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Translational immunologic studies of human autoimmune liver disease: genes, pathways, therapies

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  • Full or part time
    Dr Hirschfield
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    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Self-funding PhD studentships for bright motivated students interested in applying state of the art immunologic discovery based laboratory science, to human tissue, in the context of a translational liver research unit. With a clear focus on primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis, the ultimate goal of any translational PhD is the better understanding of disease pathways to underpin new treatments for patients. We utilise fresh and archived human tissue and blood from patients with liver disease to map relevant immune pathways in disease using an array of cell and protein science. Immunologic discoveries are mapped to clinical phenotype and hence to clinical need for new therapies and trials.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering email/letter for consideration by the Supervisor.

Funding Notes

Applications are invited from self-funding applicants only. Overseas applicants will need to meet the UoB English requirements which are IELTS of 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any band or Pearson Academic test.

References

Hirschfield GM, Karlsen TH, Lindor KD, Adams DH. Primary sclerosing cholangitis. Lancet. 2013 Nov 9;382(9904):1587-99. Hirschfield GM, Karlsen TH, Lindor KD, Adams DH. Primary sclerosing cholangitis. Lancet. 2013 Nov 9;382(9904):1587-99.

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