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  Clinical and molecular correlates of response to first line treatment in oral lichen planus
  Dr K Hijazi, Prof J Gibson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Oral lichen planus is a chronic disease of the lining of the mouth that causes pain and increases the risk of oral cancer. The negative impact of oral lichen planus on quality of life has been proven.
  Biological and biophysical characterisation of novel virulence factors from pathogenic fungi of humans
  Dr Jonathan P Richardson, Prof G Proctor
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Pathogenic fungi kill an estimated 1.2 million people every year. The global incidence of life-threatening fungal infections is rising, and the threat to public health from drug resistant isolates and emerging pathogens such as Candida auris is serious and growing.
  Elucidating the interactions between the immune and the epithelial compartments in Inflammatory Bowel Disease using mini-guts
  Dr Joana Neves, Dr Peter Irving
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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The maintenance of intestinal homeostasis depends on the interactions between several compartments including the gut epithelium, the intestinal microbiota and the gut-associated immune system.
  Genetic interrogation of virulence in Candida albicans; the major fungal pathogen of humans
  Dr Jonathan P Richardson, Prof G Proctor
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes superficial and life-threatening infections in humans. During mucosal infection, C.
  Investigation of the effect of host genetic variants on subgingival microbes and gingival inflammation in gingivitis and periodontitis
  Prof L Nibali
Application Deadline: 26 January 2020

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Periodontal Infectogenomics studies how host genetic variants can affect the composition of the subgingival biofilm. The aim of this PhD is to test the effect of specific host genetic variants on periodontal inflammation and microbial growth in gingivitis and periodontitis.
  Studying immune-epithelial-microbial interactions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease using mini-guts
  Dr Joana Neves, Prof M Curtis
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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The maintenance of intestinal homeostasis depends on the interactions between several compartments including the gut epithelium, the intestinal microbiota and the gut-associated immune system.
  Repurposing drugs to enhance the activity of oncolytic viruses in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer
  Dr M Lockley, Dr S Martin
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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We are seeking applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship for clinically qualified candidates to commence in October 2020. The Fellowship will be supervised by Dr.
  Resolution Mediator Therapy to Prevent Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (APOs) Induced by Periodontal Dysbiosis
  Dr C Gonzales-Marin, Prof R P Allaker
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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The Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London is offering research training at the PhD level for the following project within the Centre of Oral Immunobiology and Regenerative Medicine.
  Targeting cancer stem cells in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
  Prof K Kranc, Prof D O'carroll
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellowship at the Barts Cancer Institute (Queen Mary University of London) to join a dynamic research group led by Professor Kamil R Kranc.
  The use of biomarkers Defensins 2 and 3 for screening of oral cancer in high-risk populations
  Dr A Tappuni, Dr F Flores-Borja
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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We are seeking applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, in oral cancer.
  Understanding the contribution of the inflammatory response to the development of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery (AFACS)
  Dr D Cooper, Prof M Perretti, Prof B O'Brien, Dr H Lashin
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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We are seeking applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, in inflammation science.
  A novel approach to developing rechargeable fluoride containing polymeric dental materials
  Prof M Patel, Dr N Karpukhina
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Fluoride has the potential to inhibit caries by promoting remineralisation of carious lesions and acid eroded enamel.
  Aetiology of burning mouth in Sjögren’s syndrome patients
  Dr A Tappuni
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Burning mouth (BM) is a chronic condition that can interfere with quality of life, seen commonly in otherwise health patients but also in patients with systemic conditions that causes dry mouth such as in Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) patients.
  Can optical coherence tomography replace X-Rays in paediatric dentistry?
  Dr P H Tomlins
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. This PhD offers an exciting opportunity to work in a cross-disciplinary environment to develop new clinical imaging technology.
  Comparing the effect of two different implant surface technologies on successful osseointegration in over-prepared osteotomy sites with reduced primary stability.
  Dr S Shahdad
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Research leading to the development of newer dental implant materials as well as understanding the cellular and acellular healing mechanisms between implant surface and surrounding hard and soft tissues have been in progress for over six decades.
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