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Understanding the role of retinoic acid in cyanobacteria (360G-Wellcome-211976_Z_18_Z)

We will be investigating the viability of using cyanobacteria as a model for our own by exploring the evolutionary links as well as the similarities between human cells and cyanobacteria cells in terms of the communication and cell differentiation. This will allow us to use the cyanobacteria as a model for human stem cells. There are 3 cases which will be investigated: metabolism of retinoic acid, nitrogen-fixing cells and prostaglandin cell signalling. In each case, we will be blocking the signal, modifying the bacteria and studying how this affects the bacteria. The production of proteins and the chemical signalling are amongst the several responses we will be monitoring. Using information gained from this we will be able to see if there is a viable link that can be used to monitor cyanobacteria that have human orthologues spliced into it.

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31 May 2018

Grant details
Amount Awarded 0
Applicant Surname Ali
Approval Committee Internal Decision Panel
Award Date 2018-05-31T00:00:00+00:00
Financial Year 2017/18
Grant Programme: Title Vacation Scholarships
Internal ID 211976/Z/18/Z
Lead Applicant Mr Camran Ali
Planned Dates: End Date 2018-09-15T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2018-07-16T00:00:00+00:00
Recipient Org: Country United Kingdom
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
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