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Obesity and Endocrinology PhD

University of Liverpool

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease researches clinical aspects of obesity and diabetes in humans, with particular reference to control of energy balance and complications of obesity such as diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea. We work closely with the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology based at Aintree University Hospital.

Overview

The Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease provides a powerful focus for understanding the many variables - from bioscience to social - that influence ageing and chronic disease in people throughout their lives. The key principle behind our research is the recognition over the last decade that to elucidate cell, organ or organismal function in health and disease requires an integrated approach utilising the best available cutting-edge technologies. Our research activity ranges from molecules to population and from laboratory to bedside.

Techniques include functional neuroimaging of appetite control in endocrine disease in collaboration with LiMRIC, real-time measurement of appetite and studies of liver and muscle metabolism - including euglycaemic clamp studies - in obesity, diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The group also conducts clinical trials and has close links with a number of research groups in Africa. In veterinary practice and research, there are parallel interests in obesity and metabolic disease in companion animals, horses and cattle and basic research models of human disease. Pre-clinical research focuses on adipocyte biology, with particular interests in the endocrine products of adipose tissue, and has close links with the clinical groups.

We offer MPhil, PhD, MD and post-doctoral training programmes that provide exposure to the wide-range of disciplines on offer. Many of our students are also recognised for the role they play in communicating the science to the wider community. On completing their PhDs, many of our graduates go on to take competitive post-doctoral positions in the UK or overseas, or elect to take career paths in the NHS, government or the commercial sector.

Research groups

  • Clinical Research in Diabetes and Obesity
  • Companion Animal Ageing and Obesity Biology
  • Equine Endocrine Disease and Laminitis.

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching in medicine, dentistry, business, law architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised research themes include personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support for international students includes a bespoke pre-arrival programme, meet and greet service and ‘Hello International!’ welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 35 2

    15th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    169 69%

    25th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    17th

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    8th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    144 68%

    9th

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    8th

    4

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