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  How does metabolism reprogram the immune system in autoimmunity? (#202002)
  Dr A Clarke, Prof M Dustin
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The systems and pathways of cellular metabolism, modified either by the microbiome or cell-intrinsic programs, are critical to almost all aspects of the immune response.
  The Taphonomy of Archaeological Molecular Biomarkers
  Prof A.W Pike, Prof G S Attard, Dr S Bray
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Molecular biomarkers have the potential to reveal archaeologically invisible aspects of the past.
  Ocular morbidity associated with Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica – PhD project (YatesMU19SF)
  Dr M Yates, Prof A MacGregor
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) often co-exists with GCA. PMR is an inflammatory condition of unknown aetiology causing shoulder and hip girdle pain and stiffness.
  SCENARIO - Love isn’t in the air: Assessing how air pollution interrupts insect sex pheromone signalling
  Dr R Girling
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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As humans, the dominant sense with which we perceive the world is vision, in contrast many insects rely upon odours to perceive and interact with their environment.
  Processing and fluxes of DOM in peat-pools and lochans
  Dr P Gilbert, Dr D Mayor
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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Peatlands are the UKs largest carbon store, yet they have been largely degraded by poor land management. Combined with predicted increased likelihood of extreme weather events (e.g.
  Development of new drugs to reverse tumour resistance to chemotherapy
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr C Erridge, Dr G Pirianov
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Experimental and numerical characterisation and modelling of viscoelastic/viscoplastic crack growth in adhesive joints
  Dr G Alfano
Applications accepted all year round

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Adhesive bonding is a widely used technique in the aerospace and automotive industry, whose advantages with respect to more conventional connections of structural components include the great reduction of stress concentration and weight.
  Granular Computing for Power Electronics Circuits Optimisation
  Dr M Abbod
Applications accepted all year round

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Granular computing is an emerging computing paradigm of information processing. It concerns the processing of complex information entities called information granules, which arise in the process of data abstraction and derivation of knowledge from information.
  Energy prediction in buildings using Artificial Intelligence
  Dr G Cosma
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Application details. Reference number. CO/GC-CDT-2/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 January 2020. Closing date of advert. 1 December 2020.
  Role of the tumour microenvironment in gastric cancer
  Dr A. Boussioutas, Dr R. Busuttil
Applications accepted all year round

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Gastric cancer (GC) is the fourth most common cancer globally and 7th in incidence in Australia. It has a poor survival rate which can be attributed to the advanced stage at diagnosis in most patients.
  Fully Funded Five Year PhD Fellowships in the Sciences

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Fully Funded Five Year PhD Fellowships in the Sciences. The Sciences at the Graduate Center. The Graduate Center, CUNY PhD in the sciences is unique in that it is a consortium of faculty drawn primarily from CUNY campuses across the five boroughs of New York City.
  Targeting the Role of Myeloid Steroid Metabolism in Chronic Inflammation
  Dr R Hardy, Dr P Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Myeloid derived cell populations such as macrophages play a critical role in the early innate immune response, whilst dendritic cells are essential in bridging the progression to an adaptive immune response.
  How do hormones improve learning and memory?
  Dr N Vasudevan, Prof P G Knight
Applications accepted all year round

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Deficiencies of thyroid hormone, in particular subclinical hypothyroidism is common throughout the globe. Adult-onset hypothyroidism affects around 8-10% of the population and has been associated with reproductive disorders, anxiety, depression and impairment of memory.
  Catalytic Conversion of Organic Acid By-products from Sustainable Processes
  Dr J McGregor
Applications accepted all year round

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Organic (carboxylic) acids are produced as by-products from a range of sustainable processes, e.g. in the aqueous phase arising from CO2 conversion via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; anaerobic digestate residues; BSF larvae used for organic waste decomposition etc.
  Up in smoke! Terrestrial carbon cycle feedbacks during warm climates
  Dr J Whiteside, Dr I Harding
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Organic carbon preserved within sedimentary rocks (fossil OC) is a major carbon reservoir and plays a crucial role in the long-term evolution of atmospheric CO2 and O2, and thus global climate.
  Targeted metabolomics for the investigation of the biological role of oxylipins
  Prof S. F. Kirsch
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

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Project Description. The current vacancy is part of the food chemistry group (http://www.schebb-web.de/). The group of Prof. Dr. Schebb investigates the effects of the diet on human physiology by means of chromatography/mass spectrometry (MS).
  Sustainable catalysis: Using solar energy for the oxidation of organic compounds
  Dr R E Douthwaite, Prof A-K Duhme-Klair
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. There is a clear need to develop processes that minimise the consumption of limited energy resources and reduce waste detrimental to the environment.
  EASTBIO: Dehalogenases from the brown algal genome model Ectocarpus siliculosus
  Prof F Kuepper, Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Frithjof Kuepper (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/oceanlab/research/frithjof-kuepper.php. Dr Hai Deng (University of Aberdeen).
  The investigation of the fire risk of clothes contaminated with different skin emollients and paraffin based personal care products
  Research Group: Forensic & Investigative Sciences Research Group
  Dr S Hall, Dr J Morrissey
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Forensic & Investigative Sciences Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/forensic-and-investigative.
  BBSRC SWBio DTP studentship: Metabolic engineering in mint plants: increasing essential oil yields through genetic manipulation of biosynthetic pathways
  Dr S Scofield
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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This studentship is an excellent opportunity to become part of an international Global Challenges Research Fund project to enhance the yield of high-value essential oil compounds in Mentha (mint) plants in order to produce elite mint varieties for cultivation and commercial exploitation by local farming communities in rural Uganda.
  BBSRC SWBio DTP studentship: Salad contamination with Listeria – improving food safety through understanding plant-bacterial interactions and development of novel detection methods
  Dr C Muller, Dr C Berger
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Consumption of fresh produce such as salads is an important component of the human diet, protecting against a range of cancers and cardiovascular disease.
  Investigating the role of membrane transporters in early development
  Research Group: Chromatin & Development
  Dr M Percharde, Dr L Fets
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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This is a joint project between the Chromatin and Development and the Drug Transport and Tumour Metabolism groups within the MRC LMS.
  Nanoporous materials for sensors and catalytic applications
  Dr V L Zholobenko
Application Deadline: 10 December 2019

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The aim of this project is to develop nanostructured materials based on zeolites and MOFs as. catalysts and sensors for environmental applications.
  Temperature regulation of non-coding RNA and crop - rhizosphere interactions
  Dr J Dalzell, Dr FL Liu
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Crop plants manipulate rhizosphere interactions through the release of root exudates. Whilst root exudates can attract beneficial microbes, they are also exploited by pathogens and plant parasitic nematodes (PPNs).
  The marine phosphorus cycle and the methane paradox
  Prof J Mcgrath, Dr J Chin
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Marine microorganisms play major roles in regulating climate and driving global biogeochemical cycling. It has long been recognised that phosphorus (P) availability plays a major role in these processes by controlling marine primary productivity.
  Chemical Engineering: Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Developing electrochemical sensors for disinfection by-products (DPB) detection in water
  Dr W Zhang
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Start date. April 2020. Project description. One of great challenges in drink water safety is the increasing public concern with the contamination of carcinogenic disinfection by products (DBP), since chemical disinfection (e.g.
  (BBSRC DTP) Development of whole cell biocatalysts for biomass and plastic degradation
  Dr N Dixon, Prof N Scrutton, Dr A Green
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Two major societal challenges exist today i) how can we consumable more sustainably and ii) how can we minimise environmental contamination.
  (STFC DTP) Investigating the organic record of early Mars
  Research Group: Isotope Geochemistry & Planetary Science
  Dr R Tartese, Dr R Garwood, Dr B O'Driscoll
Application Deadline: 4 December 2019

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Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 and paired stones are unique martian meteorites that provide us with our first and only samples of the martian surface regolith (Agee et al.
  (STFC DTP) Using minerals analogues to understand effects of sterilisation procedures and applications for Mars Sample Return
  Research Group: Isotope Geochemistry & Planetary Science
  Dr K Joy, Dr S Nixon, Prof M Patel, Prof R Burgess
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Future missions aim to collect samples from a range of planetary bodies. NASA and ESA are working on plans for a series of Mars missions to collect, transport and return rocks and soil samples to the Earth.
  Readying Miniaturized Reactors for Flow Biocatalysis
  Dr M Marques
Application Deadline: 12 December 2019

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In almost all engineering sectors there has been a successful transition from batch to continuous processing. One particularly promising area for continuous processing in biochemical engineering is the biocatalytic synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and value-added chemicals.
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