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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.
  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: 6 January 2020

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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: 6 January 2020

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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.
  (BBSRC DTP) How is our head formed? – alx1 homeobox gene and craniofacial development
  Dr S Herbert, Dr T Takahashi, Prof M Rattray
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The recent technological advancement of bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing and live imaging has transformed medical research.
  Deciphering Aspergillus fumigatus - Pseudomonas aeruginosa synergistic interactions in coinfection
  Dr J Amich, Prof E Bignell, Dr S Fowler
Applications accepted all year round

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Pathogen-pathogen interactions in polymicrobial infections are known to directly impact, often to worsen, disease outcomes. Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common fungal pathogen and Pseudomonas aeruginosa one of the most prevalent bacterial pathogens of the human lung.
  Polo-like kinase inhibitors for targeted therapy in adrenocortical carcinoma
  Dr C L Ronchi, Dr P Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare cancer with a generally poor prognosis and partially unknown pathogenesis.
  EASTBIO Intracellular persistence as a mechanism of immune evasion by Streptococcus agalactiae
  Dr N Lynskey, Prof R Fitzgerald
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Project Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. The zoonotic pathogen Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus) is a leading cause of neonatal sepsis in humans and mastitis in dairy cattle.
  EASTBIO The chicken or the egg; unravelling immunological mechanisms of in ovo vaccination
  Prof L Vervelde, Prof J Hope
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. In ovo vaccination is an alternative approach to post-hatch vaccination of chickens.
  The molecular basis of bovine contagious pleuropneumonia (CBPP) pathogenesis in young and adult cattle
  Prof A Djikeng, Dr M Hassan
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), caused by Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides (Mmm), is a highly contagious bovine pulmonary disease and one of the most important infectious diseases of cattle in Africa [1].
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