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Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproduction PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

We have 28 Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproduction PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  EASTBIO: Identifying the involvement of putative stretch-sensitive proteins in blood pressure regulation - a bioinformatics investigation of pregnancy to answer a basic science question.
  Dr G S Bewick, Dr T Wishart, Dr S Bhattacharya, Dr E Collie-Duguid
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Guy S Bewick (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/g.s.bewick. Dr Thomas Wishart (University of Edinburgh).
  EASTBIO: Impact of steroid hormone environment on immune cell phenotype and function
  Prof I McEwan, Dr D Gibson, Prof H M Wilson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Iain J McEwan (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/research/profiles/iain.mcewan. Dr Douglas Gibson (University of Edinburgh).
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Brain and Cognition Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/brain-and-cognition.
  BBSRC SWBio DTP studentship: Aging before birth: identifying early-life influences on telomeres and the epigenetic clock
  Prof RM John
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Being born biologically “aged” may contribute to higher risk of disease later in life. Importantly, premature placental aging has been suggested as a mechanism contributing to fetal growth restriction and an increased the risk of a stillbirth.
  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP studentship: To treat or not to treat: investigating the impact of depression and antidepressant use in pregnancy.
  Prof RM John
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Depression in pregnancy, often occurring in combination with anxiety and a stressful environment, increases the risk of adverse outcomes for offspring with males showing more attention deficits, cognitive problems and externalising behaviour and females tending to present with anxiety, depression and internalising symptoms.
  Sounds in the womb: fetal reactions to what they hear
  Dr N Reissland
Applications accepted all year round

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Fetuses can hear from around the 23rd week of gestation. They are exposed to a variety of language and non-language sounds in the womb.
  The eyes have it: fetal reactions to visual stimulation
  Dr N Reissland
Applications accepted all year round

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The womb is not entirely dark and hence fetuses can perceive light. It is not clear what fetuses might be able to perceive and in what detail they might be able to “see” which has implications for cognitive development.
  Prevention of Gestational Diabetes in Obese Pregnant Women; Targeting Early Pregnancy Intervention to Women at Risk
  Dr S White, Dr A Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity in pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) and associated adverse outcomes. NICE guidelines recommend that all obese women have an oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks' gestation for detection of GDM.
  Identification of blood biomarkers for antenatal diagnosis of a common congenital heart defect, Tetralogy of Fallot.
  Dr I Dykes
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Almost 1 in every 100 babies born in the UK has a congenital heart defect (CHD). CHD is the leading cause of infant mortality and affected children often require surgery at birth.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Cell cycle regulation in oocytes: can we prevent chromosome division errors that result in infertility and miscarriage?
  Dr S Madgwick, Prof J Higgins
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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We are pleased to invite candidates to apply for our PhD studentship investigating the role of cell cycle protein regulation in preventing cell division errors that lead to infertility and miscarriage in women.
  (BBSRC DTP) Understanding the contribution of dietary extracellular vesicles to healthy human development
  Prof M Westwood, Dr L Harris, Prof A Nicolaou, Dr A Stevens
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The ability to adapt behaviour in response to nutrient availability is important for all cells but particularly so for trophoblasts, as these cells form the placenta - the interface between mother and fetus - and act as fetal sentinels of the maternal environment.
  (BBSRC DTP) Using markers of gene evolutionary age to identify function within gene regulatory networks related to embryo implantation
  Prof D Brison, Dr A Stevens, Dr Peter Ruane, Prof M Westwood
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Successful implantation relies upon synchrony between a competent blastocyst and receptive endometrium. Molecular networks mediating these events at implantation are not well understood in humans.
  Investigating the mechanisms contributing to placental dysfunction in pregnancies complicated by diabetes: role of the hexosamine biosynthetic pathway
  Prof M Westwood, Prof J Aplin, Dr J Myers
Applications accepted all year round

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Maternal diabetes is a major risk factor for fetal overgrowth, which is associated with poor outcomes including stillbirth, neonatal morbidity and increased risk of diabetes in adulthood.
  Phenotyping placental disease in women with diabetes and chronic hypertension using transcriptomic analysis
  Dr J Myers, Dr E Johnstone
Applications accepted all year round

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Placental disease triggers medically-indicated preterm birth in 1 in 6 pregnancies complicated by chronic hypertension and/or diabetes (cardiometabolic disease).
  Understanding the impact of placental aging on placental function
  Dr A Heazell, Dr M Dilworth, Dr M Desforges
Applications accepted all year round

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Prolonged pregnancy (>41 weeks gestation) is associated with an increase in perinatal mortality (the death of a baby before or shortly after birth) from a nadir of 1 per 1,000 births at 39 weeks’ to 3 per 1,000 births at 41 weeks which continues to rise beyond this time.
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