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  Improving the power of genetic studies for complex diseases with deep learning
  Dr S Paracchini
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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This project is one of 16 four year PhD Studentships funded by Medical Research Scotland (https://www.medicalresearchscotland.org.uk) to be delivered jointly by the named University and External Partner Organisation (EPO).
  Inhibition of PRMT5 as a cancer therapy
  Dr K. Sheppard
Applications accepted all year round

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Targeted therapy has had profound impact on outcomes for cancer patients.
  Simultaneous use of genetic and non-genetic information in the evaluation of screening and diagnostic testing pathways: Development of multiparameter evidence synthesis methodology (T3/9)
  Prof A Sutton
Application Deadline: 21 April 2020

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Genetic based information is increasingly being used in screening and diagnostic contexts often used alongside more traditional types of diagnostic medical tests.
  Pseudomonas syringae ecology
  Prof O Vilhelmsson, Dr M.A. Sigurbjörnsdóttir
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Survival and proliferation of plant pathogens in non-agricultural environments is an emerging field of research that is rapidly expanding knowledge of how non-host reservoirs serve critical roles in the epidemiology of plant diseases.
  How does amino acid metabolism affect tumour growth?
  Dr L. Cheng
Applications accepted all year round

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The effect of diet on tumour growth is hotly debated but poorly characterized. Due to the heterogeneous nature of the tumours, dietary studies in patients with varied genetic background often led to inconclusive outcome.
  RNA Methylation in normal and malignant blood development
  Dr L. Kats
Applications accepted all year round

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As is the case with DNA and histones, RNA can also be modified and indeed more than 100 chemical groups that decorate all four canonical RNA nucleotides have been described.
  Watching the Hippo pathway in real time in growing organs
  Dr K. Harvey
Applications accepted all year round

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A new frontier in biomedical research will involve watching individual proteins work in real time, in living organs. Traditionally, researchers have drawn conclusions about gene function using indirect techniques that only allow us to infer what a gene normally does, without actually watching it work.
  Bayesian statistical approaches to identification of shared genetic signals
  Dr H Guo, Prof C Berzuini
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. A number of genes have been found associated with health conditions of interest (e.g. autoimmune disease) from multiple studies.
  Bioinformatics studies of protein structures, functions and their interactions
  Dr L J McGuffin
Applications accepted all year round

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The computational study of protein structures, functions and their interactions is fundamental to our understanding of disease.
  Precision Medicine DTP – Integration of single-cell RNA sequencing data from human and murine kidney disease to identify novel therapeutic targets
  Dr BC Conway, Dr T Chandra, Dr D Ferenbach
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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Background. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and for end-stage kidney disease (ESRD), at which point patients require dialysis or transplantation.
  Cellular cross-talk at the perivascular niche and the blood brain barrier
  Prof B Hogan
Applications accepted all year round

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Much research on vasculature has focussed on the endothelial cells that line functional vessels, however the milieu of cells that surround vessels (mural cells) play important and under-appreciated roles in homeostasis and disease.
  Testing the function of immune suppressive cytokines and cells in bone metastasis
  Assoc Prof B Parker
Applications accepted all year round

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Bone metastasis is a common occurrence in breast and prostate cancer that leads to patient morbidity and, in many cases, mortality.
  The Hippo pathway and Yap1 in vascular growth control in development and disease
  Prof B Hogan, Dr A. Cox
Applications accepted all year round

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Lymphatic vessels play roles in the drainage of tissue fluid, trafficking of immune cells and the metastatic spread of cancer.
  Genetic mechanisms of chronic kidney disease
  Prof M Tomaszewski, Prof A Woolf
Applications accepted all year round

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common complex disorders. The prevalence of CKD is on the rise in all populations around the globe and both the clinical and economic pressures of CKD on the healthcare systems increase exponentially.
  Precision genetics to improve Asthma prediction, diagnosis and treatment in children
  Dr J O'Sullivan, Dr T Fadason
Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

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Asthma is a prevalent respiratory condition in children and adults globally, with the prevalence in NZ among the highest in the developed world.
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