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  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Dissecting the function of long non-coding RNAs during neuronal differentiation and neuronal diseases
  Dr J Aspden, Dr G Hautbergue, Dr J Fontana
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Whilst 85% of our genome is transcribed, only 4% is protein-coding. In fact, many non-coding RNAs exist, some of which are similarly processed to mRNAs, termed long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs).
  Graphene-Modified Nanoelectrode Sensors for In-Situ Sensing in Regenerative Medicine and Electro-Catalysis
  Dr R Menzel
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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The project will adapt a novel nanosensor technology, based on ultrafine nanoelectrodes, to enable accurate in-situ measurement of diagnostic, small-molecule analytes in biological and electro-catalytic systems.
  Teaching a machine to move atoms
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Dr A Sweetman
Applications accepted all year round

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It is now routine in world leading laboratories to perform experiments where single atoms can be placed with atomic precision. These experiments are performed using scanning probe microscopes, and allow us to study the electrical and chemical properties of matter with sub-molecular, and even “sub-atomic” precision.
  3.5 Year PhD Studentship available to start in September 2020: Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources
  Dr J Drake
Application Deadline: 1 January 2020

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PhD Type

The School of Informatics at the University of Leicester invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship to work on a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  Investigations of atmospheric gravity waves with SuperDARN (CENTA2-PHYS4-MILA)
  Prof S Milan, Prof T Yeoman
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The upper atmosphere of the Earth is a complex, vertically coupled system.
  Functional and –omics investigation of neutrophil activation in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr HL Wright, Prof RJ Moots, Dr M Phelan
Applications accepted all year round

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Neutrophils are key effector cells in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis.
  Uncovering the mechanisms of cryoprotectant toxicity and improving cryopreservation protocols
  Dr JP de Magalhaes
Applications accepted all year round

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Cryopreservation is the process of placing cells, organs or even whole organisms at low temperatures so that they remain in a state of suspended animation and function is preserved.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Elucidating Disease Mechanisms using New Approaches to Capture Transient Protein Complexes in the Mitochondria
  Prof L-Y Lian, Prof A J Wilson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. Its malfunction is the cause of many diseases, ranging from cancer to heart and neurological diseases, which become more prevalent with age.
  CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing and super-resolved live cell imaging to study the extracellular microenvironment at the single molecule level
  Dr A Piccinini, Prof D Heery
Applications accepted all year round

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The three-dimensional space around and between mammalian cells is filled with a complex network of extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules, which instruct fundamental processes such as cell survival, differentiation and migration, in addition to providing structural support for cells.
  A Statistical Approach to Understanding the Complexity of Bryozoan Mineralogy
  Dr P Dillingham, Prof D Bryant
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The Project. Bryozoans are one of the most mineralogically-complex phyla in the sea. These small colonial invertebrates make hard skeletons from seawater in any of three carbonate minerals, sometimes in various combinations, in response to controls that are intrinsic (phylogeny, development) and extrinsic (environment).
  Love and war in the rhizosphere and engineering N2-fixation into cereals
  Prof P Poole
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Colonisation by bacteria of the zone surrounding plant roots (rhizosphere) is crucial to plant productivity. In spite of its importance rhizosphere colonization is poorly understood but recent advances in genome sequencing and analysis makes it possible to address this complex topic in exciting new ways.
  Understanding the role of bacterial endosymbionts in a multi-player symbiotic network.
  Prof Thomas Richards, Prof S West
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Endosymbiosis is an important evolutionary process which has led to the formation of organelles such as mitochondria and plastids.
  T cell receptor binding affinity and immune activation in chronic inflammatory disease. (#202006)
  Dr L Jostins-Dean, Prof M Dustin
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Activation of immune cells, and in particular the activation of T cells by antigens, has been shown to play a key role in the onset of a range of chronic inflammatory disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
  Doctoral Programme in Neuroscience

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Oxford University is at the forefront of one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century - deciphering how the brain works.
  Utilising mechanistic mathematical models to understand cellular heterogeneity of healthy human tendons #NDORMS-2020/7
  Dr S Snelling, Dr A Cribbs, Prof S Waters
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Tendons efficiently transfer force from muscles to the skeleton and are fundamental to all forms of motion. Tendons possess a distinct hierarchical organisation.
  Chromatin remodelling in health and disease
  Dr R Gibbons, Prof D Higgs
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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It has become apparent that the regulation of chromatin structure is of paramount importance in a wide variety of fundamental nuclear processes including gene expression, DNA replication, repair and recombination.
  Chromatin remodelling in health and disease
  Dr R Gibbons, Prof D Higgs
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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It has become apparent that the regulation of chromatin structure is of paramount importance in a wide variety of fundamental nuclear processes including gene expression, DNA replication, repair and recombination.
  Development and Maturation of B cell Mediated Immune Responses
  Dr O Bannard
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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We study the cellular interactions and molecular events that lead to the development of high affinity and protective antibodies during humoral immune responses.
  Cyber threats prediction using experience sharing model and ensemble learning algorithms
  Dr A Mohasseb, Dr B Aziz
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a three year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology, and will be supervised by Dr Alaa Mohasseb and Dr Benjamin Aziz.
  PhD Position in Cryo Electron Microscopy of Rhodopsin Cyclases
  Prof P Wendler
Applications accepted all year round

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Eukaryotic rhodopsin guanylyl cyclases (RhGC) and rhodopsin phosphodiesterases (RhPDE) combine a rhodopsin photoreceptor module with an enzymatic unit that catalyzes the conversion of cyclic nucleotides to the corresponding 5’-phosphate nucleotide or vice versa.
  Functional Selectivity and the Regulation of Receptor-Activated Signaling Pathways
  Dr G Cottrell, Dr D Widera, Dr S Amadesi, Dr A McNeish
Applications accepted all year round

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The molecular mechanisms that regulate receptors and receptor-activated signaling pathways in the cardiovascular and nervous systems are complex.
  Characterisation of the role of the adhesion protein tensin 3 in breast cancer progression
  Dr E Rainero
Applications accepted all year round

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Breast cancer arises from the transformation of mammary epithelial cells. In the healthy tissue, these grow as a single monolayer of cells delimiting an internal hollow lumen 2.
  Investigating the role of the protease ADAMTS5 in ovarian cancer
  Dr E Rainero
Applications accepted all year round

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Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynaecological malignancy. Mostly because of late stage diagnosis, the 5-year survival rate is.
  Catalytic Origins of Organic Compounds in Extraterrestrial Space
  Dr J McGregor
Applications accepted all year round

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It has been proposed that organic compounds are formed in protostellar nebulae through heterogeneous catalytic reactions, analogous to Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.
  Redefining Single Use Plastics: Life Cycle Analysis
  Dr RH Rothman, Prof P Styring
Applications accepted all year round

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There is currently > 7.3 billion tons of plastic in the Earth System, rising to 40 Bt by 2050. ~10 Mt of plastics reach the oceans every year; 12 Bt are projected to be in landfill by 2050.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Machining Science (IDC in Machining Science)

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The Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Machining Science is a unique collaboration between industry, the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the Faculty of Engineering.
  Seven fully-funded PhD scholarships available in the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre for Public Health Economics and Decision Science

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Seven fully-funded PhD scholarships available in the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre for Public Health Economics and Decision Science.
  Hollow Core Fibres in emerging applications
  Dr R Slavik, Prof D Richardson
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for candidates with an interest in fibre opitcs and a degree or masters’ degree in physics or electronics to join us in researching novel optical fibres (hollow core fibres) manufactured in our Cleanroom complex for use in emerging applications (such as 5G networks, latency-sensitive communications, etc.) in collaboration with our recently-formed spin-off company, Lumenisity.
  Protein ghost recognition using deep learning
  Research Group: Sustainable Electronic Technologies
  Prof A Brown
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Andrew Brown. Project description. POETS (Partially Ordered Event Triggered Systems) technology is based on the idea of an extremely large number (millions) of small processing cores, embedded in a fast, bespoke, hardware, parallel communications infrastructure – the core mesh.
  Simulation of large-amplitude gust interaction with rigid wings
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr A Da Ronch
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Andrea Da Ronch. Project description. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven student to join a vibrant team with a well-proved expertise in nonlinear computational aeroelasticity and aerodynamics.
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