Interactions between melatonin and endogenous opioid peptide release
Dr H Galley, Dr H M Wilson
30 April 2019
Overview. Control of pain remains a challenge for medicine. Melatonin, known for its role in circadian regulation, also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions and has been suggested to have analgesic effects in a range of pain syndromes.
Novel protein pathways regulating adipose tissue expansion during weight gain
Prof G Nixon, Dr J Rochford
19 April 2019
Adipose (fat) tissue expands during excessive food intake. While this is a normal physiological process to store energy, in sedentary individuals or those on a prolonged high fat diet, adipose tissue expansion can particularly occur abdominally, around several different organs.
PhD Studentship in head and neck cancer biology.
Prof A Sala
10 May 2019
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD Studentship supported by the Oracle Cancer Trust. The student working on this project will investigate the role of signaling pathways downstream of MYB oncoproteins in adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Artificial Cells as Living Technology
Prof D A Barrow, Dr O Castell
30 June 2019
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.
Targeting NAD+ for retinal ganglion cell protection in experimental glaucoma
Mr J Morgan, Dr M Votruba
31 May 2019
Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship to study novel neuroprotective strategies for the treatment of glaucoma at the Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences and the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Identification and characterisation of protein depalmitoylases
Dr J Greaves, Prof M Wheatley
31 May 2019
S-acylation (palmitoylation) is an essential post-translational modification (PTM) involving the reversible attachment of fatty acids, such as palmitic acid, onto the cysteine residues of proteins.