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PhD topics for research students

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

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Investigating Therapeutic Effect of Different Antioxidants in Friedreich’s Ataxia (FRDA)
Friedreich’s Ataxia (FRDA) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by epigenetic silencing of the frataxin gene. It is the most common inherited ataxia, affecting 1:50,000 Caucasians, and is...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating thrombo-inflammation in disease
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
Exploring the potential of human-like computing methods and applications in education or healthcare
Intelligent, ‘human-like’ applications, 3D games, and interfaces are becoming more common in our everyday lives, and as an important area of focus within the fields of Multimedia / Human-Computer Inte...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
The role of nuclear motor proteins in chromatin dynamics
Our laboratory has been working on active and rapid gene and chromosome movement with interphase nuclei using gene or chromosome positioning assays via bio-imaging, data analysis and live imaging. We ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Do Cas9 induced increases in chromosome instability in cancer cells have therapeutic potential?
Many common cancer treatments such as radiotherapy and some chemotherapy agents function by inducing DNA damage and chromosomal instability in cancer cells at high enough levels to cause cell death. H...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Interplay between lifestyle factors and genetic factors modulating coagulation in risk of myocardial infarction
Cardiovascular diseases including myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leading causes of mortality worldwide and are expected to keep rising. Modifiable and non-modifiable risk fac...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Studying the immune systems first responders: neutrophils and platelets. Friends of foes?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death worldwide particularly in developed countries, with inflammation being central to its pathophysiology. Hence, inflammation is currently ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating microvascular dysfunction in sickle cell disease (SCD)
Cerebrovascular disease is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, with numbers on the rise. It is a serious complication of a number of disease states, including sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherit...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing. It marked the beginning of a golden age in an...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Role of centriolar proteins in invasion
Primary cilia are microtubule-based organelles that detect mechanical and chemical stimuli. Although cilia house a number of oncogenic molecules (including Smoothened, KRAS, EGFR, and PDGFR), their pr...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded