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Aberdeen University Immunology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 8 Aberdeen University Immunology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  QUADRAT DTP: Actions of early life endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure on adult fish health using the zebrafish model
  Prof S Martin, Prof G Hardiman
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Landfills and other legacy waste sites in coastal zones are major sources of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), to transitional waters and marine environments.
  Can PTP1B inhibition rewire macrophage function to improve anti-tumour immunity in breast cancer treatment?
  Prof H M Wilson, Prof N Vargesson, Prof M Delibegovic, Prof V Speirs
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Treatment for breast cancer is improving but new therapies are often only successful in a proportion of patients and some patients develop resistance.
  Clinical and molecular correlates of response to first line treatment in oral lichen planus
  Dr K Hijazi, Prof J Gibson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Oral lichen planus is a chronic disease of the lining of the mouth that causes pain and increases the risk of oral cancer. The negative impact of oral lichen planus on quality of life has been proven.
  Epidemiology and outcomes of psoriatric arthritis
  Dr G Jones, Prof G Macfarlane, Dr R Hollick
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) presents a unique clinical challenge. Characterised by inflammatory joint disease, enthesitis, skin and nail disease, it is also associated with vascular risk and increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome.
  Exploiting the endocannabinoid system in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  Dr F Murray, Dr J Hislop, Prof R Pertwee, Prof M A Vickers
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Endocannabinoids, such as anandamide and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol, are endogenous cannabinoids produced in mammalian tissues that are anti-proliferative, anti-metastatic and pro-apoptotic in lymphoma and leukaemia.
  Impact of the immune landscape on androgen ablation therapy and progression to therapy-resistant disease
  Prof I McEwan, Prof H M Wilson, Dr S R Dundas
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer related death. The androgen receptor is important for the development and function of the prostate gland and is a driver of prostate cancer progression and metastasis.
  Reprogramming the innate immune system to treat malignancy: targeting ovarian cancer
  Prof M A Vickers, Prof I Stansfield, Prof H M Wilson
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Despite the major advances achieved in recent years by redirecting the adaptive immune system to recognise cancer cells (notably monoclonal antibodies, checkpoint inhibitors and chimaeric antigen receptor T cells), the therapeutic potential of innate immunity remains underexploited.
  Resistance isn’t futile: Dissecting adaptation and antimicrobial resistance in pathogenic fungi
  Dr D Childers, Prof C Munro
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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What will you investigate?. We have only four major classes of antifungals to treat life-threatening fungal infections, which even with treatment will claim over 1 million lives this year.
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