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  Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis and Potential Applications of Novel Heterocyclic Alkaloids
  Dr H Deng, Dr L Trembleau
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Developing an enzymatic toolbox to make complex modified peptides
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr W Houssen, Dr L Trembleau
Applications accepted all year round

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The pharmaceutical industry has identified a major gap in its portfolio. On the one hand, they are excellent at discovering small molecules that act via a lock and key type mechanism.
  Discovery of novel pharmaceuticals from marine and desert microorganisms
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr R Ebel
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms from extreme environments such as the deep seas, cold seas and hyper arid deserts have been shown to produce a range of complex natural products with high biological activity.
  Genome mining of novel antimicrobial natural products from new bacterial strains
  Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Characterisation of SNA-2, a potential target for new drugs against parasitic nematodes.
  Dr B Mueller, Dr J Pettitt
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Spliced leader trans-splicing is a conserved and essential step involved in gene expression in many animal and human parasites that is responsible for the formation of mRNA 5’ ends in these organisms.
  Defining metabolic pathways controlling the response to infection.
  Prof S Spano, Dr M Baldassarre, Dr J Rochford
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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In order to fight off infection, the body must activate a highly orchestrated response to the infectious agent. The ability to respond to infections critically depends on our general health status and the strength of our immune system.
  Effects of essential aminoacid (EAA) restriction on cognitive function, ageing and neurodegeneration.
  Prof B Platt, Prof M Delibegovic
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The developed world is currently facing a significant increase in average lifespan, with the implication of increased age-related diseases including various cancers, dementia, and type 2 diabetes in our aged population.
  How does meiotic DNA replication shape sexual genetic recombination?
  Dr A Lorenz, Prof A Donaldson
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The mitotic cell cycle, a recurring cellular process consisting of DNA replication followed by cell division, produces two identical daughter cells from a single mother.
  Investigation of the role of myopia susceptibility genes in early eye development.
  Prof L Erskine, Prof N Vargesson, Prof M Collinson
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The aim of this project is to determine the role of inherited refractive error risk factors in the pre-birth development of the eye.
  The mechanistic basis of eukaryotic operons as a gene expression strategy.
  Dr J Pettitt, Dr B Mueller
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Nematodes are a highly successful group of organisms, having adapted and colonised a wide range of environmental niches. For many nematodes these niches are the other animals and plants that they parasitise.
  The New Iron Age: Investigating the impact of Brain Iron on Neurodegeneration
  Dr G Waiter, Dr C McNeil, Dr A Sneddon
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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This project will investigate the role of iron in brain ageing and provide insight into its influence on neurodegeneration and cognitive decline.
  What are the mucosal components in fish that give protection towards saprolegniosis and can we stimulate their effectivity via nutritional supplements?
  Prof P Van West, Prof S Martin
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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This industry funded PhD Studentship covers a 3.5-year research position in the frame of a 3.5-year PhD doctoral programme. The PhD student will join a large and vibrant research group that includes about 15 full time researchers such as postdocs and other PhD students, with a further 20 researchers within ICARD.
  Functional magnetic nanomaterials as the next generation of bioproducts for healthcare applications
  Dr A Fernandez-Castane
Applications accepted all year round

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A three-year project for doctoral studies is offered to support the application of highly motivated graduates willing to pursue their PhD studies.
  London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium (LIDo)

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 . LIDo is an exciting collaboration between UCL, Kings College London, Queen Mary, Birkbeck, Royal Veterinary College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, six of London's world-class universities and specialist institutions.
  Budding yeast as a model for sudden cardiac death
  Dr T Hoefken
Applications accepted all year round

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Sudden unexpected cardiac death is responsible for about half of all heart disease deaths. It is an unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm.
  Central Nervous system Gene therapy to treat obesity Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Analysis of the BBS brain development
  Dr V Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a debilitating, often life-limiting heritable multisystem disorder caused by dysfunction of non-motile cilia (ciliopathy).
  Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
  Dr R McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing.
  Egr2 and 3 mediated T cell tolerance in cancer and their impact in immune checkpoint therapy
  Dr S Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Tumour infiltrated lymphocytes (TILs) contain tumour reactive T cells and have been used as adoptive cell transfer therapy in patients which can mediate cancer regression.
  Nanoparticles in drug delivery
  Dr G Stenbeck, Dr U Kishore
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanoparticles (NPs) are materials with overall dimensions in the nano scale range (5nm-100nm). Due to their unique physicochemical properties, they have found a wide range of applications and are currently explored as drug and gene delivery vehicles.
  Seeking critical branch points in bacterial evolution with comparative genomics
  Prof N Saunders, Mr A Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a bioinformatics and comparative genomics-focussed project, seeking to identify the basis of speciation and sub-speciation of bacterial species accounting for the development of individual and independent lineages.
  Telomere length elongation following treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs. Aim: To investigate the mechanisms which leads to telomere length elongation after treatment with tricostatin A and azacytidine.
  Dr T Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Telomeres are specialised structures, which are present at the ends of chromosomes and serve to protect the chromosome from degradation during cell division.
  PhD Funded Studentship in Cell division, chromosome organisation, protein phosphatases.
  Prof P Vagnarelli
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Research Area. Cell division, chromosome organisation, protein phosphatases. The division of bioscience at Brunel University London is offering a fully funded PhD studentship to investigate the role of protein phosphatases in cell division within the group of Prof Vagnarelli (www.vagnarelli.uk).
  PhD Studentship in Neuroblastoma and Myc regulation
  Prof P Vagnarelli
Application Deadline: 10 July 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD Studentship supported by Kidscan. The student working on this project will investigate the regulation of the protein phosphatase PPP1/CDCA2 and MYCN in neuroblastoma.
  The impact of mixed radiation and chemicals exposure on neuronal cytotoxicity, ageing and transcription
  Dr R Anderson
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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A 3-year funded PhD studentship is available in the College of Health and Life Sciences at Brunel University London. Project description.
  Markers of Expertise in Sport and Physical Activity: Triangulated Approaches
  Dr D Broadbent, Dr D Bishop, Dr A Cocks, Dr A Nowicky
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to adopt a mixed methods approach to determine the various factors – innate, learnt, and environmental – that ultimately contribute to skill acquisition and/or expertise within a specified domain.
  Gold containing nanoalloy catalysts for redox reactions
  Prof G J Hutchings, Prof S Taylor
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Gold when alloyed with other metals can give enhanced activity in redox reactions. The aim of this PhD is to prepare gold containing nanoalloys as bimetallic or trmetallic formulations using a range of methods for example sol immobilisation.
  Microwave assisted heterogeneous catalysis
  Dr J Bartley
Applications accepted all year round

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The PhD will be based within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) (www.cf.ac.uk/cci) which is one of the leading centres for catalyst research focussed on improving the understanding of catalysis, developing new catalytic processes with industry and promoting the use of catalysis as a sustainable 21st century technology.
  Artificial Cells as Living Technology
  Prof D A Barrow, Dr O Castell
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The Barrow (Engineering) and Castell (Pharmacy) laboratories at Cardiff University seek motivated PhD candidates to contribute to an exciting €5M funded European collaboration in the field of synthetic biology and the development of programmable artificial cells as living technology.
  Enhanced bio-minerals production using catalysts to accelerate resource recovery in wastewater treatment plants PhD
  Dr A Soares, Prof T Stephenson
Application Deadline: 13 July 2019

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This PhD position offers an exciting opportunity to resolve key questions around nutrient resource recovery in waste streams in a project sponsored by EPSRC, Severn Trent and Microvi.
  Microscopic Evaluation of Novel Light Activated Molecular Nanomachines
  Dr R Pal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Project Background. An important need for future bio-medical research and fundamental cell biology is the targeted in vivo destruction of selected cells and cell types.
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