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Biological & Medical Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Lancaster

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  Statistical Learning for Early Detection and Prevention of Diabetes
  Dr B Taylor, Dr J Knight
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
Project Description (300 word max). Diabetes remains one of the largest challenges for our health service, and predictions have suggested that the NHS could be spending 17 billion pounds per year treating it by 2035.
  How do patterns of routine vaccination coverage amongst children and young people (aged < 16 years of age) accessing secondary and tertiary medical care differ from the general paediatric population?
  Dr R Isba, Dr R Edge
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
In England in 2017-18, routine childhood vaccination coverage declined, meaning the UK now lags behind European neighbours. Hospital attendance is an opportunity to check vaccination status and refer for catch-up if needed, yet little work is done in this area.
  Understanding the role of social interactions in disease transmission
  Dr J Read, Dr C Jewell
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
Social interactions between people drive the spread of many infectious disease, including influenza, measles and tuberculosis. Consequently, they form the basis of many public health interventions, such as quarantine and contact tracing.
  Predicting the physiological response to exercise and nutrition in ageing and type II diabetes
  Dr C Gaffney, Dr B Taylor
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
In 2015, there were 415 million adults worldwide with type II diabetes and by 2040, type II diabetes will affect one in ten adults worldwide (1).
  At-home Sleep Monitoring of the Cyclic Alternating Pattern in Adults and Children
  Dr J Lunn, Prof S Helal
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
The cyclic alternating pattern (CAP) is observed during sleep and measured via polysomnography (PSG). The CAP is periodic and relatively long lasting compared to other sleep signals.
  The role of an RNA processing factor in cancer cell proliferation
  Dr E Taylor, Dr H Lindsay
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
The fundamental molecular basis of all cancers is the acquisition of genetic changes that promote uncontrolled cell division and invasive growth.
  Exploring how teachers’ explanatory frameworks of mental health difficulties, impact on their responses to students
  Dr G Perez- Algorta, Dr R Slinger, Prof F Lobban
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
Teachers are set to play an increasingly important role in supporting young peoples’ mental-health.
  Impact of attendance at a day centre on frailty outcomes and quality of life for older women
  Prof C Holland, Dr Q Xiong
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
This studentship is an exciting opportunity to join the Centre for Ageing Research (C4AR) at Lancaster University to work within this internationally highly regarded multidisciplinary centre that focuses on the challenges of ageing from a range of perspectives.
  Using genetically encoded biosensors to investigate how UV exposure modulates the cell and cilia cycles in melanoma
  Dr S Allinson, Dr R Mort
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
Malignant melanoma (MM) incidence has increased markedly over the last four decades, a consequence of changing attitudes towards tanning.
  Iron starvation response in Trypanosoma brucei, the causative agent of African sleeping sickness
  Dr M Urbaniak, Dr P McKean
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
The blood-dwelling parasite Trypanosoma brucei is a pathogen of medical and veterinary importance and in sub-Saharan Africa causes human sleeping sickness and the livestock wasting disease Nagana.
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