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  Defining the microbiome environment in patients with biliary tract cancer and its implications for therapy
  Prof J W Valle, Dr M McNamara
Applications accepted all year round

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Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) encompass cancers of the extrahepatic/intrahepatic bile ducts, gallbladder and ampullary carcinoma. The only potentially curative option is surgical resection; median overall survival (OS) in the advanced setting.
  Longitudinal study on the relationship of the gut microbiome to disease progression in the UK MND population
  Prof C McDermott, Dr S Boddy
Application Deadline: 3 July 2019

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Motor neurone disease (MND) is a devastating neurodegenerative condition characterised by progressive deterioration of motor functions until death normally results from respiratory failure.
  Determining the link between gut microbiome and blood pressure
  Dr F Marques
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded PhD scholarship is available for an Australian or international student through the School of Biological Sciences and Monash University.
  Regulation of the Host-Microbiome Interface in the Gastrointestinal Tract
  Prof U Knaus
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019

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Inflammatory diseases of the gut are on the rise. In North America and Europe, more than 0.3% of the population suffers from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and weight loss.
  Advanced dental plaque biofilm modelling
  Prof SM Higham, Dr AC Darby
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The oral cavity is highly populated with bacterial species, and around 700 oral bacterial species have been identified. Dental plaque is related to the aetiology of two of the most prevalent disease.
  Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
  Dr R McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing.
  Investigating the role of bioactive lipids in skin health
  Prof A Nicolaou, Prof C A O'Neill
Applications accepted all year round

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Human skin depends on systemic provision of fatty acids that are important to maintain the integrity of the epidermal barrier as well as to support the associated immune and inflammatory reactions.
  Machine Learning and Integrative Approaches in Immunology: Developing machine-learning and mathematical models to understand heterogeneity of response to personalised cancer immunotherapy
  Dr H Koohy, Prof V Cerundolo, Prof T Dong, Prof A Simmons
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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Cancer immunology is an area of cancer research that is gaining tremendous momentum. However, responses to immunotherapy are heterogeneous and patient care could be substantially improved by better understanding of how and why responses to immunotherapeutic approaches vary in different patients.
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