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PhD Studentship
We are accepting applications for a PhD studentship available for start in the autumn of 2012. The project will focus on the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), an extraordinary underground animal that is the longest-lived rodent (longevity over 30 years) and is exceptionally resistant to cancer. Because DNA damage accumulation is thought to be one of the causes of ageing, this projects aims to characterize the cellular responses to DNA damage of Heterocephalus and identify unique features (e.g., related to DNA repair, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis). Other stress responses, such as responses to oxidative damage and oncogene transduction may be studied as well. The project will employ state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing technologies as well as modern cell and molecular biology techniques. The exact directions of the project, however, will be adapted to fit the research interests of the student.

This research project is in competition for funding with other projects at our institution. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The funding is only available to UK citizens and residents. Non-UK students interested in this project, however, are encouraged to contact us as it may be possible to apply for personal fellowships.

Interested students should contact Dr Joao Pedro de Magalhaes (aging[ at ]liv.ac.uk) in the first instance for an informal discussion.

Other Research Opportunities in the Biology and Genetics of Ageing
We have other projects available for enthusiastic and ambitious self-funded students and postdocs. Projects can be experimental, computational, or a combination of both and are tailored to the interests of the individual. Prospective students and postdocs are welcome to contact us (aging[ at ]liv.ac.uk) to discuss possible common interests and we are happy to support applications for external fellowships.

Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group
The focus of our group is on the biology and genetics of ageing. Our research combines modern bioinformatics and experimental methods, in particular cell and molecular biology, to help decipher the human genome and provide new insights into the genetics of longevity, ageing and other complex traits. We are located in the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool in the UK. We have active collaborations with research groups in Europe, Israel, and the USA. Although travelling is not essential, it is therefore possible for members of our group to acquire additional expertise in other labs. More information about our group and projects we are involved in are available online:
http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~aging/


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PhD Studentship
We are accepting applications for a PhD studentship available for start in the autumn of 2012. The project will focus on the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), an extraordinary underground animal that is the longest-lived rodent (longevity over 30 years) and is exceptionally resistant to cancer. Because DNA damage accumulation is thought to be one of the causes of ageing, this projects aims to characterize the cellular responses to DNA damage of Heterocephalus and identify unique features (e.g., related to DNA repair, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis). Other stress responses, such as responses to oxidative damage and oncogene transduction may be studied as well. The project will employ state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing technologies as well as modern cell and molecular biology techniques. The exact directions of the project, however, will be adapted to fit the research interests of the student.

This research project is in competition for funding with other projects at our institution. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The funding is only available to UK citizens and residents. Non-UK students interested in this project, however, are encouraged to contact us as it may be possible to apply for personal fellowships.

Interested students should contact Dr Joao Pedro de Magalhaes (aging[ at ]liv.ac.uk) in the first instance for an informal discussion.

Other Research Opportunities in the Biology and Genetics of Ageing
We have other projects available for enthusiastic and ambitious self-funded students and postdocs. Projects can be experimental, computational, or a combination of both and are tailored to the interests of the individual. Prospective students and postdocs are welcome to contact us (aging[ at ]liv.ac.uk) to discuss possible common interests and we are happy to support applications for external fellowships.

Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group
The focus of our group is on the biology and genetics of ageing. Our research combines modern bioinformatics and experimental methods, in particular cell and molecular biology, to help decipher the human genome and provide new insights into the genetics of longevity, ageing and other complex traits. We are located in the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool in the UK. We have active collaborations with research groups in Europe, Israel, and the USA. Although travelling is not essential, it is therefore possible for members of our group to acquire additional expertise in other labs. More information about our group and projects we are involved in are available online:
http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~aging/
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