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  Nano-hydrogel bandage for non-invasive Raman monitoring of chronic wound healing (Funded by the QUEX Institute)
  Assoc Prof I Blakey
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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Chronic wounds (CW), wounds that persist more than 3 months, have been referred to as a major and snowballing public health burden which adversely affects the quality of life.
  Ligament and tendon repair using a specific population of joint progenitor cells
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Ligaments and tendons stabilize the musculoskeletal system, controlling mobility. Anterior cruciate ligament in knee joints restrict the dimension of joint movement, while Achilles tendon transmit forces from calf muscle to bone enabling locomotion of ankle joints.
  Towards a self-healing hydrogen-powered fuel-cell: Fully funded PhD studentship in Engineering Department at Lancaster University, funded by the Leverhulme Centre for Material Social Futures Research and Engineering Department.
  Dr H Lin, Dr R Dawson, Prof M Büscher
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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The Leverhulme PhD Training Centre for Material Social Futures brings together concepts and approaches from across the disciplines to help produce futures that people want and the world needs.
  Targeting miR-29 in cutaneous wounds
  Dr S Kurinna
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The development of efficient strategies for the improvement of wound repair requires understanding of the mechanisms underlying normal and impaired healing.
  NUAcT PhD Studentship in Biological self-healing for Sustainable Building and Smart Heritage Conservation
  Dr M Theodoridou
Application Deadline: 20 July 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 28 September 2020 for 3 years. Overview. We are pleased to announce a PhD studentship in the world’s first Hub for Biotechnology in the Build Environment.
  Chronic Wounds and Infection - impact on diabetic patients
  Research Group: Centre for Skin Sciences
  Dr M J Thornton, Dr J N Fletcher
Applications accepted all year round

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Non-healing chronic wounds present a significant clinical challenge. In Europe, the cost of wound management accounts for 2%–4% of the health care budget and the complications associated with impaired wound healing can have a significant, long-term effect on the morbidity, mortality, and quality of life for patients.
  Investigation of the Role of Long Non Coding RNA During Skin Development and Wound Healing
  Dr M Ahmed
Applications accepted all year round

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Skin morphogenesis occurs under stringent control of epithelial-mesenchymal interactions and result in a formation of the epidermis and a number of different skin appendages (including, the hair follicle, HF).
  Developing bio-augmented Concrete
  Prof M Fan
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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PhD Type

Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Comparing the effect of two different implant surface technologies on successful osseointegration in over-prepared osteotomy sites with reduced primary stability.
  Dr S Shahdad
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Research leading to the development of newer dental implant materials as well as understanding the cellular and acellular healing mechanisms between implant surface and surrounding hard and soft tissues have been in progress for over six decades.
  Fibrosis in diabetes: the role of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins
  Dr C Wright, Dr S Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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REF SHLS20004 Wright. Treatment of chronic wounds costs around 1% of NHS budget and there is an imperative to develop new therapies.
  Understanding the Biological Properties of Medicinal Maggot Secretions (Ref: SF20/APP/MCDERMOTT2)
  Prof A McDermott
Applications accepted all year round

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Medicinal maggots have long been used to promote healing of skin wounds. Their beneficial effects are, at least in part, due to secreted molecules that facilitate tissue rejuvenation, and that have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory actions.
  Integrated analysis of the Intra-tumour Heterogeneity of Oral squamous cell carcinoma
  Dr I Sequeira
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Cancer is a heterogeneous disease with unique genomic and phenotypic features that differ between individual patients and among different regions within the same tumour.
  Bioresorbable scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of natural bone
  Dr K Manda, Dr F Buchanan, Dr A Lennon
Applications accepted all year round

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QUB – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD project 2019-2020.
  Optimisation and Preclinical Evaluation of Targeted Nanoformulations of Anti‐TNF‐α Therapeutics for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  Dr Z Ramtoola, Dr B Kirby
Applications accepted all year round

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of the patient and comprises of Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).
  Biofilm disruption as an initial step in a novel strategy for treatment of chronic wounds based on multi-functional liposomal nanocarriers
  Research Group: Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  Dr X Liu, Dr S Shnyder
Applications accepted all year round

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The cost to the NHS of caring for patients with chronic wounds is conservatively estimated to be £4.5-5.7bn/year, or around 4% of the total expenditure on health.
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