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  Multidisciplinary approach to understand how a pregnant woman’s lifestyle affects her child’s health.
  Prof P A Fowler, Dr S Bhattacharya
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The unborn baby is exposed to many environmental toxins in the mother’s womb and these can have lasting effects on their health in the future.
  Searching for the predictors of high blood pressure in women and their offspring - a bioinformatics approach.
  Dr G S Bewick, Dr S Bhattacharya, Dr E Collie-Duguid
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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We are seeking to understand the causes of hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension is THE greatest preventable risk factor for premature death worldwide [1] through inducing cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney damage.
  Development of targeted therapy for acute myeloid leukaemia with mutations in isocitrate dehysdrogenase
  Dr L. Kats
Applications accepted all year round

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Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is an aggressive disease with poor prognosis and development of novel treatment options is urgently needed.
  Pharmacology of soft nanomaterials: investigating nanoparticle-cell interaction
  Dr M Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research into so-called ’soft’ or organic nanomaterials has been thriving with a wide variety of compositions being explored for pharmaceutical applications.
  Development of heterocyclic pharmacophores using diversity-oriented synthesis
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr K Pors, Prof L Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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Diversity-oriented synthesis (DOS) is a modern chemical tool, which aims to synthesise small molecules that cover new chemical space with the possibility of finding unexplored biological targets or pathways that may be important for disease progression.
  Impact of RhoA deregulation on smooth muscle cell phenotypic dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr K Riches-Suman
Applications accepted all year round

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Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is an escalating healthcare burden. It inflicts significant physical and emotional distress on patients and their carers, and treatment of T2D and its complications accounts for ~10% of the entire NHS budget.
  The effects of androgenetic alopecia development on immune function
  Research Group: Centre for Skin Sciences
  Prof K McElwee, Dr M J Thornton
Applications accepted all year round

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Androgen hormones can have significant effects on hair follicles in androgen sensitive regions of the scalp, beard, and other areas of skin.
  Development of novel cancer treatments: structural studies of Nectin 4 in complex with bespoke anti-cancer peptides – to start October 2019 - for an MSc by Dissertation (MSD)
  Dr F Prischi, Dr V Bavro
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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Scientific background. This project targets the current gap in therapeutic approaches targeting Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) that, unlike other breast cancer subtypes, lacks recommended chemotherapy treatment.
  Identification of mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation and effective therapies
  Dr X Wang, Dr V Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice with particular high prevalence in aged populations.
  Understanding structure and drug binding in the multidrug pump ABCG2
  Dr I Kerr, Dr R Layfield
Applications accepted all year round

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ABCG2 is one of three human ATP binding cassette transporters that are functionally capable of exporting a diverse range of substrates from cells.
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