The World Health Organisation reports that infectious diseases cause 63% of childhood deaths and 48% of premature deaths. There is the ongoing risk of epidemics and pandemics that can cause widespread morbidity and mortality (Spanish flu, ebola, SARS, E.
We have demonstrated repeatable and substantial differences in the colonisation of rice cultivars by the model arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungus Rizophagus irregularis and mapped quantitative trait loci for the variation.
A cluster of three PIPs on chromosome 7 of rice are all candidate genes for a drought avoidance locus. These genes are highly expressed in roots and thought to have a major role in root hydraulic conductance.
The developed world is currently facing a significant increase in average lifespan, with the implication of increased age-related diseases including various cancers, dementia, type 2 diabetes, cataracts and osteoporosis in our aged population.
The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow is one of the world-leading centres for cancer research. The Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the-art core services and advanced technologies with special emphasis on imaging, metabolomics and in vivo models of cancer.
In collaboration with the Wales Gene Park (WGP) and our partner company Cellesce, this studentship will exploit existing organoid resources within the Inherited Tumour Syndromes Research (ITSR) Group in addition to establishing, characterising and expanding new lines from material obtained by the ITSR group during the course of the study.