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  Understanding the mechanism of RNA recognition by La-related proteins
  Prof MR Conte
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available to work in the laboratory of Prof. Sasi (Maria R) Conte (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/sasi-conte), in the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/randall).
  Deep Learning / Bioinformatics Approach for Protein-Protein Interaction Prediction
  Dr JC Nebel
Applications accepted all year round

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Since most molecular processes rely on protein–protein interactions PPIs), knowledge of those interactions is extremely valuable for biomedical research and drug design.
  New Privilege nutrients of Human Gut Microbiota from Western Diet (ref: SF18/APP/Munoz)
  Dr J Munoz
Applications accepted all year round

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The human large bowel contains ~1013 bacteria, referred to as the human gut microbiota or HGM. There is considerable interest in deploying prebiotic and probiotic strategies to maximise the impact of the HGM on human health.
  A bioinformatics approach to understanding protein solubility tags
  Dr J Warwicker, Dr R Curtis
Applications accepted all year round

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The crowded environment of a cell cytoplasm reveals that proteins and other biological molecules co-exist at high macromolecular concentrations.
  Targeting viral immune evasion mechanisms for the development of new antiviral strategies
  Dr B Mark
Applications accepted all year round

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A stipend supported graduate student position at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. level is currently available in the Mark laboratory! We seek an energetic individual with a background in biochemistry, molecular biology, or plant molecular biology.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible and Reproducible Research - SABS

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Good degree in the Physical or Life Sciences? Interested in biological or medical research? We offer fully-funded PhD places across the Oxford Doctoral Training Centre programmes.
  Hijacking of host cellular functions and metabolism in MRSA pathogenesis
  Dr M Letek, Dr V Behrends, Dr Y Calle
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited from potential PhD candidates to work at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton, supervised by Dr Michal Letek, Dr Volker Behrends, and Dr Yolanda Calle-Patino.
  Engineering Microbial Communities for Biotechnology and Bioremediation
  Dr J Pandhal
Applications accepted all year round

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Microbial biotechnology is usually undertaken by a single species in a fermenter. However, some processes are metabolically challenging for a single species and therefore more suited to communities of microbes.
  Mechanisms of pathogen engagement of target cells
  Prof T Stehle
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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We offer a PhD position in the group of Professor Stehle at the Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry, University of Tübingen.
  Developing a clinical tool to quantitatively assess and monitor upper limb and shoulder function in clinical and home settings
  Dr A Shaheen
Applications accepted all year round

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Upper limb and shoulder disorders are poorly defined, diagnosed and rehabilitated. Current management of these disorders is focussed on the prescription of physiotherapeutic treatments, yet the efficacy of such treatments is not well established and the prognosis of patients with shoulder disorders is very poor.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Sciences for Medicine - 4 year PhD Studentships

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of Molecular Sciences for Medicine (MosMed) and will focus on unmet medical needs.
  Development of a neutron macromolecular crystallography (NMX) refinement software module and its implementation in the Refmac5 package of the CCP4 suite
  Research Group: Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics
  Dr R Steiner
Applications accepted all year round

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To start. 01/01/2019. Award. A 3 year PhD studentship. School. Basic & Medical Biosciences. Supervisors. Professor Roberto Steiner & Dr Garib N Murshudov.
  IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms”

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Our PhD program in the life sciences places special emphasis on interdisciplinary interactions. We want to train the next generation of scientists to study complex biological processes that cannot be adequately understood within the limits of a single discipline.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Sciences for Medicine - 4 year PhD Studentships

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of Molecular Sciences for Medicine (MosMed) and will focus on unmet medical needs.
  Modelling of Oral Neutrophil Epithelial interactions
  Dr E Hagi-Pavli
Applications accepted all year round

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Background and Clinical Significance. Neutrophils are an important and vital cellular component of the innate immune system providing rapid protection against microbial invasion.
  Understanding Gram-negative envelope biogenesis using genome-wide approaches.
  Dr M Banzhaf
Applications accepted all year round

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Many Gram-negative bacteria are common foodborne pathogens. Most often strains belong to the genera of Escherichia, Salmonella and Campylobacter.
  Analysis of pathogen determinants recognized by the hypervariable immune receptor Dscam
  Dr M Soller
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. To mount an immune response, host organisms must first recognize the pathogen with which they are infected. The first line of defense against pathogen infection in animals is provided through the innate immune response.
  Application of molecular methods for the discovery of anticancer agents
  Prof S Cosconati
Application Deadline: 4 July 2020

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The PhD program in Molecular Life Sciences is a research doctorate of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli that is run with the collaboration of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).
  Characterization of human prion protein conformation equilibria in the presence of metal ions through multidimensional NMR methodologies
  Prof R Fattorusso
Application Deadline: 4 July 2019

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The PhD program in Molecular Life Sciences is a research doctorate of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli that is run with the collaboration of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).
  Development of single molecule sequencing in undiagnosed patients after whole-exome sequencing
  Prof V Nigro
Application Deadline: 4 July 2019

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The PhD program in Molecular Life Sciences is a research doctorate of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli that is run with the collaboration of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).
  Novel ribotoxin-like proteins from edible mushroom: physiological role and biotechnological applications
  Prof A Di Maro
Application Deadline: 4 July 2019

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The PhD program in Molecular Life Sciences is a research doctorate of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli that is run with the collaboration of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).
  A candidate-gene approach for targeted identification of new parasite immunomodulators against allergic asthma
  Dr H McSorley, Dr H Smits
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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This project will build on our knowledge of how parasitic helminths manipulate the host immune response, in a collaboration between the groups of Dr Henry McSorley (University of Dundee) and Dr Hermelijn Smits (Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands).
  Cryo-EM of virus-host interactions
  Prof D Bhella, Dr L Spagnolo
Application Deadline: 21 June 2019

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Cryogenic transmission electron microscopy has recently emerged as a powerful tool for the structural analysis of macromolecular complexes at close to atomic resolution.
  Evolutionary insights for engineering improved globin oxygen carriers
  Dr M Berenbrink, Dr J Madine
Applications accepted all year round

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Around 2 million red blood cell units at a cost of 120.00 GBP per unit are transfused annually in England alone (http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/what-we-do/blood-transfusion/).
  Biogenesis and functional mechanism of mitochondrial sulfhydryl oxidase proteins in health and disease
  Dr H Lu, Prof N Scrutton
Applications accepted all year round

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Mitochondrial sulfhydryl oxidases Erv1/ALR play an essential role in biogenesis of mitochondria – the power plant of eukaryotic cells.
  Ubiquitin binding and the assembly of ubiquitin chains
  Dr C Day
Applications accepted all year round

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A talented PhD candidate interested in studying the biochemical properties of ubiquitin E3-ligases is being recruited to join Catherine Day’s laboratory in the Biochemistry Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  Integrative Computational Biology and Machine Learning: Combining computational biology, computational chemistry, and machine learning techniques with biological big data to unravel the higher genomic code of life
  Dr A Sahakyan, Prof P McHugh
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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In the Sahakyan Group, we strive to make computational biology maximally independent from empirical experimental data, by basing our models and predictions on genomic sequences and core biological mechanisms.
  Computational Biophysics and Bioinformatics on Novel Psychoactive Substances and their effect on the Dopamine System
  Dr MS Sahai, Prof J Opacka-Juffry
Applications accepted all year round

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Voted best modern university in London (Complete University Guide 2015) and the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Times Higher Education Funding Council for England), Roehampton is committed to fostering an environment that places an emphasis on both teaching and research excellence.
  A New Molecular Machine Required for Bacterial Development into Spores
  Dr C Rodrigues
Applications accepted all year round

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The Rodrigues Lab focuses on how bacteria develop into spores. Bacterial spores are one of the hardiest cell types on Earth and allow bacteria to persist in the environment when nutritional conditions are no longer favourable for growth.
  IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms”

Funding Type

PhD Type

Our PhD program in the life sciences places special emphasis on interdisciplinary interactions. We want to train the next generation of scientists to study complex biological processes that cannot be adequately understood within the limits of a single discipline.
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