Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

Molecules, Cells and Organisms projects


Please note that the list of projects available will be increased over the next few weeks so please check frequently. Project details may also be subject to change before September 2018.


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Investigating the differential regulation of cell surface GAG in breast cancer: Using NGPD to isolate cancer cell specific peptides

In this project, we propose to identify cell-type specific variants in breast cancer patient samples in a high-throughput manner using phage display-libraries (1010 phage) of GET peptides and next-generation sequencing (NGS) in a process called next generation phage display (NGPD).

PIP5K1A – integrating lipid signalling with nuclear function

The project will integrate with structure function studies ongoing with groups in Sweden and Nottingham. For example our collaborators in Sweden have generated a small molecule inhibitor of PIP5K1A (Semenas 2014 PNAS; (Sarwar et al Oncotarget 2016; Karlsson et al.,submitted) which prevents the growth of metastatic prostate tumours in animal models. We hope to determine the structure of PIP5K1A in complex with its inhibitor with our collaborators in structural biology

Understanding the biological relevance of G protein coupled receptor glycosylation: a combined computational and experimental approach.

Our aim is to determine the mechanisms throughwhich the glycosylation of candidate GPCRs modulates ligand binding, signallingand receptor oligomerisation, integrating molecular models of the glycosylatedreceptors (CL), biochemical and pharmacological analysis (SB / NH), andinnovative imaging approaches to determine receptor oligomeric state (SB).
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