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  Investigating Therapeutic Effect of Different Antioxidants in Friedreich’s Ataxia (FRDA)
  Dr S Anjomani-Virmouni
Applications accepted all year round

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Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by epigenetic silencing of the frataxin gene. It is the most common inherited ataxia, affecting 1:50,000 Caucasians, and is characterised by neurodegeneration, cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus and skeletal deformities.
  Heat adaptation in older/elderly individuals
  Dr O Gibson
Applications accepted all year round

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Whilst traditionally heat adaptation has been a priority for athletes and occupational workers ahead of exposure to hot/hot-humid environments, forecast increases in the frequency and intensity of heat waves as a result of climate change means the general public is likely to be exposed to extreme environments as part of their daily life.
  Reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposed research will follow a process of intervention development and evaluation targeted at reducing and breaking up sitting time for the prevention and/or management of Type 2 diabetes.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  Dysregulated fatty acid trafficking in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes: a study of Black-British and White-European men
  Research Group: School of Life Course Sciences
  Dr L Goff
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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To start. 1 September 2020. Award. A 3 year PhD studentship. School. School of Life Course Sciences. Supervisors. Dr Louise Goff and Dr Martin Whyte.
  Beta cell regeneration for diabetes therapy
  Dr N Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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Stem cells hold great potential for the creation of artifical insulin-producing beta cells to treat diabetes. Matrix and matricellular components play a critical role in supporting the differentiation of stem cells into mature, functional beta cells.
  Exercise and nutritional status on metabolic factors, hormonal responses and inflammation in women
  Dr J Allgrove
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, adverse cardiovascular events and metabolic syndrome-related disorders.
  Investigating metabolic changes in neurodegeneration
  Dr F Mackenzie, Dr M Stolinski
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This 3-year PhD will study the increasingly recognised association between metabolic disease and neurodegeneration using in vitro cell culture methods.
  Role of telomere attrition in cardiometabolic disease risk
  Dr J Buxton, Dr N Hill
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Common conditions such as Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and coronary artery disease (CAD) are complex disorders caused by a myriad of interacting genetic and lifestyle factors.
  The role of matrix interactions in regulating the SPARC family of matricellular proteins.
  Dr N Hill, Dr A Munasinghe
Applications accepted all year round

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The SPARC family of matricellular proteins determine the way in which cells respond to their extracellular environment. SPARC family proteins interact with a range of binding partners, including matrix proteins (1).
  International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences

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The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of several highly competitive Ph.D. programs. We are run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.
  Sex differences in association between sleep loss and energy metabolism; implications for lifestyle modifications (Ref: SF20/SER/MCIVER)
  Dr V McIver
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The incidence of reduced sleep in the UK is increasing. A report from the Sleep Council has shown that despite a recommendation of 7-9 hours of sleep per night, 74% of individuals sleep less than 7 hours (The Sleep Council, 2017).
  The role of bone marrow fat in advance prostate cancer using bioengineered humanised models
  Dr N Bock
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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SYNOPSIS. This highly innovative PhD project focuses on one of the key challenges in the fields of cancer research and translational medicine, which is to ‘make the mouse organism more human’.
  Developing, piloting and evaluating a theoretical-based intervention to support endocrine therapy medication taking behaviour in women with stage I-III breast cancer
  Prof K Bennett, Dr C Cahir
Applications accepted all year round

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Almost 3,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually in Ireland. In women with hormone-responsive early breast cancer, 5-10 years of endocrine therapy is recommended to prevent breast cancer recurrence and mortality, with a reduction in cancer recurrence of up to 50%.
  Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

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Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland.
  Adipose tissue remodelling in obesity and type 2 diabetes
  Dr K K Y Cheng
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Due to the changes in lifestyle and environment, the incidence of obesity has rapidly increased over the last two decades.
  Cellular protein quality control in diabetes-associated heart disease: The insight into mechanisms and therapeutic potentials
  Dr V Liu, Dr L Swanton
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Cardiovascular complications are the leading causes of diabetes mortality. With the exception of vascular and valvular injuries, diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a distinct myocardial disease, which is characterised by abnormal cellular metabolism and defects in organelles function, leading to impaired cardiac function.
  Impact of liver reduction diet, low calorie diet and bariatric surgery on hepatic health and cardiometabolic risk factors.
  Dr H Soran, Dr A Syed, Dr R Donn, Dr M Ferdousi
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Obesity and its related co-morbidities, especially Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM), are a major source of disability and premature mortality from micro- and macro-vascular discease.
  Small nerve fibre damage and sexual dysfunction in diabetes and obesity. A mechanistic assessment and effect of lipid modifying agents.
  Dr H Soran, Prof R Malik, Dr R Donn, Dr M Ferdousi
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes and its complications represent a growing global health burden, affecting an estimated 366 million people worldwide.
  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.
  Control of Parathyroid Hormone Secretion
  Dr D Ward, Dr J Bruce
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The regulation of parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion is of fundamental importance for calcium homeostasis and in mineral conditions affecting bone and the kidneys.
  Lateral hypothalamus as a visual centre controlling arousal, autonomic function and reflex behaviours
  Dr T Brown, Dr D Bechtold
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In addition to supporting our conscious perception of the world around us, light and visual stimuli exert wide ranging effects on animal physiology and behaviour via hard-wired ‘reflexes’ which range from simple effects of light on sleep, alertness and neuroendocrine function to the avoidance of rapidly approaching objects.
  Rhythmic control of energy balance - to understand how our internal clocks regulate energy metabolism
  Dr D Bechtold, Prof D Ray
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24-hour rhythms are present in virtually all aspects of our behaviour and physiology. These rhythms are underpinned by circadian clocks that run throughout the body, and act within each tissue to orchestrate many organ functions and rhythmic activities (e.g.
  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
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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.
  Computer-aided Detection of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures in Clinical Images Using Convolutional Neural Network Constrained Local Models (CNN-CLMs)
  Dr P Bromiley, Prof T Cootes, Dr EP Kariki
Applications accepted all year round

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Osteoporosis is a common, degenerative skeletal disorder that increases the risk of fractures and causes significant morbidity and mortality.
  Is there a switch between prostamides and prostaglandins in women with dysmenorrhoea and heavy menstrual bleeding?
  Prof K Marshall, Dr D Fischer, Prof A Nicolaou
Applications accepted all year round

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Dysmenorrhoea, painful menstrual cramps, and heavy menstrual bleeding are common debilitating symptoms in women with or without an underlying pelvic pathology.
  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.
  Dietary sugars / sweeteners during pregnancy and their impact on long term metabolic and reproductive health
  Dr C Reynolds
Application Deadline: 10 July 2020

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There is significant evidence that an unhealthy diet greatly increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and predisposes offspring to metabolic dysfunction and obesity.
  Interrogating the role of retriever sorting complex in adipose insulin-sensitivity and GLUT4 recycling
  Dr P Whitley
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Bath is inviting applications from self-funded applicants for the following PhD opportunity. Supervisors. Dr Paul Whitley, Department of Biology & Biochemistry https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/paul-whitley.
  Establishing a rationale for FGF23 modulation as a therapy in the critically ill patient
  Dr D Parekh, Prof D Thickett, Dr A Scott
Application Deadline: 1 September 2020

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Everyone suffers at least one critical illness during their life. In the UK, 160,000 critically ill patients are admitted annually to intensive care units (ICU).
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