Supervisors. Dr S Pushpakom. Prof M Bushell. Prof Sir M Pirmohamed. Background. Diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease (collectively called cardiometabolic disease) remain a major public health problem worldwide.
The PhD will employ complex 3D in vitro or zebrafish embryo models to assess the toxicity of nanomaterials of varied physico-chemical properties to investigate impacts on the lung, immune system or intestine.
Background. This interdisciplinary project bridges world-leading labs with expertise in bacterial cell biology and infection. Novel therapies are needed to overcome increasing antibacterial resistance.
Note that this project is only offered to China Scholarship Council, CONACYT and Ciência sem Fronteiras funded students. Please indicate how you intend to fund your PhD when contacting the School or supervisor.
Background. As poikilotherms the body temperature of insects is directly determined by environmental conditions. Thus, microclimate temperature profiles, which are often highly variable, will dictate rates of metabolic activity and development as well as behaviour.