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Biochemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Edinburgh

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  Inflammation resolution: defining the regulation of macrophage phagocytosis by pulmonary epithelial cells
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Dr C Lucas, Dr DD Dorward, Prof A G Rossi
Application Deadline: 5 June 2019

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Background. Following tissue injury, the ability of an organ to repair rapidly and return to homeostasis is essential. This dynamic and multi-faceted process relies on interactions between damaged tissues and infiltrating inflammatory cells.
  Chitin valorisation via enzymatic deacetylation
  Prof D Campopiano
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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A 4 year Industrial PhD studentship is available in the group of Professor Dominic Campopiano in the School of Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh.
  Using optogenetics to understand memory retrieval in models relevant to Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr S Wang, Dr K Horsburgh
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Memory dysfunction is a hallmark in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that significantly affects the daily life in people living with AD. It remains debated whether memory deficits reflect an inability to store the information or an inability to retrieve information that is previously stored.
  Bioinformatics for Personalized and Precision Neoantigen Therapeutics in Cancer
  Prof T Hupp, Dr JA Alfaro
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite the success of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the clinic, most cancer patients do not respond, and even among responders therapeutic resistance is a problem.
  The design and development of artificial metalloenzymes for selective synthesis
  Dr A Jarvis
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available in the group of Dr Amanda Jarvis (School of Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh; http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/staff/academic-staff/dr-amanda-jarvis).
  PhD studentship – Image Analysis in Ultrasound Imaging
  Dr V Sboros
Application Deadline: 11 February 2020

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  AMPK deficiency and respiratory disease
  Prof A M Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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Regulation of breathing is critical to our capacity to accommodate deficits in oxygen availability and demand during, for example, sleep and ascent to altitude.
  Two pore channel segment 2: a new partner in crime for mTORC1 in pulmonary hypertension
  Prof A M Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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Mechanistic target of Rapamycin (mTOR) and regulatory protein of TOR (Raptor) complexes (mTORC1) promote idiopathic- and hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (PH), facilitating pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell (PASMC) growth, proliferation, and thus pulmonary vascular remodelling.
  PhD studentship – Signal Processing in Ultrasound Imaging
  Dr V Sboros
Application Deadline: 11 February 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Vassilis Sboros (Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, Heriot Watt University), Prof Mathini Sellarthurai (Institute of Sensors Signals and Systems, Heriot Watt University) Prof Alan McNeill (Department of Urology, Western General Hospital and University of Edinburgh).
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