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Public Health & Epidemiology (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Sustainable food systems: can polycultural systems increase both productivity (energy-nutrients-income) & biodiversity?
  Dr A Gathorne-Hardy, Dr B Smith
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. This multidisciplinary PhD will explore if complex, intercropped, food production systems can increase both biodiversity & productivity compared to both conventional-intensive & conventional-organic systems.
  EASTBIO Exploring the multilayer world: application of multilayer network analysis for livestock disease surveillance and control
  Dr T Porphyre, Dr IM McKendrick
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Livestock movements are an important mechanism of infectious disease transmission.
  Cancer and comorbidity: impact of comorbid conditions on equity of access and safety and outcomes of cancer treatments
  Prof J van der Meulen, Prof A Hutchings, Prof D Cromwell, Prof E Nolte
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The configuration of cancer services is rapidly changing. Service delivery is being re-designed in order to diagnose cancer earlier, accelerate access to treatment, improve patients’ experience, reduce side-effects of treatment and enhance cures for cancer.
  (BBSRC DTP) Using mathematical models to understand the role of the respiratory microbiome in asthma
  Research Group: Molecular Environmental Sciences
  Dr T Gilman, Dr M Muldoon, Prof N Papadopoulos, Prof D Robertson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Most of the cells in the human body are not human. There are rich microbial communities (i.e., microbiota) in our digestive tracts, our respiratory tracts, and on our skin.
  E4 DTP - Gene by air pollution interactions in human wellbeing and health
  Prof A Tenesa, Prof M Heal
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. A multidisciplinary project between genetic epidemiology and environmental exposure to identify gene by air pollution interactions for a wide range of human chronic diseases.
  Young people bringing nature to their communities (ref: RDF20/SWECW/HENDERSON)
  Dr E Henderson
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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In the UK, young people’s mental health is suffering due to a complex range of factors, with inequalities, poor predicted life outcomes and unfit health and social care systems being amongst the most prominent.
  Exposing drivers for parasite growth and virulence at the single cell level
  Prof A Maule, Dr P McVeigh, Dr N Marks
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Parasites infect one third of the human population, causing staggering levels of morbidity. They also blight food production systems by undermining plant and animal health globally.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Metformin-associated B12 deficiency and cognitive function in Type 2 Diabetes
  Dr L Kang, Dr A Doney
Application Deadline: 11 January 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  Quantitative Risk Assessment for Food Safety (allergens, microbial pathogens or chemical contaminants)
  Prof N Strachan, Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will use computational methods to assess risks. An expectation of the society we live in is that the food that we eat is safe.
  QUADRAT DTP: Environmental change and the epidemiology of a multi-host pathogen: Leptospira in Africa
  Dr M Moseley, Prof E Morgan
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Multi-host pathogens include some the most important pathogens of livestock and humans. These pathogens are maintained in complex ecological reservoirs that are comprised of epidemiologically connected animal host populations and environments (Viana et al., 2014).
  Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport) Carnegie School of Sport

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Aligned with Leeds Beckett University's mission to use our knowledge and resources to make a positive and decisive difference to people, communities and organisations, we are proud to announce the launch of the Carnegie School of Sport's Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport).
  EASTBIO: Enhanced operational approaches to emerging and endemic disease in farmed Salmon in Chile
  Dr R Davidson, Mr G Marion
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is a globally significant food and protein source, with over 2.2 million tonnes produced annually worldwide.
  Health PhD

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Overview. As a PhD student in the Department for Health at Bath you will have the opportunity to undertake original, in-depth research under expert supervision working in one of the top rated research Universities in the UK.
  Synthetic biology-enabled new generation biosensors to tackle global health and environmental challenges
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr Baojun Wang
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The traditional laboratory-based analytical assays for disease biomarkers and environmental toxins are expensive, time consuming and normally require specialised personnel and complex equipment.
  Seven fully-funded PhD scholarships available in the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre for Public Health Economics and Decision Science

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Seven fully-funded PhD scholarships available in the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre for Public Health Economics and Decision Science.
  Predicting future climate- and catchment-driven risks to the ‘land-water-shellfish continuum’: towards improved decision-support for Scotland’s shellfish waters
  Dr D Oliver, Prof R Quilliam, Dr S Reaney
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Supervised by Dr David Oliver (University of Stirling), Prof Richard Quilliam (University of Stirling) and Dr Sim Reaney (Durham University).
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