University of Bath

BBSRC SWBio DTP Projects

Find out more about the studentships available via the SWBio DTP, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Faculty of Science

Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Ubiquitination studied by label-free real-time single molecule optical sensing

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Stefan Bagby, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisors: Professor Frank Vollmer (University of Exeter), Dr Paul Whitley (University of Bath), Dr Janet Anders (University of Exeter)
Project Enquiries: bsssb@bath.ac.uk

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Uncovering novel regulators of Fusarium Head Blight and targets for disease control

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Neil Brown, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisors: Professor Sam Sheppard (University of Bath), Professor Kim Hammond-Kosack (Rothamsted Research)
Project Enquiries: n.a.brown@bath.ac.uk

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Environmental bacteria as a reservoir of novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Susanne Gebhard, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisors: Professor Eshwar Mahenthiralingam (Cardiff University), Dr Brian Jones (University of Bath), Professor Mark Buttner (John Innes Centre, Norwich)
Project Enquiries: s.gebhard@bath.ac.uk

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Adaptive evolution of a yeast for palm oil replacement: genotype-phenotype relationships by nanopore sequencing

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Daniel Henk, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisors: Dr Stefan Bagby (University of Bath), Professor Dorothy Buck (University of Bath)
CASE Supervisor: Dr Daniel Turner, Oxford Nanopore Technologies
Project Enquiries: d.a.henk@bath.ac.uk

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Nanopore RNA-Seq data analysis for characterising transcriptome malleability

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Shobbir Hussain, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisors: Professor Samuel Sheppard (University of Bath)
Collaborators: Professor Mark Robinson (University of Zurich), Dr Charlotte Soneson (University of Zurich)
Project Enquiries: s.hussain@bath.ac.uk

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Endothelin signaling, enteric nervous system and Hirschsprung disease in zebrafish

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Professor Robert Kelsh, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisor: Dr Kit Yates (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: bssrnk@bath.ac.uk

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Unlocking the therapeutic potential of E3 ubiquitin ligases through structure-function studies and Cryo-EM

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Julien Licchesi, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisors: Professor Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel (University of Bristol), Professor Jean van den Elsen (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: j.licchesi@bath.ac.uk

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A role for IncRNAs in the transcriptional co-ordination of neighbouring genes

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Hans-Wilhelm Nuetzmann, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisors: Professor Laurence Hurst (University of Bath), Dr Keith Vance (University of Bath)
Collaborator: Dr Selene Lizbeth Fernández Valverde (LANGEBIO, National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, Irapuato, Mexico)
Project Enquiries: h.nuetzmann@bath.ac.uk

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Developing better biopharmaceuticals using biomolecular simulation and modelling

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Christopher Pudney, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisors: Dr Marc van der Kamp (University of Bristol), Professor David Leak (University of Bath)
CASE Supervisor: Dr David Cole, (Immunocore Ltd)
Project Enquiries: c.r.pudney@bath.ac.uk

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Investigating conserved long noncoding RNA functions during melanocyte development in zebrafish and human melanoma

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Keith Vance, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisors: Professor Robert Kelsh (University of Bath), Professor Mark Lindsay (University of Bath)
Collaborators: Dr Karim Malik (University of Bristol), Professor Colin Goding (University of Oxford)
Project Enquiries: k.w.vance@bath.ac.uk

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A knowledge-based AI for arthropod vectored diseases

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Professor Matthew Wills, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Co-Supervisor: Dr Nicholas Priest (University of Bath)
CASE Supervisor: Dr Peter Murray-Rist (ContentMine Ltd)
Project Enquiries: m.a.wills@bath.ac.uk

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Department of Chemistry

Investigating cholesterol modulation of the mu-opioid receptor function using molecular pharmacology and computer modeling and simulation

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Professor Carmen Domene, University of Bath, Department of Chemistry
Co-Supervisors: Professor Eamonn Kelly (University of Bristol), Professor Ian Williams (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: C.Domene@bath.ac.uk

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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Chronic effects of G protein-biased mu-opioid receptor agonists in the brain

Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Chris Bailey, University of Bath, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Co-Supervisors: Professor Eamonn Kelly (University of Bristol), Professor Steve Husbands (University of Bath), Professor Graeme Henderson (University of Bristol)
Project Enquiries: cb304@bath.ac.uk

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