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University of Reading Physiology & Sports Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Biological role of Stress Hormones
  Dr A B Bicknell
Applications accepted all year round
OVERVIEW. Our lab focuses on the biological roles of peptide hormones derived from pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), a protein produced in the anterior pituitary gland.
  Gene and Cell Therapy For Muscular Dystrophy, Muscular Atrophy, Diabetes and Metabolic conditions
  Dr K Foster
Applications accepted all year round
Skeletal muscle development is a complex process and a number of regulatory factors for the different steps involved in stem cell activation and proliferation through to multinucleated, post-mitotic cells have been identified.
  Impact of maternal obesity on offspring adipogenesis
  Dr D Sellayah
Applications accepted all year round
Obesity is the major health crisis of this generation. Thus, research into the mechanistic basis behind obesity is of paramount importance.
  Studying the mechanisms that cause heart failure
  Dr S Boateng
Applications accepted all year round
Heart failure has a serious impact on our society and once diagnosed has a poor survival rate. In the United Kingdom, there are about 1.5 million people living with the after-effects of a heart attack, and this presents a huge economic burden each year.
  Neurovascular coupling in epilepsy/seizure
  Dr A McNeish, Dr G Cottrell, Dr B J Whalley, Dr M Dallas
Applications accepted all year round
Epilepsy is a serious and debilitating condition characterised by seizure affecting over 100 million people worldwide. In addition to epilepsy, seizure is a symptom associated with over 50% of brain diseases including major neurodegenerative diseases such as vascular dementia and stroke.
  The effect of omega-3 poly unsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA, “fish oils”), on vascular function
  Dr A McNeish, Dr G Cottrell, Dr B J Whalley, Dr M Dallas
Applications accepted all year round
There is a large body of evidence that consumption of oily fish or supplementation of fish oils leads to improvements in cardiovascular heath (as well as other health benefits including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects).
  Moving together in time: the effects of coordinated movements on physical performance, social cognition and overall wellbeing
  Dr J Honisch
Applications accepted all year round
Our Social Cognition and Movement Rehabilitation Lab (SCMR) investigates various topics on the role of non˗verbal behaviours in everyday conversations, social-cognitive effects of interpersonal synchrony (two or more individuals moving together in time) and explores movement interventions (e.g.
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