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  Quantitative Evaluation of Bioscaffold Cell Culture by Images from Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  Prof J Sun, Dr K Black, Dr K Huang
Applications accepted all year round

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Micro to nano scale three-dimensional (3D) bioscaffold is widely used in cell biology research and tissue engineering. Such bioscaffolds can closely resemble the architectural microenvironment of natural tissue, compared to standard two-dimensional cell culture, promote the varied levels of cell proliferation.
  Mechanistic analysis of neurodevelopmental disorders caused by mutations in the gene RAC1
  Dr T Millard, Dr S Banka
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RAC1 is a signalling protein that regulates many cellular processes and is essential during embryonic development. We recently discovered a novel genetic disease called RAC1-related neurodevelopmental disorder (RRND) that results from mutations in the RAC1 gene.
  (BBSRC DTP CASE) Jellyfish-collagen hydrogels for culture and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells and 3D cartilage bioprinting
  Dr J Bella, Dr S Richardson, Dr M Domingos
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented graduate from a relevant biomedical or materials science degree to develop next-generation, sustainable collagen-based scaffolds for stem cell culture, differentiation, and 3D bioprinting, aimed at tissue regeneration applications.
  Development of functionalised exosomes for personalised precision medicine in the treatment of cancer - a nanomedicine platform
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Dyer, Dr C O'Kane, Prof C Parris
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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Dynamic cell fate decisions: linking mechanical signals and protein expression dynamics in the developing eye to understand human developmental disorders
  Dr Cerys Manning, Prof N Papalopulu
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Inherited developmental disorders account for much of childhood visual impairment. Development of the eye requires cell fate decisions that balance stem cell proliferation and differentiation.
  Epigenetic therapy using ultrasound-mediated microbubble drug delivery for cancer treatment
  Dr E Valleley, Dr L Coletta
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The project is an interdisciplinary, pre-clinical study that aims to investigate the response of human tumour cells to treatment with epigenetic inhibitors (such as DNA methyltransferase inhibitors), as a potential combination therapy for colorectal cancer (CRC).
  Investigating metabolic changes in neurodegeneration
  Dr F Mackenzie, Dr M Stolinski
Applications accepted all year round

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This 3-year PhD will study the increasingly recognised association between metabolic disease and neurodegeneration using in vitro cell culture methods.
  Non-viral gene therapy to prevent cartilage degeneration in Osteoarthritis
  Dr C Curtain, Dr O Kennedy, Dr F O'Brien
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of joint disease, affecting one in five people in the EU and results in activity limitations for approximately one in ten.
  EASTBIO: Investigating the effect of underutilised, emerging, polyphenol-rich berries on cardiometabolic health.
  Dr N Hoggard, Dr V Rungapamestry, Dr G McDougall
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Nigel Hoggard (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/nigel-hoggard.php. Dr Vanessa Rungapamestry (University of Aberdeen).
  Microtubule motors in cell migration and integrin trafficking
  Prof V Allan, Prof P Woodman, Dr P Caswell
Applications accepted all year round

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Cell migration is vital for the development and health of multicellular organisms. However, enhanced cell migration is also a hallmark of cancer cells, and contributes greatly to metastasis.
  (MCRC Non-Clinical) A synthetic lethal strategy to target cell viability to different levels of Notch activity
  Dr M Baron, Dr R Clarke, Prof K R Brennan, Prof S Hubbard
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Project summary. Notch is a transmembrane localised signalling receptor utilised both in development and adult stem cell regulation and whose misregulation is frequently involved in different human cancers.
  Role of the centrosome and cilia in development
  Dr C Wilkinson
Applications accepted all year round

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My research interest lies in the roles of centrioles and associated proteins, as parts of the centrosome and cilium, in early vertebrate development, using zebrafish embryos as a model system.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Nanoinjection: a novel single molecule technique to study alpha-synuclein amyloid toxicity inside neurons
  Dr E W Hewitt, Dr P Actis, Prof S E Radford
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Aims. The aim of this project is to use nanoinjection to perform the quantitative delivery of alpha-synuclein fibrils or oligomers into the cytoplasm of neurons and then determine how many of each is required to induce cellular stress and death.
  Inhibitors and probes for carbohydrate-active enzymes
  Dr L Willems
Applications accepted all year round

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The field of chemical biology aims to design and synthesize chemical tools (such as inhibitors, substrate mimics, or enzyme probes) to answer fundamental questions in biology.
  Engineering Medicine Manufacture Processes for Cell and Stem Cell Based Therapies
  Dr R Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Cell and Stem Cell based therapies are revolutionising medical treatment. Immunotherapies such as CAR-T cells are effectively treating previously terminal diseases and are poised to reach mass markets.
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