PhD Studentship – Identification of molecular and protein biomarkers of asthma treatment response

University of Nottingham - Respiratory Medicine

Location: University Park

This studentship aims to use cohorts of asthma patients to further understand mechanisms driving disease and responses to new therapies including the identification of molecular and protein biomarkers. The Studentship will use a range of approaches including; genetic, transcriptomic, immunological and clinical characterisation of patients. The project will also use cell biology of airway cells from patients. This studentship will be supervised jointlyby Drs Ian Sayers and Dominick Shaw.

Nottingham is a centre of excellence for Respiratory Medicine with NIHR Biomedical Research Centre BRC status. This studentship will be based in the BRC and the student will join a vibrant, multidisciplinary team focused on furthering our understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of asthma.

Applications are invited from Home/EU students with a 2.1 UK degree or equivalent in biology or biochemistry or related disciplines including biomedical science for a studentship funded by the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre.

The successful student will be registered for a PhD; the studentship is available immediately for a period of three years and provides a postgraduate stipend of £14,296 in year 1 with increments in line with Research Council Rates. 

Informal enquires may be addressed to Dr I Sayers, Tel: 0115 8231066 or Email:

Candidates should send a detailed CV, together with the names and addresses of three referees, to Dr I Sayers, Division of Respiratory Medicine, School of Medicine, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2UH. Email

Please quote ref. MED1443

Closing date: This studentship will remain open until filled

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