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South West Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP) Projects

Find out more about the University of Bath projects available for 2021 entry via the SWBio DTP

Research Theme: Advancing the frontiers of bioscience discovery

Determining the conformational dynamics of the immune regulator STING and their control by STING ligands

Lead Supervisor: Dr Charlotte Dodson, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisor: Prof Jean van den Elsen (University of Bath)
CASE Partner - Lead Supervisor: Dr Kathryn Chapman, MSD (Merck Sharpe Dohme)
Project Enquiries: c.a.dodson@bath.ac.uk

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Endothelin signaling and neural crest development in zebrafish

Lead Supervisor: Prof Robert Kelsh, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisor: Prof Adele Murrell (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: bssrnk@bath.ac.uk

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Amyloid Transcription Block Survival - Deriving Functionally Active Peptide Inhibitors of Amyloidosis and Toxicity

Lead Supervisor: Prof Jody Mason, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Dr Robert Williams (University of Bath) and Prof Matt Crump (University of Bristol)
Project Enquiries: j.mason@bath.ac.uk

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The interplay between microbes and host in the development of the zebra fish enteric nervous system

Lead Supervisor: Dr Andrew Preston, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisor: Prof Robert Kelsh (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: a.preston@bath.ac.uk

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Development of a platform for tracking the stability of advanced BioTherapeutics

Lead Supervisor: Dr Christopher Pudney, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisor: Prof Jody Mason (University of Bath)
Associate Partner - Lead Supervisor: Prof Steve Conlan (Swansea University) Associate Partner - Co-Supervisor: Dr Lewis Francis (Swansea University)
Project Enquiries: c.r.pudney@bath.ac.uk

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The roles of YAP/TAZ-WBP2 interplay in epidermal tissue repair

Lead Supervisor:: Dr Gernot Walko, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Prof Paul Martin (University of Bristol) and Prof Robert Kelsh (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: g.walko@bath.ac.uk

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Ancestral functions of genes regulated by imprinting in mammals

Lead Supervisor: Prof Andrew Ward, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Prof Robert Kelsh (University of Bath) and Prof Laurence Hurst (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: bssaw@bath.ac.uk

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Research theme: Bioscience for integrated understanding of health

Skeletal dysplasia: establishing metabolic & nutritional requirements to manage health risks

Lead Supervisor: Prof James Betts, Department for Health (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Prof Peter Rogers (University of Bristol), Dr Jean-Philippe Walhin (University of Bath) and Dr Javier Gonzalez (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: J.Betts@bath.ac.uk

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Host specialisms in bacterial pathogens

Lead Supervisor: Prof Edward Feil, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Dr Kristen Reyher (University of Bristol), Prof Sam Sheppard (University of Bath) and Dr Katy Turner (University of Bristol)
Project Enquiries: e.feil@bath.ac.uk

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Tackling antibiotic resistance through blocking of signalling pathways

Lead Supervisor: Dr Susanne Gebhard, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Prof Jody Mason (University of Bath) and Dr Steven Porter (University of Exeter)
Project Enquiries: s.gebhard@bath.ac.uk

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The relevance of transposable element dynamics for host-parasite interactions

Lead Supervisor: Dr Vicky Hunt, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Dr Alex Hayward (University of Exeter), Prof Laurence Hurst (University of Bath) and Dr Anna Protasio (University of Cambridge)
Project Enquiries: bs1vlh@bath.ac.uk

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Differentiated normal cell identity and epigenetic barriers to trans-differentiation and reprogramming

Lead Supervisor: Prof Adele Murrell, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Dr Karim Malik (University of Bristol), Prof David Tosh (University of Bath) and Dr Lucia Marucci (University of Bristol)
CASE Partner – Co-Supervisors: Dr Mark Kotter and Dr Tuzer Kalkan (bit.bio, Cambridge)
Project Enquiries: amm95@bath.ac.uk

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Dietary strategies to target adipose tissue inflammation in ageing

Lead Supervisor: Prof Dylan Thompson, Department for Health (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Prof Francis Stephens (University of Exeter) and Dr James Turner (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: d.thompson@bath.ac.uk

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Research theme: Bioscience for sustainable agriculture and food

How do novel membrane-bound antifungal drug targets control fungal diseases of crops?

Lead Supervisor: Prof Karen Edler, Department of Chemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Prof Frank Vollmer (University of Exeter) and Dr Neil Brown (University of Bath)
Project Enquiries: K.Edler@bath.ac.uk

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The epigenetic fate of introgressed DNA in the wheat genome

Lead Supervisor: Dr Hans-Wilhelm Nützmann, Department of Biology & Biochemistry (University of Bath)
Co-Supervisors: Prof Keith Edwards (University of Bristol), Prof Laurence Hurst (University of Bath) and Dr Gary Barker (University of Bristol)
Project Enquiries: hwn25@bath.ac.uk

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