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Multi-system effects of Very Low Calorie Dietary (VLCD) in type two diabetes (T2d) in TWO different populations

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  • Full or part time
    Prof P Gowland
    Dr S Francis
  • Application Deadline
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

This project aims to investigate new methods of treating type 2 diabetes. Initially it will involve developing new MRI and MR spectroscopy methods for multi-organ assessment of physiology and metabolism. It will subsequently involve coordinating an experimental study of the effect of a very low calorie diet on type 2 diabetes patients from Caucasian and South Asian ethnic groups (who are expected to respond differently). This will involve setting up the experimental protocol, overseeing the acquisition of data, analysing the data and presenting the results. It will suit a physicist who has an interest in experimental and numerical approaches, and an enthusiasm to apply their scientific approach in the area of biomedicine. This project will provide important new information on the effectiveness of potential new approaches to treating type 2 diabetes, for both Asian and Caucasian ethnic groups.

Funding Notes

The studentships will commence in October 2020, and a stipend (£15,009 for 2019/20) and fee waiver for 3.5 years is available for UK applicants, plus research training support grant, travel and laptop allowance.

Fully funded studentships are available for UK applicants. EU applicants able to confirm that they have been resident in the UK for at least three years before October 2020 may also be eligible for a full award. EU students who are not able to prove that they meet the residency criteria may apply for a fees only award. Interviews take place week commencing 17 February 2020.



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