Wednesday 12 July 2017

Welcoming new biomedical scientist PhD students to Newcastle

We are delighted to announce the appointment of 12 biomedical science trainees who will be taking up their posts in September 2017, with a PhD studentship funded by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre.

The new PhD students will undertake projects supervised by leading translational and clinical researchers and will be an integral part of the Newcastle BRC vision of improving lives through world-class research in ageing and long-term conditions.

Our funded projects will build on our experimental medicine expertise in: dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, neuromuscular disease, and skin and oral disease. At the NIHR Newcastle BRC, we apply advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these individual long-term conditions, to ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia, frailty and multi-morbidity.

The funding provided by the BRC will not only support the PhD and the project delivery, but will also allow access to the NIHR Newcastle Training facilities for all students. The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre has a strong emphasis on training and research capacity building and we work to develop innovative and interdisciplinary training opportunities to enhance the careers of future researchers who will work on translating scientific discoveries to patient benefit in ageing and long-term conditions.

The projects cover a range of disease areas across our research themes including dementia with Lewy bodies, liver diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, mitochondrial dysfunction and periodontitis, all with the common aim of advancing our understanding of ageing syndromes.

We look forward to introducing our new trainees once they arrive, and communicating progress on thier projects through the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre website and related channels in due course.

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