Life Sciences

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Health Science

Respiratory Science

Cardiovascular Sciences

Cancer Studies

 

 

College of Life Sciences PhD studentship integrating precision medicine and clinical excellence.

Funded by Leicester Precision Medicine Institute (LPMI) and Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)

 

HEALTH SCIENCES

1 x 3 year  Funded project

ProjectReducing sedentary behaviour for improved physical function in type 2 diabetes

Supervisors: Prof Tom Yates and Dr Charlotte Edwardson

 

RESPIRATORY SCIENCES AND CARDIOVASCULAR SCIENCES

2 x 3 year funded  projects from the following three projects will be funded

Competition funded Project 1: Prediction of outcome in community acquired pneumonia admissions using Artificial Intelligence and machine learning based algorithms.

Supervisors: Dr Robert Free, Dr. Alistair McEwan and Dr Gerrit Woltmann

 

Competition funded Project 2: Using patient electronic health records to understand the interplay between disease severity, symptoms, co-morbidity and long term health outcomes

Supervisors: Professor Michael Steiner, Dr Neil Greening, Dr Emily Petherick

 

Competition funded project 3:  Developing a new bioinformatics platform for integration and analysis of high-throughput ‘omics data to inform drug discovery and precision medicine approaches

Supervisors: Dr Athanasios Didangelos , Professor Louise Wain

 

CANCER STUDIES

2 x 3 year projects joint funded  by Leicester Precision Medicine Institute and local charity Hope Against Cancer

Project 1: Relationship between repetitive DNA and clinical radiosensitivity in rectal cancer

Supervisors: Dr Cristina Tufarelli, Dr Richard Badge, Dr Alessandro Rufini, Jon Lund (School of Medicine, Nottingham)

 

Project 2: Barriers to CD19 therapy in B cell malignancies

Supervisors: Dr Harriet Walter, Professor M.J.S. Dyer, Dr S. Jayne, Prof D. Jones

 

All projects for this funding are available to UK/EU applicants only.

Funding provides UK/EU tuition fee waiver and Stipend at UKRI rates for 3 years.

 

 

 

 

11 February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

28th February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24th February


Health Sciences

 

 

3 year Fully-funded PhD Studentship starting in September 2019

For details of the project and application process can be found HERE

Project title: The challenges of seeking to avoid overdiagnosis and overtreatment: exploring defensive practice

Supervisors: Professor Natalie Armstrong, Department of Health Sciences and Dr Tracey Elliott, Leicester Law School

Available for UK and EU candidates only

31 January 2019
Cardiovascular Sciences

3 Year Fully Funded PhD Studentship starting in September 2019

Project: The role of FOXO1 in obesity-driven protection in cardiac surgery

Supervisors: Prof Gavin Murphy  gjm19@le.ac.uk , Dr Syabira Yusoff,  Dr Marcin Woźniak

For details of the project and application process please click HERE

Available to UK/EU applicants only.

Funding will provide a stipend and UK/EU fees for 3 years.

 

 

31 January 2019

College of Life Sciences

MRC-funded IMPACT (Integrated Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training) CASE Doctoral Training Partnership

2 x 3.5 Year  IMPACT CASE PhD Studentships available for September 2019 from the projects list below.

PROJECT 1

Supervisors: Dr Emma Chung, Prof Antonio F Corno,

Project: Patient-specific analytics for modelling brain tissue perfusion during heart surgery

PROJECT 2

Supervisors: Prof Anna Hansell, Prof, John Gulliver and Dr Charlotte Clark

Project: Early life exposure to environmental noise and air pollution and cardiovascular and cognitive outcomes in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Children and Parents (ALSPAC) cohort.

PROJECT 3

Supervisors Prof Elizabeta B. Mukaetova-Ladinska, Prof. Kevin Paterson

Project: Clinical Validation of Gaming Concepts for Cognitive Improvement leading to Neurofeedback Development

PROJECT 4

Supervisors: Prof. Toru Suzuki, Prof Leong Ng

Project:  Investigation of metabolomic biomarkers of heart failure.

Available to UK / EU applicants subject to meeting the MRC eligibility and residency critieria.

Studentship provides tuition fees and stipend for 3.5 years to UK applicants.  EU applicants who do not meet the UKRI residency criteria can apply for a fees only award.

 

 

1 March 2019

 

 

Interviews will take place on 26th and 29th March

Health Sciences

3 Year PhD Studentship available within the Biostatistics Research Group, Department of Health Sciences and Department of Cardiovascular Sciences.  Available for September 2019 entry

Supervisors: Prof Laura Gray and Prof Rob Sayers

Project Title: Can we use routinely collected primary care medical records to assess and explain variations in amputation rates across the UK?

Full Project and application details - Click HERE

Eligibility: UK/EU students only.

Requires an MSc Medical Statistics or similar postgraduate degree.

The Studentship is for three years, starting September 2019, and offers tuition fees at UK/EU rate and a Stipend at an enhanced rate. UK/EU Fees plus a 3 year enhanced stipend £15,777 for 2018/19, £15,999 2nd year and £16,224 for final year

 

 

 

24th February 2019.

Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour


Fully Funded 4 Year PhD Studentship starting in September 2019

Supervisors: Dr Vincenzo Marra and Professor Ian Forsythe

Full Project and application details - Click HERE

Available to UK/EU applicants only

28th Feburary 2019
Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

Fully Funded 3 Year PhD Studentship  within the Centre for Systems Neuroscience.

Project: Study of memory coding with single cell recordings in humans

Supervisor: Prof Rodrigo Quian Quiroga rqqg1@le.ac.uk

Project details and application information - Click HERE

Funding provides at stipend and tuition fees for 3 years.

Available to UK/EU applicants only.

 

 

1st March 2019

Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

3 Year Royal Society Fellowship Studentship to commence October 2019

Project: Molecular basis of hearing in Insects

For project description and application information click HERE

Supervisor  Dr Ben Warren  bw120@le.ac.uk

Funding provides a stipend at UKRI rates and fee wavier at UK/EU rates for a period of 3  years.

Available to UK/EU applicants only.

 

 

8th March 2019

Health Sciences

3 Year PhD Studentship/Fellowship  available for September 2019

Funded by THIS Institute (The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute)

Project: The role of visual management tools for the coordination of teams in healthcare

Supervisors: Dr Nicola Mackintosh and Dr Nicola Bateman

Funding provides: Enhanced Stipend - an annual tax-free stipend of £25,000pa and Tuition Fees at UK/EU rates for 3 years (4 years if 1+3 pathway is applied) plus additional funds for Conference and research.

Available to UK / EU applicants.

 

18th March 2019

 

Interviews expected to be held w/c 8th April

Genetics and Genome Biology

3 Year PhD Studentship available for September 2019

Project: Using bioinformatics and ontologies to bridge between healthcare, human genetics and model organism research

Supervisors: Dr Tim Beck and Prof Anthony Brookes

Funding provides tuition fees at UK/EU rates and stipend for 3 years.

Available to UK/EU applicants only.

 

 

29th March 2019

Health Sciences

3 year Fully-funded PhD Studentship starting in September 2019

For details of the project and application process can be found HERE

Project title: Home-based exercise in chronic kidney disease

Supervisors: Professor Alice Smith & Dr Thomas Wilkinson

Available for UK and EU candidates only

 

 

Open until filled

Health Sciences

3 year Fully-funded PhD Studentship starting in September 2019

For details of the project and application process can be found HERE

Project title: Genetic variants associated with multiple diseases

Supervisors: Professor Martin D Tobin and Dr Nick Shrine

Available for UK and EU candidates only

 

Open until filled

Health Sciences

3 year Fully-funded PhD Studentship starting in September 2019

For details of the project and application process can be found HERE

Project title: Harnessing large-scale genomic sequencing data to understand smoking behaviour

Supervisors: Dr Chiara Batini and Professor Martin Tobin

Available for UK and EU candidates only

 

Open until filled

UK Government Doctoral Loan

Doctoral / PhD Loans Available from UK Government  from 1 August 2018 for UK/EU Nationals

The UK Government has introduced new Postgraduate Doctoral Loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent postgraduate research programmes from 2018.

Full details and the application form are available from  GOV.UK  Doctoral Loan

Please make sure you read the full eligibility and residency criteria.

If you apply for a Doctoral Loan you will be able to register for your course once you have provided us with evidence that your application has been approved. Students in receipt of the Doctoral Loan are able to pay in 3 instalments instead of the standard 2, the due dates of the instalments will be in line with the dates you receive your loan payments.


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PhD Loans (Available from 2018 for UK Nationals)

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