White Rose BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Mechanistic Biology
4 year fully-funded programme of integrated research and skills training, starting Oct 2019:
• Research Council Stipend
• UK/EU Tuition Fees
• Conference allowance
• Research Costs
At least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent. We welcome students with backgrounds in biological, chemical or physical sciences, or mathematical backgrounds with an interest in biological questions.
EU candidates require 3 years of UK residency in order to receive full studentship
Not all projects advertised will be funded; the DTP will appoint a limited number of candidates via a competitive process.
Bomphrey, R. J., Nakata, T., Phillips, N. and Walker, S. M. Smart wing rotation
and trailing-edge vortices enable high frequency mosquito flight. Nature 544 92-
Mokso, R., Schwyn, D. A., Walker, S. M., Doube, M., Wicklein, M., Müller, T.,
Stampanoni, M., Taylor, G .K., & Krapp, H. G. Four-dimensional in vivo X-ray
microscopy with projection-guided gating. Sci. Rep. 2015
Walker, S. M., Schwyn, D. A., Mokso, R. Wicklein, M., Müller, T., Double, M.
Stampanoni, M., Krapp, H. G., and Taylor, G. K. In vivo time-resolved
microtomography reveals the mechanics of the blowfly flight motor. PLOS Biol.
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Walker, S. M., Thomas, A. L. R. and Taylor, G. K. Operation of the alula as an
indicator of gear change in hoverflies. J. R. Soc. Interface 9 1194-1207, 2012
McFarlane, L.A., Altringham, J.D. and Askew, G.N. Intra-specific variation in
wing morphology and its impact on takeoff performance in blue tits (Cyanistes
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Askew, G.N. The elaborate plumage in peacocks is not such a drag. J. Exp.
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Holt, N.C., Roberts, T.J. and Askew, G.N. The energetic benefits of tendon
springs in running: is the reduction of muscle work important? J. Exp. Biol. 217,
Holt, N.C. and Askew, G.N. The effects of asymmetric length trajectories on the
initial mechanical efficiency of mouse soleus muscles. J. Exp. Biol., 215, 324-
FTE Category A staff submitted: 60.90
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