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  Where does the mud go in turbidite systems? A fieldwork-based investigation of controls on clay and silt deposition in the deep-sea (French Alps and Italian Apennines)
  Dr M Patacci, Prof W McCaffrey
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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*Opportunity to undertake fieldwork in stunning settings, such as the Maritime Alps (France) and the Ligurian coast (Italy). *Learn and apply the most recent and cutting-edge techniques in quantitative sedimentology.
  Centres for Doctoral Training - 4 Year PhD Studentships

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850m a year.
  How ’orogenic’ is orogenic gold? Field-based study of the Scottish Grampian
  Dr T Torvela, Dr R Chapman, Dr D Morgan, Dr J Harvey
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Use a holistic approach, including a novel method of looking into gold particle characteristics, to distinguish between magmatic and orogenic (non-magmatic) sources for gold.
  Data-driven design of biological systems – Computational synthetic biology
  Dr G Misirli
Applications accepted all year round

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Synthetic biology has emerged as an engineering field lately, with the aim of designing novel biological systems. Small biological components can be used together to create devices and systems.
  Design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications
  Dr J Gautrot
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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A studentship in the design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications is available in the group of Prof J.
  LONG-ACTING MICRONEEDLE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
  Dr R Donnelly
Applications accepted all year round

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Microneedle arrays are minimally-invasive devices that painlessly, and without drawing blood, penetrate the skin’s stratum corneum barrier.
  Design the next generation of electromagnetic systems for 3D printing applications
  Dr J Katrib
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a collaborative 3 year PhD studentship with CSIRO Australia and the University of Nottingham to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering.
  Quantum simulation of complex quantum processes on superconducting qubits
  Dr J Joo, Dr A Goussev, Dr A Burbanks
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 Jaewoo Joo, Dr Arseni Goussev and Dr Andrew Burbanks.
  University of Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics for Real-World Systems

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The MathSys programme provides students with the state-of-the-art mathematical modelling skills critical to address today's challenges in biomedicine and health sectors, modern industry and the digital economy.
  EASTBIO Investigating the role of cell polarity pathways during neurite formation
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Dr D Cheerambathur
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The establishment of an orderly neuronal circuitry is essential for proper organismal development and function.
  Chemical reaction to mechanical motion towards the physio-chemical model of heart cells.
  Dr Y Hayashi, Dr Z Wang, Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Living systems are complex, and are based on the basic building blocks of genes, proteins, chemical reactions, and physical forces.
  Genetic Analysis of Complex Phenotypes in Autotetraploid Potato
  Dr L Leach, Prof Z Luo
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Cultivated potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) have become the 3rd most important crop in the world and therefore play an important role in addressing world food security.
  Adding a New Layer to Biophysics
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in applying liquid crystal theory to biological systems. Dense suspensions of swimming microbes, cytoskeletal components, fibrous tissues and bacterial colonies all exhibit properties associated with nematic liquid crystals.
  EASTBIO: Is mob grazing beneficial for soil health and the environment?
  Dr J Cloy, Prof L Baggs
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Alternative grassland management practices could improve productivity and help mitigate climate change.
  Investigation of the topographic control for geohzards prone zone ecosystem functional properties by multiple remote sensing sensors
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr X Geng
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Overview. With 71% of the earth’s surface covered by water, hydro-hazards, including floods, droughts, onshore and offshore landslides and storm surges, can pose direct threats to lives and impact livelihoods by damaging and destroying critical lifeline infrastructure (e.g.
  Solid-state molecular Organometallic Chemistry of Group 7 Carbonyls: Taming Reactive Complexes in an Anionic Cage
  Prof A S Weller, Dr J M Lynam
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Organometallic synthesis, reactivity and catalysis is nearly always carried out in solution, where the complex (or catalyst) of interest is dissolved in a solvent of choice (e.g.
  Human-Robot Collaboration for manual intensive complex manufacturing processes
  Dr J Oyekan
Applications accepted all year round

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This research is to investigate strategies to achieve safe human-robot collaboration on manufacturing tasks such as composite layup of complex products.
  Neuronal Dynamics from a complex network perspective
  Prof A Politi, Dr E Ullner
Applications accepted all year round

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The human brain is possibly the most intriguing complex system we know. The combination of experimental work and theoretical approaches has gained many insides in the last century but we are still far away from a real understanding.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Developing a theory of change for a complex programme; a systematic framework for ensuring delivery of outcomes in a new Wellbeing Hub for the Nantlle Valley.
  Dr M Lynch
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Masters by Research. This is a research opportunity that may be attractive to a range of students as it covers a wide field of interests.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)

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50 funded PhD studentships will be available over the next 5 years for UK and EU students.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)

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50 funded PhD studentships will be available over the next 5 years for UK and EU students.
  Trust, transparency and invisible interactions in collaborative and groupware systems (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/CIS/VASILIOU)
  Dr C Vasiliou
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Within early work on workplace computerisation and groupware, understanding the dynamics of a “process” or flow of information has been a central interest for the CSCW community.
  Design of advanced cyclic adsorption processes for complex gas separations
  Dr L Joss
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas adsorption is one of the key physical processes that underlie the numerous industrial uses of porous solids. These include separation processes (adsorption and membrane processes), catalytic reactions, energy storage, and gas recovery from unconventional plays.
  Novel ways to model complex flows
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Prof A Masters
Applications accepted all year round

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While the equations governing the flow of Newtonian liquids like water or petrol are well-understood and excellent numerical methods exist to make accurate predictions of how such liquids will behave, the situation regarding complex fluids, such as blood, paint, shampoos, etc, is considerably less well understood.
  (BBSRC DTP) Optimisation of heteromeric protein complex formation via co-ordinated mRNA localisation
  Prof M Ashe, Dr M Pool, Prof C M Grant
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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RNA granules play key roles in cells controlling many aspects of mRNA fate. For instance, in response to stress the relocalisation of mRNAs to mRNA processing bodies (P-bodies) and stress granules facilitates the degradation or storage of unwanted or valuable mRNAs, respectively.
  Design and validation methods for additively manufactured heat exchangers
  Dr JMF Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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With electrification being one of the biggest potential disruptors in modern transport, there is a growing need for lightweight, reliable and efficient thermal management systems.
  Numerical Algorithms for Molecular Systems and Data Science
  Dr X Shang
Applications accepted all year round

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Details. Stochastic differential equations (SDEs) are widely used in science and engineering in order to model systems where random effects play a significant role.
  Probabilistic stability analysis and optimisation for smart power systems using stochastic distribution shaping
  Research Group: Applied Computing
  Dr Q Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Future power systems will be significantly different from their present states. The main factor we have to consider is the uncertainties.
  Precision Medicine DTP – A novel data integration method for cellular social networks within self-organising multicellular systems
  Research Group: Institute of Stem Cell Research
  Dr G Blin, Dr L Schumacher, Dr A Tsanas
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. The quantification and interrogation of how the cells organise and interact with their environment is fundamental for advancing developmental biology, cancer research, pharmaceutics and medical diagnostics.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)

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50 funded PhD studentships will be available over the next 5 years for UK and EU students.
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