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  Modelling lung deposition of inhaled particles in cystic fibrosis
  Prof O Jensen, Dr A Horsley, Dr C Whitfield
Application Deadline: 9 September 2020

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects the production and clearance of mucus from various organs in the body. In the lungs this causes blockage and thickening of airways, leading to lung damage and early death from respiratory failure.
  (MRC DTP) Modelling lung deposition of inhaled particles in cystic fibrosis
  Prof O Jensen, Dr A Horsley
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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PhD Type

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects the production and clearance of mucus from various organs in the body. In the lungs this causes blockage and thickening of airways, leading to lung damage and early death from respiratory failure.
  Studentship Opportunity in Positive Pulse Plasma Technology
  Dr M Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This project will focus on the development of new instrumentation and equipment for the thin film and coating sector. It is part of ongoing research at our University providing scientific background to the advanced manufacturing sector.
  Functional nickel coatings obtained by electrodeposition and electroless deposition.
  Prof A Cobley
Application Deadline: 30 March 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. Nickel coatings have applications in high value sectors such as electronics, automotive, aerospace etc.
  SCENARIO - Using Aircraft Observations Improve Understanding of Mineral Dust Transport and Deposition Processes
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Dr C Ryder, Dr N Bellouin
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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PhD Type

Every year thousands of tonnes of mineral dust particles are uplifted from arid regions by strong winds. While in the atmosphere, mineral dust is a hazard for health, transport and solar energy generation.
  Laser controlled nanoparticle deposition
  Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Jetting of nanoparticle inks is a key additive manufacturing technology enabling direct writing of multi-material multi-functional components.
  (BBSRC DTP) Exploiting transcriptional regulation to improve plant cell wall as a feedstock for the sustainable production of biofuels and other chemicals
  Prof S Turner, Dr M Kim, Prof A Sharrocks
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

Cellulose is a polymer of glucose and its remarkable structural properties means it is the world’s most abundant biopolymer. Cellulose from higher plants is an abundant source of renewable material that can be used as a source of raw material for chemical and fuel production, or for generating novel biomaterials.
  Will continental carbonates produce less or more deposition as we move into the Anthropocene?
  Dr M Rogerson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Understanding future climate, and understanding carbon sequestration strategies, requires that we enhance our understanding of how carbon behaves in the Earth System.
  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.
  Mass spectrometry analysis of human tissue to characterise cleavage events resulting in amyloid deposition associated with aortic aneurysm and dissection
  Dr J Madine, Prof C E Eyers
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The most common form of localised amyloid occurs in the aorta (aortic medial amyloid; AMA) and is estimated to occur in 97% of Caucasian people over 50.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Mass spectrometry analysis of human tissue to characterise cleavage events resulting in amyloid deposition associated with aortic aneurysm and dissection
  Dr J Madine, Prof C Eyers
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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PhD Type

The most common form of localised amyloid occurs in the aorta (aortic medial amyloid; AMA) and is estimated to occur in 97% of Caucasian people over 50.
  Growth and characterisation of hard biocompatible coatings for medical implants (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/BIRKETT)
  Dr M Birkett, Dr J Khaliq
Applications accepted all year round

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International interest in hard, biocompatible materials for use in medical implants is growing at an exponential rate. Joint replacements are now implanted in over a million patients a year worldwide and this number is predicted to increase fivefold by 2030.
  3D printing of drug delivery implants
  Dr P Boyd, Prof K Malcolm
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing (3DP) encompasses a wide range of. processes that create structures through deposition or binding of materials in successive.
  Improving arsenic tolerance in rice
  Prof F J M Maathuis, Dr H V Isaacs
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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PhD Type

Arsenic (As) is an extremely toxic metalloid, which occurs ubiquitously in nature but is particularly prevalent in South-East Asia.
  Detection of iodine emissions from the ocean
  Prof L J Carpenter, Dr M S Shaw
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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PhD Type

This funded PhD project is part of a £2M European Research Council (ERC) Advanced grant to study how gaseous ozone (O3) interacts with the ocean surface or “sea surface microlayer” (SML).
  Distribution modelling and the management and conservation of European ectomycorrhizal communities
  Dr M Bidartondo, Dr C D L Orme
Application Deadline: 23 November 2019

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PhD Type

In this project, the student will develop cutting-edge distributional models of dominant ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal species across Europe and establish vital practice and policy recommendations for the monitoring, management and conservation of these ecologically critical organisms.
  Dinoflagellate cysts and palaeoenvironmental change during Cretaceous oceanic anoxic events: a study of OAE1a
  Prof I Jarvis, Prof G Gillmore
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will study Cretaceous dinoflagellate cysts. It seeks to understand relationships between dinocysts, a proxy for marine nutrient availability and organic zooplankton fertility, and episodes of black shale (petroleum source rock) deposition during Oceanic Anoxic Events (OAEs) in the mid-Cretaceous.
  Lead isotope ratio measurements in microcosms and avian samples as indicators for the source of lead poisoning in wildfowl
  Dr J Barker, Dr S Barton
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Lead (Pb) poisoning is commonly linked amongst anthropogenically-caused deaths in waterfowl and this is often associated with hunting and fishing activities.
  Mechanical Properties of Interfaces in 3D Printed Single- and Multi-Material Parts
  Dr M Grasso, Dr H Hadavinia
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Additive Manufacturing techniques can be seen as an important change in the manufacturing methodology as the final form is achieved through a bottom-up approach, via the addition of material in a layer-by-layer fashion.
  Synthesis of carbon based catalysts for the sustainable upgrade of agro-waste pyrolysis products into biofuels for rural areas
  Dr R Volpe
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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PhD Type

Thermochemical breakdown of biomass via Pyrolysis or Gasification provides a facile alternative for the upgrading of agro-waste to energy vectors.
  Investigating the role of centromeric RNA transcripts for centromere function and inheritance
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Dr P. Heun, Dr A Kerr
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

The centromere is a unique chromatin domain important for proper segregation of chromosomes during mitosis.
  Investigating the role of induced histone marks in the repair of DNA damage
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr M Wilson, Dr S Buonomo
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Genome instability is a driver of cancer and understanding how the cell repairs DNA damage is critical to combating disease.
  Herbivore and mycorrhizal mediation of carbon cycling in heather moorlands
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr S M Sait, Prof K. Field, Prof P Chapman
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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PhD Type

The multiple drivers of environmental change, such as climate change and pollution, have led to widespread negative impacts on ecosystem functioning and services that are critical for human well-being.
  Solar energy input from the Earth’s magnetosphere to its atmosphere (CENTA2-PHYS7-WRIG)
  Dr D Wright, Dr S Imber
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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PhD Type

The interaction between the Sun’s and the Earth’s plasma environments is very dynamic and one of societal and commercial importance.
  Environmental controls on turbidity current dynamics
  Dr I Verhagen, Dr C Stevenson, Dr S De Angelis
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The aim of this project is to further understanding of sediment transport and flow dynamics of turbidity currents in different settings and periods in Earth’s history.
  Laser Assisted Cold Spray for Structural Repairs
  Dr T Hussain
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Background. Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship within the world-leading Coatings and Surface Engineering Group at the University of Nottingham.
  Development of pulmonary dosage forms for improved antibacterial activity
  Dr H Al-Obaidi
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

"Conventional formulations for drug delivery to the lungs are limited to less than a few milligrams as a fine particle fraction.
  Molecular mechanisms to reduce Arsenic in Rice
  Prof F J M Maathuis, Dr H V Isaacs
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Food security is under pressure all over the globe. Abiotic stress is one of the. largest threats to crop production and amongst these, crop contamination.
  Uptake of ozone to the sea surface
  Prof L J Carpenter
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

This funded PhD project is part of a £2M European Research Council (ERC) Advanced grant to study how gaseous ozone (O3) interacts with the ocean surface or “sea surface microlayer” (SML).
  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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PhD Type

Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
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