25 March 2010

3 PhD Scholarships in Digital Translational Genomics

Three prestigious, University-funded, PhD scholarships are available to start October 2010 as part of an integrated network titled Digital Translational Genomics in Cardiovascular Disease.

The scholarships cover the cost of Home/EU tuition fees and provide an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £13,650 plus a Research Training Support Grant of £1,000. An enhanced stipend may be available for exceptional applicants.

The proposed PhD projects are:

  • Project 1: microRNA activity in Acute Coronary Syndromes: discovery of novel functional miRs and potential new drug targets
  • Project 2: Identification of transcriptional biomarkers for Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Project 3: Prediction of genomic regulatory interactions and histone modifications in Acute Coronary Syndromes, using ChIP-Seq assays

Exceptional and highly motivated PhD students with background in a numerate disciplene (engineering preferred) and an interest in pursuing multidisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in the biological sciences is not essential but applicants must have a willingness to acquire a good grounding in biomedical science and genetics.

Applicants with an engineering background are advised to contact Dr Daniel Coca to discuss their application in the first instance.

Dr Daniel Coca,
Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering,
tel: 0114 222386

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