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  Targeting IDH mutations in acute myeloid leukaemia
  Dr L. Kats
Applications accepted all year round

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Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is an aggressive disease with poor prognosis and development of novel treatment options is urgently needed.
  Testing the function of immune suppressive cytokines and cells in bone metastasis
  Assoc Prof B Parker
Applications accepted all year round

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Bone metastasis is a common occurrence in breast and prostate cancer that leads to patient morbidity and, in many cases, mortality.
  The Hippo pathway and Yap1 in vascular growth control in development and disease
  Prof B Hogan, Dr A. Cox
Applications accepted all year round

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Lymphatic vessels play roles in the drainage of tissue fluid, trafficking of immune cells and the metastatic spread of cancer.
  The role of oesophageal submucosal glands in epithelial homeostasis and the development of Barrett’s oesophagus
  Research Group: Cancer Biology & Surgical Oncology Laboratory
  Prof W. Phillips, Dr N. Clemons
Applications accepted all year round

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Barrett’s oesophagus, the premalignant precursor of oesophageal adenocarcinoma, is a metaplastic condition where the normal stratified squamous epithelium that lines the oesophagus is replaced by an intestinal-like columnar epithelium.
  The role of the breast microenvironment in suppressing early cancer invasion
  Assoc Prof B Parker, Dr D Zanker
Applications accepted all year round

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Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a pre-invasive stage of breast cancer, whereby the tumour cells remain restrained by myoepithelial cells that surround breast ducts.
  Therapy-induced senescence and stemness in ovarian cancer
  Prof R. Pearson, Dr K Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Cellular senescence is a stress response characterized by a robust cell cycle arrest and is a brake for malignant transformation.
  Transcriptional heterogeneity and resistance to therapy in prostate cancer
  Dr D. Goode
Applications accepted all year round

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Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a standard treatment for prostate cancer that works well in many cases but rapidly fails in others.
  Understanding the mechanisms of neuroendocrine tumour response to radionuclide therapy
  Prof R Hicks, Assoc Prof C Cullinane
Applications accepted all year round

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Neuroendocrine tumours (NET) represent a heterogeneous group of tumours that arise in specialized cells found throughout the body.
  Unravelling the oncogenic activities of serum- and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 (SGK1)
  Dr K Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway is a master regulator of numerous cellular phenotypes associated with cancer including cell survival, proliferation, growth, altered metabolism and malignant transformation.
  Using T cells to eradicate cancer
  Prof T. Tiganis
Applications accepted all year round

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The Tiganis Laboratory is seeking a highly enthusiastic student to conduct research in immuno-oncology and the development of novel immunotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of cancer.
  Watching the Hippo pathway in real time in growing organs
  Dr K. Harvey
Applications accepted all year round

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A new frontier in biomedical research will involve watching individual proteins work in real time, in living organs. Traditionally, researchers have drawn conclusions about gene function using indirect techniques that only allow us to infer what a gene normally does, without actually watching it work.
  Queen’s Doctoral Training Programme - Multi-dimensional approaches to understanding microbe/host interactions in the context of disease, therapeutics and community resilience

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The vision of this DTP is to address global challenges, from climate change to antimicrobial resistance, by understanding the complex interactions between microbes and the environment, how pathogens evolved within the host to evade the immune system and counteract our therapeutic interventions.
  Data, information and knowledge management: driving effective environmental management practices.
  Dr A Garcia-Perez
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Sustainability is an issue of special concern for business and society, as it is unclear to what extent organisations apply effective environmental management practices.
  Fostering development of ‘smart’, responsive therapeutics against cancer-related microRNAs.
  Dr E Bichenkova, Prof D Clarke, Dr H Aojula
Applications accepted all year round

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Short functional non-coding microRNAs are implicated in many types of cancer, and thus can be used as biological targets for development of more selective and powerful anticancer therapies.
  PhD Opportunities in Fusion. Training the next generation of fusion scientists….

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Training the next generation of fusion scientists…. Fusion has the potential to meet our energy needs in a sustainable way, with minimum impact on the environment.
  Documenting the work of (women) assistants and students in the making of an ‘archéologie océaniste’: Manouka Laroche’s army of volunteers at the Musée de l’Homme 1939-1970.
  Dr E Dotte-Sarout, Dr P Gibbard, Prof J Lydon
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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25 years ago, historian of science Margaret Rossiter called for “future scholars to write a more equitable and comprehensive history and sociology of science that not only does not leave all the ‘Matildas’ out, but calls attention to still more of them” (1993.
  Cancer Research UK 4-year PhD Programme in Integrative Cancer Epidemiology

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We are seeking enthusiastic scientists to join the next generation of inter-disciplinary researchers who will exploit the wealth of new data being generated in population health sciences.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

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Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics? Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics.
  Vacant PhD scholarships at the Faculty of Law

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Founded in 1479 as one of the four original faculties of the University of Copenhagen, the Faculty of Law boasts a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

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Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics? Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics.
  International PhD Academy: Medical Research

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Our vision is to impact locally, nationally and globally on biomedical and clinical research with a primary emphasis on health outcomes.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

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Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics? Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics.
  PhD Opportunities in Fusion. Training the next generation of fusion scientists….

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Training the next generation of fusion scientists…. Fusion has the potential to meet our energy needs in a sustainable way, with minimum impact on the environment.
  PhD in Business, Economics and Social Sciences – 55 scholarships available

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The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim offers excellent opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students with a quantitative orientation to pursue their doctoral degree in Business, Economics and the Social Sciences.
  Rolls Royce sponsored PhD scholarship – Machining of new aerospace materials
  Prof D Axinte
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited to undertake a 3 year PhD programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering.
  PhD Opportunities in Fusion. Training the next generation of fusion scientists….

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Training the next generation of fusion scientists…. Fusion has the potential to meet our energy needs in a sustainable way, with minimum impact on the environment.
  Targeting the Gas6-TAM receptor signalling pathway in cancer
  Dr S Hafizi
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded 3 year full-time PhD project, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and will be supervised by Dr Sassan Hafizi.
  PhD in Chemical Ecology
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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In response to the near-universal threat of being consumed by insect herbivores, plants have evolved a sophisticated arsenal of chemical defences.
  PhD in plant soil interactions
  Prof T J Daniell
Applications accepted all year round

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Modern agriculture relies on high inputs of reactive nitrogen fertiliser produced by the Haber-Bosch process.
  PhD in the Evolutionary Ecology of Mating Systems
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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Mating and breeding systems govern a wide range of evolutionary processes in plants and animals, including gene flow, genetic variation, and the strength of natural selection.
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