Studentship Available Do mechanical forces control arterial disease by inducing Cezanne?

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health

Supervisor: Professor Paul Evans & Dr Sheila Francis (Department of Cardiovascular Science)

Project:  Outstanding graduate scientists are invited to apply for a British Heart Foundation PhD Studentship to study the influence of mechanical forces on atherosclerosis, a disease of arteries that can lead to angina, heart attack and stroke. The Studentship is focused on the role of Cezanne, an anti-inflammatory gene, in arterial responses to mechanical force. This cross-disciplinary project will involve collaborations with cardiologists, vascular scientists, molecular biologists, engineers and bioinformaticians.

The studentship includes funding for stipend, running costs and a travel fund to allow the student to present his/her findings at national and international conferences. The student will be encouraged to publish in high-quality, international journals.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should possess a good honours degree or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline.


Stipend starts at £19,919

Fees funded at the UK/EU level


Please see the BHF guidelines for eligibility and residency requirements:


For an informal discussion about this post please contact:

Supervisor: Prof Paul Evans


Tel: +44 (0) 114 271 2591


How to apply:

Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form and provide at least two references. To download the application form please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Please clearly state the prospective main supervisor and the title, in the respective box and select ‘Medicine’ as the department.


Closing date: 14th June 2013

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