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  Sunlight exposure and cutaneous production of vitamin D in Black African/Afro-Caribbean adults
  Dr M Farrar, Prof L Rhodes, Prof A Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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Our main source of vitamin D is through skin exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in sunlight. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and is associated with reduced incidence of several cancers and immune-mediated disorders.
  Vitamin C breakdown in plants and ‘smoothies’
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Prof S C Fry
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Ascorbate and dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) both serve as vitamin C in the human diet. They are interconvertible within the cells of both animals and plants.
  Oral vitamin D spray as a novel treatment for 22q11 deletion syndrome
  Dr A McNeill, Dr C Mazzà
Applications accepted all year round

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22q11 deletion syndrome is the most common genetic disorder, affecting about 1/2500 people (as common as cystic fibrosis). It is due to a small missing piece of chromosome 22 on the long arm (q) at position 11.
  Vitamin D and immunometabolism
  Prof M Hewison, Dr S Dimeloe
Applications accepted all year round

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Vitamin D has potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial immune effects.
  Effect of dietary vitamin B supplementation on brain neural activity
  Prof Y Zheng, Prof C Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of vitamins B6, B12 and folate, for optimal physiological and neurological functioning.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Metformin-associated B12 deficiency and cognitive function in Type 2 Diabetes
  Dr L Kang, Dr A Doney
Application Deadline: 11 January 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  Application of advanced analytical methods to study key aspects of health and disease
  Prof D Naughton
Applications accepted all year round

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Considerable advances in the analytical capabilities of modern techniques afford a new horizon in the study of health and disease.
  Metabolic programming: Role of micronutrient (B12) deficiency and associated epigenetic marks
  Dr A Antonysunil
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The global epidemic of childhood obesity is a major public health issue. Although current adverse lifestyle (nutrition and physical inactivity) contributes to obesity, a growing body of evidence links early life nutritional adversity to the development of obesity and metabolic disorders in children.
  Targeting the Role of Myeloid Steroid Metabolism in Chronic Inflammation
  Dr R Hardy, Dr P Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Myeloid derived cell populations such as macrophages play a critical role in the early innate immune response, whilst dendritic cells are essential in bridging the progression to an adaptive immune response.
  EASTBIO: Understanding the pathogenesis of life-threatening Burkholderia cenocepacia infections using blocking antibodies and novel chemistry scaffolds to untangle complex aspects of AMR
  Prof A Porter, Dr S Palliyil, Prof M Jaspars
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Andy Porter (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/a.porter. Dr Soumya Palliyil (University of Aberdeen).
  Understanding differential responses to retinoid treatments in human health and disease: a precision medicine approach
  Prof R Watson, Dr A Langton
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinoids, such as all-trans retinoic acid (t-RA), are endogenous signalling molecules derived from vitamin A that influence a variety of cellular processes through mediation of transcription events in the cell nucleus.
  EASTBIO Understanding strawberry cell walls as a guide to breeding future-proof fruit genotypes (CASE project with Edward Vinson Ltd)
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Prof S C Fry, Prof D Uhrin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Rationale. This project targets one of the BBSRC’s strategic priority areas. Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food; sub-theme Crops and soil.
  Tissue antigen and immune cell turnover in health and disease
  Dr R Busch
Applications accepted all year round

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A healthy immune system is in a state of restful homeostasis. Activation of the immune system, whether to fight infections or during immune-mediated diseases, involves substantial changes in the rates at which immune cells and proteins are produced and destroyed (turnover).
  Bacterial iron uptake pathways as targets for the development of novel antimicrobials
  Dr M Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance is an ever increasing problem. Presently it is estimated to be responsible for 700,000 deaths p.a. and it is predicted that this figure will rise to 10 million by 2050.
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