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  Long term behaviour of interacting birth-and-death processes
  Dr V Shcherbakov
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A single birth-and-death process on the set of non-negative integers is a classical probabilistic model for the size of a population.
  Characterisation of cell death pathways upon activation of the endoplasmic reticulum stress sensor IRE1alpha
  Dr M Schroeder
Applications accepted all year round

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A self-funded PhD project to investigate cell death pathways activated by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is available in the group of Dr.
  Metabolic reprogramming in cancer: starving tumors of essential nutrients to promote cell death
  Dr S Papa
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All the cells in our bodies are programmed to die. As they get older, our cells accumulate toxic molecules that make them sick. In response, they eventually break down and die, clearing the way for new, healthy cells to grow.
  Reprogramming of life and death pathways in cancer through unfavourable interactions with healthy cells
  Dr F Spill, Dr D Tennant
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Cells utilise intracellular molecular networks to perform all their essential functions. These functions include the processing of food and generation of energy to live, grow and divide.
  TRPM2 channel mechanism of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease
  Research Group: School of Biomedical Sciences
  Dr L H Jiang, Dr I Wood
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and also a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Currently, there is no effective therapeutics to treat or slow the disease progress.
  Epigenetic regulation in heart failure and cardiac sudden death
  Dr X Wang, Dr V Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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A large proportion of heart failure patients die from cardiac sudden death (SCD), a direct result of lethal ventricular arrhythmias, which is the principal cause of mortality from heart disease worldwide and remains a major unresolved public health problem.
  Determining novel molecular regulators of necrosis controlling premature cell death
  Dr Y Fan
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Necrosis, a form of premature cell death, is frequently caused by excessive insults such as trauma, infection and toxins. It has been implicated in many human diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and inflammatory diseases.
  The Forensic Microbiome: Investigation Of The Human Microbiome For Time Since Death Estimations And Human Identifications (Ref: SF20/APP/PROCOPIO)
  Dr N Procopio
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The analysis of the microbiome is gaining more interest in the forensic community, with applications going from post-mortem interval (PMI) estimation to human identification.
  The role of protein turnover in bacterial life and death
  Prof S J Foster
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The control of protein levels in bacterial cells is essential for their growth and survival. This is an interplay between protein synthesis and turnover.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Sudden cardiac death in human athletes – electrophysiological and molecular insights from the animal models
  Dr K Jeevaratnam
Applications accepted all year round

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This is an exciting fully funded PhD studentship opportunity exploring the electrophysiological and molecular profile of the equine heart as a model for high performing human athletes.
  Metabolic Reprogramming in Liver Cancer: delineating the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in tumour development
  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 cancer metabolism and obesity-associated liver cancer.
  Suicide prevention in probation: a mixed methods study
  Dr Verity Wainwright, Prof J Shaw, Dr Sandra Flynn
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Project description. Those involved in the criminal justice system are at increased risk of self-inflicted death. Previous research has largely focused on self-inflicted deaths in prison where both men and women are more likely to die by suicide than their counterparts in the community.
  MSc by Research Programme: Study the difference of inflammasome pathways in human neutrophils and macrophages
  Dr G Sollberger
Application Deadline: 16 July 2020

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This course allows you to work alongside our world renowned experts from the School of Life Sciences and gain a ’real research’ experience.
  Targeting mitochondrial dynamics to prevent Parkinson’s disease
  Prof A Sivaprasadarao, Dr R.S. Bon
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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A common feature of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the presence of alpha-synuclein protein aggregates in the brains of affected patients.
  Extracellular Vesicles – defining the functional surface proteome of vesicles
  Prof A Devitt, Dr D Aubert, Dr A Goddard
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Extracellular Vesicles (EV) are an exciting and novel mode of intercellular communication and they are known to have profound effects on recipient cells.
  Imprisonment on Screen: Prison Documentary
  Prof A Schwan, Dr A Scott
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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  Developing microRNA treatments for high impact viral infections with limited anti-virals
  Research Group: Molecular Mechanisms and Long Term Conditions
  Dr C Crossan, Prof L Scobie, Dr J Butcher
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. SHLS20039. Lower respiratory tract infections and diarrhoeal infections are the 2 most common causes of death in low income countries and the 4th and 9th most common causes of death globally, with viral infections making up a significant proportion of these.
  Barcoding atherosclerotic plaque cells: single cell sequencing to reveal heterogeneity and functional impact of atherosclerotic plaque cells
  Dr J Sluimer
Application Deadline: 16 July 2020

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A position for a PhD-student (gross €2325—€2972 per month) is available in dr. Sluimer’s team in the experimental vascular Pathology Dept.
  KETOGENIC DIET: An in vitro single-cell imaging and molecular analysis approach to determine and therapeutically target the control principles of neuronal bioenergetics for the treatment of epilepsy with ketogenic diet
  Prof J Prehn
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Glutamate is the main excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (CNS)CNS. Glutamate receptor activation imposes a significant work load and energy demand on neurons which requires neurons to increase ATP production.
  Validation of microRNAs as novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets in ischaemic brain injury
  Dr S Pfeiffer
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Ischaemic stroke is a leading cause of death and most common cause of acquired major disability resulting from death of brain tissue and focal neurological deficits; however, despite decades of research, treatment options remain limited and the lack of therapeutic treatment strategies is a critical clinical problem.
  Enhancing passenger safety through path planning and control of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles
  Dr B Lenzo, Dr A Holloway
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Research Area. Traffic-related fatalities are the eighth leading cause of death worldwide, ahead of HIV/AIDS, and the first leading cause of death for children and young adults between 5 and 29 years old.
  Cutting off the fuel supply to calcium pumps in pancreatic cancer: a novel therapeutic strategy
  Dr J Bruce, Prof K Williams, Dr A P Gilmore
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Background and Rationale. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has the poorest survival and limited treatment options. Therefore, the search for novel therapeutic targets and drugs designed to selectively kill PDAC cells must remain a central research strategy.
  How do phosphodiesterases contribute to the pathophysiology of heart failure?
  Prof A Trafford, Dr K Dibb
Applications accepted all year round

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Heart failure (HF) remains a major cause of death with worse 5-year survival than all forms of cancer combined. This project seeks to understand the mechanisms that underlie two important contributing factors to death in HF patients; i) contractile failure and, ii) the increased propensity for arrhythmias.
  Understanding the impact of placental aging on placental function
  Dr A Heazell, Dr M Dilworth, Dr M Desforges
Applications accepted all year round

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Prolonged pregnancy (>41 weeks gestation) is associated with an increase in perinatal mortality (the death of a baby before or shortly after birth) from a nadir of 1 per 1,000 births at 39 weeks’ to 3 per 1,000 births at 41 weeks which continues to rise beyond this time.
  Role of aberrant RNA products in influenza-associated morbidity and mortality
  Dr AJ Te Velthuis
Application Deadline: 17 June 2020

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Influenza viruses are an important economic and public health problem. Every year, seasonal influenza A viruses infect around 5-10% of the adult population and 20-30% of all children.
  Enhancing Oncolytic Virus-induced Immunotherapy using Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
  Dr F Errington-Mais, Dr MA Volpato
Applications accepted all year round

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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) having the worst prognosis, highest death rate and lowest overall survival.
  Oncogenic reprogramming of immune cells, a novel mechanism of drug-resistance.
  Dr P Laslo
Applications accepted all year round

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Under pathogenic challenges, cells of the innate system become epigenetically reprogrammed and establish immune memory.
  Genetics of inherited cardiovascular disease: Using molecular genetic analysis of cardiovascular disease as a tool to define disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets.
  Prof H Watkins, Prof H Ashrafian, Prof C Redwood, Prof M Farrall
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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I have had a longstanding focus on inherited heart muscle diseases, in particular hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a relatively common Mendelian condition which puts affected individuals at risk of sudden cardiac death.
  How do antibiotics kill bacteria?
  Prof S J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite being a lynchpin of modern healthcare we still do not understand how cell wall active antibiotics such as penicillin and vancomycin kill growing bacteria, although several theories have been proposed.
  Bacterial-derived magnetosomes as nanocarriers for cancer-killing oncolytic viruses.
  Dr M Muthana, Dr F Howard
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Dysfunctional cellular processes that are the markers of neoplasms provide the ideal environment for viral infection including sustained proliferation and resistance to cell death.
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