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  Study History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh - funding opportunities available

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Our School. The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past.
  PhD in Financial Technology - Franklin Templeton Project
  Dr Y Cao, Dr Y Dong
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This project is within the field of financial technology, in particular on two topics of quantitative investment. conditional market timing and optimal execution.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Investigating the contribution of rare genetic variants to depression
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr S Knott, Dr P Navarro, Prof C Haley
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are revealing the role of common genetic variants in the control of diseases and underlying traits.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Data-Driven Decision Making for Paediatric Triage in Acute Care
  Dr A Shah, Prof S Cunningham
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Respiratory diseases affect hundreds of millions of people in both the economically developing and developed world causing morbidity and mortality [1].
  Precision Medicine DTP - Omics Prediction of Incident Disease
  Research Group: Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine
  Dr R Marioni, Dr C Hayward, Dr C Vallejos
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Disease prediction years prior to onset is a major goal for biomedical research. This may be possible through the development of cutting edge statistical and machine learning tools and their application to millions of biological data points from thousands of individuals.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Analysing and recommending personalised care pathways for multimorbid patients with the use of artificial intelligence techniques
  Research Group: Centre for Medical Informatics
  Dr A Manataki, Dr D Wake, Dr S Cunningham
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Multimorbidity is one of the biggest challenges that health services are facing in the UK and worldwide. Care for people living with multiple conditions accounts for over half of the costs of primary and secondary care in the UK, and the number of these patients is rising.
  Wellcome Trust funded four-year PhD programme in ‘One Health Models of Disease: Science, Ethics and Society’

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Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, with the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, is delighted to open applications to the first cohort of students on this new Wellcome Trust funded four-year PhD programme.
  Wellcome Trust funded four year PhD programme in Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health at the University of Edinburgh

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The School of Biological Sciences, in partnership with Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is delighted to open applications to the fifth cohort of students on this Wellcome Trust funded four-year PhD programme.
  Precision Medicine DTP – Using Omics to Understand the Genes and Pathways Underlying Alcohol Use Disorder
  Research Group: Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine
  Dr K Evans, Dr T-K Clarke, Dr S Glerup
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterised by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using alcohol.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Identification of biomarkers of typical and atypical depression
  Dr P Thomson, Dr R Strawbridge
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a highly polygenic disorder with hundreds of common risk variants identified through genome-wide association studies of large samples.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Understanding the neurobiological basis of co-morbid chronic pain and depression by integrating genomics, peripheral biomarkers and neuroimaging data
  Research Group: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  Dr H Whalley, Prof M Fallon, Dr D Smith, Dr T-K Clarke
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Chronic pain is a major public health problem affecting one fifth of the general population(1). Major depressive disorder (MDD) is also a major health concern and is now the leading cause of disability worldwide(2).
  EASTBIO: Holistic approach to internal parasite control on hill and upland sheep farms
  Dr F Kenyon
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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This PhD will investigate ways to optimise roundworm and liver fluke control in hill and upland sheep, to address the issue of increased anthelmintic (wormer) resistance in flocks.
  EASTBIO: Application of MinION Nanopore sequencing to understand the impact of environmental changes on sentinel indicators of ecosystem health
  Dr E Watson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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We are increasingly aware that human, veterinary and environmental health is intricately linked and farming and food production systems must not only be resilient to environmental changes and threats but the systems themselves must also perform with minimal environmental impact.
  Our Place Our Future: Developing and testing an integrated climate risk framework for heritage sites in Scotland.
  Dr K Crowley
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Climate change is not only threatening our future but destroying our past. Working with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) this project will examine the impacts to heritage sites in Scotland under future extreme climate risk scenarios.
  2020 PhD Studentships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

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 2020 PhD Studentships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. We're seeking outstanding doctoral candidates to take up more than 100 scholarship opportunities available across the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
  E4 DTP is Edinburgh Earth, Ecology and Environment

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Fully funded PhD projects addressing the most exciting. and important questions in Environmental Science.
  EASTBIO Rapid mobile sequencing and bioinformatics for transboundary diseases
  Dr M Bronsvoort, Dr S Lycett
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute.
  EASTBIO Exploring the multilayer world: application of multilayer network analysis for livestock disease surveillance and control
  Dr T Porphyre, Dr IM McKendrick
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Livestock movements are an important mechanism of infectious disease transmission.
  EASTBIO Rapid mobile diagnostics for zoonotic pathogens in LMICs
  Dr S Mazeri, Dr A Muwonge, Dr M Bronsvoort
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Zoonotic diseases are a major concern for poor livestock keepers in lower- & middle-income countries (LMICs) where they are exposed to a huge range of pathogens many of animal origin.
  EASTBIO Optimizing surveillance under limited resources – a ‘travelling salesman’ problem
  Prof R Kao, Dr AO O'Hare
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. The aim of this project is to design improved and preferably optimised travelling schedules for veterinarians testing farms for bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in the low risk areas of England.
  Intertwining the Tangible and Intangible Aspects of Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM) SEBE0025
  Dr S Jaradat, Prof J Currie
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. We currently live in data-rich societies where we constantly collect various forms of data in both systematic and unsystematic ways.
  EASTBIO Genetic dissection of individual health trajectories and their role in disease transmission
  Dr A Wilson, Prof R King, Dr RP Pong-Wong
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Infectious disease remains the number 1 threat to sustainable livestock productions.
  EASTBIO Environmental and genetic risks for disease over the lifecourse of a canine cohort study
  Dr D Clements, Dr M Bronsvoort, Dr J Schoenebeck
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. The Dogslife Project (www.dogslife.ac.uk) is the first large-scale population-based epidemiological study documenting the incidence and prevalence of diseases in dogs over their lifecourse, and the environmental influences that affect them.
  Synthetic biology-enabled new generation biosensors to tackle global health and environmental challenges
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr Baojun Wang
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The traditional laboratory-based analytical assays for disease biomarkers and environmental toxins are expensive, time consuming and normally require specialised personnel and complex equipment.
  EASTBIO A Wild Mouse Epigenetic Clock
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Prof T Little, Dr A Pedersen, Dr S Babayan
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Background. There is tremendous variation in the rate of senescence – the deterioration of physiological performance with age – both between and within species.
  EASTBIO Immune and physiological determinants of host heterogeneity in pathogen shedding and spreading
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr P Vale
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Second Supervisor. Andrea Wilson, Rosline Institute [email protected] Individuals vary tremendously in their propensity to transmit infections.
  Investigating the contribution of rare genetic variants to disease
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr S Knott, Dr P Navarro, Prof C Haley
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are revealing the role of common genetic variants in the control of diseases and underlying traits.
  Super-selectors: inter-host variation in antimicrobial resistance evolution
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr L McNally, Dr P Vale
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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There is currently an intense focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in medical, scientific and political arenas owing to its broad and potentially devastating public health consequences.
  Using ANN Technology to Determine Acceptable Microclimate Parameters for Heritage Preservation
  Research Group: Institute for Sustainable Building Design
  Dr F Wang
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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Applications are invited for a 3.5-year ETP PhD studentship to conduct an experimental study using both Artificial Neural Network (ANN) modelling and mock-up testing.
  Application of Data-Driven Technologies to Aid Pneumonia Diagnosis in Resource-Constrained Settings
  Dr A Shah, Prof S Cunningham
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children younger than 5 year worldwide. The majority of these deaths occur in resource-constrained settings.
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