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  EASTBIO: Investigating the effect of underutilised, emerging, polyphenol-rich berries on cardiometabolic health.
  Dr N Hoggard, Dr V Rungapamestry, Dr G McDougall
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Nigel Hoggard (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/nigel-hoggard.php. Dr Vanessa Rungapamestry (University of Aberdeen).
  Metabolic programming: Role of micronutrient (B12) deficiency and associated epigenetic marks
  Dr A Antonysunil
Applications accepted all year round

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The global epidemic of childhood obesity is a major public health issue. Although current adverse lifestyle (nutrition and physical inactivity) contributes to obesity, a growing body of evidence links early life nutritional adversity to the development of obesity and metabolic disorders in children.
  EASTBIO: Gut microbiota mediates distinct metabolic effects through dietary fibre fermentation.
  Dr A Ross, Prof P Morgan
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Alexander Ross (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/alexander-ross.php. Professor Peter Morgan (University of Aberdeen).
  Investigating the molecular mechanism of inflammatory bowel disease
  Dr K Erdmann
Applications accepted all year round

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Cohn’s disease together with ulcerative colitis (UC) are the two main variations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 2.5-3 million people in Europe are affected by inflammatory bowel disease with a direct healthcare cost of 4.5-6 billion Euro per year.
  In vitro, in vivo and ex vivo investigations of the anti-inflammatory properties of culinary herbs when combined with non-herb foods
  Dr E Opara, Dr M Stolinski, Dr A Chioni
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Culinary herbs are foods rich in polyphenols and a significant body of work has reported on their (the foods) many properties as a consequence of these compounds.
  Does fatty acid uptake by oral cancer cells drive metastasis?
  Dr C Murdoch, Dr H Colley
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The cell surface receptor CD36 belongs to a large scavenger receptor family that primarily bind lipid-containing molecules. Until recently their expression was thought to be restricted to macrophages and endothelial cells but recent data suggest that epithelial cancer cells may also express this receptor.
  Anti-cancer activities of dietary phytochemicals (BaoY-PshezhetskiyDU19SF)
  Dr Y Bao, Prof D Pshezhetskiy
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Epidemiological studies show that dietary phytochemicals such as isothiocyanates (ITCs) derived from cruciferous vegetables can decrease the risk of many types of cancer.
  Gut microbiota, wholegrain and pancreatic islet function in the development of type 2 diabetes
  Dr A Costabile, Dr A Hauge-Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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Project area. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has predicted that 629 million people will have diabetes by 2045, which will be over double the figure for 2000.
  Investigating the role of bioactive lipids in skin health
  Prof A Nicolaou, Prof C A O'Neill
Applications accepted all year round

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Human skin depends on systemic provision of fatty acids that are important to maintain the integrity of the epidermal barrier as well as to support the associated immune and inflammatory reactions.
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