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  Application of machine learning to establish epigenetic regulators in breast and bladder epithelial tissue
  Dr AN Holding, Prof J Southgate
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Epigenetics. modifications to DNA and histones that change the expression. of genes but do not alter the code of the genes, are critical to the.
  EASTBIO: Emergence of functional polarity in a tubular epithelium
  Dr B Denholm, Prof A Jarman
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Deanery of Biomedical Sciences. Epithelial tubes are the conduit through which life-sustaining gases, nutrients and fluids are transported.
  The role of oesophageal submucosal glands in epithelial homeostasis and the development of Barrett’s oesophagus
  Research Group: Cancer Biology & Surgical Oncology Laboratory
  Prof W. Phillips, Dr N. Clemons
Applications accepted all year round

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Barrett’s oesophagus, the premalignant precursor of oesophageal adenocarcinoma, is a metaplastic condition where the normal stratified squamous epithelium that lines the oesophagus is replaced by an intestinal-like columnar epithelium.
  The Genomics of Hereditary Prostate Cancer
  Prof R Bristow
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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This 4 year PhD studentship offered in Professor Rob Bristow’s research group is based at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Oglesby Cancer Research Building, Manchester.
  (BBSRC DTP) From mucin biochemistry to pulmonary immunity: How do mucins promote antimicrobial lung defences?
  Prof E Bignell, Prof D Thornton, Dr A Horsley
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Respiratory mucus plays multiple essential roles in mammalian lung function, from hydrating the epithelium and supporting gaseous exchange, to expelling inhaled particles and microbes and providing a conduit for innate and adaptive immune signaling.
  Live-imaging and genetic approaches to explore cross-talk between tissue damage, immune dysfunction and infection within novel animal models of cystic fibrosis
  Dr H Weavers, Prof E Mahenthiralingam, Dr D N Sheppard
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder driven by mutations in the CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator) gene.
  Integrating human functional genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics to accelerate drug discovery for precision medicine in asthma. Acronym: OxMAP (Oxford Multiomics Asthma Project)
  Dr T Hinks, Prof J C Knight
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Lead supervisor. Dr Timothy Hinks, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford. Co-supervisor. Prof Julian Knight, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.
  Impaired stress response as a pathological mechanism in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 and related degenerative conditions
  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
  Dr J Sleeman
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Myotonic Dystrophy Type1 (DM1) is an incurable inherited multi-system disease that results in numerous symptoms including early cataract development, which can be the first sign of the disease.
  Studying tissue wide coordination of pulsed contractility during morphogenesis in Drosophila
  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
  Dr M Bischoff
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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During morphogenesis, cells undergo complex behaviours, including cell movement and apical constriction to shape tissues and organs.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Interbacterial competition during Mycobacterium abscessus colonisation of the lung in people with cystic fibrosis
  Dr T Palmer, Dr M Brodlie
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-limiting genetic disorder in the UK. Respiratory infection is responsible for the majority of morbidity and mortality.
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