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  DNA Damage and Repair: Studying DNA damage and repair to understand the causes of cancer and improve its treatment
  Prof P McHugh, Prof J Rehwinkel, Prof A Harris
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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Our DNA is constantly under threat from damaging agents. If unrepaired this DNA damage can lead to errors during genome duplication, including the mutations that can lead to cancer and other human diseases.
  Genetics of inherited cardiovascular disease: Using molecular genetic analysis of cardiovascular disease as a tool to define disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets.
  Prof H Watkins, Prof H Ashrafian, Prof C Redwood, Prof M Farrall
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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Using molecular genetic analysis of cardiovascular disease as a tool to define disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets.
  Genomics of Diabetes: Functional characterisation of T2D GWAS
  Dr A Gloyn
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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Diabetes already affects 415 million people worldwide. In the UK, there will be 5M people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) by 2025, accounting for 1 in 30 prescriptions and £25 billion in annual NHS costs.
  Silver ion-based antimicrobials: mechanisms of toxicity and resistance
  Dr G Mulley, Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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"The emergence and persistence of bacterial strains with resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics has led to renewed interest in the antimicrobial properties of silver ions.
  How does clubroot obtain nutrients from its living plant host?
  Dr S A Rolfe
Applications accepted all year round

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Clubroot is an important pathogen of Brassica crops. The disease is found throughout the world and causes severe economic losses.
  Dissecting the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in Clostridium difficile
  Dr R Fagan
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Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is one of the greatest health challenges facing humanity today.
  Ageing and Neurodegeneration - a zebrafish study
  Prof O Bandmann, Prof S El-Khamisy
Application Deadline: 5 July 2019

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Ageing is the single biggest risk factor for all neurodegenerative disorders. Crucial mechanisms including DNA damage, mitochondrial dysfunction and aberrant activation of the immune system are shared features in ageing and neurodegeneration.
  The promise of Wnt signalling for recovery following Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  Prof S Hoppler, Dr V Velecela, Prof M Collinson
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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INTRODUCTION. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Western society. Myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack) causes loss of heart muscle tissue, which currently cannot be effectively repaired.
  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).
  Egr2 and 3 mediated T cell tolerance in cancer and their impact in immune checkpoint therapy
  Dr S Li
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Tumour infiltrated lymphocytes (TILs) contain tumour reactive T cells and have been used as adoptive cell transfer therapy in patients which can mediate cancer regression.
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