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  Development of novel analysis method for dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI in patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy
  Dr J He, Dr T Ahearn, Prof D Lurie
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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The survival rate of breast cancer, a major and expanding societal challenge, has improved significantly in the past decades, following the introduction of wide range of cancer drugs.
  Non-invasive Mapping of Oxygen Extraction Fraction in Patients with Breast Cancer: Development of Novel Multi-Parametric Relaxometry Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Methods
  Dr J He, Dr Y Masannat, Prof D Lurie
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project aims to translate, optimise and extend quantitative oxygen extraction fraction mapping based on oxygen enriched air inspiration and magnetic resonance (MR) relaxometric imaging for human application.
  Surface-modified silicone elastomer for medical and drug delivery devices with reduced bacterial adherence and biofilm formation
  Dr L Carson, Prof K Malcolm
Applications accepted all year round

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All implanted medical devices, including those fabricated from silicone elastomers, are susceptible colonisation with communities of microorganisms that colonise the surface of the device and rapidly establish biofilm populations.
  The potential of elevating Epac2 to modulate glial activation and promote motor neuron regeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  Dr W Huang, Dr G S Bewick
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterised by the selective degeneration and death of motor neurons.
  What determines tumour susceptibility to replication-inhibiting chemotherapy?
  Prof A Donaldson, Dr S R Dundas
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Chromosome replication and maintenance are central for cell division, and derailment of these processes is a major cause of cancer.
  Using synthetic biology to understand the evolution of antibiotic resistance
  Dr M Lagator, Dr C Knight
Applications accepted all year round

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Imagine an architect, tasked with converting an old stadium into a building with a different function, without demolishing it.
  A novel silk biomaterial-based combinational approach to enhance axonal regrowth after spinal cord injury
  Dr W Huang, Prof C McCaig, Dr P Seib
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Spinal cord injury causes permanent and incurable functional impairment below the injure site. No single therapy has ever been successful, so a combined approach is much more likely to succeed.
  Clinical and molecular correlates of response to first line treatment in oral lichen planus
  Dr K Hijazi, Prof J Gibson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Oral lichen planus is a chronic disease of the lining of the mouth that causes pain and increases the risk of oral cancer. The negative impact of oral lichen planus on quality of life has been proven.
  Epidemiology and outcomes of psoriatic arthritis
  Dr G Jones, Prof G Macfarlane, Dr R Hollick
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) presents a unique clinical challenge. Characterised by inflammatory joint disease, enthesitis, skin and nail disease, it is also associated with vascular risk and increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome.
  Epidemiology and outcomes of psoriatric arthritis
  Dr G Jones, Prof G Macfarlane, Dr R Hollick
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) presents a unique clinical challenge. Characterised by inflammatory joint disease, enthesitis, skin and nail disease, it is also associated with vascular risk and increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome.
  Mathematical and statistical evaluation of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) data for the management of cancer
  Dr M Nath, Prof A Welch, Dr F McKiddie
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Combining advanced imaging technologies with patient-level characteristics, it is now feasible to diagnose, monitor and evaluate the prognosis of cancer patients and adopt appropriate treatment strategies tailored to individual patient leading to the concept of personalised medicine.
  The effect of anaesthetic neurotoxicity on the development of adult neural stem cells
  Dr D Berg, Dr E Kang
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Although most neurons in the mammalian brain are generated during development, certain areas possess the capacity to generate new neurons throughout life.
  Addressing the problem of postoperative cancer relapses
  Prof P Forget
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Using computer simulation and access to databases for patients treated with surgery, it was. proposed that relapses within 3 years of surgery are stimulated by the surgical procedure.
  Do rural-dwellers develop more aggressive breast and prostate cancer than those living in the city?
  Prof P Murchie, Prof Z Miedzybrodzka, Prof V Speirs, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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BACKGROUND.
  Do rural-dwellers experience cancer symptoms differently? A mixed methods PhD project using the USEFUL a community-based cohort assessing prevalence and response to potential cancer symptoms)
  Prof P Murchie, Dr J Allan, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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1. Background to the project. Scottish people living further from key healthcare facilities have less chance of prompt cancer diagnosis and poorer cancer survival than those living closer-by[1].
  Is breast cancer more aggressive when developed by rural-dwellers compared to those living in the city?
  Prof P Murchie, Prof Z Miedzybrodzka, Prof V Speirs, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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  Predicting the risk of moderate and severe exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using linked electronic health records
  Dr M Nath, Dr J Haughney, Prof A Lee
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease requiring timely diagnosis and assessment of the severity as well as intensive treatment and health care support to prevent disease progression.
  Understanding how rural-dwellers respond to potential cancer symptoms: A mixed methods PhD project using a community-based cohort assessing prevalence and response to potential cancer symptoms
  Prof P Murchie, Dr J Allan, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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1. Background to the project. Scottish people living further from key healthcare facilities have less chance of prompt cancer diagnosis and poorer cancer survival than those living closer-by[1].
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Mendelian Randomisation Approaches to defining the Underlying risk factors for the Dementias.
  Dr A Doney, Dr W Meng
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  The role of Efflux in Antibiotic Resistance of Clinically Relevant Pathogens
  Dr J Blair
Applications accepted all year round

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Antibiotics underpin all of modern medicine; they are used to treat bacterial infections, and to prevent infections after surgery and in patients with a suppressed immune system such as those undergoing cancer chemotherapy or organ transplantation.
  The respiratory metagenome during exacerbations of asthma
  Prof N Papadopoulos, Prof D Robertson, Dr S Megremis
Applications accepted all year round

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Asthma is an international pandemic, with 10% or more of the global population having experience asthma symptoms some time in life.
  What is the role of opioids in postoperative pain?
  Prof P Forget, Prof G Macfarlane
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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The question seems trivial but remains largely unresolved. The present project aims to address the question using different approaches.
  What is the role of opioids in postoperative pain? Epidemiological and clinical perspectives
  Prof P Forget, Prof G Macfarlane
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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The question seems trivial but remains largely unresolved. The present project aims to address the question using different approaches.
  Defining how skin fibroblast lineage identity and specificity is maintained ex vivo
  Dr E Rognoni, Dr J Connelly
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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This is an exciting opportunity for a PhD studentship within the world-renowned William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and The London Medical School and Dentistry (SMD) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
  MRC DTP iCASE PhD Project: Characterisation of novel niraparib resistance mechanisms in ovarian cancer
  Dr G Smith, Dr M Ferguson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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We invite applications from outstanding biological or biomedical sciences graduates for a fully-funded 3.5-year MRC Doctoral Training Programme iCASE PhD studentship, in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), starting in September 2020, based in the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre in the University of Dundee School of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School.
  Elucidating novel disease mechanisms in sepsis
  Research Group: Centre for Experimental Medicine
  Prof T Curtis, Prof J Bengoechea
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Sepsis is defined as “life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection”. It is a major public health problem since it affects millions of people worldwide each year, and it accounts for most deaths in critically ill patients.
  Klebsiella pneumoniae type VI secretion system: antimicrobial resistance, and virulence genes dissemination.
  Research Group: Centre for Experimental Medicine
  Prof J Bengoechea, Prof M Valvano
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Type VI secretion systems (T6SS) kill bacteria and shape microbial populations. Klebsiella pneumoniae is regarded as a global threat to human health due to increasing number of isolates resistant to antibiotics.
  Targeting bacterial protein glycosylation in pathogenic bacteria as a novel anti-virulence strategy
  Research Group: Centre for Experimental Medicine
  Prof M Valvano, Prof G Wagner
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Antibiotic resistance is a global health problem of epidemic proportions, especially for infections by Gram-negative bacteria. Identifying novel microbial targets to develop new classes of antimicrobial molecules, which could work alone or in combination with existing antibiotics, is a must.
  Uncovering new mechanisms of host subversion by the respiratory pathogen Legionella pneumophila
  Research Group: Centre for Experimental Medicine
  Dr G Schroeder, Prof J Bengoechea, Dr B Collins
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The Schroeder Team at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine of Queen’s University Belfast is looking for an enthusiastic new member, motivated to undertake a PhD focussing on host-pathogen interaction and infection biology.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Deciphering the role of oxidative stress in cardiovascular disease using physiological and 3D cell models.
  Dr C Murdoch, Dr C Henderson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
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