Updated: Oct 16, 2021
Post Summary: Applications are sought for a PhD position to conduct research under the supervison of Dr Aidan Meade and Dr Claire Wynne.
Human immunity to external insult is controlled by innate and adaptive systems, which can activate inappropriately causing chronic autoimmune conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Differential assay of these conditions is challenging owing to the overlapping nature of the symptoms of each syndrome and the lack of a single discriminating marker. Additionally the combined health and economic impacts in the US alone were estimated by the American Auto-immune Related Disease Association to be ~$100 billion in 2011.
The aim of this project is to develop Raman and FTIR-spectroscopic assays of blood as assays for application to auto-immune conditions. This is a continuation of previous work conducted at TU Dublin. The project is a collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Beaumont Hospital.
Closing Date: Friday, 29th October 2021.
To Apply: Please click the following link: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/phd-project-development-of-a-broad-spectrum-single-marker-blood-biopsy-diagnostic-for-autoimmune-disease/?p134840
Status: Accepting applications.
Deadline: Friday, 29th October 2021..
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