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University of Oxford, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  4 Year PhD Prize Studentships at the Kennedy Institute

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The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (www.kennedy.ox.ac.uk) is a world-renowned research institute housed in a state-of-the-art purpose-built research facility.
  A single-cell genomics based investigation of spondyloarthritis. (#202009)
  Dr S Sansom, Prof P Bowness
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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In our groups we are investigating the molecular basis of inflammatory arthritis1,2. In this project you will study ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a common and highly heritable form of arthritis which characteristically involves inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and spine.
  Are metabolites generated by the microbiota key to a young immune system? (#202010)
  Prof K Simon, Prof F Powrie, Dr G Alsaleh
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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By 2050, the world’s population aged >60 years is expected to be 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015, a major concern for the individual and for society.
  Autoreactive B cells in Sjögren’s syndrome #202014
  Prof L Dustin, Prof C Buckley
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Primary Supervisor. Lynn B Dustin, PhD. Secondary Supervisor. Christopher D Buckley DPhil, FRCP. Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is the second most common rheumatic disease after rheumatoid arthritis and can also arise as a complication of other autoimmune diseases.
  Decoding the genetic architecture of inflammatory arthritis at the single-cell level #RACE5
  Dr S Sansom, Prof P Bowness, Dr L Jostins-Dean, Prof K Raza
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Stephen Sansom, Professor Paul Bowness, Dr Luke Jostins-Dean and Professor Karim Raza. Genome wide association studies (GWAS) of inflammatory arthritis have now revealed hundreds of genetic variants that are linked to different forms of inflammatory arthritis.
  Effect of MT1-MMP SNP in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis #RACE4
  Dr Y Itoh, Dr M Pineda, Prof D Furniss
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Primary Supervisor. Yoshifumi Itoh (University of Oxford). Secondary Supervisor. Miguel Pineda (University of Glasgow). Joint Supervisors.
  Elucidation of chemokine-receptor structure and signalling pathways to develop novel therapeutics. (#202008)
  Prof J Nanchahal, Prof W Yue, Dr N Burgess-Brown
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Chemokines are small proteins that play a vital role in cell migration via their interactions with G protein coupled receptors (GCPR) on the surface of the target cells.
  How does metabolism reprogram the immune system in autoimmunity? (#202002)
  Dr A Clarke, Prof M Dustin
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The systems and pathways of cellular metabolism, modified either by the microbiome or cell-intrinsic programs, are critical to almost all aspects of the immune response.
  Immuno-geography of synovial lining and macrophage function #RACE3
  Prof I Udalova, Dr M Kurowska-Stolarska, Dr A Filer
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Supervisory team. Hub 1. Oxford – Prof. Irina Udalova (Lead Supervisor). Hub 2. Glasgow – Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska. Hub 3. Birmingham – Andrew Filer.
  Induction of T cell tolerance #RACE1
  Prof M Dustin, Dr C Hilkens
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Supervisory team. Hub 1. Oxford – Prof. Michael Dustin (Lead Supervisor). Hub 2. Newcastle – Catharien Hilkens. Project Description.
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