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  Academic Endocrine Unit: investigating the molecular basis of endocrine and metabolic disorders that principally affect calcium and phosphate homeostasis.
  Prof R Thakker, Dr K Lines, Dr M Stevenson, Dr K Kooblall
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Other Potential Supervisors. Dr Asha Bayliss. The Academic Endocrine Unit investigates the molecular basis of endocrine and metabolic disorders that principally affect calcium and phosphate homeostasis.
  Circadian control of energy metabolism and inflammation
  Prof D Ray
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Employing a range of approaches to address the physiological importance of the circadian:nuclear receptor system, ranging from population genetics, Circadian mechanisms regulate most mammalian physiology, with particular importance in the regulation of innate immunity, through the macrophage in particular, and energy metabolism, regulating liver, adipose and muscle.
  Understanding obesity: studies on the top-down control of feeding behaviour
  Research Group: Metabolic Signalling
  Prof D J Withers
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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The Metabolic Signalling group investigates the role of the central nervous system in the regulation of energy homeostasis with a view to understanding the causes of metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  (MRC DTP) Delineating the mechanisms underpinning placental dysfunction in advanced maternal age
  Dr A Heazell, Dr M Dilworth, Dr M Desforges, Dr S Greenwood
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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In the UK, 20% of all births occur to women over the age of 35 (defined as advanced maternal age, AMA) whilst 4% of pregnant women are over the age of 40.
  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.
  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.
  White adipose tissue control by the peripheral nervous system (FOUNTAINU20DTP)
  Dr S Fountain, Dr S Robinson
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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White adipose tissue (WAT) accounts for 20-25% of total body mass in healthy humans and is one of the largest endocrine tissues in the body, controlling whole body energy balance and appetite.
  Invasive species and water resources: developing the evidence base for effective mitigation to prevent the spread of invasive non-native species through water transfer networks
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr A M Dunn, Prof M Tillotson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Invasive Non Native Species (INNS) cost the UK over £2bn pa and are an increasing threat to aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems.
  Central Nervous system Gene therapy to treat obesity Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Analysis of the BBS brain development
  Dr V Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a debilitating, often life-limiting heritable multisystem disorder caused by dysfunction of non-motile cilia (ciliopathy).
  Mathieu Latreille /Cellular Identity and Metabolism
  Research Group: Cellular Identity & Metabolism
  Dr M Latreille
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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One of the fundamental questions in biology is how the identity of a cell is preserved in adult organisms and adjusts its identity in response to physiological signals to maintain tissue homeostasis (1).
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