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Zoology / Animal Science (metabolism) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Rhythmic control of energy balance - to understand how our internal clocks regulate energy metabolism
  Dr D Bechtold, Prof D Ray
Applications accepted all year round

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24-hour rhythms are present in virtually all aspects of our behaviour and physiology. These rhythms are underpinned by circadian clocks that run throughout the body, and act within each tissue to orchestrate many organ functions and rhythmic activities (e.g.
  Evaluation of the impact of prebiotic supplementation on the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of Thorougbred yearlings during nutritional stress
  Dr LE Peachey
Application Deadline: 1 June 2019

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The MSc by Research project. Effective dietary management is a key contributing factor to successful Thoroughbred (TB) rearing; a period when foals and yearlings are subject to a number of abrupt dietary changes.
  Go with your gut, not mine: How does social contact affect individual microbiomes?
  Dr A Bretman, Prof L Collins, Dr X Harrison
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Humans and other animals play host to an array of microorganisms, including bacteria, which inhabit their guts. This microbial community, or “microbiome”, is now known to perform several functions beneficial to host health, rates of ageing, and lifespan (Vaiserman et al 2017).
  Understanding bone mass using collageneases and aggrecanases
  Prof G Bou-Gharios
Applications accepted all year round

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Bone is not only essential for locomotion, support and protection but crucial for many aspects of animal and human health. Specifically, bone is a calcium/phosphorous reservoir, is integral to glucose metabolism, houses the hematopoietic system and cross-talks with renal and reproductive systems.
  Sex hormone actions in frailty and health during ageing
  Dr M Garratt
Applications accepted all year round

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It is well established that testosterone and estrogens can influence ageing, with hormone administration improving physical function, muscle and bone strength in some cohorts of the elderly.
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