ORGANISATION NAMECardiff University
ORGANISATION COUNTRYUnited Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDNatural sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
Integrating brain expression and protein-protein interaction data with genomic data, identified a network of immune-related genes implicated in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) susceptibility.
We propose to use functional data from relevant tissues to refine this network and incorporate the results into measures of genetic disease risk prediction. In particular we will seek to incorporate epigenomic data into gene and pathway based analyses.
The student will incorporate the results of these analyses into standard measures of genetic risk (polygenic risk scores) and investigate the extent to which this improves risk prediction.
What is funded
UK/EU tuition fees and Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum
You will hold or expect to achieve a First or Upper Second Class degree in a relevant area (eg neuroscience, psychology, anatomy, physiology, natural sciences). As this is a training doctorate, previous research experience is not essential.