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Immunology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

We have 99 Immunology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Immune Responses to Salivary Biomarkers as Tools to Understand the Epidemiology of Vector Borne Diseases
  Dr J Sternberg, Dr A Bowman
Applications accepted all year round

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Haematophagous (blood-feeding) arthropods may act as vectors for serious parasitic diseases to humans and livestock. Examples include ticks (Lyme diseases, tick-borne encephalitis, theileriosis), Hemipteran Bugs (Chagas disease), Tsetse Flies (African trypanosomiasis), Mosquitoes (malaria, filariasis, dengue etc).
  Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
  Dr R McCarthy
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The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing.
  Egr2 and 3 mediated T cell tolerance in cancer and their impact in immune checkpoint therapy
  Dr S Li
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Tumour infiltrated lymphocytes (TILs) contain tumour reactive T cells and have been used as adoptive cell transfer therapy in patients which can mediate cancer regression.
  Telomere length elongation following treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs. Aim: To investigate the mechanisms which leads to telomere length elongation after treatment with tricostatin A and azacytidine.
  Dr T Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Telomeres are specialised structures, which are present at the ends of chromosomes and serve to protect the chromosome from degradation during cell division.
  Determining the cancer stem cell basis for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma
  Dr G Patel, Prof MJ Smalley
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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Cancer is a major cause of early loss of life in many countries and is the number one cause of death in the UK. While there are many types of cancer, some characteristics are shared, so that lessons learnt by studying one form of cancer (e.g.
  Determining the role of immune evasion in kidney cancer
  Prof MJ Smalley, Dr G Patel
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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Cancer is a major cause of early loss of life in many countries and is the number one cause of death in the UK. While there are many types of cancer, some characteristics are shared, so that lessons learnt by studying one form of cancer (e.g.
  PhD in Child Health - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) for diagnosis in ex-preterm children
  Dr W Watkins, Dr M Chakraborty, Prof S Kotecha
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a self-funded/sponsored PhD opportunity. BACKGROUND. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a major respiratory consequence of premature birth (Walsh et al., 2006).
  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.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) call for PhD Studentship applications 2020

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The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) offers up to two competitively. awarded and generously funded MPhil/PhD studentships annually.
  Investigating the role of connexins in the gingival response to the oral microbiota
  Dr J Butcher, Dr C Wright, Dr P Martin
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Project reference number. SHLS19005. Periodontal disease (PD) is a chronic inflammatory and bone destructive disease that imposes a substantial social and economic burden, and has been linked to the initiation and progression of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  The human heart in health and disease, one cell at a time
  Dr M Noseda
Application Deadline: 20 September 2019

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3-year NHLI-funded PhD post – starting October 2019. Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s degree (Merit and above) in Biomedical Sciences, Immunology or a related discipline, for a 3 year PhD.
  Exercise and nutritional status on metabolic factors, hormonal responses and inflammation in women
  Dr J Allgrove
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, adverse cardiovascular events and metabolic syndrome-related disorders.
  Potential therapeutic effects of natural products in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cervical cancers
  Dr H Ashrafi
Applications accepted all year round

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Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting women worldwide. Infection caused by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), especially type 16 and 18 are implicated in the etiology of most cervical cancers.
  Sex differences of ultra-endurance running: Profiling of female ultra-runners
  Dr H Moir
Applications accepted all year round

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Ultra-endurance running has become increasingly popular, both in amateur and recreational athletes, with an exponential increase in the number of ultra-marathon finishers between 1998 and 2011 (Cejka et al., 2013; Hoffman & Krishnan 2013;).
  The influence of psychological stress on health and physical performance in British Army Recruits
  Prof N Walsh
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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PhD Studentship (4 years). Applications are invited for a four-year, full-time PhD studentship supervised by Prof Neil Walsh and his team in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University.
  The feasibility of in situ VOC analysis on icy bodies
  Dr S Sheridan, Dr V Pearson, Prof M Patel, Dr G Morgan
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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This project will conduct a feasibility study of potential instrumentation that could be deployed on future missions to icy moons.
  Evaluation of natural plant based botanicals as alternative to therapeutic antibiotics
  Dr C Situ
Applications accepted all year round

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It has become widely recognised that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest health threats that mankind faces encompassing huge health and economic burdens on governments and societies in every region of the globe.
  Assessing the ability of hypoxic pre-conditioning to enhance the immunomodulatory capacity of canine cardiac stem cell as a bridge to the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy.
  Dr D Connolly
Applications accepted all year round

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a common and serious disease, which imposes a significant welfare burden in dogs. DCM is particularly well characterise in Dobermans where a 58.8% cumulative prevalence has been identified in European lines.
  Insights into eye disease: understanding the molecular basis of age-related macular degeneration
  Prof T Day, Dr S Clark
Applications accepted all year round

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Dysregulation of innate immunity has been implicated as playing a key role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – a major form of blindness in the industrialised world (see [1-5]).
  Dynamic cell fate decisions: linking mechanical signals and protein expression dynamics in the developing eye to understand human developmental disorders
  Dr Cerys Manning, Prof N Papalopulu
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Inherited developmental disorders account for much of childhood visual impairment. Development of the eye requires cell fate decisions that balance stem cell proliferation and differentiation.
  A state-of-the-art effector trap to identify secreted effectors of tissue invasion in the major fungal pathogen of human lungs
  Prof E Bignell, Dr J Amich, Dr A Reid
Applications accepted all year round

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The often-fatal fungal lung disease invasive aspergillosis (IA) has claimed more than 8 million human lives since its emergence ~ 40 years ago.
  Basal stem cells in the lung and their recognition of dying cells
  Prof T Hussell, Dr N Fujino
Applications accepted all year round

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Stem cell division and differentiation is critical for barrier repair following inflammation, but the initial trigger for this process is unknown.
  Deciphering Aspergillus fumigatus - Pseudomonas aeruginosa synergistic interactions in coinfection
  Dr J Amich, Prof E Bignell, Dr S Fowler
Applications accepted all year round

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Pathogen-pathogen interactions in polymicrobial infections are known to directly impact, often to worsen, disease outcomes. Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common fungal pathogen and Pseudomonas aeruginosa one of the most prevalent bacterial pathogens of the human lung.
  Do Altered host-microbial interactions promote oral inflammation during ageing?
  Dr J Konkel, Prof A McBain
Applications accepted all year round

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As we age, the systems of our bodies become less able to function; rendering people increasingly infirm. Ageing affects our immune system, impeding our ability to both fight infection and maintain tolerance.
  How an IFNγ target gene mediates resistance to immunotherapy
  Dr A Hurlstone, Prof K Williams, Dr J Bruce
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Metastatic melanoma, a highly aggressive form of skin cancer, can respond well to immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors, but there are still a significant proportion of patients not benefitting or for whom benefits are not durable.
  How regulatory immunological cues (re)programme cellular metabolism to control effector T cell behaviour and function
  Dr K Couper, Prof R K Grencis
Applications accepted all year round

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Upon activation a T cell transitions from a state of semi-quiescence to a state of high activity. During the process of activation the T cell therefore needs to up regulate metabolic pathways to acquire the energy and nutrients required to facilitate the behavioural changes associated with its new functional state.
  Metals and host-pathogen interactions: the role of metal handling systems in the human gastrointestinal pathogen Campylobacter jejuni
  Dr J Cavet, Dr D Linton
Applications accepted all year round

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Campylobacter jejuni is a globally important food-borne pathogen causing an estimated 400-500 million cases of acute human gastroenteritis each year.
  Regulation of intestinal immune responses to commensal bacteria by innate lymphoid cells
  Dr M Hepworth, Prof K Else
Applications accepted all year round

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Commensal bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract provide beneficial roles for the host, such as supporting nutrient metabolism.
  The nanoscale organisation of immune cell surfaces in health and disease
  Prof D Davis
Applications accepted all year round

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Super-resolution microscopes, celebrated in the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, are one of the tools that allow us to study immune cells in unprecedented detail.
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