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  The contribution of human mast cells to innate functional memory in anti-bacterial responses
  Prof S Bulfone-Paus, Dr J Cavet
Applications accepted all year round

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In the recent years, it has become evident that after infection or vaccination innate immune cells have the capacity to adapt and modify the nature of their activities following a single immunostimulatory challenge and display a long-term functional memory.
  Analysing immune responses to metastatic ovarian tumours to identify therapeutic targets
  Dr J H Caamano, Dr D Withers
Applications accepted all year round

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Ovarian cancer remains the most lethal gynaecological malignancy for women over 50 years old (1).
  Investigating how ovarian tumours avoid immune responses in cancer patients
  Dr J H Caamano, Dr D Withers
Applications accepted all year round

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Ovarian cancer remains the most lethal gynaecological malignancy for women over 50 years old (1).
  Impact of Inflammatory Signals on the Regenerative, Anti-inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Potential of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells and their Secretome
  Dr D Widera
Applications accepted all year round

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Adult multipotent stem cells can be easily isolated from a variety of adult human tissues and organs including bone marrow and adipose tissue.
  Can neutrophil microvesicles influence the phenotype of monocytes - linking systemic inflammation with heart disease
  Dr V Ridger, Prof E Kiss-Toth
Applications accepted all year round

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerosis, the build up of fibro-fatty plaques in the wall of arteries, is the underlying cause of the heart attack and stroke.
  Using computational and imaging approaches to uncover mechanisms of spatial organisation
  Dr S Murray
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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We are currently looking for a PhD student to work on the development of a framework for gaining mechanistic insight into spatial sub-cellular processes.
  Ph.D. Fellowship in Intestinal Innate Immunity and Host Defense Peptides
  Dr E Cobo
Applications accepted all year round

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RESEARCH. One Ph.D. position is available immediately at the University of Calgary, Canada to study gut innate immunity contributed by host defense peptides and immunoregulation in the epithelial and leukocyte cross-talking in response to microbial pathogens.
  Gut microbiota, wholegrain and pancreatic islet function in the development of type 2 diabetes
  Dr A Costabile, Dr A Hauge-Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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Project area. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has predicted that 629 million people will have diabetes by 2045, which will be over double the figure for 2000.
  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).
  Overcoming the barriers to brain delivery; bioengineering 3D printed microfluidic chips to continuous manufacture targeted nanoparticles and elucidate their nose to brain permeability
  Dr A Lalatsa, Prof A Butt, Dr A Bucchi
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. This PhD studentship is1 of 6 PhD studentships funded by the University of Portsmouth in the area of biomaterials and bioengineering.
  The Impact Of Haemodynamics Generated In Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices On Primary Haemostasis Using A Blood-Shearing Device
  Dr J Pauls
Applications accepted all year round

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The Critical Care Research Group (CCRG), based at the The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) in Brisbane, Australia, is seeking highly motivated, skilled and committed PhD candidates to join our multidisciplinary and international research team to commence a PhD project.
  Exploring the transcriptomic and chromatin landscapes of fibroblast-like synoviocytes in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr S Eyre, Mr P Martin, Dr AM Morris
Applications accepted all year round

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Genetic studies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been successful in identifying regions of the genome which contribute to disease risk, but it is often unclear which genes they effect.
  The molecular mechanisms of thrombosis and haemostasis
  Dr C.E. Hughes
Applications accepted all year round

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A healthy cardiovascular system relies on the cells lining the blood vessels (endothelial cells) and heart cells (cardiomyocytes) to function normally.
  MHC class I antigen presentation in autoimmune diabetes mellitus
  Prof M Garstka
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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A Ph.D. program starting in September 2020 is now open for the applications. The Ph.D. student will work with Prof. Malgorzata Garstka at the Medical School of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.
  The potential of elevating Epac2 to modulate glial activation and promote motor neuron regeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  Dr W Huang, Dr G S Bewick
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterised by the selective degeneration and death of motor neurons.
  Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) as a novel cancer biomarker and target for chemotherapy
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Coussons, Dr C Pike
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Funded Research MPhil (fees-only) on Epigenetics of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
  Dr C Pina
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The Centre for Genome Engineering and Maintenance (CenGEM) and Division of Biosciences at Brunel University London is offering a funded MPhil research studentship (fees-only) for the investigation of the cross-talk between DNA and histone modifications in the evolution of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
  Post-transcriptional regulation of transferrin receptor expression in Trypanosoma brucei
  Dr C Tiengwe
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to understand how. Trypanosoma brucei. controls expression of iron regulatory proteins in response to changes in intracellular iron.
  ExomiR resetting of the energy profile in Hepatocellular Cancer (HCC) via the mitochondrial proteome
  Prof N Heaton, Dr S E Khorsandi
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Project description. The issue/problem. Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) is a primary liver cancer and one of the commonest cancers in the world.
  Engineering Medicine Manufacture Processes for Cell and Stem Cell Based Therapies
  Dr R Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Cell and Stem Cell based therapies are revolutionising medical treatment. Immunotherapies such as CAR-T cells are effectively treating previously terminal diseases and are poised to reach mass markets.
  Therapy-induced senescence and stemness in ovarian cancer
  Prof R. Pearson, Dr K Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Cellular senescence is a stress response characterized by a robust cell cycle arrest and is a brake for malignant transformation.
  Defining how skin fibroblast lineage identity and specificity is maintained ex vivo
  Dr E Rognoni, Dr J Connelly
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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This is an exciting opportunity for a PhD studentship within the world-renowned William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and The London Medical School and Dentistry (SMD) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
  (WIS) Mononuclear Phagocyte heterogeneity in oral health and disease
  Dr J Konkel, Prof J Allen
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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State-of-the-art immunology research has revealed that immune-mediated inflammation of the mouth (periodontitis) is linked to development of bowel cancer, cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  Basal stem cells in the lung and their recognition of dying cells
  Prof T Hussell, Dr N Fujino
Applications accepted all year round

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Stem cell division and differentiation is critical for barrier repair following inflammation, but the initial trigger for this process is unknown.
  Building the human endometrium in vitro: The role of macrophages in receptive and decidual endometrium to optimise reproductive health
  Dr E Mann, Dr Peter Ruane, Prof J Aplin, Dr L Mohiyiddeen
Applications accepted all year round

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The human endometrium is a highly dynamic tissue that rapidly generates over ~20 days and differentiates to form a uterus lining receptive to embryo implantation, further transforming into decidua to support embryonic development, or breaking down before regenerating a few days later.
  Determining how immune responses are regulated at mucosal surfaces
  Prof M Travis, Prof D Thornton
Applications accepted all year round

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The immune system must be primed to quickly respond to infection, but must also be tightly regulated so it ignores harmless substances and our own tissues.
  Development of iPSCs from patients with Urofacial Syndrome for disease modelling
  Prof S J Kimber, Prof A Woolf
Applications accepted all year round

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Peripheral neuropathies (PNs) affect 2% of the general population. Somatic PNs cause locomotor and sensory deficits, while autonomic PNs cause cardiac dysrhythmias and gastrointestinal and urinary bladder dysfunction.
  Investigating the mechanisms contributing to placental dysfunction in pregnancies complicated by diabetes: role of the hexosamine biosynthetic pathway
  Prof M Westwood, Prof J Aplin, Dr J Myers
Applications accepted all year round

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Maternal diabetes is a major risk factor for fetal overgrowth, which is associated with poor outcomes including stillbirth, neonatal morbidity and increased risk of diabetes in adulthood.
  The role of the microenvironment in regulating breast cancer metastatic colonisation
  Dr R Clarke, Dr Ciara O'Brien, Dr R Eyre
Applications accepted all year round

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The metastatic spread of breast cancer cells and their colonisation of important organs is the cause of death in 95% of breast cancer.
  Targeting steroid metabolism to block colorectal cancer proliferation
  Dr P Foster, Dr L Cox
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group is a world leader in targeting specific aspects of steroid metabolism to block cancer growth. Our research has been instrumental in the successful pre-clinical and clinical development of various novel anti-cancer compounds.
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