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  Longitudinal trajectories of renal function, and dynamic prediction of progression to end-stage renal disease: a data-driven analysis and validation using regression and machine learning methods in a bi-national population-based cohort #NDORMS-2020/1
  Prof D Prieto-Alhambra, Dr V Strauss, Dr S Khalid, Dr D Robinson
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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1. Prof Daniel Prieto-Alhambra. 2. Dr V Strauss. 3. Dr Sara Khalid. 4. Dr Danielle Robinson. 5. Dr Laurie Tomlinson. There is a scarcity of data on the natural history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population, and on markers of rapid progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
  Understanding and optimising renal clinicians’ communication with older patients: a mixed methods intervention development study
  Dr L Selman
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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In the UK, 3,500 adults with end-stage-kidney-disease (ESKD) over 65 start dialysis annually; this is the fastest growing group of recipients, and providing dialysis in this patient group costs >£300 million/year.
  (MRC DTP) Understanding mechanisms of endocytosis in the renal tubule and how it goes wrong in kidney disease
  Prof M Lowe, Prof P Woodman, Prof R Lennon
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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The renal tubule is responsible for a number of important physiological processes amongst which includes the reabsorption of low molecular weight proteins from the renal filtrate.
  Kidneys in a dish: epithelial polarity and tube formation in human renal organoids
  Dr K Roeper
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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Epithelia constitute one of the major tissue types in all animals and form the basic building blocks of tubular organs in both vertebrates and invertebrates.
  (MRC DTP) Model-driven optimization of drug therapy and individualisation of healthcare in chronic kidney disease
  Dr A Galetin, Dr Daniel Scotcher
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increasing age, as approximately 50% of individuals over 75 years are affected by some degree of kidney disease.
  Genetic mechanisms of chronic kidney disease
  Prof M Tomaszewski, Prof A Woolf
Applications accepted all year round

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common complex disorders. The prevalence of CKD is on the rise in all populations around the globe and both the clinical and economic pressures of CKD on the healthcare systems increase exponentially.
  Investigating the role of the kidney in Alkaptonuria
  Prof G Bou-Gharios, Prof J A Gallagher
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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Alkaptonuria (AKU) is an ultrarare disease with prevalence in most populations between 1 in 250,000 to 1 in 1,000,000. AKU is a disorder of tyrosine metabolism in which degradation of tyrosine is blocked at the level of homogentisic acid due to congenital lack of homogentisate dioxygenase enzyme.
  How does cytokine signalling cause kidney hyperplasia?
  Dr M Fragiadaki, Prof J Sayers
Applications accepted all year round

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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common genetic kidney disorder, with more than 12 million people are affected worldwide.
  Central Nervous system Gene therapy to treat obesity Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Analysis of the BBS brain development
  Dr V Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a debilitating, often life-limiting heritable multisystem disorder caused by dysfunction of non-motile cilia (ciliopathy).
  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP PhD studentship: Making Broken Bones Antimicrobial - Preventing Osteomyelitis Using a Targeted and Mineralising Liposomal Delivery System
  Dr WN Nishio Ayre, Prof J Birchall
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the ‘GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership’ which is offering up to 18 studentships for entry in September/October 2019.
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