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  Deep Learning for Temporal Information Processing
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Temporal information process covers a broad class of learning problems where knowledge can be acquired from data of a sequential order, e.g.
  Developing statistical longitudinal models to investigate the effects of life course events and decisions over the long term on the physical and mental health of the elderly
  Dr P Soan, Dr R McNiece
Applications accepted all year round

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This study aims to develop statistical models to describe and investigate the effects of life course events and decisions over the years on well-being in later life.
  Ensemble Strategies for Semi-Supervised, Unsupervised and Transfer Learning
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Traditionally there are two main paradigms in machine learning, supervised vs. unsupervised learning.
  Development of image analysis methods and software to study musculoskeletal diseases using artificial intelligence (AI)
  Dr Claudia Lindner, Prof T Cootes
Applications accepted all year round

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Musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases affect an increasing number of the population globally. In the UK, on average 3 in 10 people are affected, which increases to 1 in 2 in the age group 65+.
  A PhD applying machine learning techniques to Next Generation Sequencing Big Data to improve Prostate Cancer patient outcome. (BrewerD-CooperCU19SF)
  Dr D Brewer, Prof C Cooper
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and an estimated 307,000 men annually die from PCa worldwide.
  4-year PhD in Genetic Epidemiology: The intergenerational transmission of health
  Dr N Davies
Application Deadline: 14 March 2020

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We are offering an exciting 4-year PhD studentship* for candidates interested in discovering how health and wellbeing are transmitted across generations within families.
  An investigation of psychological and clinical factors associated with the development of chronic or persistent pain in children and young people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory arthritis presenting in children and young people. Pain is one of the main features of JIA and it is often described as one of the most burdensome yet invisible symptoms of this long-term condition.
  Establishing the reliability and validity of digital tools to collect patient generated data
  Dr J McBeth, Prof W Dixon
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The rise in consumer electronics ownership, such as smartphones and smartwatches, offers unique opportunities to collect granular subject-reported and passively collected research data via remote monitoring.
  Effects of methodological decisions on the outcomes of systematic reviews (HooperL-SongFU19SF)
  Dr L Hooper, Dr F Song
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Background and Aims. Our systematic reviews for the World Health Organization assessed health effects of dietary fats in long-term randomised controlled trials (1-5).
  Genetic Architecture of Inherited Cardiomyopathy
  Prof M Farrall, Dr AG Goel, Prof H Watkins
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Studying genetic variation in cardiomyopathy and coronary artery disease across the entire allele frequency spectrum in order to identify causative genes and susceptibility loci.
  Evolution and Dynamics of Complex Social Networks
  Dr K Musial-Gabrys
Applications accepted all year round

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**THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC CANDIDATES ONLY**. The Project. The main goal of the PhD project is to build robust models of Complex Social Networks (CSNs) taking simultaneously into account their structure, dynamics and control (for details please see below).
  PhD studentship in Faster fitting and dimension reduction for multivariate joint
  Dr C Gillepsie
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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Value of award. 100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £15,009 International fees will be considered where possible.
  Evolution Education Trust PhD project: Quantitative Morphometry in the Evolution of Metastatic Cancer
  Dr J Sero, Prof M A Wills
Application Deadline: 5 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for this PhD opportunity based at the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique, cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education.
  Analytic methods for detecting and making sense of somatic genomic rearrangements
  Prof A Papenfuss
Applications accepted all year round

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Bioinformatics is the application of mathematics, statistics and computational methods to the analysis of molecular biology data.
  Clinical cancer bioinformatics: developing new bioinformatics methods for improved analysis of cancer gene hybridisation capture panels
  Prof A Papenfuss
Applications accepted all year round

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Bioinformatics is the application of mathematics, statistics and computational methods to the analysis of molecular biology data.
  Computational simulation of tumour formation and progression
  Dr D. Goode
Applications accepted all year round

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Tumours comprise a complex mix of related but distinct cellular subpopulations that both compete and complement one another. These dynamics strongly influence how and when a tumour forms as well as its response to therapy, however there are hard to observe directly.
  Transcriptional heterogeneity and resistance to therapy in prostate cancer
  Dr D. Goode
Applications accepted all year round

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Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a standard treatment for prostate cancer that works well in many cases but rapidly fails in others.
  Advancing Methodology for Clinical Prediction
  Dr M Sperrin, Dr G P Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinical prediction models (CPMs) take what we know about a person and predict the probability of subsequent outcomes using a regression model or algorithm [1].
  Exploring the transcriptomic and chromatin landscapes of fibroblast-like synoviocytes in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr S Eyre, Mr P Martin, Dr AM Morris
Applications accepted all year round

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Genetic studies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been successful in identifying regions of the genome which contribute to disease risk, but it is often unclear which genes they effect.
  Transferability of genetic risk scores for complex human diseases across diverse population groups
  Dr AM Morris, Dr J Bowes
Applications accepted all year round

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been extremely successful in identifying DNA variants that are associated with a wide range of complex human traits and common diseases.
  Novel statistical method development for discovery and interpretation of genetic contribution to human complex traits
  Dr V Iotchkova
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Genetic and epidemiological research has generated a vast amount of data and expertise for evaluating the genetic contribution to human traits in health and disease.
  Novel statistical method development for discovery and interpretation of genetic contribution to human complex traits
  Dr V Iotchkova
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Genetic and epidemiological research has generated a vast amount of data and expertise for evaluating the genetic contribution to human traits in health and disease.
  Controllability and control of Complex Social Networks
  Dr K Musial-Gabrys
Applications accepted all year round

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**THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC CANDIDATES ONLY**. Dynamics and Control of Complex Social Networks.
  Network Inference and Machine Learning: Identification of Diseases-gene Regulation
  Dr F He
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Coventry University is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The successful candidate will join the project ‘Network inference and machine learning.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - DSS4Food - Development of a novel and effective post-harvest decision support system (DSS) for stored cereals to minimise mould spoilage and mycotoxins in food
  Dr A Medina Vaya, Prof R Krska, Prof N Magan, Dr J Meneely
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. UK grain production represents a value of £2 Billion in ex-farm gate value. Post-harvest losses and rejection due to fungal spoilage and mycotoxin contamination often represents between 5-10% of this value, especially in wet harvest years.
  RVC PhD: Characterisation of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis mutations underlying drug resistance in tuberculosis disease
  Dr R Chang, Dr D Xia
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Tuberculosis disease (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is an important global public health issue. TB drug resistance, caused by genetic mutations in the M.
  RVC PHD: The impact of food chain health risk messages on consumers’ demand for poultry products in India
  Dr M Tak, Dr P Alarcon-Lopez
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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This interdisciplinary doctoral project aims to train a PhD student in food systems research by conducting innovative research on linkages between production and consumption of poultry products in India.
  KESS2 Scholarships: Deception Approaches for CNI (MbyRes)
  Dr E Llewellyn
Application Deadline: 2 February 2020

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This is a funded MbyRes, including a generous stipend and tuition fees, with well-resourced circumstances for a successful scholarship.
  Uncovering 3D genome architecture in annelid worms
  Dr JM Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  Exploring the influence of proteogenomics in patients receiving biologic drugs for treatment of psoriatic arthritis
  Prof A Barton, Dr James Bluett, Dr N Nair
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis, associated with the chronic skin condition psoriasis, which causes joint inflammation.
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