|Deadline: July 22, 2020||Institution(s): Newcastle University|
|Level of Study: Doctoral (PhD)||Study in: UK|
PhD Scholarship – Modifier genes and therapeutics development for Joubert syndrome
PhD Scholarship in Genetic Disease Research invite applications from international students who want to pursue PhD degree at Newcastle University, UK for academic year 2020-2021. PhD Scholarship in Genetic Disease Research will cover 100% of UK/EU tuition fees, annual living expenses at the UKRI rate (£15,285 for 2020/21 entry) and additional funding to cover research costs and local, national and international travel (conferences and exchanges).
This PhD project will provide comprehensive training at the cutting-edge of rare genetic disease research, under the supervision of professors and lecturers at Newcastle University. In this PhD, bioinformatics and statistical analyses will be applied to investigate additional underlying genetic interactions in larger cohorts of patients that carry different causative mutations of Joubert syndrome. In parallel, state-of-the art genetic therapies will be developed that exploit our discovery of a modifier gene in Joubert syndrome and tested on patient cells, using a novel CRISPR-Cas9 based strategy to modulate gene expression to ameliorate disease severity
Newcastle University was established in 1834. have a world-class reputation for research excellence and our pioneering academics strive for excellence with impact. The high-quality academic work is responsive to large-scale societal needs and demands. Newcastle University has four campuses: in Newcastle, London, Singapore, and Malaysia. Newcastle University was ranked in the top 150 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020) and in the top 10 in Europe for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings).
- Bioinformatics and statistical analyses
- 3 years
PhD Scholarship in Genetic Disease Research will cover:
- 100% of UK/EU tuition fees.
- Annual living expenses at the UKRI rate (£15,285 for 2020/21 entry).
- Additional funding to cover research costs and local, national and international travel (conferences and exchanges).
Note: Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.
To qualify for PhD Scholarship in Genetic Disease Research, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:
- Required Language: English. IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).
- Eligible Countries: All world countries
- The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. A Master’s level qualification or additional research experience would be beneficial.
How to Apply for PhD Scholarship in Genetic Disease Research?
Please follow the following application instructions to apply for PhD Scholarship in Genetic Disease Research:
- You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system by creating an account. To do this please Click here and choose the ‘Apply now’ button.
- You will need to:
- Click on programme of study.
- Insert 8300F* in the programme code section and click search.
- Select Programme name ‘PhD in the Faculty of Medical Sciences (full time) – Biosciences‘.
- Insert tc009 studentship code in the studentship/partnership reference field.
- You Must provide the following:
- Covering letter.
- Degree transcripts and certificates.
- Copy of your English language qualification.
- Your application number.
- The second studentship code and its corresponding title.
- A two-page covering letter for the second project.
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