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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
Applications accepted all year round
"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.
  Modulating the microbiota to improve vaccine responses (HALLQ19DTPR)
  Dr L Hall
Application Deadline: 1 April 2019
We are looking for a creative and motivated PhD candidate to join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research team investigating the early life (infant) microbiota and host interactions.
  The interplay of dietary polyphenols and gut microbiota in mammary tumourigenesis and metastasis (ROBINSONQ19BC)
  Dr S Robinson
Application Deadline: 28 March 2019
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the UK and is a leading cause of cancer mortality. Its prevalence is rising, potentially due to increasing population age but also due to effects of diet and lifestyle.
  Zinc, the micronutrient at the interphase between human host and microbiota regulating metabolic functions and pathogenesis
  Dr J Garcia-Lara, Prof N Lowe, Dr K Vogt
Application Deadline: 12 April 2019
Supervisors; Dr. Jorge Garcia-Lara, Professor Nicola Lowe, Dr. Katja Vogt, Professor Jaffar Khan. (i) to examine the impact on the gut microbiome of increased dietary zinc intake in zinc-deficient individuals.
  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
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.
  Microverse Doctoral Researcher Project No: 09/2019The basis of resilience in the A. thaliana leaf microbiota
  Dr M Agler
Application Deadline: 20 March 2019
The Cluster of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, combines expertise in life, material, optical and computational sciences to elevate microbiome studies from descriptive to hypothesis-driven and functional analyses.
  Gut microbiota as a novel nutritional target to influence systemic inflammation in overweight participants with asthma
  Dr N Williams, Dr C Nelson
Application Deadline: 12 April 2019
Asthma and obesity are globally important chronic inflammatory disorders that require urgent action, therefore the research aims of this proposed PhD are to.
  Regulation of intestinal immune homeostasis and inflammation by the gut microbiota
  Dr E Mann, Dr M Travis
Applications accepted all year round
Our immune system must fight harmful pathogens, but remain silent against harmless substances such as the trillions of bacteria found in the gut that are beneficial for health.
  Microverse Doctoral Researcher Project No: 08/2019The alveolar microbiota community and its effect on infection development in a human alveolus-on-a-chip model
  Prof B Löffler
Application Deadline: 20 March 2019
The Cluster of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, combines expertise in life, material, optical and computational sciences to elevate microbiome studies from descriptive to hypothesis-driven and functional analyses.
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