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  Do tighter glycaemic targets for managing gestational diabetes improve long-term outcomes for mothers? A data linkage study
  Prof CA Crowther, Prof JE Harding
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes that develops during pregnancy or gestational diabetes (GDM) is a significant health problem that has a major, negative impact on maternal and perinatal health with lifelong consequences.
  Identifying mistranslating mRNAs in specific neural circuits of mouse models of autism
  Dr E Osterweil, Dr C Sibley
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Project Code. 2020-SIDB-05. Aberrant neuronal protein synthesis is a point of convergence for multiple genetic causes of autism.
  Ligament and tendon repair using a specific population of joint progenitor cells
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Ligaments and tendons stabilize the musculoskeletal system, controlling mobility. Anterior cruciate ligament in knee joints restrict the dimension of joint movement, while Achilles tendon transmit forces from calf muscle to bone enabling locomotion of ankle joints.
  Biomedical Research @ HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

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 The Li Ka Sing Faculty of Medicine invites applications from high caliber students for research studies (for the degrees of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy) in three rounds of admission exercises each year.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: How does mosquito bite inflammation make virus infection worse?
  Dr C McKimmie, Dr M Lorger, Dr K Shams
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The climate crisis is making mosquito-borne virus infections an increasing threat to human health. These viruses, such as those that cause Zika and dengue, are infecting more people and spreading to new countries as the climate warms and globalisation helps mosquitoes spread.
  International PhD Academy: Medical Research

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Our vision is to impact locally, nationally and globally on biomedical and clinical research with a primary emphasis on health outcomes.
  4 year DPhil (PhD) in Cardiovascular Science

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Cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes, remains the leading cause of premature death and disability in Europe and the USA.
  Machine Learning Methods for Behaviour Analysis in Cardiovascular Disease
  Prof T Chico, Prof L Mihaylova
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Cardiovascular diseases affect patient’s day-to-day activities by causing symptoms such as breathlessness on exertion but there is no effective way to measure this.
  School of Law PhD Programmes (PhD in Law, and PhD in Criminology)

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The University is rated in the top 100 by the QS World University Rankings, priding itself on research-led critical thinking that aims to make an impact in the world.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Activation of Aurora Kinase A by DNA damage – understanding the signalling pathway to improve radiotherapy response
  Dr H Bryant, Prof C Eyers, Prof P Eyers
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Radiation is a mainstay of cancer therapy, however radioresistance is a significant challenge in the treatment of locally advanced, recurrent and metastatic cancers.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Magnetic resonance imaging of lung fibrosis in interstial lung disease – physics or engineering PhD project
  Prof J Wild, Dr P Ford, Dr S Bianchi
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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In this project the student will work with the primary supervisor (Jim Wild, Professor of MRI physics [email protected]), clinical collaborators in Sheffield (Dr Steve Bianchi) and an industrial partner (Dr Paul Ford, Galapagos Pharmaceuticals) to develop quantitative magnetic resonance imaging methods for the assessment of lung fibrosis.
  Using live-cell imaging of the immune response to investigate host-pathogen interactions during infection.
  Prof R May
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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My group is interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms that occur during host-pathogen interactions.
  Budding yeast as a model for sudden cardiac death
  Dr T Hoefken
Applications accepted all year round

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Sudden unexpected cardiac death is responsible for about half of all heart disease deaths. It is an unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm.
  Telomere length elongation following treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs. Aim: To investigate the mechanisms which leads to telomere length elongation after treatment with tricostatin A and azacytidine.
  Dr T Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Telomeres are specialised structures, which are present at the ends of chromosomes and serve to protect the chromosome from degradation during cell division.
  Developing a clinical tool to quantitatively assess and monitor upper limb and shoulder function in clinical and home settings
  Dr A Shaheen
Applications accepted all year round

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Upper limb and shoulder disorders are poorly defined, diagnosed and rehabilitated. Current management of these disorders is focussed on the prescription of physiotherapeutic treatments, yet the efficacy of such treatments is not well established and the prognosis of patients with shoulder disorders is very poor.
  Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
  Dr A Shaheen, Dr A Cocks
Applications accepted all year round

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Falls in older people are a common cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of function. The physiological changes to the motor and sensory functions caused by ageing combined with the presence of other age-related diseases put this population at a high risk of falling.
  PhD position: Remission of Type 2 diabetes though weight management using a hypocaloric diet
  Dr G Farhat, Dr R Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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Type 2 diabetes (T2D), a chronic disease strongly associated with obesity, is extremely burdensome for both the individual and society.
  Elucidation of novel therapy targets for B-cell malignancies
  Dr M Smida
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Therapy of B-cell lymphomas and B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia is based predominantly on CD20 monoclonal antibodies and/or on three approved targeted drugs.
  Investigating the regulation of the RNA modifying enzyme ADAR1 and how it regulates other biological pathways and diseases
  Dr M O'Connell, Dr L Keegan
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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The ADAR enzymes convert adenosine into inosine in dsRNA. Inosine is one of the most abundant and best studied modifications found in different classes of RNA.
  Protein motif for bacterial affinity
  Prof R Vácha
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Peptides can kill bacteria by disruption of their membranes. However, such peptides are frequently toxic and also kill eukaryotic host cells.
  Flavonoid metabolism and cardiometabolic health
  Prof A Cassidy, Prof J Woodside
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Nutrition and reduction in risk of ill-health is currently centre stage globally, and the recent launch of the EAT-Lancet report showcased that food represents one of the greatest health and environmental challenges of the 21st century and highlighted the urgent need to focus on a high plant food diet.
  Genome scale evolution of biofilm contained Klebsiella pneumoniae in response to sub-lethal antibacterial stress exposure - development of novel biomarkers for near-patient testing
  Prof S Fanning, Prof B Gilmore
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogenic bacterium found in several niches, being often encountered in a biofilm.
  MicroRNAs in the Pathogenesis Adverse Cardiomyocyte and Endothelial Cell Remodelling in Insulin Resistance
  Dr Q Su, Dr D Grieve
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Lipogenic diets-induced diabetes increases risk of cardiac stress and vascular dysfunction. Recent studies have established the pivotal role of non-coding microRNAs in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  Analysing the factors that regulate expression of blood-brain barrier drug transporter proteins
  Dr J L Penny, Dr C Demonacos
Applications accepted all year round

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In order to treat diseases associated with the central nervous system (CNS), e.g. cancer, Parkinson’s disease, depression, it is essential for therapeutic drugs to be able to penetrate into the brain.
  Developing new physiological based tools and devices to improve heart function
  Dr R Ramchandra
Applications accepted all year round

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Respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) is a naturally occurring respiratory related modulation of heart rate giving rise to heart rate variability.
  Interrogating the role of retriever sorting complex in adipose insulin-sensitivity and GLUT4 recycling
  Dr P Whitley
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Bath is inviting applications from self-funded applicants for the following PhD opportunity. Supervisors. Dr Paul Whitley, Department of Biology & Biochemistry https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/paul-whitley.
  Investigating new epigenetic regulators of targeted cancer therapy
  Dr M Higgs, Prof D Fennell
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Deficiencies in the cellular response to DNA damage are intimately linked with tumour development, but also provide an opportunity to selectively eliminate tumour cells using targeted therapy.
  Integrating mass spectrometry metabolomics, imaging and bioinformatics to develop physiology-based kinetic models for chemical safety science
  Prof M Viant, Dr B Campos, Dr C Rivetti, Dr I Sorrell
Application Deadline: 16 January 2020

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**If you are interested in this studentship, it is vital to contact Professor Mark Viant prior to applying with a copy of your CV.
  Genetics of inherited cardiovascular disease: Using molecular genetic analysis of cardiovascular disease as a tool to define disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets.
  Prof H Watkins, Prof H Ashrafian, Prof C Redwood, Prof M Farrall
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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I have had a longstanding focus on inherited heart muscle diseases, in particular hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a relatively common Mendelian condition which puts affected individuals at risk of sudden cardiac death.
  Go with the flow: the why and how of cardiovascular disease
  Dr E Tzima
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Have you ever wondered why and how cardiovascular disease and atherosclerotic plaques develop in the areas that they do? Why is it that some arteries are prone to blockage while others are protected? The answer lies with blood flow.
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