian diving capacity traced by myoglobin net surface charge. Science 340, 1234192. DOI: 10.1126/science.1234192
The work is show-cased in a video featured on the BBSRC website: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160108075453/http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/health/2013/130614-pr-study-diving-mammals-underwater-endurance/
Davies H.A., Madine J., Middleton D.A. (2015). Comparison with amyloid-β reveal an aspartate residue that stabilizes fibrils of the aortic amyloid polypeptide medin, The Journal of Biological Chemistry 290: 7791-7803