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  Identifying circulating cell-free DNA epigenetic biomarkers for neurodegenerative disorders. PhD in Medical Studies (GW4 Biomed MRC DTP)
  Dr E Dempster
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Emma Dempster, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter. Dr Liz Couthard, University of Bristol.
  Investigating the remodelling of inhibitory brain circuits in early Alzheimer’s disease. PhD in Medical Studies (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Prof A Randall
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Professor Andrew Randall, Medical School, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter. Dr Jonathan Witton, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter.
  Neural circuit dysfunction in a mouse model of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. PhD in Medical Studies (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Dr M Craig
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Michael Craig, Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter.
  The epigenetics of Parkinson’s disease: searching for novel drug targets. PhD in Medical Studies (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Dr A Migdalska-Richards
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Anna Migdalska-Richards, Institute of Clinical Biosciences, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter.
  The influence of JAKMIP1, a key risk gene for autism, on neural circuit function. PhD in Medical Studies (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Dr A Oguro-Ando
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Asami Oguro-Ando, The Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter.
  Understanding how altered GABA signalling in the brain’s master clock contributes to circadian rhythm disruption in Alzheimer’s disease. PhD in Medical Studies (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Dr M Belle
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Mino Belle, Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, Medical School, University of Exeter. Dr James Hodge, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bristol.
  Interplay between psychological processes and cultural contexts
  Dr T Imada
Applications accepted all year round

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Much of the psychological literature is based on the research findings from Western cultures, and we cannot assume that such psychological findings can be generalized to people in non-Western cultures.
  Endothelial receptor antagonists in experimental models of pulmonary hypertension: Cellular and right ventricular studies.
  Dr D Welsh, Dr Y Dempsie
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19004. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a general name for a group of progressive vasculopathies of the pulmonary vasculature.
  Novel Methods for the Photocatalytic Oxidative Degradation of Polymers
  Dr GJP Britovsek, Dr M Roessler
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Project Supervisors. Prof. George Britovsek (Imperial College London), Dr. Maxie Roessler (Imperial CollegeLondon), Dr. Ali Salehi-Reyhani (Kings College London), Dr.
  Understanding the mechanism of RNA recognition by La-related proteins
  Prof MR Conte
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available to work in the laboratory of Prof. Sasi (Maria R) Conte (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/sasi-conte), in the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/randall).
  Investigation of a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum 2025 and the development of novel antibacterials
  Prof A Karlyshev
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The rise of multidrug resistant forms of microbial pathogens imposes a serious problem to public health worldwide. The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance is associated with misuse of conventional antibiotics.
  Comparative Studies of Grid-Connected Doubly-Fed Wind Generators (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MPEE/JOVANOVIC)
  Dr M Jovanovic, Prof K Busawon
Applications accepted all year round

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The Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) has been traditionally used for wind turbines with limited speed ranges due to its good performance and a low cost partially-rated converter.
  An investigation of psychological and clinical factors associated with the development of chronic or persistent pain in children and young people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory arthritis presenting in children and young people. Pain is one of the main features of JIA and it is often described as one of the most burdensome yet invisible symptoms of this long-term condition.
  Characterizing the heterogeneity of stem cells in the normal breast and breast tumours
  Dr A Ucar, Prof K R Brennan
Applications accepted all year round

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Tissue-restricted stem cells are crucial in supporting the development and maintenance of normal tissues. This is also true for tumours, as only a small population of tumour cells, which are known as cancer stem cells, have the unique stemness features and tumour-initiating capacity.
  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
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Establishing the reliability and validity of digital tools to collect patient generated data
  Dr J McBeth, Prof W Dixon
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The rise in consumer electronics ownership, such as smartphones and smartwatches, offers unique opportunities to collect granular subject-reported and passively collected research data via remote monitoring.
  Investigation of aortic remodelling in obesity and role of mitochondrial dysfunction
  Dr A Kitmitto, Dr E Cartwright
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a global healthcare and economic burden with currently more than 650 million adults classified as obese (WHO, 2017). Obesity is a common precursor to type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and both are risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease.
  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP PhD studentship: Advances in clinical management and laboratory detection of synthetic cannabinoids (“Spice”)
  Dr T P Freeman
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 2020.
  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP PhD studentship: Cannabis, Tobacco and Psychiatric Disease: Isolating their Relationship by Comparing Data from Countries that Smoke Cannabis with and without Tobacco
  Dr G Taylor
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 2020.
  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP PhD studentship: Using translational neuromodelling techniques to develop a predictive model to understand breathlessness perception
  Dr B Ainsworth
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 2020.
  Fundamental Studies on Submersible Bead Mills
  Prof M Simmons, Dr F Alberini
Application Deadline: 11 December 2019

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Wet milling is a key production operation used to control particle size distribution (PSD) in high solids content solid/liquid suspensions, or slurries.
  Comparative studies of wound and cancer inflammation in plants and animals
  Prof P B Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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All organisms need to be able to repair wounds. A key aspect of this is combating the potential for infection when barrier layers are breached by tissue damage.
  Structure-function studies of Coxiella burnetii O-antigen biosynthesis. PhD in Biosciences studentship (SWBio DTP)
  Dr N Harmer
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Nicholas Harmer, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Epigenetics and Cancer: Determining how Mistakes in V(D)J Recombination Trigger Leukaemias and Lymphomas
  Dr J Boyes
Application Deadline: 25 January 2020

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V(D)J recombination is essential to produce an effective adaptive immune system but since the reaction involves the breakage and rejoining of DNA, it is highly dangerous and errors have long been thought to lead to leukaemias and lymphomas.
  Extending Soft X-ray Spectroscopies to Realistic Catalytic Conditions
  Dr Robert Weatherup
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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In a world of global warming and diminishing resources, we must find ways to efficiently produce useful chemicals from waste products such as carbon dioxide, rather than from the fossil fuels currently used to make detergents, medicines, and plastics.
  Mechanical Behaviour of solid state lithium ion batteries
  Dr D E J Armstrong
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The ceramic lithium ion conductor Li7La3Zr2O12 (LLZO) has been shown to be promising electrolyte materials for solid state lithium ion batteries.
  Cardiac energetics and integrative physiology: Studying key components of the creatine kinase system to understand how they contribute to the pathophysiology of ischaemic heart disease and chronic heart failure.
  Prof C Lygate, Dr S Zervou
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Studying key components of the creatine kinase system to understand how they contribute to the pathophysiology of ischaemic heart disease and chronic heart failure.
  Functional coronary artery disease genetics - Defining the function of new causal atherosclerosis genes from CAD GWAS loci using in vitro and in vivo models
  Dr G Douglas, Prof K Channon
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Despite significant advancements in its treatment coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in both the UK and world wide, accounting for over 66,000 deaths in the UK each year.
  Genetic Architecture of Inherited Cardiomyopathy
  Prof M Farrall, Dr AG Goel, Prof H Watkins
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Studying genetic variation in cardiomyopathy and coronary artery disease across the entire allele frequency spectrum in order to identify causative genes and susceptibility loci.
  Human liver fat metabolism and metabolic disease: Understanding the underlying causes and mechanistic basis for intrahepatic fat storage to identify ways of preventing and treating fatty liver disease.
  Prof L Hodson, Dr K Pinnick, Dr S Parry
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Understanding the underlying causes and mechanistic basis for intrahepatic fat storage to identify ways of preventing and treating fatty liver disease.
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