3-Year Bloomsbury PhD Studentship: "Omics based characterisation of host genetics and gut microbiome composition in relation to pathogen abundance in chickens"
The aims of my project are to investigate the genetic basis of pathogen resistance, microbiome composition, and a beneficial microbiome in broiler chickens. This project will be supervised by Dr Androniki Psifidi, Professors Damer Blake and Fiona Tomley as well as Dr Ozan Gundogdu from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
I am studying the genetic architecture of equine exertional rhabdomyolysis in non-Throughbred breeds.
We are currently recruiting Warmblood, Arabian and Iberian horses (eg Andalucian, Lusitano or PRE), and Connemara ponies for genetic studies into recurrent tying-up. If you would be interested in supplying a non-invasive DNA sample, pleas email me ( email@example.com ).
I am a BBSRC LIDo funded PhD student investigating the genetic architecture of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats, supervised by Dr Androniki Psifidi, Professor Virginia Luis Fuentes, Professor David Connolly (RVC) and Professor Perry Elliot (UCL).
HCM is strikingly similar in both cats and humans with a significant clinical heterogeneity making diagnosis challenging. This project aims to identify both genetic and environmental risk factors of HCM across cat breeds. Enhancing our understanding of HCM genetics will facilitate the development of targeted DNA tests in cats to enable disease control though selective breeding alongside identifying genetically susceptible individuals prior to clinical onset. Results of this work may also lead to the discovery of new drug targets for HCM.