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  The relationship between dietary iron and zinc, and the gut microbiota: Can dietary iron and zinc regime be exploited to improve health?
  Prof S C Andrews
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"The gut microbiota (100 trillion cells) outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. Its composition of around 500 to 1000 species is specific for each individual and is dynamic, changing with age, health and diet.
  The Gut Microbiota and Colorectal Surgery
  Dr M Lewis, Prof S C Andrews
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"Background. Antibiotic use prior to and following colorectal surgery is conventional practice, and is aimed at reducing the incidence of postoperative infection which is a major risk of such surgery.
  Impact of environmental stressors on microbiota and health in a marine chordate
  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
  Dr I Somorjai
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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The gut microbiota - the complex community of bacteria, viruses and archaea with which we live - has an important impact on health, disease progression, lifespan and behaviour (Glendinning and Free 2014).
  Climate change, microbiota, and speciation
  Dr T Price, Dr J Ferrai, Dr Z Lewis
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Aim. to understand the impact of high temperatures on gut microbes, and whether this will be a problem as the climate changes. Background.
  Gut microbiota, wholegrain and pancreatic islet function in the development of type 2 diabetes
  Dr A Costabile, Dr A Hauge-Evans
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Project area. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has predicted that 629 million people will have diabetes by 2045, which will be over double the figure for 2000.
  Gut microbiota as a novel nutritional target to influence systemic inflammation in overweight participants with asthma
  Dr N Williams, Dr C Nelson
Applications accepted all year round

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Nottingham Trent University, and the Departments of Sport Sciences and Biosciences have an opportunity for a DTA PhD scholarship to investigate how prebiotics may provide benefits to patients with asthma in obesity by lowering their inflammatory status.
  Investigating the role of connexins in the gingival response to the oral microbiota
  Dr J Butcher, Dr C Wright, Dr P Martin
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Project reference number. SHLS19005. Periodontal disease (PD) is a chronic inflammatory and bone destructive disease that imposes a substantial social and economic burden, and has been linked to the initiation and progression of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  Development of a novel 3D gut-microbiota model for the assessment of absorption and metabolism of health supplements and therapeutic drugs
  Dr P Ragazzon
Application Deadline: 10 December 2019

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The gut epithelium is a complex setting of intestinal cells and epithelial cells filled with transporters, enzymes and channels; these cells are then populated by bacteria (microbiota) that help with the metabolism of nutrients and transport into the blood stream.
  The intestinal virome and viral immune responses in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) patients after faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) (POWELLU19ME)
  Dr P Powell, Prof S Carding
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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This 3 year PhD position is an exciting opportunity to work across research groups at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Quadram Institute (QI) on Norwich Research Park (NRP) and at Uppsala University in Sweden.
  Understanding how the bitter taste receptor, T2R38, regulates the intestinal epithelium - a study from microbiota to the intestinal epithelium
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  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.
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