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University of Birmingham Medical / Clinical Science PhD Projects

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  Identifying typologies of General Practitioners’ through analysis of prescribing decisions
  Prof T Marshall
Application Deadline: 31 October 2020

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It has been demonstrated that used Facebook users’ “likes” can be used to reliably identify their personality characteristics and preferences.[1] This project proposes to use general practitioners’ (GPs’) prescribing decisions to characterise their treatment preferences and provide insights into variation in clinical behaviour between clinicians.
  Analysing immune responses to metastatic ovarian tumours to identify therapeutic targets
  Dr J H Caamano, Dr D Withers
Applications accepted all year round

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Ovarian cancer remains the most lethal gynaecological malignancy for women over 50 years old (1).
  Creating “super” regulatory T cells to combat rejection, GVHD and autoimmunity through retroviral gene manipulation
  Dr N Jones, Dr S Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Foxp3+CD25+CD4+ regulatory T cells (Treg) have been shown to be essential for the induction of tolerance to foreign organ transplants in experimental models.
  Investigating how ovarian tumours avoid immune responses in cancer patients
  Dr J H Caamano, Dr D Withers
Applications accepted all year round

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Ovarian cancer remains the most lethal gynaecological malignancy for women over 50 years old (1).
  Establishing a rationale for FGF23 modulation as a therapy in the critically ill patient
  Dr D Parekh, Prof D Thickett, Dr A Scott
Application Deadline: 1 September 2020

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Everyone suffers at least one critical illness during their life. In the UK, 160,000 critically ill patients are admitted annually to intensive care units (ICU).
  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.
  Uncovering the saliva proteome in co-morbid chronic inflammatory diseases
  Dr M Grant, Prof I L C Chapple, Mr P Sharma
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Chronic inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and cardiovascular disease share common risk factors and biological pathways.
  Functional activity of upper extremities to improve trunk function after spinal cord injury
  Dr S Chiou, Prof D Falla
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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This project aims to study efficacy of combined arm cycling and standard exercise in improving trunk function in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).
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