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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

We encourage all students to contact the supervisor or the alternative contact person for more information and an informal chat to discuss the process of applying and preparing your research statement. For more information on how to apply click here.

Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Investigating thrombo-inflammation associated with cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke are leading causes of mortality in the UK and worldwide. CVD is a multifactorial disease in which the number of risk factors correlates...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Behaviour change interventions to improve population health and well-being
Unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking and physical inactivity, leads to conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, reducing health, quality of life, and burdens our society. Behaviours are...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial intelligence experimental design for healthcare data
The PhD research will investigate efficient ways of applying artificial intelligence in healthcare. Artificial intelligence and, in particular, machine learning algorithms have proved extremely effici...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating KAT2A as a novel therapeutic target in neuroblastoma
The Pina lab is looking for a highly-motivated, technically-able and independent-thinking candidate to undertake a PhD project researching the role of histone acetyl-transferase KAT2A in neuroblastoma...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
How do individual histone modifications help cells make decisions?
We are looking for a highly-motivated, independent-thinking candidate to undertake a PhD project exploring the role of individual histone modifications in nuclear organisation, regulation of transcrip...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
The role of meiotic telomeres in successful gametogenesis
Our telomeres shorten with age. Epidemiological studies suggested that telomere length has an inverted correlation with fertility. In fact, telomere shortening or dysfunction causes meiotic defects, b...
05/06/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Identification of determinants of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias using population studies
Main Aim: To identify the genetic and clinical determinants and predictors of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias Sudden cardiac death is a major cause of deaths from cardiovascular origin. Indeed, u...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Health data analysis to identify the role of gene and environment in risk of cardiovascular diseases
Main Aim: To identify the role of environment and genes in risk of cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leadi...
30/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating KAT2A as a novel therapeutic target in neuroblastoma
The Pina lab is looking for a highly-motivated, technically-able and independent-thinking candidate to undertake a PhD project researching the role of histone acetyl-transferase KAT2A in neuroblastoma...
28/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Genome behaviour in cellular senescence generated by different pathways
Cells entering senescence in our bodies is responsible for age related degeneration, diseases and illnesses, as well as a reduced life-span. Studies of senescence in culture requires primary cells tha...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded