The Institute for Precision Health offers numerous funding opportunities to enhance your research and industrial collaborations via the UKRI MRC Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA) award. Funding calls will be announced via the Institute and firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox at several points during the year. There may be further opportunity for small awards in between formal calls, so please email email@example.com to talk through your ideas.
Additionally, the Institute can provide funding to facilitate networking opportunities for grant development. Please contact Lynne Howells (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Internship - expression of interest from investigators
The Institute for Precision Health is pleased to announce that they will fund, over Summer 2024, one 4-week health-related research internship for a 2nd year undergraduate student as part of the Institute’s widening participation strategy.
This scholarship, which will offer a valuable training opportunity, is open to 2nd year undergraduate home students belonging to any school within the University of Leicester (only UoL students will be considered).
This internship should preferably run between the 10th June and 19th July (allowing final Unitemps payments to be made prior to end of financial year).
The successful candidate will receive a stipend at the real living wage rate (currently £12/hr) for a period of 4 weeks. The internship will be supported by up to £250 towards project costs.
We are now calling for an expression of interest from investigators. If you are able to host a student over the summer for a 4 week health-related project, please could you provide:
- Name and Department
- Prospective project title with brief project overview
- Skills the student would gain from the project.
Please send the above details to Lynne Howells email@example.com by 8 December.
Projects will be advertised to students in the New Year, interviews conducted in the 1st week of March, and outcomes communicated to all applicants by the week commencing 11/03/24.
The Institute for Precision Health has an active postgraduate community. New studentships will be announced here, and we welcome enquiries about our PhD projects.
Our students are undertaking world-leading research in the following areas:
Circulating RNA as a liquid biopsy for cancer detection and tissue-of-origin prediction
Inequalities in precision medicine in under-served groups
Proteomic investigation of markers of chronic inflammation in cardiovascular disease
Ammar Akram, supervised by Dr Dennis Bernieh, Dr Pankaj Gupta and Professor Don Jones
Functional investigation of a potential novel drug target for progressive lung fibrosis
Developing a virtual asthma patient
- Mahesh Ola, supervised by Dr Himanshu Kaul and Professor Chris Brightling
Investigation of proteomic biomarkers of hypertension using microsampling-based mass spectrometry detection
- Elliott Gyedu, supervised by Dr Pankaj Gupta and Dr Dennis Bernieh