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Investigation of transdifferentiation of macrophages following cardiac injury in adult zebrafish

Project Description

This project will investigate unexpected gene expression in cardiac macrophages that suggests these cells may undergo transdifferentiation during repair and regeneration of the heart. Cell-type specific CRISPR knockout of these genes and cutting-edge structural analysis using cryo EM will facilitate the investigation of the function of these genes in cardiac macrophages.

Funding Notes

DEADLINE: Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 25th NOVEMBER.

A 3.5 year funded studentship by the GW4BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Full UK/EU tuition fees, a stipend matching UK Research Council Minimum (£15,009 p.a. for 2019/20, updated each year).
Additional research training and support funding of up to £5,000 per annum is also available.
Please complete application to the GW4 BioMed MRC DTP for an ‘offer of funding’. You may also need to make an 'offer to study' to your chosen institution(s) – further details are on the website. View Website.
Shortlisted applicants for interview will be notified by 19th December.

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