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  Design and productionisation of aerodynamic bearings using foil and hybrid air bearing technology for high speed turbo-machinery applications
  Prof S Spence
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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The project is funded by EPSRC and Westwind Ltd, which is the world’s leading specialist air bearing designer and manufacturer.
  Pharmacoengineering of advanced RNA-nanomedicines to treat cystic fibrosis (CF)
  Prof S Cryan, Prof A Heise, Prof C Greene
Applications accepted all year round

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disorder caused by a mutation in a single gene responsible for the production of a protein called the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR).
  Computational investigation of cell-shape signalling feedback during normal and pathological angiogenesis
  Dr K Bentley
Application Deadline: 17 March 2020

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PhD Type

This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Katie Bentley Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick). Our lab integrates computational and wetlab biology approaches to better understand the complex and often counter intuitive dynamics as endothelial cells coordinate and compete to grow new blood vessels.
  Studying and engineering muscle stem cells for myogenic cell therapies
  Dr F S Tedesco
Application Deadline: 17 March 2020

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This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Francesco Saverio Tedesco’s Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick). The Tedesco lab (www.tedescolab.org) focuses on the study of skeletal muscle stem cells and regeneration and on the development of novel experimental therapies for muscle disorders.
  Evaluation of Uranium Retention in Geological Minerals at the Sub-Micron Level
  Dr L Natrajan, Prof S Shaw, Prof N Kaltsoyannis
Applications accepted all year round

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Uranium (U) is a key contaminant at many nuclear sites and its remediation remains a significant issue, as its speciation and mobility is complex.
  Developing a sizing methodology for women’s sports compression garments
  Dr K Brubacher, Dr S Gill
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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SCGs are skin-tight, elastic garments that are designed to apply pressure to the underlying body with the aim to improve exercise performance, shorten recovery and prevent injuries.
  Hybrid Graphene-based Composites
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr M Bissett, Prof I Kinloch
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The scope of this project is to investigate the possibilities for the use of nanocomposites based on graphene (and other 1D, 2D and 3D materials) in a broad range of thermoplastic polymers, with focus on engineering and high-performance engineering polymers.
  A functional proteomic approach to reveal how receptor tyrosine kinases trafficking specifies cancer cell responses
  Dr C Francavilla, Prof S Hubbard
Applications accepted all year round

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Background and goals. Cells respond appropriately to their surroundings by activating plasma membrane spanning receptors like Receptor Tyrosine Kinases (RTKs) and thereby adapting long-term outputs (e.g.
  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.
  Tackling neurovascular dysfunction in dementia: a cell biology and biomaterials approach
  Prof N Hooper, Dr M Domingos, Dr T Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Neurovascular dysfunction is a central process in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In the brain, vascular and neuronal structures are tightly integrated forming the multicellular neurovascular unit comprising endothelial cells, pericytes, astrocytes, microglia and neurons.
  Ultrastructural analysis of the mouse whipworm as a model for human trichuriasis
  Prof R K Grencis, Dr T Starborg
Applications accepted all year round

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Gastrointestinal dwelling nematode parasites are extremely successful parasites of both man and animals infecting over a billion people worldwide and are responsible for considerable morbidity and ill health worldwide.
  Understanding and minimizing radiation damage in breast tissues
  Dr M Sherratt, Miss C Kirwan, Prof S Cartmell
Applications accepted all year round

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Human beings are subjected to many forms of radiation both natural (principally ultraviolet radiation [UVR]) and artificial (diagnostic and therapeutic X-rays).
  4 year PhD Studentship in Simulating and Optimising the Performance of the Building Stock
  Prof P Ruyssevelt
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Bentley Systems - Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure.
  Acoustic Patterning for Printed Electronics
  Prof M C Fraser
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project based in the Department of Computer Science under the supervision of Prof Mike Fraser.
  An Organ on a Chip Platform for Biomedical Applications
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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Organ on a chip devices are an emerging technology which employ microfluidics to grow 3D tissues, mimicking the physiological conditions found in vivo.
  Multi-model-based Data Fusion for exoskeleton system with Brain-Computer Interface
  Research Group: Applied Computing
  Dr Q Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Wearable health device such as exoskeleton becomes a popular research topic with huge marketing potentials. The wearable health device can be widely for monitoring the health condition or as a tool for rehabilitation engineering.
  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.
  Discovery of chemical and biological tools to probe hypoxic solid tumours
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr K Pors, Dr J Elies Gomez
Applications accepted all year round

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A major challenge in cancer therapy is to develop therapeutic agents that selectively target tumour cells. One avenue towards the development of more selective cancer therapies is to exploit the unique physiological properties of solid tumours using prodrug approaches.
  Circadian control of secretory pathway function
  Prof D J Stephens
Applications accepted all year round

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Cells are the fundamental unit of life. Our aim is to understand cell function in the context of membrane and cytoskeleton dynamics.
  Infrastructure digitisation and gamification
  Dr I Brilakis
Applications accepted all year round

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To devise, implement and test a solution that produces virtual, usable 3D environments of infrastructure scenes with the assistance of videogrammetry.
  Evolution and conservation of membrane-associated effector proteins in plant pathogens
  Dr CN Meisrimler
Application Deadline: 25 February 2020

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We seek a PhD candidate to join a 3-year research program based at the University of Canterbury (UC) to investigate the 3D structure of effector proteins targeting the membrane associated NAC transcription factors.
  Anti-cancer activities of dietary phytochemicals (BaoY-PshezhetskiyDU19SF)
  Dr Y Bao, Prof D Pshezhetskiy
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Epidemiological studies show that dietary phytochemicals such as isothiocyanates (ITCs) derived from cruciferous vegetables can decrease the risk of many types of cancer.
  13 PhDs within the MSCA-ITN-ETN “Precision medicine for musculoskeletal regeneration, prosthetics, and active ageing - PREMUROSA”

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The ultimate goal of the ITN PREMUROSA project is to train a new generation of scientists with an integrated vision of the whole value chain in musculo-skeletal regeneration technologies and able to boost the necessary innovations to achieve precision principles in developing innovative devices and optimized clinical applications.
  PhD vacancy (4 years) on nondestructive testing (NDT) of composites using Guided Waves
  Prof W VAN PAEPEGEM
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop robust guided waves NDT methods that can detect defects in Fiber reinforced plastic parts (focus on aerospace and automotive industry).
  Invent a novel AI-based method for osteoporotic fracture risk assessment by Localized Bone Mineral Density and Radiomics Biomarker analysis, and further improve the accuracy and sensitivity of the system.
  Prof W Lu
Applications accepted all year round

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The number of osteoporotic fracture cases is ever increasing, and it ranks among the top-five conditions causing disability and prolonged hospital stay.
  The functional characterization of the tumour suppressor gene CSMD1 in breast cancer
  Dr S Bell
Applications accepted all year round

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CUB and Sushi multiple domains protein 1 (CSMD1) maps to 8p23, a region deleted in many cancers including breast cancer. Our previous work has established that CSMD1 is an independent prognostic marker in ductal breast cancer, with reduced expression associated with high tumour grade and poor survival1.
  LaNts and laminins in breast cancer
  Dr K Hamill
Applications accepted all year round

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The laminins are a family of proteins that make up part of specialised regions of extracellular matrix termed basement membranes.
  Additive Manufacture of Bacterial Biofilm Resistant Surfaces using Novel High Performing Polymer “Inks”
  Prof D Irvine
Applications accepted all year round

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Title. Additive Manufacture of Bacterial Biofilm Resistant Surfaces using Novel High Performing Polymer “Inks”. Topic. The production of Novel Devices Incorporating Bacterial Biofilm Resistant Surfaces via Additive Manufacturing Techniques.
  Additive Manufacturing of Opto-Electronic Devices using Novel High Performing Polymer Inks
  Prof D Irvine
Applications accepted all year round

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Topic. The production of Novel Opto-Electronic devices by Additive Manufacturing based on the deposition of material containing low dimensional materials that exhibit differing and tuneable dielectric properties.
  The use of 3-D modelling of flow patterns and pollutant retention to optimize the layout of vegetated detention ponds
  Dr S Mitchell, Prof J Williams, Dr M Ali
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3-year full-time or 6-year part-time PhD project, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020.
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