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Evolution Education Trust PhD projects

Find out more about the studentships available via the Milner Centre for Evolution.

Theme: Education/Outreach

The use of Augmented Reality (AR) for the teaching of evolution

Lead supervisor: Prof Edward Feil (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Co-supervisors: Prof Danae Stanton Fraser (Department of Psychology) and Prof Eamonn O’Neill (Department of Computer Science)

Project enquiries: e.feil@bath.ac.uk

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Teaching evolution and genetics in international schools: A quantitative analysis

Lead supervisor: Dr Momna Hejmadi (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Co-supervisors: Prof Laurence Hurst (Department of Biology & Biochemistry) and Prof Mary Hayden (Department of Education)

Project enquiries: bssmvh@bath.ac.uk

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How to improve the public’s understanding of evolution: Identifying misunderstandings and designing optimal public engagement

Lead supervisor: Lead supervisor: Dr Paula Kover (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: pxk20@bath.ac.uk

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Theme: Science

Evolution of Host Specificity in Albugo candida - Brassicaceae Pathosystem

Lead supervisor: Dr Volkan Cevik (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: vc357@bath.ac.uk

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Using computational simulation and machine learning to understand bacterial phenotypes of public health importance through enhancement of genome-wide association tactics

Lead supervisor: Dr Lauren Cowley (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: lc2208@bath.ac.uk

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The ins and outs of bacterial evolution: Gene gain and gene loss in bacterial genomes

Lead supervisor: Prof Edward Feil (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Co-supervisors: Dr Tiffany Taylor, Dr Lauren Cowley and Prof Samuel Sheppard (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: e.feil@bath.ac.uk

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In silico modelling of the evolutionary capabilities and constraints of pigment pattern formation in the diverse teleost genus, Danio

Lead supervisor: Prof Robert Kelsh (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: bssrnk@bath.ac.uk

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How the chilli got its heat?

Lead supervisor: Dr Paula Kover (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: pxk20@bath.ac.uk

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Evolution of virulence hot-spots in parasitic nematode genomes

Lead supervisor: Dr Hans-Wilhelm Nützmann (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Co-supervisor: Dr Vicky Hunt (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: hwn25@bath.ac.uk

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Local genes for local bacteria: Analysing the transmission dynamics of severe campylobacteriosis in Western Africa

Lead supervisor: Dr Ben Pascoe (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: bp467@bath.ac.uk

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Developing bacterial GWAS beyond SNP-based diversity

Lead supervisor: Dr Andrew Preston (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Co-supervisor: Dr Lauren Cowley (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: ap753@bath.ac.uk

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Strain wars and the evolution of opportunistic pathogens

Lead supervisor: Prof Samuel Sheppard (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: sks70@bath.ac.uk

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Disruption of genomic imprinting in hybrid house mice

Lead supervisor: Dr Leslie Turner (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: lmt38@bath.ac.uk

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Evolution and genomics of mortality

Lead supervisor: Dr Araxi Urrutia (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: au207@bath.ac.uk

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Ancestral function of the imprinted Grb10 gene

Lead supervisor: Prof Andrew Ward (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: bssaw@bath.ac.uk

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Evolution of genome composition of in a social microbe

Lead supervisor: Prof Jason Wolf (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: j.b.wolf@bath.ac.uk

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Morphological diversification of Southern Ocean penguins

Lead supervisor: Dr Jane Younger (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

Project enquiries: jly26@bath.ac.uk

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