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  Gastric microbiome, gastric disease and welfare in horses in training
  Research Group: School of Veterinary Medicine
  Dr D Sutton, Dr D McKeegan
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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Project Summary. The purpose of this project is to characterise the gastric microbiome of horses in training, and determine its relationship to gastric pathology and quantitative welfare indices.
  Unravelling the gut microbiome and IgA dynamics in immune-related adverse events to checkpoint blockade
  Dr G Amos, Dr V Fontana
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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Immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors (CPI) has revolutionized the treatment of cancer over the last few years. Despite the effectiveness of these agents in improving long-term survival in different cancer cell types, treatment with CPIs can also lead to severe immune-related adverse events (irAE).
  Influence of the gut microbiome on inter-individual differences in blood pressure at fasting and in response to a combined glycaemic and lipaemic test meal challenge
  Research Group: School of Life Course Sciences
  Dr C Menni, Dr S Berry
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Division. Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, Division of Genetics & Molecular Medicine. To start. 01/10/2019.
  Defining the microbiome environment in patients with biliary tract cancer and its implications for therapy
  Prof J W Valle, Dr M McNamara
Applications accepted all year round

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Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) encompass cancers of the extrahepatic/intrahepatic bile ducts, gallbladder and ampullary carcinoma. The only potentially curative option is surgical resection; median overall survival (OS) in the advanced setting.
  Computational methods to explore the relationship between gut microbes, metabolites and human health
  Research Group: School of Life Course Sciences
  Dr C Menni
Applications accepted all year round

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To start. 01/10/2019. Research Division. Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, Division of Genetics & Molecular Medicine.
  Predicting microbiome-drug interactions using metabolic modelling and machine learning
  Dr K Patil
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focused on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease.
  Systems biology approaches for functional assessment of the microbiome
  Prof G Gibson, Dr A Wijeyesekera
Applications accepted all year round

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"The gut is inhabited by trillions of bacteria known to impact on health and disease.
  The role of iron deficiency, micronutrient supplements and the host microbiome among infants in Peru: understanding the nutritional double burden
  Dr E Rousham, Dr O Markey
Application Deadline: 24 June 2019

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An exciting opportunity to work on infant nutrition and global health alongside leading UK and Peruvian investigators. Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014).
  Longitudinal study on the relationship of the gut microbiome to disease progression in the UK MND population
  Prof C McDermott, Dr S Boddy
Application Deadline: 3 July 2019

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Motor neurone disease (MND) is a devastating neurodegenerative condition characterised by progressive deterioration of motor functions until death normally results from respiratory failure.
  Determining the link between gut microbiome and blood pressure
  Dr F Marques
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded PhD scholarship is available for an Australian or international student through the School of Biological Sciences and Monash University.
  Regulation of the Host-Microbiome Interface in the Gastrointestinal Tract
  Prof U Knaus
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019

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Inflammatory diseases of the gut are on the rise. In North America and Europe, more than 0.3% of the population suffers from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and weight loss.
  Evaluation of the impact of prebiotic supplementation on the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of Thorougbred yearlings during nutritional stress
  Dr LE Peachey
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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The MSc by Research project. Effective dietary management is a key contributing factor to successful Thoroughbred (TB) rearing; a period when foals and yearlings are subject to a number of abrupt dietary changes.
  Soil microbiome function controlling radionuclide bioavailability and soil-to-plant transfer
  Dr J Pittman, Dr C Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the behaviour and environmental impacts of radionuclides such as radium (Ra) and uranium (U) is of critical importance for the management and risk modelling of sites with elevated concentrations of these radionuclides.
  The oral microbiome, ROS and the development of oral cancer: a role in Fanconi anemia?
  Prof K Hunter, Dr S Collis
Application Deadline: 3 July 2019

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Many patients with Fanconi Anemia (FA) develop cancers of the mouth, esophagus or anogential region. A number of reasons have been suggested, but the millions of bacteria that are naturally resident in these body sites might be a significant contributory factor.
  Single cell transcriptomics for microbiomics approaches
  Dr P Varga-Weisz, Dr R Zabet
Application Deadline: 22 July 2019

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Overview. The microbiome has emerged as an important factor in health and disease, affecting aspects such as obesity, metabolic disease, cancer and, potentially, brain health.
  Advanced dental plaque biofilm modelling
  Prof SM Higham, Dr AC Darby
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The oral cavity is highly populated with bacterial species, and around 700 oral bacterial species have been identified. Dental plaque is related to the aetiology of two of the most prevalent disease.
  Gut on a Chip 4.0: next generation models to study gut-microbiome-metabolism interactions
  Prof G Frost
Applications accepted all year round

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Funded by the CDT in Chemical Biology. Innovation in Life Sciences – 1+3 year PhD studentships - APPLY HERE. Supervisors. Prof Gary Frost.
  Understanding microbiomes in cultured tilapia for disease prediction and mitigation strategies, Biological Sciences - PhD (Funded)
  Prof C R Tyler, Dr B Temperton
Application Deadline: 12 July 2019

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The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with WorldFish and Cefas is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence on 23 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
  Dr R McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms”

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Our PhD program in the life sciences places special emphasis on interdisciplinary interactions. We want to train the next generation of scientists to study complex biological processes that cannot be adequately understood within the limits of a single discipline.
  EMBL Australia Partnership PhD Program

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Undertake interdisciplinary, postgraduate research for a PhD degree at Australia's top life science laboratories. Successful students will receive generous scholarships and travel grants while undertaking their PhD at an EMBL Australia laboratory in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra or Adelaide.
  Experimental evolution of model microbiomes
  Dr M McDonald
Applications accepted all year round

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One fully funded PhD position is available in the research group of Dr. Mike McDonald to undertake research at the interface of experimental evolution and microbiome ecology.
  Characterisation of bioactive apo-carotenoid formation during co-cultivation with probiotic microbial communities
  Prof P Fraser, Dr G Enfissi
Application Deadline: 21 June 2019

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Several gram positive probiotic species have the ability to produce bioactive apocarotenoids (Perez-Fons et al., 2011. BBA, 1811, 177-185).
  Elucidating the pathobiology of Candida albicans
  Dr R Hall
Applications accepted all year round

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The Hall lab is interested in understanding the biology and virulence factors of fungal pathogens. Our research largely focuses on the opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans, which causes a range of infections from superficial mucosal infections (i.e.
  The effects of short chain fatty acids on pre-adipocyte differentiation and depot specific adipocyte lipogenesis and insulin sensitivity in childhood.
  Prof J Shield, Dr C Perks
Applications accepted all year round

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The influence of dietary fibre in weight maintenance is well established and is likely mediated through the microbiome with increased production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs – e.g.
  Preparing for Fusarium Wilt of Banana in Colombia (Biosciences) – PhD (Funded)
  Dr D Bebber, Dr D Studholme
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Fusarium wilt or Panama Disease, caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  Investigating the role of bioactive lipids in skin health
  Prof A Nicolaou, Prof C A O'Neill
Applications accepted all year round

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Human skin depends on systemic provision of fatty acids that are important to maintain the integrity of the epidermal barrier as well as to support the associated immune and inflammatory reactions.
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