The CGEBM recruited its first cohort of graduate students early in 2013. These genomics enabled studentships include informatics and biology focused projects in ecology, evolution, agriculture, microbiology, nutrition and human disease within world leading research teams in the University. The CGEBM will further support the personal and scientific development of their student cohorts through provision of an extended training programme in genomics and critical scientific skills.

Current studentships include;

Project Title

Lead Supervisor

Analysing the Diversity and Genomic Evolution of Human Oral Pathogens Using Preserved DNA from Dental Calculus on Ancient Skeletons

Prof Keith Dobney

Bioinformatics for Microbial Pathogens: From Genomes to Biology

Dr Ken Forbes

Exploiting Shark Sequence Data to Understand Vertebrate Evolution

Dr Helen Dooley

Genome-Wide DNA Binding Studies to Interrogate Retinoic Acid Receptor-Signalling in Models of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Dr Nimesh Mody

Single-Cell Genomics and Transcriptomics to Determine the Ecosystem Functions of Undiscovered Soil Microbes

Dr Cecile Gubry-Rangin

Transcriptomic Analysis of Graded Caloric Restriction in the Mouse:

Dr Alex Douglas

Publications 

Derous, D., Mitchell, S.E., Green, C.L., Chen, L., Han, J.J., Wang, Y., et al. (2016) The effects of graded levels of calorie restriction: VI. Impact of short-term graded calorie restriction on transcriptomic responses of the hypothalamic hunger and circadian signaling pathways. Aging. Link

Weber, E.B., Lehtovirta, L.E., Prosser, J.I., Gubry-Rangin, C. (2015). Ammonia oxidation is not required for growth of Group 1.1c soil thaumarchaea. FEMS Microbiology Ecology; 91:3 Link 

Shearer, K., Morrice, N., Henderson, C., Reekie, J., McIlroy, G., McCaffery, P., Delibegovic, M., Mody, N. (2015) Fenretinide prevents obesity in female mice via the interaction between retinoid and estrogen signalling. Obesity; 23:1655-62. Link

Zou, J., Redmond, A.K., Qi, Z., Dooley, H., Secombes, C.J. (2015) The CXC chemokine receptors of fish: insights into CXCR evolution in the vertebrates. Gen Comp Endocrinol; 215:117-31. Link

Mitchell, S.E., Tang, Z., Kerbois, C., Delville, C., Konstantopedos, P., Bruel. A, et al. (2015) The effects of graded levels of calorie restriction: I. impact of short term calorie and protein restriction on body composition in the C57BL/6 mouse. Oncotarget; 6:15902–15930. Link

Mitchell, S.E., Delville, C., Konstantopedos, P., Hurst, J., Derous, D., Green, C., et al. (2015) The effects of graded levels of calorie restriction: II. impact of short term calorie and protein restriction on circulating hormone levels, glucose homeostasis and oxidative stress in male C57BL/6 mice. Oncotarget. 6:23213–23237. Link

Mitchell, S.E., Delville, C., Konstantopedos, P., Derous, D., Green, C.L., Chen, L., et al. (2015) The effects of graded levels of calorie restriction: III. impact of short term calorie and protein restriction on mean daily body temperature and torpor use in the C57BL/6 mouse. Oncotarget. 6:18314–18337. Link

Lusseau, D., Mitchell, S.E., Barros, C., Derous, D., Green, C., Chen, L., et al. (2015) The effects of graded levels of calorie restriction: IV. Non-linear change in behavioural phenotype of mice in response to short-term calorie restriction. Sci Rep. 5:13198. Link

Li, R., Redmond, A. K., Wang, T., Bird, S., Dooley, H., & Secombes, C. J. (2015). Characterisation of the TNF superfamily members CD40L and BAFF in the small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula). Fish & shellfish immunology47(1), 381-389. Link. 

PhD students are also being recruited in the Pathways to a Healthy Life Theme and the Environment and Food Security Theme. Please apply for studentships via the Graduate School.