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  EASTBIO Multiscale modelling and analysis of stochastic gene expression in mammalian cells
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr R Grima, Dr D Oyarzun
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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We are looking for a motivated doctoral student to join us on an exciting project at the interface of stochastic modelling and systems and synthetic biology.
  Forward engineering of pattern formation: Models and experiments towards predictive multicellular self-organisation
  Research Group: Institute of Stem Cell Research
  Dr G Blin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

Background. The aim of developmental biology is a complete understanding of how the embryo develops, how embryonic cells acquire their fate and how they arrange in time and space to create complex organisms.
  Understanding how intrinsic disorder drives the formation of fuzzy protein complexes and tunes protein function
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Dr S Kepinski, Dr A Zhuravleva, Prof N A Ranson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Intrinsically disordered protein regions lack stable structure and instead move stochastically through an ensemble of conformations.
  Structure and function of enzyme complexes involved in post-transcriptional gene regulation
  Dr G S Winkler
Applications accepted all year round

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Many proteins in human cells function as part of high molecular weight multi-subunit assemblies. The structure and function of such large molecular machines is often difficult to characterise due to their complexity, low abundance and structural dynamics.
  The management of marine plastics
  Prof Paul Lant, Prof B Laycock
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics pollution in our oceans is a wicked problem.
  Fractional order modelling of neurons
  Dr S Hadjiloucas, Dr E Delivopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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Fractional order calculus (integro-differential equations that are of non-integral order) is an emerging methodology with wide applications across all areas of Physics and Engineering.
  Transport of essential nutrients across the outer membrane of a bacterial pathogen
  Dr M Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Gram-negative bacteria possess a second membrane, the outer membrane (OM), that serves as an additional line of defence against noxious agents, including antibiotics.
  Sparsification of reduced order models for fluid and fluid-structure problems
  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 multi-disciplinary computational aero-sciences driven by the technologies needed for next-generation aerospace systems.
  Tracking carbon and nitrogen fixing organisms in the oceanic microbiome
  Dr T Bibby, Dr P Lam, Prof W Huang
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Complex marine microbial communities catalyze global cycling of carbon and nitrogen that regulate the Earth’s climate.
  Three-Dimensional Active Liquid Crystals: Defects and Topology
  Dr GP Alexander
Applications accepted all year round

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Active matter is a class of materials in which the individual constituents continually consume energy to generate work or motion, maintaining the system in dynamic, self-organised, nonequilibrium states [1].
  In-situ reduction reduction of greenhouse gases from the Athabasca oil sands tailings ponds: detailed insights using ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr M Barrow, Prof G Bending
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Project Highlights. State-of-the-art mass spectrometry instrumentation (amongst world-leading). International environmental research.
  Developing stepwise catalysis for the construction of functional fluorinated molecules
  Dr J Slattery, Dr J M Lynam
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Fluorine-containing organic molecules are found in a wide range of applications from liquid crystals to blockbuster drugs such as Prozac and Lipitor, but are of particular interest in pharmaceuticals agrochemicals, medical imaging (e.g.
  EPSRC CDT in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership: Complex Biological Products Manufacture

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Biological products and their manufacture are progressing to unparalleled levels of complexity. Examples include engineered biocatalysts, antibody-drug conjugates, multivalent vaccines and cellular therapies.
  Slope stability and climate change in high-mountain regions: Understanding and predicting geo-hazards.
  Dr A Abellan, Dr B Murphy, Dr J West, Dr D Quincey
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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HIGHLIGHTS. Timely project. a game changing approach to improve understanding, model and forecast landslides in mountainous areas is urgently needed.
  Exploring combined geothermal power and mineral extraction potential of the Galway granite complex
  Dr D Mcnamara, Prof J Wheeler, Prof D Faulkner, Dr S Piazolo
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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This project seeks to carry out a detailed structural analysis of the fracture networks in and around the Galway granite, determine through flow modelling how it may operate as an enhanced geothermal system, and explore ore mineralisation related to hydrothermal flow within existing structural networks.
  A new approach to modelling complex human/robot movement dynamics using techniques from machine learning
  Prof X Hong, Prof W Harwin, Prof R Mitchell
Applications accepted all year round

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Advances in sensing and communications have made it easy to obtain large sets of measurements about an entity, activity or event.
  EASTBIO: Understanding flows of biodiversity and ecosystem services between agriculture and natural forest.
  Prof D Burslem, Dr T Freitag, Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Prof J Travis
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor David Burslem (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/d.burslem. Dr Thomas Freitag (The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen).
  Development of ex vivo tissue culture models for developing next-generation biomaterial scaffolds for acellular regenerative medicine.
  Prof I Gibson, Prof N Vargesson
Applications accepted all year round

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Bone repair and regeneration can be influenced by various guidance cues, including pharmacological cues, hypoxia environment and chemical cues released from scaffolds [1-3].
  Global resilience assessment using artificial neural network
  Research Group: Future Cities Research Network
  Dr M Imani
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Future Cities Research Network - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/future-cities.
  Ground to space laser communications through atmospheric turbulence
  Dr J Osborn, Prof G D Love
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Applications are invited for a 3.5 year fully funded EPSRC PhD research studentship to develop concepts and technologies to advance the capabilities of free-space optical communication links.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  Cancer and comorbidity: impact of comorbid conditions on equity of access and safety and outcomes of cancer treatments
  Prof J van der Meulen, Prof A Hutchings, Prof D Cromwell, Prof E Nolte
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The configuration of cancer services is rapidly changing. Service delivery is being re-designed in order to diagnose cancer earlier, accelerate access to treatment, improve patients’ experience, reduce side-effects of treatment and enhance cures for cancer.
  PhD Studentship: Making sense of heating and cooling in the home
  Dr V Haines, Dr V Mitchell
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. SDCA2019/VH. Start date of studentship. 1 April 2020. Closing date of advert. 10 January 2020.
  Microbial Micro-Engineers
  Dr M Mazza
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms occupy every crevice within global ecosystems and impact all aspects of life. However, too little is understood about their movement within physical crannies, and how they can restructure these microspaces for their own benefit.
  Effectiveness of arts-based interventions in multi-cultural environments
  Prof M Henshaw
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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There is an increasing number of examples of art (visual and auditory) being used to influence behaviours in public spaces, but it is recognised that appreciation and response to art is significantly influenced by national and/or ethnic culture.
  Augmenting indoor and outdoor building environment by optimising the effect of urban heat island (UHI) (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/ABE/ZINGRE)
  Dr K Zingre
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The urban and indoor thermal environments are complex outcomes of a number of factors including urban morphology, building materials, weather conditions, etc.
  Developing a holistic data analytical model for reducing workload on doctors in NHS General Practices by safely shifting significant workload to other competent professionals (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/CIS/ALI)
  Dr A Ali, Dr S Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary care is critical to the effectiveness and sustainability of the health system in the UK. This is recognised in the current transformation of healthcare that aims to provide care and treatment in the community rather than through hospital-centric services.
  Elucidating the role of cholestatic disorders in a spectrum of liver disease using a novel liver-on-a-chip culture system
  Prof K Linton
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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Many hepatic cell lines have been derived but they are all limited by the down-regulation or loss of a key function of the liver.
  (BBSRC DTP) Using mathematical models to understand the role of the respiratory microbiome in asthma
  Research Group: Molecular Environmental Sciences
  Dr T Gilman, Dr M Muldoon, Prof N Papadopoulos, Prof D Robertson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Most of the cells in the human body are not human. There are rich microbial communities (i.e., microbiota) in our digestive tracts, our respiratory tracts, and on our skin.
  Physics of cutting and reshaping of cell membranes
  Dr A Saric
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for highly motivated students to join our interdisciplinary team for an exciting project at the interface of physics, biology, and chemistry.
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