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  Investigating novel genes and pathways involved in obesity and glycaemic traits related to type 2 diabetes
  Prof I Barroso
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Inês Barroso, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors. Dr Benjamin Housden, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter.
  Identification and functional characterisation of BRIT1/MCPH1 synthetic lethal genes to treat breast and ovarian cancer
  Dr S Bell, Prof C A Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Women who have undergone surgery for breast and ovarian cancer often have additional chemotherapy to kill residual cancer cells and prevent recurrence.
  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: 10 January 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.
  (MRC DTP) Functional dissection of disease associated genetic loci in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr G Orozco, Dr S Eyre, Prof A Barton
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic inflammatory disease characterized by inflammation of the joints and has a high socioeconomic burden.
  The impact of mutualistic dependence on the evolution of interaction-related genes: a case study in the largest ant/plant symbiotic system
  Dr G Chomicki
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to join this exciting project on the genomics of mutualism dependence using ant/plant symbioses as model systems.
  Application of data science to inherited genetic variants of apoptosis genes and susceptibility to breast cancer
  Prof A Cox, Dr K Walters
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The identification of the breast and ovarian cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 two decades ago has resulted in both improved patient risk assessment and the use of PARP-inhibitors for treatment.
  Functional dissection of disease associated genetic loci in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr G Orozco, Dr S Eyre, Prof A Barton
Applications accepted all year round

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the joints with a high socioeconomic burden.
  (MRC DTP) Identifying genes and molecular mechanisms underlying susceptibility to juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  Prof A Morris, Dr J Bowes, Prof W Thomson
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most prevalent childhood rheumatic disease and is characterised by inflammation of the joints and other tissues that persists for more than six weeks.
  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Evolution of social genes across landscapes
  Prof J Wolf
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  Targeting ageing: Genes and compounds with pro-longevity, health-preserving effects
  Dr JP de Magalhaes
Applications accepted all year round

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Ageing is arguably the major biomedical challenge of the 21st century. In model organisms, the process of ageing can be manipulated by both genetic manipulations and dietary interventions.
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