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Cataloguing Works on Paper in the University Collection

Supervisor: Professor Anna Gruetzner Robins

School: School of Arts & Communication Design
Department: Art

To prepare a catalogue of the works on paper in the History of Art Department.The researcher will provide a detailed catalogue of the Old Master and twentieth drawings acquired by the University in the 1950s and also an important collection of works by the American modernist Max Weber left to the University in the 1960s. They will collate existinginformation about the collection and conduct further research on the provenance and the place of the work within each artists's oeuvre.

Climatic stress effects on wheat: the role of diversity

Supervisor: Dr Hannah Jones

School: School of Agriculture Policy & Development
Department: Department of Agriculture

Extended flowering in wheat has the potential to reduce the effects of climatic stress on grain set in wheat. This hypothesis will be tested in the field during this placement using a range of wheat genotypes that will be stressed at specific stages during the crop lifecycle.

Competition and Motility in Cancer Cells

Supervisor: Dr Tiffany Taylor

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

Using in vitro techniques to understand how resource competition between cells can drive metastasis in cancers – an experimental evolution approach

Crystallographic study of the i-motif

Supervisor: John Brazier

School: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy
Department: Pharmacy

The i-motif is a DNA quadruplex structure of interest for its potential to modulate gene expression. This project will optimise the conditions required to crystallise an intramolecular i-motif.

Delivering Diversity: Whiteknights' biodiversity on the web

Supervisor: Alastair Culham

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Environmental Biology

An exciting opportunity to help make publicly available, knowledge of the biodiversity on Whiteknights Campus through development of a web site and enhancement of Whiteknights Biodiversity blog.

Development of a blended learning framework for STEM – ‘Genome to Proteome’

Supervisor: Dr. Kimberly Watson

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

Development of a blended learning framework for STEM – ‘Imaging and Affinity’

Supervisor: Dr. Kimberly Watson

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

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