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  Can PTP1B inhibition rewire macrophage function to improve anti-tumour immunity in breast cancer treatment?
  Dr H M Wilson, Prof N Vargesson
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Treatment for breast cancer is improving but new therapies are often only successful in a proportion of patients and some patients develop resistance.
  Defining metabolic pathways controlling the response to infection.
  Prof S Spano, Dr M Baldassarre, Dr J Rochford
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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In order to fight off infection, the body must activate a highly orchestrated response to the infectious agent. The ability to respond to infections critically depends on our general health status and the strength of our immune system.
  Effects of essential aminoacid (EAA) restriction on cognitive function, ageing and neurodegeneration.
  Prof B Platt, Prof M Delibegovic
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The developed world is currently facing a significant increase in average lifespan, with the implication of increased age-related diseases including various cancers, dementia, and type 2 diabetes in our aged population.
  Understanding the biology of male breast cancer to identify more precise ways to inform clinical decision making for personalised treatment strategies.
  Prof V Speirs, Dr R Abu Eid
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Breast cancer (BC) affects both genders but remains understudied in men. This is a concern; research from our and other laboratories show a rise in the number of men receiving a breast cancer diagnosis over the last 3 decades.
  Budding yeast as a model for sudden cardiac death
  Dr T Hoefken
Applications accepted all year round

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Sudden unexpected cardiac death is responsible for about half of all heart disease deaths. It is an unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm.
  Enterprise DTP: MRC iCASE Doctoral Training Programme

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Imperial College London is offering 6 fully funded Enterprise DTP PhD Studentships to start in 2019-20, with a stipend of £18,000 p/a.
  Curing Genetic Muscle diseases
  Dr J Ochala
Applications accepted all year round

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Congenital myopathies are a group of genetic muscle diseases with unclear mechanisms and no efficient treatment.
  Understanding the cytoskeletal and biophysical changes associated with fibroblast activation during scar formation
  Dr B Stramer, Dr T Shaw
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available to work in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Stramer (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/randall/research/sections/motility/stramer/index) in the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London.
  Biological significance, predictive value and targeting of the HER family members in pancreatic cancer
  Prof H Modjtahedi
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite major advances in imaging technologies, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted therapy of cancer in the last few decades, pancreatic cancer remains as one of the most aggressive and fatal types of human cancer.
  Investigating the efficacy of novel antimicrobial mixes on microorganisms, surfaces and cells lines; an integrated study
  Dr A Kelly, Dr S Schwikkard, Prof D Wertheim
Applications accepted all year round

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The projection that within 50 years there will be more deaths from antimicrobial resistance than through cancer highlights the continual need for mining new and novel antimicrobials with activity against planktonic microbes and biofilms alike1.
  Natural products as prophylaxis and treatment for gonococcal eye infections
  Dr L Snyder
Applications accepted all year round

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria can infect the eyes of infants born to mothers infected with gonorrhoea, up to 80% of whom have no symptoms of their disease.
  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.
  The role of matrix interactions in regulating the SPARC family of matricellular proteins.
  Dr N Hill, Dr A Munasinghe
Applications accepted all year round

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The SPARC family of matricellular proteins determine the way in which cells respond to their extracellular environment. SPARC family proteins interact with a range of binding partners, including matrix proteins (1).
  PhD Studentship: How does excessive type I interferon activity damage the brain?
  Dr C Duncan
Application Deadline: 17 July 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 31 October 2019 for 3 years. Overview. Type I interferons (IFNα/β) are potent antiviral cytokines with pleotropic functions, including the regulation of cellular activation, proliferation and cell death.
  The role of isothiocyanates-derived from natural sources in uveal melanoma chemoprevention (ref: SF18/APP/McDermott)
  Prof A McDermott, Prof M Panagiotidis, Dr G Koutsidis
Applications accepted all year round

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Uveal melanoma is the most frequent primary intraocular tumor, in Caucasian adults, and one that is very difficult to treat once it becomes metastatic.
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