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  Using data analytics to identify best practices across the food supply chain that drive nutrition quality
  Dr D McCarthy, Dr A Nugent, Dr J Sousa
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Approaching nutrition quality from an analytics perspective stands to help us understand and predict the impact of food production practices on human and planetary health.
  What drives early-life “programming” in the rumen microbiome?
  Prof C Creevey, Dr K Theodoridou, Prof S Huws
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Manipulation of microorganisms in the rumen of cattle, sheep and deer is a promising strategy for lowering their environmental impact while increasing their efficiency.
  Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for energy or healthcare applications
  Prof B Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Multifunctional elastomer nanocomposites are promising in a variety of applications including stretchable electronic devices, soft robotics, actuators, sensors, wearable medical devices and soft tissue scaffolds.
  SALine INtrusion in coastal Aquifers (SALINA): Hydrodynamic Assessment and Prediction of Dynamic Response
  Dr G A Hamill
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Currently 53% of people live on the 10% of the earth’s surface that is within 200km of the coast. Meeting the needs of coastal communities forms one of the major challenges facing society in the 21st Century and in particular an engineering solution is needed to the provide sustainable fresh water supplies.
  Fluid/structure interactions during flooded scouring at FlexiArch/Masonry Arch Bridges
  Dr G A Hamill, Prof S Taylor
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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The consequences of the increased occurrence of flooding within the UK has led to significant cases of bridge collapse that are associated with localized river bed scour.
  Interneuron Development in the Zebrafish Spinal Cord
  Dr K Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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The Lewis Lab moved to Syracuse University from Cambridge University in the UK in 2010.
  Development of high performance calorimetry for future collider experiments
  Prof Nigel Watson
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Future collider experiments require much higher performance calorimetry than we can build at present.
  Rare decay physics with B baryons and mesons at LHCb
  Prof Nigel Watson
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Physics of rare B baryon and meson decays, and charmless decays of B mesons using data from the LHCb experiment at CERN. The project will also involve contributing to the group’s technical responsibility (GEANT4 detector simulation) within LHCb, and possibly to our commitments to the LHCb upgrade.
  An investigation into the effect of team-based learning (TBL) on the development of professionalism in pharmacy students
  Research Group: Education Innovation Research and Development
  Dr G Quinn, Dr S Jones, Dr S Twedell
Applications accepted all year round

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In 2015 the General Pharmaceutical Council reviewed its Standards of Conduct, Ethics and Performance, aiming to ensure that patients and others are “confident that they are receiving care from professionals who are wholly focused on delivering patient-centred care” (GPhC, 2015).
  Building scholarly communities of practice with an active and collaborative learning pedagogy (team-based learning (TBL))
  Research Group: Education Innovation Research and Development
  Dr G Quinn, Dr S Twedell
Applications accepted all year round

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A ‘Community of Practice’ is a group of people who share a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
  Investigation of the impact of a student-centred pharmacy curriculum delivered predominantly by Team-Based Learning (TBL) Using a Mixed Methods Approach
  Research Group: Education Innovation Research and Development
  Dr S Jones, Dr S Twedell, Dr S McLean
Applications accepted all year round

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Some would consider that there is a misalignment between educational practice and educational research with a high reliance of content delivery and less on information processing.
  E4 DTP - Modelling the agriculture-deforestation interface in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes
  Dr R De Oliveira Silva, Prof D Moran
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. Mathematical modelling will be used to understand the dynamics of land use change and agricultural intensification and deforestation related to beef cattle and soybean production in Brazil.
  EASTBIO - An integrative approach to understanding the mechanobiology of liver regeneration
  Dr M Bernabeu, Prof N Henderson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The liver has a unique ability to regenerate [1], however in many cases of chronic liver disease this regenerative capacity is overwhelmed.
  Precision Medicine DTP - A personalised automatic approach for assessing and modelling the brain deep tissue waste drainage related structures
  Research Group: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  Dr M Valdes Hernandez, Prof J Wardlaw, Dr M Bernabeu
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Previous experiments (Kress 2014) have suggested that brain features known as perivascular spaces play an important role in the clearance of metabolic waste from the brain tissue.
  Precision Medicine DTP - An integrated computational-experimental approach to identify and optimise combination drug therapy for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Prof J Fallowfield, Dr F Menolascina, Prof J Plevris
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the commonest cause of chronic liver disease (CLD), affecting 1 in 4 people worldwide.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Analysing and recommending personalised care pathways for multimorbid patients with the use of artificial intelligence techniques
  Research Group: Centre for Medical Informatics
  Dr A Manataki, Dr D Wake, Dr S Cunningham
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Multimorbidity is one of the biggest challenges that health services are facing in the UK and worldwide. Care for people living with multiple conditions accounts for over half of the costs of primary and secondary care in the UK, and the number of these patients is rising.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Analyzing network formation during brain tumour initiation
  Dr D Sieger, Prof P Uhlén
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. High grade brain tumours (HGBTs) represent a complex and devastating disease and are posing an unmet clinical need. These tumours resist multi-modal therapies and survival times are only 15 months on average.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Comprehensive study of miRNAs biogenesis in human cancer
  Dr G Michlewski, Dr C Kutter
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs ~22 nt in length that function as important regulators of gene expression1.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Data Science approaches to investigating the vascular footprint of Alzheimer’s disease for early disease detection
  Dr M Bernabeu, Dr T MacGillivray, Prof C Ritchie, Prof B Dhillon
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Changes in the brain that lead to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are thought to start decades before cognitive symptoms emerge.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Data-Driven Decision Making for Paediatric Triage in Acute Care
  Dr A Shah, Prof S Cunningham
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Respiratory diseases affect hundreds of millions of people in both the economically developing and developed world causing morbidity and mortality [1].
  Precision Medicine DTP - Delirium as an acute brain injury in hospital inpatients: can clinical features and biomarkers predict outcomes?
  Prof A Maclullich, Dr D McAllister, Dr S Shenkin
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Additional Supervisor - Dr Matthew Reed. Background. Delirium is a severe medical emergency that is triggered by acute medical illness, drugs, trauma or surgery.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Developing data science approaches to improve paediatric critical care patient flows and its related health economics benefits in Scotland
  Research Group: Centre for Medical Informatics
  Dr T Lo, Dr A Manataki, Dr L Moss, Dr A Neilson
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Paediatric critical care (PCC) is a highly valued specialist service that saves infants and children’s life. Over the past decade, the demand of PCC beds exceeds the expected population growth in the UK.
  Precision Medicine DTP – Development of clinically relevant models of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma using a genetic screening approach
  Research Group: Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
  Prof V Brunton, Dr L Boulter, Dr M Taylor, Prof D M Salter
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Sarcomas are relatively uncommon cancers thought to arise from pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells. Undifferentiated pleomorphic soft tissue sarcoma (UPS), though one of the commonest sarcoma subtypes encountered, exemplify the limitations of historical progress in sarcoma therapy.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Dissecting the biophysics of ocular transcription factors in vivo
  Research Group: MRC Human Genetics Unit
  Dr D Papadopoulos, Prof W Bickmore, Prof V Vukojevic
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Of the ~1,600 human TF genes, up to ~25% (~400 genes) are expected to be haploinsufficient with a plethora of them leading to developmental disorders1, underlining that transcription factor (TF) abundance (dosage) plays a major role during cell and tissue specification.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Genomic analysis of the impact of sexual recombination on the segregation of virulence genes in African trypanosomes
  Research Group: The Roslin Institute
  Dr L Morrison, Dr A MacLeod, Dr J Prendergast
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. African trypanosomes are vector-borne protozoa that cause serious human and animal disease across sub-Saharan Africa.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Harnessing plasticity to repair spinal cord injury
  Dr T Becker, Prof C G Becker, Prof A El Manira
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. After a spinal cord injury in the zebrafish, lost neurons are replaced and axonal connections re-established (Tsarouchas et al., 2018).
  Precision Medicine DTP - High-Precision Tools for Intraoperative Brain Cancer Surgery
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Dr M Vendrell Escobar, Dr P Brennan, Dr C Portal
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Glioblastomas are one of the most common and aggressive brain cancers. Current treatments provide a mean survival of 14 months, with most tumours recurring post-resection.
  Precision Medicine DTP - How do IFITM proteins regulate the Interferon Related DNA-damage Resistance Signature (IRDS) and clinical outcomes in cancers of high unmet clinical need?
  Dr R Sloan, Prof K Ball, Dr S Wilson
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Interferon Induced Transmembrane proteins (IFITMs) are a family of innate immune membrane proteins that can inhibit viral infection at cell entry (e.g.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Identification of biomarkers of typical and atypical depression
  Research Group: Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine
  Dr P Thomson, Dr R Strawbridge
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a highly polygenic disorder with hundreds of common risk variants identified through genome-wide association studies of large samples.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Identifying Pathogenic B cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Dr M Gray, Prof C Goodyear, Dr G Cowan
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the commonest, most destructive, autoimmune inflammatory arthritis, causing chronic pain, fatigue, depression and disability.
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