University of Newcastle

Please note that the studentship allocation at Newcastle has now been filled.

Mechanisms of joint inflammation and damage in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis

This clinically integrated programme aims to find new ways to treat inflammation and prevent joint damage. An excellent introductory course is followed by continuous support within a multidisciplinary group with strong links to other Centres of Excellence in Newcastle.

The research programme will aim to find out whether it is possible to prevent joint destruction, how other cells behave when the tissue is destroyed and whether the body's own immune system can be 'switched off' to avoid further damage. Students will have the opportunity to undertake projects in a wide range of research areas all of which are focussed on understanding how to prevent and treat arthritis. Projects are listed on the Musculoskeletal Research Group website.

Professor Tim Cawston
University of Newcastle
Muskuloskeletal Research Group
Institute of Cellular Medicine
4th Floor, Cookson Building
Medical School
Newcastle University
Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH

Tel: 0191 222 5363