2018 Biomedical Science, Bioinformatics & Data Analysis MRes & PhD Programme

We are seeking to appoint outstanding science graduates to a 1+3 PhD Studentship Programme who will engage in internationally-competitive research projects. You will complete year one of the programme consisting of a rotation through three project areas and will include formal development of core and generic research skills. This will be followed by 3 years on a chosen PhD project.

Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or good upper 2nd class degree in a relevant subject.
This fellowship is open to EU and Home students only.

The full list of available projects can be found below.

This call is now closed and no further application will be considered for 2018

Supervisor Project Title Theme/s Cluster

Dr Ferdinand Von Meyenn

Epigenomic analysis of human ESC lines derived from human embryos cultured under varying conditions or with genetic mutations

Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Mario Falchi

An integrative -omics approach to disentangle the role of glycans in immune regulation

Genomic Medicine and Immunity & Infection

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Dr Rachel Tribe

An ‘omics’ approach to understanding spontaneous preterm birth.

Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Professor Lucilla Poston

An ‘omics approach to understanding relationships between maternal obesity, gestational diabetes and the health of the next generation

Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Professor Franca Fraternali

Assessing the impact of variants in Cardiomyopathies and the role of the Titin Gene.

Cardiovascular disease

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Kerrin Small

Interaction between microbes, genetics and gene expression in the gut

Genomic Medicine

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Professor Peter Parker

Immune atlas of bone marrow in Myelofibrosis (MF)

Immunity & Infection

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Dr. Mariam Molokhia

Informatics driven evaluation of genetic signatures for drug induced liver injury and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: Methods for developing and assessing translational risk prediction models

Genomic Medicine and Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr. Mariam Molokhia

Informatics approaches to regulatory genomics screening of drug metabolising (ADME) genes in twins

Genomic Medicine

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Karen J Liu

In silico prioritization of candidate pathogenic genes underlying craniofacial neurocristopathies

Genomic Medicine, Women’s & Childrens health, Oral Health

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Professor Manuel Mayr

Design and Development of new multi-omics bioinformatics pipelines and tools for in silico biomarker discovery

Cardiovascular disease, Genomic Medicine

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr David Morris

Developing clinically useful predictive models for Lupus sub-phenotypes

Genomic Medicine, Immunity & Infection, Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Dr Anita Grigoriadis

Innate lymphocytes in human tissue and their role in health and disease

Immunity & Infection

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Professor Manuel Mayr

Proteogenomics – Design and Development of New Bioinformatics Pipelines and Tools for Multi-omics Biomarker Discovery

Cardiovascular disease, Genomic Medicine

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Dr Matthias Krause

Development of a pancreatic cancer cell migration and invasion high content image analysis pipeline.

Imaging Sciences

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Nick Powell

Interrogating single cell transcriptomics across the inflammatory disease spectrum

Immunity & Infection

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Professor A. David Edwards

Machine learning and Imaging-Genomics to discover neuroprotective therapies for preterm brain

Genomic Medicine, Imaging Sciences, Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Steven Niederer

Biophysical Modelling, Simulation and Analysis of Acid Bile on Fetal Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiovascular disease, Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Dr Alessandra Vigilante

Investigating on rare genetic diseases integrating population genomic data and electronic health records

Genomic Medicine

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Sophia Tsoka

Systems Biology for Antibody-enhanced Cancer Immunotherapy

Cutaneous Medicine

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine

Dr. Saeed Shoaie

Whole Body Modelling of Metabolism in Cardiovascular Disease Patients to Identify Novel Drug Targets; A Platform for Personalized Data Integrative Analysis

Cardiovascular disease, Genomic Medicine

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine

Dr Ana Rodriguez-Mateos

Nutritional genomics as an emerging tool for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Marika Charalambous

Investigating how imprinted gene misregulation causes placental failure – a new biomarker for fetal growth retardation.

Genomic Medicine, Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Dr Maria Deprez (Murgasova)

Discovering biomarkers of normal and pathological brain development using genetics and multimodal MRI

Genomic Medicine, Imaging Sciences, Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Professor Rebecca Oakey

Analysis of big data in cardiovascular development: what makes the heart valves?

Genomic Medicine, Cardiovascular disease

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr. Mieke Van Hemelrijck

New statistical methods for a life-course approach to study health ageing

Genomic Medicine ,Cardiovascular disease, Cutaneous Medicine, Imaging Sciences, Immunity & Infection

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Alan Hodgkinson

Mitochondrial dysfunction in Coronary Artery Disease: the role of the mitochondrial genome and altered RNA processing.

Cardiovascular disease, Genomic Medicine

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Professor Ammar Al Chalabi

A high throughput bioinformatics system for the analysis of ALS/MND multi-layer omics, environmental and clinical data

Genomic Medicine

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Nick Dand

Clinical and genomic data analytics for improved management of psoriasis

Cutaneous medicine/ Genomic medicine

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Dr Abdel Douiri

Deep learning methods to predict disease progression, with application to molecular biomarkers for management of immunosuppression
in transplant patients.

Genomic Medicine , Transplantation

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Alessandra Vigilante

Uncovering the properties of human Liver Stem Progenitor Cells (hLSPC) and surrounding microenvironment during development, homeostasis and disease.

Regenerative Medicine And Celluar Therapy

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine

Dr Michelle Holland

Integrated ‘omics to address diversity of protein translational regulation in monozygotic twins discordant for birthweight

Genomic Medicine , Women’s & Childrens health

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine