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The biggest considerations when choosing to study for an MSc, PhD or MPhil are the project and supervisor. You're very welcome to discuss research projects with potential supervisors. The most successful are defined by a distinct strength and knowledge of a subject area. The list of potential projects is indicative – please contact members of staff directly for more information.
Further contact details for Biomedical and Life Sciences staff can be found below.
I can offer PhD and MSc research projects on either molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic DNA repair or biological effects of ultraviolet radiation/skin cancer. Please contact me for further details
(No funded positions currently available)
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PhD projects are available in all of the research areas described above.
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I can welcome PhD and MSc by Research students interested in studying:
- the spatiotemporal dynamics of gut host-microbiota interactions using a combination of advanced genomic, spectrophotometric and on-chip live-imaging microscopy techniques in the model organism C. elegans.
- the dynamics of bacterial biofilm regulation in vivo in the model organism C. elegans.
- the neuronal regulation of organismal death in C. elegans using advanced imaging of tissue-specific genetically-encoded calcium and pH reporters.
- Autophagy and proteasome regulation in C. elegans
- the role of intercellular variability in cancer progression using advanced live microscopy imaging and automated analysis techniques (in collaboration with Dr. Richard Mort).
We have a NWCR-funded project for a Msc by Research student starting in October 2019 (see link here: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/msc-by-research-project-the-impact-of-temperature-shifts-on-breast-uveal-and-skin-cancer-cell-dynamics/?p110785). Contact and send your CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org to know more.
Deadline for applications: 12/07/2019.
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The role in insulin/IGF-like signalling in brain ageing in Drosophila melanogaster
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Age is the major risk factor for the major causes of death in humans. Therefore I investigate the basic biology and the genetics of ageing. This is known as Biogerontology. My aim is to delay the onset of ageing-related changes so that healthy lifespan is extended. To discover and test potential drug targets and therapies I use the model organism Drosophila. I welcome enquiries from students interested in this rapidly moving and very exciting area.
I would be happy to hear from prospective students at MSc by Research level or PhD level to discuss projects on mammalian DNA replication, DNA replication stress and cancer biology.
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I am able to supervise students undertaking research projects in the field of systems neuroscience, translational psychiatric drug discovery and behavioural neuroscience.
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Microbiology, immunology and parasitology of insects; Phlebotomine sand flies and transmission of Leishmania. Microbial ecology of insects.
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Funded PhD project (North-West Cancer Research) entitled "Reversal of centrosome amplification to reduce oncogenicity of metastatic Uveal Melanoma cancer cells"
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Projects are available in the field of stem cell therapies for the treatment of corneal eye disease in collaboration with Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan.
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PhD project available: "Making a degrader for KIFC1 as a new therapeutic for hard-to-treat cancers" with Dr Andrew Fielding - closes 15/03/2019. I am happy to supervise PhD and MSc projects on the structure and function of protein-protein interactions or protein complexes, as well as bifunctional ligands inducing PPIs, ternary complexes, and induced protein degradation.
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I am interested in prospective applications from any students whose background fits the work of The Institute for Social Futures (https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/social-futures/), particularly my own area of BioFutures, meaning any futurological scenario invoking any factor that is contingent upon our biological being-in-the-world, natural selection’s action upon us, our situation in a global ecosystem that contains millions of other species and the potential divergence of evolutionary interest between our species and others. The scope of BioFuture research therefore includes topics such as pandemic disease, the post-antibiotic world, life extension technologies, genetic modification and progeny selection, human life at higher average climate temperatures, extinctions and global food shortage.
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1. Development of methods for glycosaminoglycan analysis,2. Glycosaminoglycans as markers of pathology,3. Role of bacterial toxins in sudden death.I welcome enquires from prospective PhD students interested in working in these, and related, areas.
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I can offer PhD and MSc by research projects in the following areas of research: (1) The developmental cell biology of African trypanosomes. (2) Trypanosomes as models to study proteins implicated in human ciliary diseases. Please contact me for further details.
(No funded positions are currently available).
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I can offer PhD and MSc by research projects on either melanocytes and melanoma or cell/tissue biosensors. Please contact me for further details. We are currently looking for a masters by research (MRes) student to work on a collaborative project to investigate the thermosensitivity of cancer cell division dynamics with Dr's Benedetto and Fielding.
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Following projects are on offer:
1. Epigenetic Regulation of Viruses.
2. Roles of Interferon Regulated Genes in the Pathobiology of Influenza Virus.
3. Proteomic Approaches in Understanding Viral Antagonism of Host Responses
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Projects available in my lab include investigating the role of intestinal microbiota, and associated signaling pathways, in diseases such as cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and neurological conditions. I'm also interested in how microbes train the immune response to protect or predispose individuals to disease. Please contact me to discuss a specific area of study for PhD or Master by Research projects.
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PhD positions and MSc Research posts are available in the Robinson laboratory in the following areas:
(i) maintenance of genomic stability (DNA replication and repair mechanism)
(ii) protein homeostasis (ubiquitin-like modifications and protein turnover).
The laboratory specialises in the use of model archaeal systems to study these fundamental cellular processes which underpin a variety of disease states including cancer and neurodegeneration.
Please email me for further information regarding funding and project specifics.
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Masters by Research projects available:
1. How does Vaccinia virus evade detection by the innate immune system?
2. How is intracellular DNA detected as "stranger" and "danger" signal by the innate immune system?
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My laboratory is seeking to recruit PhD and MRes students interested in the basic biology of Trypanosoma brucei and Leishmania species, which are the etiological agents of a number of diseases in developing countries. We can offer projects that use genetic, proteomic and biochemical approaches to study the parasites in vitro and in vivo. Please contact me for further details (No funded positions currently available).
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I am happy to accept proposals on projects in the area of intestinal inflammation focussing on parasitology, immunology and endocrinology.
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Cannabinoid receptor signalling bias in ex vivo intestinal organoids.
Importance of physiological levels of oxygen and energy sources in validating GI epithelial cell models of inflammation and cancer.
Contribution of enteroendocrine cells to cannabinoid modulation of intestinal barrier permeability function (with John Worthington).
Ethical considerations of human organoid donation and research (with Laura Machin and John Appleby).
Impact of cannabinoids on free living ciliates (with Jackie Parry).
Students can also apply for MSc by research for the last three projects.
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