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  Targeting inflammation to prevent brain swelling following paediatric head injury
  Dr F Corrigan
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited to undertake a PhD/Higher Degree by Research (HDR) to investigate how the inflammatory response to a traumatic brain injury differs in the paediatric population compared to adults.
  Digital Pathology – transforming paediatric brain tumour classification through machine learning (Ref: SF20/APP/SCHWALBE)
  Dr E Schwalbe
Applications accepted all year round

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Medulloblastoma is the most common central nervous system tumour of childhood. Although advances in treatment have raised survival to ~75%, there remains significant numbers of patients who die of their disease.
  Can optical coherence tomography replace X-Rays in paediatric dentistry?
  Dr P H Tomlins
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. This PhD offers an exciting opportunity to work in a cross-disciplinary environment to develop new clinical imaging technology.
  Validation of novel biomarkers for improved risk stratification and therapy for the paediatric cancer neuroblastoma
  Dr V See, Dr A Herrmann
Applications accepted all year round

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Neuroblastoma is the second most common cancer in childhood but still has one of the lowest survival rates of all childhood malignancies.
  Scoliosis research and outcomes
  Dr J Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the commonest form of spinal deformity in the paediatric population. Without proper treatment, these curves may deteriorate and lead to cosmetic disfigurement, back pain, and cardiopulmonary compromise.
  Inclusive Design for Future Oral Health Scenarios; A lifespan design approach investigating mainstream and extreme oral health pathways
  Dr F Nickpour, Dr N Longridge
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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The University of Liverpool has set up a Doctoral Training Network in Technologies for Healthy Ageing to train the next generation of physical scientists and engineers to develop novel technologies and devices to address the challenges faced by older people and our clinical colleagues who work with them.
  Evaluation of interventions to address hepatitis C virus infection among children born to mothers with a history of injecting drug use in Scotland
  Prof S Hutchinson, Dr N Palmateer
Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

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REF SHLS-20002 Hutchinson. There are an estimated 41,000 to 59,000 children of problem drug using parents in Scotland, representing about 4-5% of children aged under 16.
  PhD Studentship: Nutritional ecology and human health; an evolutionary perspective on diet, body composition and functional trade-offs
  Dr D Longman
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Application details. Reference number. SSEHS/DL. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020 or 1 January 2021. Closing date of advert.
  Understanding the effects of lung disease and vaping to the lung through breath-based bioanalytics (Ref: SF20/APP/MOSCHOS4)
  Dr S Moschos
Applications accepted all year round

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Your breath contains a vast amount of information about you. whether you’ve had a drink, damaged your liver, your blood blood glucose levels, even type of breast cancer treatment can be assessed through breath.
  Development and validation of an observational measure of children’s conversational skills: application to children who have Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder or High-functioning autism spectrum disorder
  Dr C Adams, Dr J Freed
Applications accepted all year round

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Social communication impairments in school-aged children are a fundamental feature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and are prominent in a type of language disorder called Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD).
  Smart implant and spine AI
  Dr J Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Our team is working on novel diagnosis methods and implants for spine disorders. The diagnosis tools cover form home based examinations to hospital screenings.
  Saliva-based Biosensors for Non-invasive Disease Monitoring
  Dr S Maher, Dr D Hawcutt, Prof J Blair
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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Training. The University of Liverpool has set up a Doctoral Training Network in Technologies for Healthy Ageing to train the next generation of physical scientists and engineers to develop novel technologies and devices to address the challenges faced by older people and our clinical colleagues who work with them.
  World-class research programme at the University of Otago

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 . The University of Otago is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, and has the highest-possible rating of 5 Stars Plus in the QS global university performance ratings.
  Carbon Nanotubes Mediated Drug Delivery in 3D cancer models
  Dr H Ali-Boucetta
Applications accepted all year round

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Current treatment with anticancer drugs suffers from the drawbacks of systemic toxicity, drug resistance and limited cellular entry.
  Toxicological Assessment of Carbon Based Nanomaterials
  Dr H Ali-Boucetta
Applications accepted all year round

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The use of sophisticated delivery systems that allow the delivery and targeting of anti-cancer drugs into tumour tissue is an ever expanding area of research.
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