Human evolution and the Ecomorphology of Tree Climbing
Dr S K Thorpe, Dr W Sellers
8 February 2019
Bipedalism and the extraordinary manipulative abilities of the human hand, that are central to tool use and technology, are widely considered to be two of the major hallmarks of humanity.
Pedestrian-structure dynamic interaction on wobbly bridges – PhD (Funded)
Prof S Zivanovic
17 February 2019
Location. Engineering, Streatham Campus, Exeter. The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence on 23 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Understanding a molecular architecture of the centriole / basal body
Dr T Ochi
31 January 2019
The aim of this PhD project is to determine the molecular assembly mechanism of a structure of the centriole / basal body by a combined approach of structure biology (cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography) and biochemistry in order to understand underlying mechanisms that cause ciliopathies and cancer.
Understanding bone mass using collageneases and aggrecanases
Prof G Bou-Gharios
Applications accepted all year round
Bone is not only essential for locomotion, support and protection but crucial for many aspects of animal and human health. Specifically, bone is a calcium/phosphorous reservoir, is integral to glucose metabolism, houses the hematopoietic system and cross-talks with renal and reproductive systems.
Objective assessment of gait and muscle function in dogs with neurologic disease
Dr E Olsen, Dr M Daley
10 February 2019
In this project, you will work with a team of world-leading researchers in animal coordination and locomotion at the Royal Veterinary College to develop standards to assess coordination and muscle function in dogs with neurologic disease and for detection of clinically-relevant changes over time after intervention (surgery or non-surgical management).