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  Functional coronary artery disease genetics - Defining the function of new causal atherosclerosis genes from CAD GWAS loci using in vitro and in vivo models
  Dr G Douglas, Prof K Channon
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Despite significant advancements in its treatment coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in both the UK and world wide, accounting for over 66,000 deaths in the UK each year.
  Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms in Atherosclerosis
  Prof M Dichgans, Dr Y Asare
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The ISD is a translational research institute primarily financed by foundation funds that bridges the traditional barriers between academic medicine and basic science (www.isd-muc.de).
  Trained innate immunity in atherosclerosis
  Prof R Choudhury
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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This laboratory studies the role of the innate immune system (monocytes / macrophages) on the progression and regression of atherosclerosis.
  Low density lipoprotein oxidation and atherosclerosis
  Prof D S Leake
Applications accepted all year round

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"The research in Professor David Leake’s group is concerned with atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of. coronary heart disease and strokes.
  Barcoding atherosclerotic plaque cells: single cell sequencing to reveal heterogeneity and functional impact of atherosclerotic plaque cells
  Dr J Sluimer
Application Deadline: 16 July 2020

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A position for a PhD-student (gross €2325—€2972 per month) is available in dr. Sluimer’s team in the experimental vascular Pathology Dept.
  Can neutrophil microvesicles influence the phenotype of monocytes - linking systemic inflammation with heart disease
  Dr V Ridger, Prof E Kiss-Toth
Applications accepted all year round

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerosis, the build up of fibro-fatty plaques in the wall of arteries, is the underlying cause of the heart attack and stroke.
  The effect of oxLDL on the release of IL-1 by vascular cells in the brain, possible link with vascular dementia
  Prof S Francis
Applications accepted all year round

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The prevalence of vascular dementia is increasing and atherosclerosis is known to be a major risk factor for this condition. It is known that atherosclerosis in the intercranial arteries in significantly increases the risk of dementia independent of cerebral infarction.
  Regulation of mineralisation in atherosclerotic lesions
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr J Bird, Dr G Pirianov
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Investigating the potential of novel mimetic molecules (Toll-like receptor 4 antagonists) to modulate the microphage polarisation
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr G Pirianov, Dr N Pugh
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  3D dynamic simulation of myocardial bridge: estimation of myocardial ischemia with a simplified biomechanical model
  Prof D Zheng, Prof Y Su, Dr H Liu
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The successful candidate will join the project ‘3D dynamic simulation of myocardial bridge.
  Unraveling the signal regulation network of cell adhesion, migration, and invasion in podosomes and invadopodia
  Dr C Yu
Applications accepted all year round

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Integrin-mediated adhesions, such as podosomes and invadopodia, are the biophysical anchor to sense and to translate mechanobiological signals into various cellular events.
  Novel regulation of platelet-endothelial crosstalk in settings of vascular disease
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr N Pugh, Dr H Chichger
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Development of interventions combining exercise, patient education and pain management on free-living physical activity and quality of life in individuals with intermittent claudication.
  Research Group: Ageing Well
  Dr C Seenan, Dr U Abaraogu, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20036 Seenan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common vascular disease which is characterised by pain and exercise intolerance, termed Intermittent Claudication (IC), due to reduction in blood flow to skeletal muscles in the lower limbs.
  Molecular Imaging of Collagen in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  Dr A Phinikaridou
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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Project Summary. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are permanent dilations of the aorta that exceed 50% of the original size of the vessel or that are greater than 3cm in maximum diameter.
  Characterisation of the role of Panx1/Panx2 in primary endothelial cells
  Dr M Boumechache
Applications accepted all year round

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Pannexins are a family of proteins that are evolutionary related to the gap-junction forming proteins, innexins (1). Three members have been identified, Panx1, Panx2 and Panx3, and they show distinct tissue distribution.
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