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  Pig stem cell-derived macrophages as a model for studying ASFV and PRRSV infection in pigs
  Dr T Burdon, Dr P Beard, Dr C Burkard
Application Deadline: 21 April 2019
The spread of infectious diseases, such as African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV), is a serious threat to pig farming worldwide.
  Assessment of zoonotic risk in xenotransplantation: using big data epidemiology to establish risk in pig donors and human recipients.
  Dr M McIntyre, Dr H Clough
Application Deadline: 22 April 2019
This paper-based (dry) project supports development of safe regenerative medicine methods which impact treatment of unmet clinical needs causing some of societies’ greatest health challenges including type1 diabetes, and end-stage organ failure (kidney/heart/liver).
  PhD Swine Welfare - the influence of early life management practices towards the development of resilience characteristics in pigs
  Dr Y Seddon
Application Deadline: 15 May 2019
Research area. The focus of this work is to determine the contribution of specific early life management practices towards the development of resilience characteristics in pigs, and the relationship to pig welfare.
  Optimising the microbial quality of liquid feed for pigs: a microbiome-targeted approach
  Dr G Gardiner, Dr P G Lawlor
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. Liquid feeding of pigs is popular in some EU countries and is the feeding method of choice in Ireland, where >70% of pigs are liquid-fed rather than dry-fed.
  Automated detection of cardiac arrhythmia locations to optimise treatments using a combined physics and machine-learning approach
  Dr M Bishop
Applications accepted all year round
1st Supervisor - Dr Martin Bishop. 2nd Supervisor - Dr Andy King. Cardiac arrhythmias are responsible for over 80,000 instances of sudden cardiac death annually in the UK.
  Identification of interferon stimulated genes that restrict cross-species transmission of influenza A virus
  Dr F Grey
Application Deadline: 21 April 2019
Influenza A virus (IAV) causes major epidemic and pandemic outbreaks in humans and important livestock species such as pigs and chickens.
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