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  Transcriptional responses to cellular stress
  Dr PG Grzechnik
Applications accepted all year round

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Position for a PhD student is available in the group of Dr Pawel Grzechnik at the University of Birmingham. The aim of the project is to understand how eukaryotic cells remodel RNA biology in order to survive stress generated by pathological conditions and external stressors.
  Stress regulation of protein translation: role in cancer and neurodegeneration
  Dr A J Whitmarsh, Prof M Ashe
Applications accepted all year round

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Cells are subjected to a range of stresses that include physical injury, changes in oxygen levels or temperature, nutrient deprivation, radiation and infection.
  Metabolic rewiring in liver cancer: Role of oxidative stress and the Nrf2 pathway
  Dr A. Cox
Applications accepted all year round

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Many of the major risks factors for developing liver cancer such as alcohol, obesity, smoking and toxin exposure share in common a role for oxidative stress.
  The cellular basis and prevention of anthracycline-induced late cardiac toxicity following childhood cancer treatment
  Dr D Greensmith
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The studentship is funded by Kidscan, children’s cancer research charity. Academic Supervisors. Dr D.J. Greensmith. The studentship is fully funded and includes.
  Combining melatonin and omega-3 fatty acids to manage chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and spinal injury-induced neuropathic pain.
  Prof H Galley, Dr W Huang
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and debilitating complication during cancer treatment, which can lead to chemotherapy drug dose reduction or treatment cessation.
  Repairing DNA Damage in Response to BRAF Mutation
  Dr C McCabe, Prof G Stewart
Applications accepted all year round

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We are the leading thyroid cancer research group in the UK; we work on other neoplasias as well, including breast and head and neck etc.
  Virus pathogenesis: interplay between the unfolded protein response and innate immunity.
  Dr S-W Chan, Prof R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a cellular homeostatic response in restoring endoplasmic reticulum balance upon stress conditions e.g.
  High mannose exposure on blood cells and development of new therapeutic modalities for sickle cell disease and cancer.
  Prof M A Vickers, Dr H M Wilson
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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When cells reach the end of their lives, often induced by oxidative damage, they display eat me signals to macrophages. Several such signals have been described, but it is widely believed others are yet to be discovered.
  Risk and resilience factors for psychosocial outcomes following breast reconstruction following breast cancer
  Prof B Grunfeld
Applications accepted all year round

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There are mixed psychosocial outcomes following breast reconstruction; there are variations in self-reported mood, fear of recurrence, satisfaction with the reconstruction and body image concerns.
  Targeting lipid metabolism in pancreatic cancer
  Dr M Stolinski
Applications accepted all year round

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Pancreatic cancer is associated with poor prognosis and substantial rates of mortality. The need for new treatment options is therefore of utmost importance.
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