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Recent titles of Research Projects offered

Projects

The Department offers the choice of ‘wet’ or ‘dry’ projects, which are undertaken in the Lent Term.

Examples of project titles offered 2016/7

  • Using sequence data to understand influenza evolution
  • Identification of protein localisation signals in yeast
  • Epigenetic regulation of imprinted genes
  • Translational control of stem cell differentiation
  • Genetically supervised self-organisation in aggregates of embryonic stem cells
  • The role of FGF in zebrafish posterior body elongation
  • How much do small RNAs in mammalian sperm contribute to preimplantation development?
  • Genome reduction and pathogenicity in bacteria
  • Indole signalling and persistence
  • The coding potential of imprinted priRNAs
  • The immune response to the parasitoid wasp Leptopilina boulardi in resistant and susceptible Drosophila lines
  • Consequences of transposon activity on gene transcription in the tomato plant
  • The role of endoplasmic reticulum in cell physiology
  • Characterisation of ZFP expression in the brain
  • Germ line consequences of genotoxic stress caused by mutation of C. elegans heterochromatin & RNAi factors
  • Testing odour discrimination in Drosophila larvae
  • RNAi screen for kinases required for oocyte polarity

Examples of project titles offered 2015/6

  • Deterministic and stochastic models for inferring fitness effects in viral populations
  • A connectomics approach to study the role of novel neurons in sensory discrimination
  • Dissecting the C-terminal region of Topoisomerase IIα
  • Determining the function of long non-coding NAs using Cas9/CRISPR genome editing
  • Heat responsive transposon and its possible role in acclimation to heat stress
  • Genomics of Drosophila Sox100B transcription factor
  • Visualising single neurons that monitor activity in mushroom bosies (memory centre) of larval Drosophila – a Brainbow approach
  • The role of Par-1 in polarising the cortex
  • Genome reduction and pathogenicity in bacteria
  • Indole signalling and antibiotic resistance
  • Manipulating mother-daughter controls for asymmetric expression and age-sensitive protein mobility
  • Identifying genes associated with novel mutant phenotypes in Drosophila
  • Comparing recombination maps in Pan genome sequence data
  • Characterisation of cellular immune response in resistant and susceptible Drosophila lines to the parasitoid wasp Leptopilina boulardi
  • Drosophila in vivo proteomics
  • Using micro-injection to down-regulate genes involving retro-element suppression in maize endosperm
  • Genetic variation in the susceptibility of Drosophila to DAV
  • Viewing the axonal ER network in live Drosophila that are mutant for hereditary spastic paraplegia genes
  • Optogenetic activation of modulatory neurons to test behavioural odour discrimination in Drosophila larvae
  • Analysis of cell behaviour and gene expression during ES cell differentiation
  • In vivo characterisation of Drosophila LYST homologue
  • Characterisation of Tem1 phosphorylation in the control of mitotic exit network and the spindle orientation checkpoint in yeast
  • Molecular evolution of rotavirus