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  Personalised Medicine for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
  Dr N Buckley, Dr H McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime and it is a leading cause of death. While significant progress has been made in the treatment of some cancers, there still remain some forms of the disease with limited treatment options and poor outcome.
  A personalised medicine approach to the treatment of low dose interleukin-2 in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: predicting patients’ response through blood transcriptomics
  Dr J Kirby, Dr D Wang
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Background. The Horizon 2020 funded project, MIROCALS, is a clinical trial of low-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an adult onset neurodegenerative disorder.
  Mathematical and statistical evaluation of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) data for the management of cancer
  Dr M Nath, Prof A Welch, Dr F McKiddie
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Combining advanced imaging technologies with patient-level characteristics, it is now feasible to diagnose, monitor and evaluate the prognosis of cancer patients and adopt appropriate treatment strategies tailored to individual patient leading to the concept of personalised medicine.
  MyFemur: Multiscale modelling from clinical image to personalised model to manufacture (EPS2020/30)
  Dr U Wolfram
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Our vision in this project is to create a computational framework for the proximal femur that can allow clinicians to take limited clinical imaging data, e.g.
  Identifying biomarkers that may affect diabetes comorbidity
  Dr S Watterson, Dr P McClean
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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It is estimated that 415 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes which will rise to 642 million by 2040 [1]. Ninety percent of cases are type 2 diabetes (T2D).
  Do the health benefits of exercise depend on medication status in type 2 diabetes?
  Prof M Davies, Dr T Yates
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The vast majority of those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are prescribed glucose lowering therapies to help manage their condition, with many taking multiple types of therapies concurrently.
  Functional and –omics investigation of neutrophil activation in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr HL Wright, Prof RJ Moots, Dr M Phelan
Applications accepted all year round

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Neutrophils are key effector cells in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis.
  Bioinformatics studies of protein structures, functions and their interactions
  Dr L J McGuffin
Applications accepted all year round

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The computational study of protein structures, functions and their interactions is fundamental to our understanding of disease.
  Microfluidic platform for modelling of vascular changes in pulmonary arterial hypertension
  Dr B Wojciak-Stothard, Prof C Lloyd
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a severe and currently incurable disorder characterized by progressive narrowing of small pulmonary arteries, leading to right heart failure.
  Predicting treatment response in juvenile idiopathic arthritis using a single cell genomics based approach
  Prof W Thomson, Dr S Smith, Mr P Martin, Prof A Morris
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a group of chronic arthropathies of unknown cause which can result in long-term disability and poor quality of life for children and can continue well into adult life.
  Network Inference and Machine Learning: Identification of Diseases-gene Regulation
  Dr F He
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Coventry University is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The successful candidate will join the project ‘Network inference and machine learning.
  Analytic methods for detecting and making sense of somatic genomic rearrangements
  Prof A Papenfuss
Applications accepted all year round

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Bioinformatics is the application of mathematics, statistics and computational methods to the analysis of molecular biology data.
  Clinical cancer bioinformatics: developing new bioinformatics methods for improved analysis of cancer gene hybridisation capture panels
  Prof A Papenfuss
Applications accepted all year round

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Bioinformatics is the application of mathematics, statistics and computational methods to the analysis of molecular biology data.
  Nano-engineered Delivery Systems for the Targeted Delivery of Oncology Drugs for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  Dr H McCarthy, Dr N Buckley
Applications accepted all year round

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Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide accounting for 11.6% of the global burden. The standard of care (SoC) chemotherapy typically involves a ‘cocktail’ of drugs which confer debilitating side-effects, resulting in sub-optimal dosing with a reduced clinical efficacy.
  Novel approaches for the treatment of dry eye disease
  Dr J Gabhann, Prof C Murphy
Applications accepted all year round

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Inflammation is a key unifying factor for a range of ocular surface inflammatory diseases including autoimmune mediated dry eye disease (DED) and complications with corneal transplantation (CT).
  Interactome visualisation of ALS using virtual reality
  Dr S Watterson, Dr D Coyle
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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Visualising high dimensional data is challenging and a significant constraint is the need to render in 2D for the screen or page.
  Evolution Education Trust PhD project: Quantitative Morphometry in the Evolution of Metastatic Cancer
  Dr J Sero, Prof M A Wills
Application Deadline: 5 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for this PhD opportunity based at the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique, cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education.
  Evaluation of ex vivo screening methodology
  Dr S Danson, Prof T Helleday
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer affects over 14M individuals worldwide each year and in the UK only 50% of patients have a 10 year survival following cancer diagnosis.
  Advancing personalised care: treatment selection and outcome prediction research
  Dr J Delgadillo, Prof M Barkham
Applications accepted all year round

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Personalized medicine, defined as “the use of marker-assisted diagnosis and targeted therapies” (Ginsburg & McCarthy, 2001), has enhanced health and preventive care for conditions such as cardiovascular problems, cancer and osteoporosis.
  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.
  Personalised surgery for colorectal cancer cure by use of fluorescence guidance- increasing safety & cancer precision
  Dr R Cahill
Applications accepted all year round

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Surgery is the best treatment for colorectal cancer, most especially for cure. It remains a major operation with considerable risks meaning that every effort should be made to ensure maximum safety and effectiveness in obtaining a complete resection.
  Big data analytics and visualization for personalized Type 2 Diabetes treatment and management support
  Dr N Philip
Applications accepted all year round

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Type II (T2DM) is a chronic, multifactorial disease resulting in severe complications that lead to increased morbidity and even death.
  Exploring therapeutic alliance for digital mental health
  Dr K Berry, Dr S Bucci
Applications accepted all year round

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It is well established that successful psychological therapies require the development of a therapeutic alliance (TA) between therapist and client based on the negotiation of shared treatment goals.
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