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  Using human-behaviour change principles to improve canine obesity and exercise levels
  Dr C Westgarth, Prof AJ German
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Obesity is arguably the most common welfare problem of pet dogs. In addition to excess weight predisposing to many chronic diseases and shortening lifespan, low exercise levels in dogs is also a wider welfare issue that may contribute to poor quality of life and development of behavioural problems.
  Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

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Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Sudden cardiac death in human athletes – electrophysiological and molecular insights from the animal models
  Dr K Jeevaratnam
Applications accepted all year round

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This is an exciting fully funded PhD studentship opportunity exploring the electrophysiological and molecular profile of the equine heart as a model for high performing human athletes.
  Feline hyperaldosteronism: immunohistochemical, genetic and functional characterisation of the adrenal gland in hypertensive cats
  Prof H Syme, Prof M Brown
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Hypertension is a common problem in geriatric cats, particularly those with renal disease and often results in blindness. Improved understanding of the pathogenesis of feline hypertension could result in earlier identification of those cats that are most at risk, or lead to novel targets for treatment.
  Investigation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seafood products and risk of exposure to these by consumers in the UK
  Dr A Mateus, Dr L Guardabassi
Applications accepted all year round

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A large amount of seafood consumed in the UK are imported from countries outside the EU, where the use of antibiotics is often poorly regulated.
  RVC PhD: Gene therapy for cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritis
  Dr S Roberts, Prof A Pitsillides, Dr J Dudhia
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in humans. By 2050 it is estimated that 40 million people worldwide will be severely disabled by this disease.
  Our PhD programmes - A World-Class Research Environment

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Each year we offer a wide number of studentships to high calibre students interested in scientific research in a wide range of areas across medicine and veterinary medicine.
  Bloomsbury Colleges PhD: Veterinary paraclinical metagenomics to prevent bovine respiratory disease and antimicrobial use in calves
  Prof L Guardabassi, Dr R Stabler
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is a major cause for loss of productivity and one of the most common reasons for antimicrobial use in cattle farming worldwide [1].
  Investigating a parasite-specific gene expression mechanism for the identification of novel anthelmintic drug targets
  Dr B Mueller, Dr J Pettitt, Dr B Connolly
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Nematode parasites remain a major cause of neglected human disease and make significant global impacts on the health of agriculturally important animals and plants.
  Modulation of gene regulation in Aedes aegypti upon infection by Wolbachia
  Dr J Krzywinski, Prof S Sinkins
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of arboviruses that pose a growing threat to global human health.
  Understanding the approach taken to aged dogs in primary veterinary care: a mixed methods health informatics approach
  Dr C Westgarth, Dr A Radford
Application Deadline: 26 January 2020

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Dogs are living up to twice as long as they did 40 years ago. With a rapidly ageing dog population, there are implications for senior dogs’ healthcare and wellbeing.
  RVC PhD: Investigating the role of gut microbiota in feline diabetes mellitus and hypersomatotropism
  Dr R Gostelow, Dr L Davison, Dr D Connolly, Dr D Xia
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common feline endocrinopathy, estimated to affect 1 in 200 cats examined in UK primary-care practice.
  RVC PhD: What Lies Beneath? – Imaging biomarkers of osteoarthritic cartilage disease
  Dr R Meeson, Prof A Pitsillides
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Non-RVC Supervisor. Professor Chaozong Liu, Professor of Orthopaedic Bioengineering, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, Research Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, UCL, Stanmore.
  RVC PhD: Why are women more at risk of type 2 diabetes from statin use than men?
  Dr M Gage, Prof C Wheeler Jones
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of worldwide mortality. Females are less at risk of CVD compared to males before menopause.
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