Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Student theses

Structure-function studies on Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins

Author: Davies, J., 29 May 2019

Supervisor: Subramanian, V. (Supervisor) & Acharya, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Biophysical factors governing the structure, function, and dynamics of the NF-κB essential modulator protein (NEMO)

Author: Catici, A. M. D., 19 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Leak, D. (Supervisor) & Pudney, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

The role of genes involved in the biosynthesis of scopoletin in cassava post-harvest physiological deterioration

Author: Lim, Y., 3 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Scott, R. (Supervisor) & Beeching, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Genomic signatures of selection and non-adaptive evolution in a social microbe

Author: Lima De Oliveira, J., 13 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Urrutia, A. (Supervisor) & Wolf, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Inducing Age Related Changes in Microglia as a Model for Neurodegenerative Disease

Author: Angelova, D., 13 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Williams, R. J. (Supervisor) & Brown, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Investigation into the role of the RNA methyltransferase NSun2 in neuroplasticity regulation

Author: George, H., 2 Oct 2019

Supervisor: Williams, R. J. (Supervisor) & Hussain, M. S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Developing Neutron and X-ray Scattering Techniques to Investigate Amyloid Fibrils

Author: Eves, B., 3 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Squires, A. (Supervisor), Mason, J. (Supervisor) & Doutch, J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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A Biophysical Approach to Understanding the Temperature-dependence of Enzyme Catalysis

Author: Jones, H., 2019

Supervisor: Leak, D. (Supervisor) & Pudney, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Development and evaluation of resources for teaching evolution in primary schools

Author: Buchan, L., 29 May 2019

Supervisor: Martin, S. (Supervisor), Hejmadi, M. (Supervisor) & Hurst, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Identifying potential new stem cell biomarkers for prostate cancer

Author: Alghezi, D., 19 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Chalmers, A. (Supervisor), Whitley, P. (Supervisor), Beresford, M. (External person) (Advisor), Bowen, R. (External person) (Advisor) & Mitchard, J. (External person) (Advisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Developmental Phenotypes of yap,taz and grb10a,grb10b Zebrafish Mutants

Author: Al Jabri, R., 29 May 2019

Supervisor: Urrutia, A. (Supervisor), Kelsh, R. N. (Supervisor) & Ward, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Population genetic consequences of mating systems and dispersal

Author: D'Urban Jackson, J., 1 May 2019

Supervisor: Szekely, T. (Supervisor), Bruford, M. (External person) (Supervisor) & Kupper, C. (External person) (Advisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Cretaceous-Cenozoic Evolution of the Crocodylia, and the Role of Environmental Change in Driving Diversity

Author: Russell, H., 13 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Wills, M. (Supervisor) & Longrich, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Exploring the substrate specificity of the antimicrobial peptide transporter BceAB of Bacillus subtilis

Author: Kobras, C. M., 29 May 2019

Supervisor: Pudney, C. (Supervisor) & Gebhard, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Wnt/β-catenin signalling facilitates cell fate decision making in the early mouse embryo

Author: Corujo Simon, E., 7 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Munoz-Descalzo, S. (Supervisor) & Perry, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Survival of duplicate genes in the vertebrate genome: A matter of splice or death

Author: Xia, B., 22 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Urrutia, A. (Supervisor) & Longrich, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil

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Characterisation of novel ubiquitin-dependent mechanisms in the regulation of the cell cycle

Author: Vaughan, N., 22 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Licchesi, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Evolutionary dynamics of intergenic sites, pan-genomes, and introgression in bacteria

Author: Thorpe, H., 17 May 2018

Supervisor: Feil, E. (Supervisor) & Hurst, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Biochemical evidence that the Dlk1 and Grb10 signalling proteins interact through a common growth regulatory pathway

Author: Hu, X., 21 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Ward, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Investigation of SCARB1 gene polymorphism in TYPE 2 diabetes

Author: Kilili, H., 2018

Supervisor: İsbir, T. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Masters ThesisMSc

Comparative Insights Into Convergent Evolution

Author: Oyston, J., 23 May 2018

Supervisor: Wills, M. (Supervisor) & Wilkinson, M. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Applying Functional Genomics to Understand the Virulence of Staphylococcus aureus

Author: Yokoyama, M., 11 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Massey, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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The dual coding of RNA and protein level information within open reading frames

Author: Savisaar, R., 31 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Hurst, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Brain transcriptome analyses of paternal-specific mutant GRB10KO and potential insights into dominance behaviour

Author: Al Zadjali, A., 23 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Urrutia, A. (Supervisor) & Ward, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Esterification as a strategy for the detoxification of value compounds in Escherichia coli

Author: Chacon, M., 21 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Leak, D. (Supervisor) & Bolhuis, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Utilising FcRn Trafficking and a Novel Bispecific Antibody to Enhance Antigen Clearance

Author: D'Hooghe, L., 7 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Whitley, P. (Supervisor), Chalmers, A. (Supervisor) & Heywood, S. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

The Candida albicans Hsp90 co-chaperone complex regulates aspects of virulence

Author: Lyons, N., 18 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Diezmann, S. (Supervisor) & Hurst, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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The role of scopoletin in cassava post-harvest physiological deterioration

Author: Liu, S., 11 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Beeching, J. (Supervisor) & Doughty, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Microalgae for Wastewater Treatment and Biomass Production from Bioprospecting to Biotechnology

Author: Sweiss, M., 10 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Scott, R. (Supervisor) & Arnot, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Diverse Roles of Protein S-acyl Transferases in Arabidopsis thaliana

Author: Li, Y., 26 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Scott, R. (Supervisor), Qi, B. (Supervisor) & Doughty, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Lower Energy Recovery of Dilute Organics from Fermentation Broths

Author: Davey, C., 3 Mar 2017

Supervisor: Patterson, D. (Supervisor) & Leak, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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The Directed Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Lung Cell Lineages

Author: Alaqel, A., 11 Dec 2017

Supervisor: Tosh, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Bioprospecting for Extremophile Oleaginous Yeasts

Author: Abd Ghaffar, N. R., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Chuck, C. (Supervisor) & Scott, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Development of vaccine conjugates based on Dengue virus using a staphylococcal immune evasion protein

Author: Almansoor, A., 6 Sep 2017

Supervisor: Van Den Elsen, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil

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Investigating gene regulatory networks underlying zebrafish pigment cell development

Author: Petratou, K., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Kelsh, R. (Supervisor) & Schwetlick, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Investigating the growth and metabolic difference of Bvg+ and Bvg- phase Bordetella pertussis

Author: Belcher, T., 16 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Preston, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Structure and Function Studies of Clostridium difficile Surface-Associated Proteins

Author: Bradshaw, W., 30 Sep 2017

Supervisor: Acharya, K. (Supervisor) & Shone, C. C. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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The Role of Interconversion of Scopoletin and Scopolin in Cassava Postharvest Physiological Deterioration (PPD)

Author: Fathoni, A., 8 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Beeching, J. (Supervisor) & Scott, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Phytochemistry of hydroxycoumarins from Manihot esculenta Euphorbiaceae (cassava)

Author: Alhalaseh, L., 16 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Blagbrough, I. (Supervisor), Beeching, J. (Supervisor) & Rowan, M. G. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Structural and pharmacological study of Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase

Author: Chen, Z., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Crennell, S. (Supervisor), Van Den Elsen, J. (Supervisor) & Watts, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Creation and evaluation of a pyruvate decarboxylase dependent ethanol fermentation pathway in Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius

Author: Buddrus, L., 1 Mar 2017

Supervisor: Danson, M. (Supervisor) & Leak, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Breeding system evolution in relation to adult sex ratios

Author: Carmona Isunza, C., 1 Mar 2017

Supervisor: Szekely, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Using Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping to Understand Arsenite Tolerance in Arabidopsis

Author: Li, J., 1 Mar 2017

Supervisor: Scott, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Assessing the Wine Yeast Metschnikowia pulcherrima for the Production of 2-Phenylethanol

Author: Chantasuban, T., 11 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Chuck, C. (Supervisor) & Scott, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Tissue engineering of the liver

Author: Wung, N., 26 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Tosh, D. (Supervisor) & Ellis, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: regulation of plasticity and network activity in the prelimbic cortex

Author: Udakis, M., 23 Nov 2016

Supervisor: Bailey, C. (Supervisor) & Wonnacott, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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