Are ticks a potential vector for Borna disease virus?
Prof S Tasker
Applications accepted all year round
Background. Borna disease virus (BDV) has a broad host range including cats and dogs. In cats BDV causes a non-suppurative. meningoencephalomyelitis called “staggering disease”.
Impact of Light Pollution on Aquatic Invertebrates
Dr H Wijnen, Dr A Ford
4 January 2019
Project Rationale (max 200 words). Light pollution is a growing ecological problem with known impacts for wildlife populations and communities .
The effect of substrate stiffness on cardiac performance
Dr L Fabritz, Dr K Gehmlich
6 January 2019
The stiffness of the human myocardium increases as part of the ageing process. This can lead to ventricular pathologies such as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), especially in elderly in the presence of co-morbidities.