SLMS Academic Careers Office

Grand Challenges

1. Bayesian Modelling of Disease Progression In juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)

Supervisor Pair: Dr Maria De Iorio and Professor Lucy Wedderburn
Potential Student’s Home Department: Dept of Statistical Science

Juvenile dermatomyositis leads to severe skin and muscle problems and in some cases to death. The project will exploit the wealth of information collected by the UK JDM Cohort Study and model disease progression and severity by integrating biomedical data from widely differing sources. An important output will be the production of predictive algorithms which will assist clinicians in the diagnosis, in predicting course and severity and in choosing the most appropriate treatment.