Role of perivascular biomarkers at the fetal-maternal interface in fetal growth restriction
This PhD will examine perivascular biomarkers at the feto-maternal interface and their role in fetal growth restriction. The PhD will start with a systematic review of the literature and the identification of novel perivascular biomarkers for fetal growth restriction. This will be followed by assessing these biomarkers in the prediction and/or diagnosis of fetal growth restriction from clinical samples. If of value, these will be combined with other risk factors such as body mass index (BMI) as part of a risk stratification algorithm to predict and/or diagnose fetal growth restriction.
Entry requirements UK Bachelor Degree 2:1 or better, or UK Master’s Degree in Medicine, Medical Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences or overseas equivalent.
The University of Leicester English language requirements apply where applicable: https://le.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/entry-reqs/eng-lang-reqs
How to apply You should submit your application using our online application system: https://www2.le.ac.uk/research-degrees/phd/applyphd
Apply for Cardiovascular Sciences Research
In the funding section of the application please indicate CLS/CVS/TAN
In the proposal section please provide the name of the supervisor and project.
Include a CV and a personal statement explaining your interest in the project and why we should consider you together with all other relevant application documents.
Project / Funding Enquiries Professor Bee K Tan, Professor of Obstetrics and Reproductive Sciences, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester; [Email Address Removed]
Application enquiries to [Email Address Removed]
Closing date for applications: 31 August 2019
College of Life Sciences 3 year studentship providing tuition fees at UK/EU rates and a stipend at the UKRI rates (for 2019 this will be £15,009)