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  Fusogenic liposomes: the innovative delivery of compounds into human platelets to reduce animal use in platelet research
  Dr A Pollitt, Prof J M Gibbins
Application Deadline: 7 January 2019
Platelets are small cells in the blood which, when activated, play a critical role in the prevention of excessive bleeding at sites of injury.
  Novel regulation of platelet-endothelial crosstalk in settings of vascular disease
  Dr N Pugh, Dr H Chichger
Applications accepted all year round
Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/biomedical-research-group.
  Mechanisms and functional consequences of platelet-macrophage cross-talk
  Dr J Hewitson, Dr I Hitchcock
Application Deadline: 7 January 2019
Whilst platelets are well known for their role in blood clotting, more recent studies have revealed they are bona fide immune cells capable of modulating inflammation and immune cell function.
  Using CRISPR in iPS cells to modify platelet function
  Dr C.E. Hughes
Applications accepted all year round
"Platelets are the small cells in the blood whose job it is to prevent bleeding. Under normal conditions, when they encounter a damaged blood vessel they become activated and form a thrombus.
  Using light sheet microscopy to monitor uptake of proteins in platelets
  Prof S P Watson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2019
Platelets play a critical role in prevention of excessive bleeding at sites of vessel damage. A critical step in the formation of the haemostatic plug is the release of fibrinogen from platelet α-granules and the subsequent formation of fibrin, which together support platelet clumping and strengthens the clot.
  Investigating how platelet-derived ncRNAs are altering the genetics of breast cancer cells
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr J Boyne, Prof P Loadman
Applications accepted all year round
Platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs) are capable of delivering non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) to cells that modulate gene expression.
  Systems level analysis of platelet signalling
  Dr M J Fry, Prof J M Gibbins
Applications accepted all year round
We are interested in how intracellular signal transduction networks bring about complex biological behaviours in cells. We do this by combining computational biology with wet laboratory experimentation.
  Platelet-cell interactions: Platelets beyond thrombosis and haemostasis
  Dr A Pollitt
Applications accepted all year round
"Platelets play a key role in the prevention of bleeding following blood vessel damage.
  Investigation of the critical roles of platelets at the interface between thrombosis and inflammation in order to develop improved therapeutic strategies for the treatment and/or prevention of cardiovascular diseases
  Dr S Vaiyapuri
Applications accepted all year round
Platelets (small circulating blood cells) are involved in blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding, however, their inappropriate activation under pathological conditions leads to thrombosis resulting in major cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke.
  The role of tumour microenvironment interactions in melanoma therapy resistance
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr H Sheldrake, Dr M Sutherland
Applications accepted all year round
The incidence of malignant melanoma has steadily increased over the past 30 years, and it is predicted that 76,250 new cases will be diagnosed in the US and over 10,000 in the UK this year.
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