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BBSRC White Rose Mechanistic Biology DTP 4 year studentship.
Studentships covers UK/EU fees and stipend (c.£14,296) for 4 years to start in Oct 2017. Applicants should have/be expecting at least a 2.1 Hons. degree in a relevant subject. EU candidates require 3 years of UK residency in order to receive full studentship.
Not all projects advertised will be funded; the DTP will appoint a limited number of candidates via a competitive process and the projects selected by the successful candidates will be funded.
There are 2 stages to the application process. Please see our website for more information: http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/postgraduate/phdopportunities.php
1. Peckham, M. (2016) How myosin organisation of the cytoskeleton contributes to the cancer phenotype. (2016) Biochem. Soc. Trans. 44, 1026-34
2. Baboolal T.G., Mashanov, G.I., Nenasheva, T.A., Peckham, M*. and Molloy, J.E. (2016) A combination of diffusion and active translocation localizes Myosin 10 to the filopodial tip. J. Biol. Chem. 291, 22373-22385
3. Lambacher, M.J., Bruel, A-L. van Dam, T. J. P, Szymańska, K., Slaats. G.G., Stefanie Kuhns, S., McManus, G.J., Kennedy, J.E., Gaff, K., Wu, K.M., Van der Lee, R., Burglen, L., Doummar, D., Rivière,J.B., Faivre, L., Attié-Bitach, T., Saunier, S., Curd, A., Peckham, M., Giles, R., Johnson, C.A., Huynen, M.A., Thauvin-Robinet, C., Blacque, O.E. (2016) TMEM107 recruits ciliopathy proteins to anchored periodic subdomains of the ciliary transition zone membrane and is mutated in Joubert syndrome. Nature Cell Biology 18: 122-31
4. Makowska, K.A., Hughes, R.E., White, K.J., Wells, C.M., Peckham, M. (2015) Specific myosins control actin organization, cell morphology and migration in prostate cancer cells. Cell Reports 13:2118-25
5. Wolny, M., Colegrave, M., Colman, L., White, E., Knight, P. J., and Peckham, M. (2013) Cardiomyopathy mutations in the tail of beta-cardiac myosin modify the coiled-coil structure and affect integration into thick filaments in muscle sarcomeres in adult cardiomyocytes. J Biol Chem 288, 31952-31962
FTE Category A staff submitted: 60.90
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