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  (MRC DTP) Modelling inherited developmental ocular disorders using in vitro organoids to understand retinal stem cell fate decisions
  Dr Cerys Manning, Prof G Black
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Inherited developmental disorders account for much of childhood visual impairment. During early eye development stem cells must balance fate decisions between proliferation and differentiation at the same time as undergoing cell migration and morphogenesis to prevent such disorders.
  Investigating a reading test as a measure of the efficacy of ocular lubricant treatment in individuals with dry eye disease
  Prof C Dickinson, Prof R Harper, Prof F Carley
Applications accepted all year round

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The front surface of the eye is covered by a thin layer of tears to lubricate it, to help avoid infection, and to create a precise optical surface to help with the formation of clear images on the back of the eye.
  Development of a three dimensional in vitro model of the human cornea to dissect the inflammatory events associated with sight-threatening ocular pathogens
  Dr C Dobson, Dr C Maldonado-Codina, Prof P Morgan
Applications accepted all year round

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The presence of microbes at the corneal surface may trigger low grade discomfort through to acute eye infection and permanent loss of vision.
  Measuring Visual Sensitivity to Emotional Facial Expressions in Health and Disease
  Dr A Logan, Dr U Shahani, Prof G Loffler
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19031. Humans tend to leak emotion through facial expressions. A brief glimpse of a face is often sufficient to determine that an individual is feeling happy, sad, angry or surprised.
  Dynamic cell fate decisions: linking mechanical signals and protein expression dynamics in the developing eye to understand human developmental disorders
  Dr Cerys Manning, Prof N Papalopulu
Applications accepted all year round

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Inherited developmental disorders account for much of childhood visual impairment. Development of the eye requires cell fate decisions that balance stem cell proliferation and differentiation.
  Monitoring blood glucose levels with imaging photoplethysmography
  Dr J Alastruey, Dr P Lamata, Dr J Dennis, Dr M Nilchian
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is part of the joint King's College London - Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging.
  Monitoring blood glucose levels with imaging photoplethysmography
  Dr J Alastruey, Dr P Lamata, Dr J Dennis, Dr M Nilchian
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is part of the joint King's College London - Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging.
  Synthesis and identification of homoisoflavonoids and lignans for the treatment of wet active age-related macular degeneration based on their anti-vascular endothelial growth factor and anti-inflammatory activities
  Dr S Schwikkard, Dr E Opara
Applications accepted all year round

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Age-related macular degeneration is reported to be the most common cause of visual impairment, and its certification, in the developed world.
  The Hippo pathway and Yap1 in vascular growth control in development and disease
  Prof B Hogan, Dr A. Cox
Applications accepted all year round

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Lymphatic vessels play roles in the drainage of tissue fluid, trafficking of immune cells and the metastatic spread of cancer.
  Department of Health Technology and Informatics

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The Department of Health Technology and Informatics welcomes applications from high potential candidates with academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2020/21.
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