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  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Environment and Diseases: A general Method Linking Mechanism and Phenomenology
  Dr G Lo Iacono, Prof A Cook
Application Deadline: 16 October 2019

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The impact of environment on infectious diseases is well–known. It can affect pathogen abundance, survival, and virulence, host susceptibility to infection as well as human behaviour.
  Disease phenomics - quantifying the development of disease symptoms in infected plants
  Dr S A Rolfe
Applications accepted all year round

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Biology is undergoing a revolution as ‘omic technologies allow us to make hundreds or thousands of measurements on large populations of plants.
  Massively parallel characterisation and experimental validation of viral microRNAs (MOXONU20DTP)
  Dr S Moxon, Prof T Dalmay
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding RNAs ~22nt in length known to play a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression in animals.
  Understanding disease mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr X Shu, Dr G Hunter
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19028. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and is a growing global health concern in the world.
  (MRC DTP) The role of complement in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
  Dr R Unwin, Dr S Clark, Dr C Lawrence
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has grown to be the leading cause of death in the UK, and yet it stands alone amongst the UKs biggest killers as having no disease-modifying treatment.
  Investigating the link between amyloid-β oligomers, neuroinflammation and cognitive deficits in preclinical models for Alzheimer’s Disease
  Dr M Harte, Prof J Neill
Applications accepted all year round

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Currently four out of the five pharmacological treatments used for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors aimed at boosting the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, with the fifth being an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist.
  Disease Control and Conservation: Applying Grazing Pressure to Solve ‘The World's Worst Wildlife Infectious Disease’
  Dr D J S Montagnes, Prof A Fenton
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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BACKGROUND & TIMELINESS. Naturally occurring diseases threaten ecosystem function, biodiversity, and humans (zoonotic infections).
  Development and validation of novel MRI methods using preclinical models of disease.
  Research Group: Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
  Dr W Holmes
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. At Glasgow’s Experimental MRI Centre we are interested in pushing the boundaries of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and its application to biomedical research.
  Antibiotic exposure impacts on fish health in natural freshwaters. PhD in Biosciences (NERC FRESH)
  Prof C R Tyler
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Lead supervisor. Professor Charles Tyler, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Protein Misfolding and the Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease
  Dr J Viles
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. World-wide one in three people over the age of 65 will die with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The disease is characterised by deposits of amyloid plaques and fibrils of amyloid-beta peptide (Ab) are their main constituent.
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