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Toxicology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students in Liverpool

We have 14 Toxicology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students in Liverpool

A PhD in Toxicology involves in-depth research to the effect of different chemicals on the health of organisms, especially humans. You could be investigating the impact of these toxins or focus on finding treatments for them.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Toxicology?

If you’re planning on studying a PhD In Toxicology, you could be monitoring how different toxins affect the health and wellbeing of humans or carry out assessments for risks to public health. A PhD in Toxicology is a highly interdisciplinary subject and you’ll be required to interact with concepts from other STEM fields like Biology, Chemistry, Medicine or Pharmacy.

Some popular Toxicology research topics are

  • Cellular signalling
  • Cell damage
  • Cell death
  • Aquatic toxicology
  • Medical toxicology
  • Forensic toxicology

At the end of your PhD, you will have produced a unique piece of research which has significant impact in your field. You will be required to submit an 80,000-word thesis to be defended in an oral viva examination.

Like other STEM subjects, PhDs in Toxicology are advertised with a research aim attached. Some universities are open to applicants proposing their own research, however, we highly recommend that you talk to a potential supervisor about the scope of your research before you make a formal application.

In the UK, you might have to apply into an MPhil programme to begin with, however, you can upgrade to a PhD once your supervisor is convinced that your work meets certain expectations

Some elements of a Toxicology PhD call for laboratory rotations and teaching modules that are meant to equip you with certain transferable skills. You might be asked to take these classes in the first year of your study.

Entry requirements

To be able to do a PhD in Toxicology, an application must hold an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree in a relevant subject like Biology or Medicine. In some cases, a Lower Second-Class degree will also be accepted if you also hold a Masters with at least a Merit qualification.

Depending on where you study, you might also have to submit language test results to show that you’ll understand the course content.

PhD in Toxicology funding options

In the UK, a PhD in Toxicology is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). They offer fully funded studentships along with a monthly stipend. If you’re applying for a PhD with funding already attached, you’ll get guaranteed funding if you’re successful in your application. If you’re proposing your own project, you’ll have to be accepted into a university and then apply for funding separately.

PhD in Toxicology careers

Toxicology doctoral graduates usually go on to work in forensics, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and governments. If you wish to continue your research, you can think of working as a postdoctoral research fellow or in academia.

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Analysis of the role of liver sinusoidal endothelial cells in methotrexate-induced liver toxicity

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Unravelling NAFLD-Driven Cardiovascular Dysfunction: Insights from iPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes and Hepatocytes

Liver disease accounts for 3.5% of all global deaths/year (~2 million people) and is the third leading cause of premature death in the UK with some of the highest hospitalisations in the country seen in areas of socioeconomic deprivation. Read more

Personalising cancer treatment with tumour evolution modelling using AI-based genomics biomarkers and PK/PD

Tumour heterogeneity is a major problem limiting the efficacy of targeted oncological therapies. Most advanced tumours eventually become resistant to the treatments, ultimately making the patient succumb to metastatic disease. Read more

Network-based predictive modelling of cardiovascular disease risk

The risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is orchestrated by multiple factors. QRISK models (currently QRISK3) have been used in the UK to estimate CVD risk within the next 10 years for individuals without CVD. Read more

Molecular characterisation of a novel transporter for the atypical antipsychotic clozapine

Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric illness affecting about 24 million people worldwide. Schizophrenia can have a devastating effect on a patient’s life and is associated with increased mortality, with life expectancy reduced on average by 15 years compared to that of the general population. Read more

Assessment of matrix metalloproteinase 9 inhibitor for the treatment of severe skin-blistering adverse drug reactions using in vitro and ex vivo skin models.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis are rare, immune-related, severe skin-blistering reactions which can be caused by a wide range of commonly administered drugs. SJS/TEN is characterised by wide-spread skin (epidermal) detachment and recent work in our lab has identified a number of potential molecular mechanism by which this could occur. Read more
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