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  Precision Medicine DTP - Data Science approaches to investigating the vascular footprint of Alzheimer’s disease for early disease detection
  Dr M Bernabeu, Dr T MacGillivray, Prof C Ritchie, Prof B Dhillon
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Changes in the brain that lead to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are thought to start decades before cognitive symptoms emerge.
  Artificial intelligence and machine learning for clinical prediction: Evaluating design, conduct, reporting and 'spin' #NDORMS-2020/3
  Prof G Collins, Dr M Schlussel, Dr P Dhiman, Dr J de Beyer
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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1. Professor Gary Collins. 2. Dr Michael Schlussel. 3. Dr Paula Dhiman. 4. Dr Jennifer de Beyer. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are increasingly seen as solutions to many healthcare problems (e.g., for risk prediction, imaging), and the pace of development is showing no signs abating.
  Development of image analysis methods and software to study musculoskeletal diseases using artificial intelligence (AI)
  Dr Claudia Lindner, Prof T Cootes
Applications accepted all year round

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Musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases affect an increasing number of the population globally. In the UK, on average 3 in 10 people are affected, which increases to 1 in 2 in the age group 65+.
  Understanding the mechanisms of neuroendocrine tumour response to radionuclide therapy
  Prof R Hicks, Assoc Prof C Cullinane
Applications accepted all year round

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Neuroendocrine tumours (NET) represent a heterogeneous group of tumours that arise in specialized cells found throughout the body.
  Investigating the remodelling of inhibitory brain circuits in early Alzheimer’s disease. PhD in Medical Studies (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Prof A Randall
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Professor Andrew Randall, Medical School, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter. Dr Jonathan Witton, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter.
  Endothelial receptor antagonists in experimental models of pulmonary hypertension: Cellular and right ventricular studies.
  Dr D Welsh, Dr Y Dempsie
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19004. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a general name for a group of progressive vasculopathies of the pulmonary vasculature.
  Precision Medicine DTP - A personalised automatic approach for assessing and modelling the brain deep tissue waste drainage related structures
  Research Group: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  Dr M Valdes Hernandez, Prof J Wardlaw, Dr M Bernabeu
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Previous experiments (Kress 2014) have suggested that brain features known as perivascular spaces play an important role in the clearance of metabolic waste from the brain tissue.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Blood flow and solute transport in human placental vascular networks: an in-silico approach to characterising pregnancy pathologies
  Dr T Krueger, Dr M Bernabeu
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. The human placenta performs diverse functions later taken on by several different organs. In particular, it mediates the exchange of vital solutes, including respiratory gases and nutrients, between the mother and the developing fetus.
  Immune cell re-programming as a therapy for lung disease. PhD in Medical Studies (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)
  Dr C J Scotton
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Chris Scotton, Institute of Biomedical & Clinical Science College of Medicine & Health, University of Exeter.
  The neural circuit basis of spatial memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. PhD in Medical Studies (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Dr J Witton
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Jonathan Witton, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter. Dr Michael Ashby, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bristol.
  Use of highly multi-modal PET and MRI data as a predictive biomarker of the site of recurrence in neuro-oncology
  Dr R Hinz, Dr David Coope, Prof A Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary brain tumour including glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive and most common form in adults, continue to have a socioeconomic impact that is disproportionate to the tumour frequency due to our inability to obtain a cure in the vast majority of adult sufferers.
  Imaging in Preventive Cardiology Research: improving how we identify and prevent heart disease in young people
  Prof P Leeson, Dr A Lewandowski
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The Preventive Cardiology Research Group aims to improve how we identify and prevent heart disease in young people. The group works in three areas.
  Novel synthesis & characterisation methods for metal-organic nanosheets
  Dr J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanomaterials are set to revolutionise every aspect of our lives from electronics to medicine. The remarkable properties shown by graphene have led to the development of a wide variety of other two-dimensional materials.
  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
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Investigating the diarrhoeal pathogens in vulnerable populations in developing countries
  Dr A Tsaousis, Dr M Shepherd
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Development and application of fast Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging methods for neuro-chemical profiling
  Prof J Schneider, Prof S Short
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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While Magnetic Resonance Imaging is well established to assess anatomy, structure and function in patients and in animal models of human disease alike, (routine) MR Spectroscopy tools to investigate metabolic alterations are far less common.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: DUB-ing chronic inflammation: a drug repurposing approach to target deubiquitinases in inflammatory disease
  Dr H Ismail, Prof S Renshaw, Dr L Guo
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. Inflammation is an essential defence mechanism adapted by our bodies to eliminate damaged cells, irritants and pathogens.
  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.
  Imaging replication stress and DNA damage response in cancer
  Dr T Witney, Prof T Ng
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Background. The majority of cancer deaths result from ineffective treatment of metastatic disease. Currently, there is no satisfactory way to identify patients that will not respond to treatment.
  Computer-aided Detection of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures in Clinical Images Using Convolutional Neural Network Constrained Local Models (CNN-CLMs)
  Dr P Bromiley, Prof T Cootes, Dr EP Kariki
Applications accepted all year round

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Osteoporosis is a common, degenerative skeletal disorder that increases the risk of fractures and causes significant morbidity and mortality.
  Non coding RNAs in Adrenocortical Cancer
  Prof G. Hutvagner
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Industry, society or clinical need for project and scientific rationale. Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare disease which occurs with an annual incidence of 2-4 cases per million with a five-year survival of less than 16-38%.
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