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Doctoral Training Programmes


Antennal Interneurons: Activity Patterns, Active Sensing and Impact on Walking (Berthold Hedwig)

Biomechanics of insect cleaning devices (Walter Federle)

Calcium Imaging of Auditory Organ Activity in Insects (Berthold Hedwig)

Co-evolution of colour vision and coloration in colourful songbirds (Nick Mundy)

Determining the biases and consistency in the evidence for conservation biology (Bill Sutherland, Tatsuya Amano)

Developmental logic of neurotransmitter specification (Matthias Landgraf)

Dissecting the evolution of bright wing patterns in tropical butterflies (Chris Jiggins, Owen McMillan)

Elucidating the mechanism of the first round of mRNA translation (Tim Weil)

Epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms mediating neuronal plasticity (Matthias Landgraf)

Establishing the mechanism of the calcium wave at egg activation (Tim Weil)

Evolution of axial skeleton diversity in reptiles (Jason Head, Rob Asher)

Evolution of Influenza Viruses (Derek Smith)

Evolution of red carotenoid coloration in birds (Nick Mundy)

Evolutionary biomechanics: host specificity and the role of “wax barriers” in Macaranga-ant mutualisms (Walter Federle)

Host specificity and the role of “wax barriers” in Macaranga-ant mutualisms (Walter Federle)

How does social behaviour change evolution? (Rebecca Kilner, Sonia Pascoal)

How does vector maternal ecology influence the spread of disease in live-bearing tsetse flies? (Sinead English)

How mothers and early-life factors shape later development: investigating a pervasive phenomenon in an unusual model system (Sinead English, Rebecca Kilner)

Love in a cold climate: Understanding the dispersal and genetic structure of an abundant Antarctic topshell Margarella antarctica (Bill Amos, Lloyd Peck [BAS])

Maternal effects and early-life social experiences in the live-bearing and lactating Pacific beetle cockroach (Sinead English, Rebecca Kilner)

Maximising Return on Investment for elephant and ape conservation in Africa (Prof Andrew Balmford)

Mother knows best: maternal effects on climate change adaptation in a disease vector (Sinead English, Rebecca Kilner)

Motor network connectivity – wiring motifs and function (Matthias Landgraf)

Neuromodulation of cricket auditory behaviour (Berthold Hedwig)

Palaeontological and developmental approaches for resolving vertebrate phylogenetics and character evolution (Rob Asher, Jason Head)

Regulation of dendritic and synaptic growth by metabolic reactive oxygen species (Matthias Landgraf)

Sensory adaptations in mimetic butterflies (Stephen Montgomery, Chris Jiggins)

Single cell transcriptomics of a living fossil brain (Dr Èlia Benito-Gutiérrez)

Slippery surfaces and sticky fluids of carnivorous pitcher plants: biomechanics and ecology (Walter Federle)

Some like it hot? How do Antarctic species and ecosystems respond to global warming? (Bill Amos, Lloyd Peck [BAS])

Somite Rotation in amphioxus and its implications on the evolutionary emergence of the vertebrate backbone (Dr Èlia Benito-Gutiérrez)

Testing the function of calcium in programmed cell death (Tim Weil)

The evolution of social caterpillars (Stephen Montgomery, Chris Jiggins)

The Function of the Central Complex in Auditory and Visual Orientation (Berthold Hedwig)

The limits of livestock intensification (Andrew Balmford)

What controls animal size in the sea? (David Aldridge, Lloyd Peck [BAS])

You are what your mother ate: how maternal nutrition impacts offspring health (Sinead English, Rebecca Kilner)