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  The Development of an Artificial Heart
  Prof A Khir
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Heart failure is defined as the inability of the heart to pump and circulate blood around the body to provide nutrients to the various organs.
  Creating “super” regulatory T cells to combat rejection, GVHD and autoimmunity through retroviral gene manipulation
  Dr N Jones, Dr S Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Foxp3+CD25+CD4+ regulatory T cells (Treg) have been shown to be essential for the induction of tolerance to foreign organ transplants in experimental models.
  Therapeutic resolution of Myodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr T Nasim, Dr K Pors
Applications accepted all year round

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Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are the most common adult myeloid malignancy in the UK and it has been estimated that around 8,000 and 40,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the UK and USA, respectively.
  How an IFNγ target gene mediates resistance to immunotherapy
  Dr A Hurlstone, Prof K Williams, Dr J Bruce
Applications accepted all year round

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Metastatic melanoma, a highly aggressive form of skin cancer, can respond well to immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors, but there are still a significant proportion of patients not benefitting or for whom benefits are not durable.
  Structure based design of novel warheads for use in peptide-drug conjugates
  Dr S Butterworth, Dr A Tirella, Dr D Wiseman
Applications accepted all year round

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Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukaemia (CMML) is an orphan disease defined by myeloid dysplasia, myeloproliferation and a malignant expansion of classical monocytes.
  The effects of Interleukin-1 primed mesenchymal stem cells on hypoxic-ischemic brain damage
  Dr E Pinteaux, Prof S Allan
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Hypoxic-ischemic brain damage is one of the main causes of death and neurological disability after stroke worldwide.
  PhD studentship in human kidney extracellular matrix hydrogels as a natural 3D platform for bioengineered models of kidney fibrosis - Ref: 1823965
  Mr R Motallebzadeh
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is characterised by progressive fibrosis and decline in renal function over time, leads to thousands of premature deaths each year, diminishes quality of life and represents a significant financial burden to healthcare systems.
  Polymeric Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine Applications
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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Regenerative medicine aims to repair injured or diseased tissues using a multidisciplinary approach to stimulate natural repair mechanisms or promote healing through the transplantation of cells, often the patient’s own stem cells.
  The role of Efflux in Antibiotic Resistance of Clinically Relevant Pathogens
  Dr J Blair
Applications accepted all year round

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Antibiotics underpin all of modern medicine; they are used to treat bacterial infections, and to prevent infections after surgery and in patients with a suppressed immune system such as those undergoing cancer chemotherapy or organ transplantation.
  Fibroblast Heterogeneity in Pancreatic Cancer
  Dr G Biffi
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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In pancreatic cancer, cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) have been shown to promote tumour growth, chemotherapy resistance and immunosuppression by secreting ligands and extracellular matrix proteins.
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