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  Dynamics of mitochondrial genome complexity in trypanosomes
  Research Group: Institute of Immunology & Infection Research
  Dr N Savill, Dr A Schnaufer
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Sleeping sickness, caused by the African trypanosome, threatens millions of people in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the affected populations live in remote rural areas with limited access to adequate health service.
  The stability, diversity and complexity of food web networks under climate change
  Dr A Beckerman, Dr T Webb, Dr J Blanchard
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The structure and complexity of food web networks underpin our understanding of biodiversity and the stability, persistence and functioning of ecological communities.
  Automatically Analysing Graph Programs for Termination and Complexity
  Dr D Plump
Applications accepted all year round

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Research areas. Complex systems; Formal specification languages, methods and tools; Programming Languages and Systems; Safety analysis, system safety; Software engineering.
  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).
  (BBSRC DTP) Complexity of heart development arising from evolution of signalling systems
  Dr K Hentges, Dr D Talavera, Prof S Lovell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Protein families grow or shrink in size during evolution due to gene duplication and gene loss events. These events provide opportunities for protein function specialisation or innovation.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Understanding complexity in multi-isolate biofilms
  Dr N Stanley-Wall, Prof F Davidson
Application Deadline: 11 January 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  Computational Studies on Tip Clearance Influence Regarding Flow and Heat Transfer Characteristics of Modern Aero Turbines (DTA)
  Research Group: Polymers and Composites
  Dr C Abeykoon, Prof A Turan
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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This study addresses the study of the flow and heat transfer at the tip clearance region in aero turbines. Fluid dynamics at this region tends to be extremely complex.
  A predator-prey arms race in Mesozoic oceans
  Dr A Dunhill, Dr A Beckerman, Dr J Dunne, Prof P Wignall
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The diversity of modern marine animals has increased dramatically over the past 230 million years, beginning with an event called the Mesozoic Marine Revolution (MMR).
  The ecological impacts of an aggressive aquatic invader: is Crassula helmsii the biggest threat to European freshwater biodiversity?
  Prof D Bilton, Dr A Foggo
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Biological invasions represent one of the most significant threats to biodiversity on the planet. Freshwaters are both disproportionately affected by such invasions, and home to a disproportionately large proportion of biodiversity, especially invertebrates.
  The Ultimate Limiting Nutrient for Oceanic Primary Production
  Prof T Tyrrell, Dr A Yool, Dr J Wilson
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. In order to know how Earth’s climate system works, we need to understand what controls oceanic primary production.
  Synthetic storage within hybrid diesel microgrids
  Prof M Negnevitsky
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Tasmania offers you a great lifestyle and a truly exceptional study experience in a unique natural environment.
  Smart City Data Security, Gateways Efficient Routing and IP Capacity
  Research Group: Future Cities Research Network
  Dr S Yousef
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.
  Developing an Integrated Platform to Explore Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
  Prof O Sansom
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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Despite increasingly sophisticated pre-clinical models, more than 9/10 promising cancer therapeutics fail in clinical trials. The nature of this resistance is complex and not fully understood.
  Sparsity and structures in large-scale machine learning problems.
  Dr B Gauthier, Prof A Balinsky
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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The terminology “big data” is generally used to refer to datasets that are too large or complex for traditional data-processing technics to adequately deal with them.
  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.
  EASTBIO Exploring the multilayer world: application of multilayer network analysis for livestock disease surveillance and control
  Dr T Porphyre, Dr IM McKendrick
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Livestock movements are an important mechanism of infectious disease transmission.
  PhD programme in Integrated One Health Solutions in Edinburgh and Leiden - Rapid identification of pathogens utilising MinION technology
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Dr K Templeton
Application Deadline: 28 November 2019

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Background. A new PhD training partnership has been set up between the Universities of Edinburgh and Leiden in One Health Integrated Solutions.
  PhD in Infectious Diseases and Complex Systems- COM – PhD (Funded
  Dr L Danon
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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About the Award. The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Applying machine learning models to genome data to understand the evolution of resistance from virus to cancer evolution
  Research Group: Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation
  Prof D Robertson, Dr Ke Yuan
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Supervisors. Prof David L Robertson. Dr Ke Yuan. Project summary. Treatment of cancer and chronic infectious diseases often fail due to the evolution of resistance to therapy.
  Microplastic Transport in Environmental Flows
  Dr R Dorrell
Application Deadline: 13 December 2020

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Microplastics are anthropogenic particles that range from micron to millimetre in size. Carrying biological and chemical pollutants they pose a significant risk to natural ecosystems and habitats.
  Assessing the millennial and centennial variability of the West African Monsoon during the late Quaternary: palaeodata and modelling approach
  Dr F Marret-Davies, Prof A Morse
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The aim of the project is to qualitatively and quantitatively reconstruct the late Quaternary variability of the monsoon system off West Africa to better understand causes and consequences in periods of warmer than today conditions.
  Accelerating molecular phylogenetic inference using high performance computing.
  Dr A Meade
Applications accepted all year round

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Molecular phylogenetic inference, constructing evolutionary histories from molecular data, is an activity universal to all biological disciplines.
  Artificial Intelligence driven verification of aerospace Advanced Manufacturing parts - in partnership with BAE Systems Air
  Dr D Evans
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Additive manufacturing (AM) has been receiving significant interest from industry as it offers the attraction of lighter structures, greater part flexibility and increased complexity without the need for multiple manufacturing processes.
  The Migration of Droplets in Multi-Material Problems and Dispersed Multiphase Flows
  Dr M Lappa
Applications accepted all year round

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The relevance of droplet dynamics and related non-equilibrium phenomena in several industrial applications and manufacturing techniques calls for new advanced studies using the tools of thermodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
  Evolutionary algorithms
  Dr L Indrusiak
Applications accepted all year round

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Research areas. Cloud computing; Computer architectures; Cyber Physical Systems; Embedded systems; Evolutionary computation; Real time languages and systems.
  Generative Narratives for Complex Systems
  Prof S Stepney, Mr R Walsh
Applications accepted all year round

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Research areas. Complex systems; Unconventional computing. Background. There is good evidence that people comprehend the world through narrative, through stories about the world, through the agents and their behaviours and relationships.
  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  The Ethos of Crusade in Late Medieval Scotland
  Dr A MacDonald, Dr ML Ehrenschwendtner
Applications accepted all year round

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Crusade is a neglected theme in the historiography of medieval Scotland. Despite being a key aspect of life in Latin Christendom, there has been only one monograph relating to the Scottish dimension of crusading, now 35 years old (Alan Macquarrie, Scotland and the Crusades 1095-1560 (1984)).
  Interconnecting two HVDC links using non-isolated DC/DC Converter
  Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR, Prof D Jovcic
Applications accepted all year round

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High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology has been recognized as a solution for long-distance bulk-power transmission, asynchronous AC systems interconnections, interconnection of different regions requiring submarine and underground cables, and transmission of offshore wind power to shore.
  On-board Integrated Chargers and Battery Management Systems for Electrical Vehicles (EVs)
  Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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With the increasing population and environmental constraints on the conventional transportation system, alternative cleaner and sustainable transportation systems are becoming very demanding.
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