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  The Investigation of Cold-Formed Thin-Walled Structural Members with Perforations Subjected to Different Loading Conditions
  Dr M Kulatunga, Prof M Macdonald
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-017-MKSF. Background. Cold-formed steel sections have become competitive structural components in the modern building construction due to their inherent favourable characteristics over conventional hot-rolled steel members.
  An investigation of the nematicides Reklemel™ (fluazaindolizine) and oxamyl for the management of plant parasitic nematodes infecting potatoes PhD Studentship (part-funded by Corteva Agriscience for 36 months)
  Dr M Back
Application Deadline: 11 May 2020

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Aim. Understand the role of Reklemel™ in the management of plant parasitic nematodes infecting potatoes. Objectives. 1. Conduct in-vitro studies to investigate the effect of Reklemel™ and oxamyl on the mortality, motility and hatching of the potato cyst nematode (PCN) G.
  An investigation into transonic flows over high pressure gas turbine blade tip
  Dr Z Saleh, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Propulsion, in particular the gas turbine engines are a significantly important theme in the aerospace industry, any enhancement in the performance of these engines will have a great impact on the economics of the aviation sector [Stephens et al, 2007].
  Investigation of a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum 2025 and the development of novel antibacterials
  Prof A Karlyshev
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Background. The rise of multidrug resistant forms of microbial pathogens imposes a serious problem to public health worldwide. The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance is associated with misuse of conventional antibiotics.
  An investigation of the impact of disruption on occupiers and landlords in Commercial Real Estate Markets (Advert Ref: SF19/EE/ABE/GREENHALGH)
  Prof P Greenhalgh, Dr K Muldoon-Smith
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Commercial real estate markets are increasingly prone to dynamic and disruptive change, the drivers of which include technological, social, environmental and employment practices.
  International Sport Events and Climate Change: an investigation of bidirectional relationships (Ref: SF20/SER/BATUEV)
  Dr M Batuev
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As Greta Thunberg and various environmental groups have recently put more pressure on governments to address the global warming issue, international sport event organizers seems to pay little attention to the issue.
  The Forensic Microbiome: Investigation Of The Human Microbiome For Time Since Death Estimations And Human Identifications (Ref: SF20/APP/PROCOPIO)
  Dr N Procopio
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The analysis of the microbiome is gaining more interest in the forensic community, with applications going from post-mortem interval (PMI) estimation to human identification.
  The Post-BREXIT Referendum Human Resource Development Era: An Investigation into the UK Banking Sector
  Dr F Mitsakis
Applications accepted all year round

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This research study will examine the effect of the BREXIT referendum onto the Human Resource Development (HRD) practices of the UK banking sector.
  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).
  Investigation of the limits of niche specialisation and plasticity in the rumen microbiome
  Prof S Huws, Prof C Creevey
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The rumen microbiome is a highly complex community that it characterised by intensive competition for access to the nutrient-rich biomass consumed by the host.
  Investigation of the processes that generate, maintain, and threaten biological diversity
  Dr R Riesch
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Research in my group addresses one of the fundamental questions in evolutionary ecology.
  Senior surfers - An investigation of internet usage of older adults to inform sustainable design standards of digital information services
  Dr K Koya, Dr T O'Brien
Applications accepted all year round

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Aim. "How to build ergonomic digital information services for older adults to improve user satisfaction and reduce user-device interaction time?".
  4D forensic investigation for Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr T Burnett
Application Deadline: 24 April 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary research programme that aims, for the first time, to connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of protective coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of corrosion protective organic coatings and related nanocomposite materials.
  An investigation of psychological and clinical factors associated with the development of chronic or persistent pain in children and young people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory arthritis presenting in children and young people. Pain is one of the main features of JIA and it is often described as one of the most burdensome yet invisible symptoms of this long-term condition.
  Investigation of a Novel Regulator of Plant Yield and Fitness in Plants
  Dr P Gallois, Dr G Johnson
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Autophagy is an incredibly important and highly conserved process across eukaryotes and involves the regulated destruction of unnecessary or damaged components within the cell.
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