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Mathematical modelling for clinical outcome prediction in kidney transplantation (NK22)

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  • Full or part time
    Dr N Khovanova
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Are you keen to undertake a cross-disciplinary project involving engineers, physicists, clinical researchers and transplant doctors? Interested in biomedical engineering or systems biology? This might be the project for you.

The project: This is a joint venture between the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick and the Kidney Transplantation Unit at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. The project aims to develop novel mathematical approaches, based on modern Machine Learning algorithms, for prediction of acute kidney rejection and chronic graft loss after kidney transplantation in patients with end stage of renal failure. We would like to use mathematical modelling to identify the key factors associated with significant risk of kidney rejection and loss. The project will provide a unique opportunity for the PhD student to engage with the specialists from distinct research areas and gain working experience in highly cross-disciplinary environment. We are well-established team with joint publications, conference trips, research grants, and we meet on regular basis to exchange the research ideas and progress.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter outlining motivation and suitability for this project, and a full CV to Dr Khovanova [email protected] and Dr Leeson [email protected] If you are successful at the interview you will be required to fulfil the entry requirements set by the University of Warwick.

Funding Notes

Funding: The studentship covers 100% fees (UK/EU students only) and standard stipend (£14,656*, *estimated over 3 years). International candidates are welcome to apply, but will have to seek alternative funding sources.


Eligibility: UK or EU candidates with a 1st or 2.1 UK Honours degree in the subjects of Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Systems Biology will find this studentship especially relevant. Applications from candidates with a medical science background who are interested in predictive modelling are also welcome. Excellent data analysis and computing skills are essential (e.g. programming MATLAB/C/C++). We are looking for confident, self-motivated candidates with good interpersonal skills, and abilities to perform excellent research leading to high quality research outcomes and publications.

How good is research at University of Warwick in General Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 94.75

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