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Cardiovascular Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Development of novel macrophage high-throughput cell-based phenotypic assay for drug screening
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr G Pirianov, Prof S Cellek
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Investigating the potential of novel mimetic molecules (Toll-like receptor 4 antagonists) to modulate the microphage polarisation
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr G Pirianov, Dr N Pugh
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Novel regulation of platelet-endothelial crosstalk in settings of vascular disease
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr N Pugh, Dr H Chichger
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Regulation of mineralisation in atherosclerotic lesions
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr J Bird, Dr G Pirianov
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Regulation of the tissue degradation in osteoarthritis
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr J Bird, Dr P Coussons, Dr F Savage
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Understanding how p18/LAMTOR1 maintains the pulmonary endothelium – a potential therapeutic target for chronic respiratory diseases
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr H Chichger
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Understanding how the bitter taste receptor, T2R38, regulates the intestinal epithelium - a study from microbiota to the intestinal epithelium
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr H Chichger
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Evaluating the effects of commercial exercise programmes and combined dietary strategies on cardio-metabolic risk
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr J Roberts, Dr L Smith, Dr J Johnstone
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  Finding 30 minutes in the marathon: a systematic approach to training design for the non-elite competitive marathon runner
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr D Gordon, Dr J Roberts, Dr M Ferrandino
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  The use of green tea strategies combined with exercise training to promote enhanced fat oxidation and cardio-metabolic health: part 1
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr J Roberts, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  Developing new antibody-based therapeutics for neuroblastoma
  Prof A Sala
Applications accepted all year round

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Metastatic neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system that kills the majority of the affected children. Although there have been tremendous advances in the understanding of the molecular causes of the disease, patients are still treated with highly toxic mixtures of chemicals and radiation.
  Genetic and non-genetic factors involved in risk of cardiovascular diseases
  Dr R Pazoki
Applications accepted all year round

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Main Aim. To identify genetic and non-genetic causes of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leading causes of mortality worldwide and are expected to keep rising.
  Investigating Therapeutic Effect of Different Antioxidants in Friedreich’s Ataxia (FRDA)
  Dr S Anjomani-Virmouni
Applications accepted all year round

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Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by epigenetic silencing of the frataxin gene. It is the most common inherited ataxia, affecting 1:50,000 Caucasians, and is characterised by neurodegeneration, cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus and skeletal deformities.
  The Development of an Artificial Heart
  Prof AW Khir
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Heart failure is defined as the inability of the heart to pump and circulate blood around the body to provide nutrients to the various organs.
  3D dynamic simulation of myocardial bridge: estimation of myocardial ischemia with a simplified biomechanical model
  Prof D Zheng, Prof Y Su, Dr H Liu
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The successful candidate will join the project ‘3D dynamic simulation of myocardial bridge.
  The phenotypic and functional identification of angiogenic T-cells for potential use to treat cardiovascular disease Project ID SAS0043
  Dr M Ross, Dr G Wright
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project is based within the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University and is led by Dr.
  Development of interventions combining exercise, patient education and pain management on free-living physical activity and quality of life in individuals with intermittent claudication.
  Dr C Seenan, Dr U Abaraogu, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20036 Seenan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common vascular disease which is characterised by pain and exercise intolerance, termed Intermittent Claudication (IC), due to reduction in blood flow to skeletal muscles in the lower limbs.
  Interventions to improve walking/mobility in stroke survivors: a Cochrane overview.
  Dr P Campbell, Dr A Pollock
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20029 Campbell. Motor impairment affects around 80% of stroke survivors, affecting the control of movement of one side of the body.
  Vertical reading training for stroke survivors with visual field loss
  Dr K Thomson, Dr C Hazelton
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20028 Thomson. Background. Stroke survivors with visual field loss struggle to read, due to an inability to see the start or end of lines of text within the area of lost vision.
  Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Fetal/Embryonic Heart Development (Project 2)
  Dr YC Hwai
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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The Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Ultrasound Laboratory, led by Dr. Choon Hwai Yap, is moving to Imperial College in July 2020, and is looking for multiple talented and highly-motivated PhD students, to research on embryonic and fetal cardiovascular biomechanics and mechanobiology.
  Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Fetal/Embryonic Heart Development (Project 1)
  Dr YC Hwai
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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The Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Ultrasound Laboratory, led by Dr. Choon Hwai Yap, is moving to Imperial College in July 2020, and is looking for multiple talented and highly-motivated PhD students, to research on embryonic and fetal cardiovascular biomechanics and mechanobiology.
  Choosing Who Not To Die With AI: AI-enhanced risk stratification for implanted defibrillators
  Dr M Bishop, Dr P Lamata
Applications accepted all year round

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Project summary. Clinical Motivation – Re-entrant ventricular arrhythmias are responsible for over 80,000 instances of sudden cardiac death (SCD) annually in the UK.
  Interventional Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  Dr S Roujol, Dr K Pusparajah
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Project. Cardiac catheterisation is a common procedure in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD).
  Molecular Imaging of Collagen in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  Dr A Phinikaridou
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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Project Summary. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are permanent dilations of the aorta that exceed 50% of the original size of the vessel or that are greater than 3cm in maximum diameter.
  Nutrition and Health of Young Adults - A Self Funded PhD
  Dr C Macdonald-Clarke, Dr M Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Young adults are an often overlooked population with regards to health monitoring and intervention. However, research suggests that emerging adulthood is a critical window during which lifestyle habits are formed and continue into older adulthood.
  Physical Activity and Health of Young Adults - A Self Funded PhD
  Dr B Dagger, Dr M Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Young adults are an often overlooked population with regards to health monitoring and intervention. However, research suggests that emerging adulthood is a critical window during which lifestyle habits are formed and continue into older adulthood.
  PhD Studentship in Blood pressure profiling in orthostatic hypotension – predicting response to treatment
  Prof J Newton
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2020 for 3 years full time. Overview. Orthostatic hypotension (OH) affects 1 in 5 older people.
  Feasibility of a lifestyle behaviour change programme to promote cardiovascular and health benefits in patients with low-grade abdominal aortic aneurisms attending follow-up screening (Ref: SF20/SER/CUCATO)
  Dr G Cucato
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Rationale and Description* [300 words max]. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a degenerative condition of the abdominal aorta which is frequently lethal if it ruptures.
  Metabotyping the response to dietary intervention (Ref: SF20/APP/LODGE)
  Dr J Lodge
Applications accepted all year round

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A healthy diet is at the forefront of factors known to reduce risk of degenerative disease. It has been evidenced that certain dietary approaches can influence specific conditions associated with healthy ageing such as endothelial function (blood pressure), cognition, lipid status and glucose control.
  The neurophysiological basis of fatigue during exercise (Ref: SF20/SER/THOMAS)
  Dr K Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Fatigue is a debilitating symptom that limits exercise performance in healthy individuals, and negatively impacts day-to-day function in disease.
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