The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) brings together scientists and clinicians to accelerate the translation of novel scientific discoveries into improved treatments and clinical care in ageing syndromes and long-term conditions affecting the older person. The NIHR Newcastle BRC is a partnership between the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University.
The overarching aim of the NIHR Newcastle BRC is to build on our excellence in experimental medicine in dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, neuromuscular disease, and skin and oral disease, and apply advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these individual long-term conditions to ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia, frailty and multi-morbidity.
The NIHR Newcastle BRC has a strong emphasis on capacity building, career development and training and is looking to provide funding for 14 Biomedical Scientist PhD Studentships that will contribute to our vision of improving lives through world-class research in ageing and long-term conditions. This is an excellent opportunity for successful students to join Newcastle University and be an integral part of our NIHR training structure within the NIHR Newcastle BRC.
The funding covers a three year PhD.
You must have a first class or an upper second class honours degree in an appropriate scientific speciality.
To apply you must complete the University’s online postgraduate application form. Students are asked to state their preferred title/s of the studentship from the list below in the covering letter.
|1||Brain dynamics as confirmatory biomarker of dementia with Lewy bodies versus Alzheimer’s disease - An electrophysiological study||Dr Luis R. Peraza|
|2||Sarcopenia and Frailty in early dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) – a pilot study||Dr Alison Yarnall|
|3||Lifestyle as Therapy in Liver Disease||Dr Kate Hallsworth|
|4||Understanding how bile acids cause cognitive deficits in Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)||Dr Elizabeth Stoll|
|5||Advanced photoplethysmography based pulse wave analysis for targeted assessment of endothelial dysfunction in systemic sclerosis and related conditions||Dr John Allen|
|6||Development of a diagnostic and therapeutic response biomarker for patients with rheumatoid arthritis||Dr Amy Anderson|
|7||The role of somatic mutation in immune dysregulation of CD8+ T cells in rheumatoid arthritis||Prof Matthew Collin|
|8||Investigating the impact of cellular senescence on muscle ageing||Dr João Passos|
|9||The ageing bladder and urinary tract infections: the impact of bladder polymicrobial colonisation||Dr Phillip Aldridge|
|10||Interrogating mitochondrial dysfunction in human facial appearance and ageing||Prof Mark Birch-Machin|
|11||Age-related bladder dysfunction and mitochondrial biology||Dr Rakesh Heer|
|12||Muscle function as a mediator of ageing phenotype in people living with HIV: a basis for stratified intervention||Dr Brendan Payne|
|13||The development and ageing of human skin||Prof Muzlifah Haniffa|
|14||An investigation of the credentials of a novel lysine deacetylase as an age-related biomarker for periodontitis||Dr John Taylor|