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Immunology (animal disease) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Precision Medicine DTP – Integration of single-cell RNA sequencing data from human and murine kidney disease to identify novel therapeutic targets
  Research Group: Centre for Cardiovascular Science
  Dr BC Conway, Dr T Chandra, Dr D Ferenbach
Application Deadline: 8 January 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.
  (MRC DTP) The role of complement in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
  Dr R Unwin, Dr S Clark, Dr C Lawrence
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has grown to be the leading cause of death in the UK, and yet it stands alone amongst the UKs biggest killers as having no disease-modifying treatment.
  Precision Medicine DTP - 3D Modeling of Changes in Genome Architecture in Development and Disease
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Prof E Schirmer, Dr D Marenduzzo
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Defects in spatial genome organisation have recently been linked to human disease and the National Institutes of Health, USA director speculated that most as yet unidentified disease alleles will occur in non-coding genome regions.
  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.
  Assessing the impact of environmental change on host responses to infection and disease
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr E Cunningham
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. This project will explore how environmental variables impact on the ability of different individuals in a population to resist and tolerate infection in a long term study of vulnerable seabirds in the North Sea.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Replacing deficient microglia in the developing brain: using a zebrafish model of human leukodystrophy to test new therapies
  Dr N Hamilton, Dr A J Grierson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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RNASET2-deficient leukodystrophy is a heritable white matter disorder affecting infants and characterised by severe psychomotor impairments.
  The impact of zinc deficiency on Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr C Lawrence, Prof D Brough
Applications accepted all year round

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In addition to memory problems, people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) also experience ‘non-memory’ behavioural symptoms including depression, anxiety, and agitation.
  Analysing immune responses to metastatic ovarian tumours to identify therapeutic targets
  Dr J H Caamano, Dr D Withers
Applications accepted all year round

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Ovarian cancer remains the most lethal gynaecological malignancy for women over 50 years old (1).
  EASTBIO Functional role of transcript diversity in salmon immunity: development of full-length RNA sequencing
  Dr D Macqueen, Prof S Martin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Background. The farming of finfish represents a critical global sector for current and future nutritional and economic security.
  (MRC DTP) Innate immune crosstalk and orchestration of mucosal immunity
  Dr M Hepworth, Prof A MacDonald
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Barrier tissue sites - including the gastrointestinal tract, lung and skin – are the primary site of exposure to a multitude of foreign organisms and environmental challenges.
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