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  EASTBIO Pre-natal soundscapes: understanding the functional significance of embryonic responses to external sounds
  Prof K Spencer, Prof S Meddle
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Pre-natal soundscapes. understanding the functional significance of embryonic responses to external sounds. The avian egg represents a feat of evolutionary engineering, providing all the components required for embryonic growth in a self-contained package.
  Magnetic-polymer hydrogels for controlled drug release
  Dr A Perera, Dr N Hill, Prof M Fielder
Applications accepted all year round

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This dynamic, multidisciplinary project involves developing a facile technique to fabricate polymer hydrogels incorporated with Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) for controlled drug delivery applications.
  Deciphering the regulation of fission yeast phenotypic heterogeneity by external conditions
  Research Group: Quantitative Gene Expression
  Dr S Marguerat
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Phenotypic cell-to-cell variability is a fundamental determinant of microbial fitness that contributes to stress adaptation and drug resistance.
  Mechanics of Advanced Materials: the response of advanced engineering and bio-materials to various types of external loading and environmental conditions - Ref: VS2UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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In the last two decades, Mechanics of Materials as a discipline has experienced a type of revival. The main reason for this has been a continuing introduction of new materials (or even their classes) with extraordinary microstructures, properties and performance.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering

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Ultrasonics is the science and technology of sound at frequencies above the audible range. It is vitally important across many sectors, including medical and industrial imaging, treatments and processes, cleaning, robotics, sonar, haptics, energy transfer, and communications.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering

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Ultrasonics is the science and technology of sound at frequencies above the audible range. It is vitally important across many sectors, including medical and industrial imaging, treatments and processes, cleaning, robotics, sonar, haptics, energy transfer, and communications.
  Protein Misfolding and the Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease
  Dr J Viles
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. World-wide one in three people over the age of 65 will die with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The disease is characterised by deposits of amyloid plaques and fibrils of amyloid-beta peptide (Ab) are their main constituent.
  Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam

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IHS. is a cooperative institute of the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).
  Identifying fundamental principles behind the preservation of free energy in bacteria
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Dr Teuta Pilizota
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Bacteria, like all other cells, stay alive by maintaining adequate supplies of free energy. Under various external stresses, bacteria attempt to stay viable by distributing the available energy to processes essential for coping with the challenge, while simultaneously maintaining core cellular functions.
  Roehampton TECHNE AHRC Studentships

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Studentships – What we Offer. technē offers a rich and diverse training programme for doctoral students with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education.
  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.
  How to make molecular machines: modelling ribosome biogenesis
  Prof C Romano, Prof I Stansfield
Applications accepted all year round

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Ribosomes are arguably the most important biological molecular machines. Cells can be seen as factories of proteins, with ribosomes being the machines producing them.
  Get paid to do postgraduate study! South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) funding

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 Get paid to do postgraduate study!. The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) offers funding of up to £20,000 per year for you to undertake postgraduate studies.
  SeNSS Collaborative Competition

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You will join an expert team of leading Social Scientists and an external partner (from industry, government, or an NGO, in the UK or abroad) who have already developed and defined a research project.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT)

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16 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT) commencing in September 2019, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  Get paid to do postgraduate study! South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) funding

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 Get paid to do postgraduate study!. The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) offers funding of up to £20,000 per year for you to undertake postgraduate studies.
  SeNSS Collaborative Competition

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You will join an expert team of leading Social Scientists and an external partner (from industry, government, or an NGO, in the UK or abroad) who have already developed and defined a research project.
  Pressure-Related Skin Injury: Environmental Factors and Design Solutions
  Dr A Lloyd
Applications accepted all year round

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The Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre is interested in how a mechanistic understanding of Environmental Physiology and Medicine can be used to improve human performance and health through translational research.
  Innovation and the internationalisation of SMEs (SF19/EIS/NYUUR)
  Dr R Nyuur, Prof D Charles
Applications accepted all year round

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Open innovation is a well-established concept based on the principle that ‘firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market’.
  Get paid to do postgraduate study! South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) funding

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 Get paid to do postgraduate study!. The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) offers funding of up to £20,000 per year for you to undertake postgraduate studies.
  SeNSS Collaborative Competition

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You will join an expert team of leading Social Scientists and an external partner (from industry, government, or an NGO, in the UK or abroad) who have already developed and defined a research project.
  The ethics of living wages for low-paid staff in UK professional football clubs.
  Prof P Prowse, Dr J Snook
Applications accepted all year round

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Premier League football clubs, in particular, are accumulating extensive wealth; especially elite clubs in the Deloitte Football Money League 2017.
  Towards artificial signal transduction in living cells
  Dr S Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of synthetic molecules able to transmit biochemical information across phospholipid bilayers could lead to a new type of synthetic biology, where the introduction of orthogonal signalling pathways leads to ‘short-circuiting’ of natural signalling networks in cells.
  Face identity recognition: Exploring the role of observer motion and motion of viewed person
  Dr K Lander, Dr P Warren
Applications accepted all year round

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The ability to identify people around us is crucial to our everyday lives, determining the nature of our social interactions and relationships.
  Autonomous Implantable Sensors/Actuators on Commercial MEMS and CMOS platforms
  Dr A Mohammadi
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Informal enquiries. Dr Ali Mohammadi ([email protected]). Supplying electrical power to the sensor nodes from alternative energy sources is a key enabling factor for future applications of wireless sensor networks such as Internet of Things (IoT).
  EPSRC PhD in Computational Statistics and Data Science

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 The EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science (COMPASS) is a four-year PhD programme hosted by the Institute for Statistical Science in the School of Mathematics.
  Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Health and Care Fully Funded PhD Opportunities

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 The future of Health is Digital – we urgently need new technologies for understanding, preventing, diagnosing and managing illnesses that affect millions of people, such as diabetes, depression and dementia.
  Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence

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Building on Bristol's world-leading expertise in AI and human-computer interaction, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence offers PhD studentships that will train you to become a leader in responsible human-in-the-loop AI systems.
  Four-year EngD scholarship with the National Composites Centre: "Robust Automated Preforming Process"
  Prof IK Partridge
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Faculty/School/Department. Faculty of Engineering (University of Bristol). Location. National Composites Centre, Bristol (BS16 7FS).
  Re-engineering Golgi dynamics in plants
  Dr I Sparkes, Prof D J Stephens
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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The growing global population requires the development of novel strategies to sustainably increase food production. Organelle movement is dynamic and linked to changes in cell size, plant biomass and in response to factors which affect food production such as pathogens (Perico and Sparkes, New Phytol.
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