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  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Defining the link between glucose, miRNAs and extracellular vesicles in pregnancies complicated by maternal diabetes
  Prof K.A. Forbes, Prof E Scott, Dr N Simpson
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
Maternal diabetes currently affects 1 in 20 pregnancies, making it one of the most common obstetric complications, and the incidence is set to rise.
  DPhil Project: Maternal health, offspring growth and risk of fracture: A population-based investigation in 700,000 individuals
  Prof D Prieto-Alhambra, Dr V Strauss, Prof N Harvey, Assoc Prof K Javaid
Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
NDORMS 2019/2. Fractures (broken bones) constitute an enormous burden to health both in childhood and adulthood.
  Epitranscriptomic mechanisms in the maternal to zygotic transition of vertebrate embryos
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr M Soller, Prof F Mueller
Applications accepted all year round
Most mRNAs contain modified nucleotides in mRNA, but we know very little about their function (Haussmann et al, 2016, Dezi et al, 2016, Roignant and Soller, 2017).
  Promoting positive parenting: Evaluating the impact of ‘kitbag’ tools and strategies to promote maternal and child mental health in diverse settings.
  Dr M Clark
Applications accepted all year round
Applications are invited for a 3-year full time or 5 year part time /self-funded PhD Studentship starting February 2019. Maternal and child mental health is a global public health priority (WHO 2013, WHO 2018).
  Impact of intermittent maternal fasting on placental calcium transport and fetal skeletal development
  Dr J Glazier, Dr N Ashton
Applications accepted all year round
Many pregnant women fast during the holy month of Ramadan despite being exempt. As the fetus relies upon the mother for its supply of nutrients, fasting is likely to affect development of the fetus.
  Impact of maternal intermittent fasting on cognitive development
  Dr N Ashton, Prof J Neill
Applications accepted all year round
Many pregnant Muslim women take part in the daily fast during the month of Ramadan, even though they are exempt. The long term effects on the child are not fully known; however an association between exposure to fasting in utero and an increased incidence of mental impairment in children has been shown.
  Impact of maternal intermittent fasting on the development of metabolic disease in the offspring
  Dr N Ashton, Dr J Glazier
Applications accepted all year round
Pregnant Muslim women are exempt from the daily fast during the month of Ramadan; however many choose participate, wanting to share this experience with their families.
  Impact of maternal obesity on offspring adipogenesis
  Dr D Sellayah
Applications accepted all year round
Obesity is the major health crisis of this generation. Thus, research into the mechanistic basis behind obesity is of paramount importance.
  Epigenetic mechanisms of behavioural, placental and cognitive impairment in a neurodevelopmental model for schizophrenia
  Dr R Hager, Prof J Neill, Dr J Glazier
Applications accepted all year round
A fundamental question in disease research is how stressors experienced during critical developmental periods influence the genesis or ‘programming’ of adult disease (Estes & McAllister 2016).
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