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Aberdeen University Medical / Clinical Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Images in the medical and life sciences
  Dr U Stegmann, Dr L Moretti
Applications accepted all year round

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Pictorial representations and images (e.g. photographs and diagrams) are common in the medical and life sciences. Examples include fMRI images and micrographs.
  Soft Robotics Wearable Technologies in Healthcare - LEVERHULME
  Dr M Giannaccini, Dr S S Aphale
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Applications are invited for one fully funded doctoral position in soft robotics at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen.
  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.
  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.
  Can PTP1B inhibition rewire macrophage function to improve anti-tumour immunity in breast cancer treatment?
  Prof H M Wilson, Prof N Vargesson, Prof M Delibegovic, Prof V Speirs
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Treatment for breast cancer is improving but new therapies are often only successful in a proportion of patients and some patients develop resistance.
  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.
  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.
  Do rural-dwellers develop more aggressive breast and prostate cancer than those living in the city?
  Prof P Murchie, Dr 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].
  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.
  Examining the biology of breast cancer diagnosed in women aged 40 and under
  Prof V Speirs, Dr E Husain, Dr Y Masannat, Dr R Sharma
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Breast cancer is diagnosed in around 55 000 women in the UK each year. While typically more common after the menopause, some 10 - 12% of breast cancers are diagnosed in women under the age of 40.
  Impact of the immune landscape on androgen ablation therapy and progression to therapy-resistant disease
  Prof I McEwan, Prof H M Wilson, Dr S R Dundas
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer related death. The androgen receptor is important for the development and function of the prostate gland and is a driver of prostate cancer progression and metastasis.
  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.
  New approaches to treating metastatic bone disease in breast and prostate cancer
  Dr A Riemen, Prof V Speirs, Prof A Johnstone
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Bone is a common metastatic site for breast and prostate cancers. Once metastasised to bones, one-year survival for prostate cancer is 29% (4) compared with 59% for breast cancer.
  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.
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