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  Childhood outcomes after early nutritional interventions
  Prof JE Harding, Dr C McKinlay, Dr JA Brown, Assoc Prof T Wouldes
Applications accepted all year round

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The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has a PhD project assessing childhood outcomes after early nutritional trials.
  Ligament and tendon repair using a specific population of joint progenitor cells
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Ligaments and tendons stabilize the musculoskeletal system, controlling mobility. Anterior cruciate ligament in knee joints restrict the dimension of joint movement, while Achilles tendon transmit forces from calf muscle to bone enabling locomotion of ankle joints.
  Formation of Hydraulic and Chemical Ground Barriers to Inhibit Contaminant Migration on Radioactively Contaminated Sites
  Prof R Lunn, Dr M Pedrotti
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Project Description. This 4-year PhD at the University of Strathclyde will explore the use of colloidal silica hydrogel as a barrier to migration of radioactive contaminants in soils during decommissioning operations on nuclear facilities.
  Development of low molecular weight organogelators
  Dr J Bear
Applications accepted all year round

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Low Molecular Weight Organogelators (LMWOs) are small molecules, which are able to gel organic species through intermolecular supra-assembly.[1-4] This property makes them very useful for oil spill remediation and clean-up, as you can apply the LMWO to floating oil slicks; gel the oil and scoop it out of the water.
  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.
  Chemical reaction to mechanical motion towards the physio-chemical model of heart cells.
  Dr Y Hayashi, Dr Z Wang, Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Living systems are complex, and are based on the basic building blocks of genes, proteins, chemical reactions, and physical forces.
  Spatially-Constrained Hybrid Hydrogels for Tissue Culture
  Prof D K Smith
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Growth of tissue from stem cells is a frontier technology in regenerative medicine. Integral to any such work is the development of effective materials on/in which stem cells can be cultured and allowed to differentiate into target cells.
  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: Recycling and degradation scope of anhydride-epoxide co-polymers
  Dr B Ward, Dr A Paul
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. The demand for plastics is vast, with 348 million tonnes being produced in 2017 alone,1 and the trend for plastic production is increasing exponentially year-on-year.
  Design and development of paper/responsive polymer hybrid micro-device (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/XU)
  Dr B Xu, Dr Y Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Paper micro-device is a technology that is particularly well-suited for use in public health, diagnostics for resource-limited settings, veterinary medicine, testing of food and water quality, and environmental monitoring.
  Super flexible electronics for wearable smart healthcare applications (Advert Ref: SF19/EE/MCE/LI)
  Dr Y Li, Dr B Xu
Applications accepted all year round

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Micro/Nano sensors (MEMS/NEMS) and network technologies in future engineering domain have been significantly developed in the last decade.
  Psyllium fibre: from molecular structure to human health (WARRENQ20DTP)
  Dr F Warren
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Psyllium fibre is an emerging and important source of dietary fibre, used in the treatment of many digestive disorders and extensively in the processing of foods, especially gluten free products.
  Sustainable Polymer Synthesis
  Research Group: Polymers and Composites
  Prof M Shaver
Application Deadline: 6 December 2019

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The Green Materials Laboratory within the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester and housed in the Henry Royce Institute has a PhD position open now to an enthusiastic and collaborative chemist to develop the next generation of sustainable polymers.
  Development of a three dimensional in vitro model of the human cornea to dissect the inflammatory events associated with sight-threatening ocular pathogens
  Dr C Dobson, Dr C Maldonado-Codina, Prof P Morgan
Applications accepted all year round

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The presence of microbes at the corneal surface may trigger low grade discomfort through to acute eye infection and permanent loss of vision.
  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP PhD studentship: Using nanotechnology, structural biology and genome editing to study how fungal receptors promote the spread of lethal diseases
  Dr N Brown
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the ‘GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership’ which is offering up to 18 studentships for entry in September 2020.
  A Study into the Utility of Bioimpedance Spectroscopy to provide Predictive Information about Skin Breakdown
  Prof A T A Jenkins
Application Deadline: 8 December 2019

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project based in the Department of Chemistry under the supervision of Prof Toby Jenkins.
  Synthesis of Functional Materials by Post-Polymerisation Modification of Polyacrylonitrile
  Dr M Kopeć
Application Deadline: 8 December 2019

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project based in the Department of Chemistry under the supervision of Dr Maciek Kopeć https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/maciek-kopec.
  Multimerisation of ELAV/Hu proteins – a key mechanism ensuring specificity for RNA recognition in health and disease
  Dr M Soller, Dr T Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

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Aims. Determine the structure of the ELAV dodecameric complex bound to target RNA by cryoEM and functionally probe interaction interfaces in vitro and in vivo in transgenic Drosophila models for neurodegeneration and cancer.
  Investigating Potential Applications of Functional DNA-based Materials and Sensors
  Prof J Tucker
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project falls into the areas of supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology and DNA nanotechnology and involves the preparation and study of DNA-based materials and sensors.
  Re-purposing established drugs for the resolution of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr T Nasim
Applications accepted all year round

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating cardiovascular disorder which, if left untreated, leads to heart failure and death.
  Therapeutic resolution of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) by natural products
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr T Nasim, Prof C Wright
Applications accepted all year round

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating cardiovascular disorder which, if left untreated, leads to heart failure and death.
  EASTBIO Biophysical properties of a nucleo-protein mesh
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Dr A Cook, Prof N Gilbert
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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In mammalian cells DNA is packaged with proteins to form chromatin – a complex macromolecular structure. Many of the components required for packaging chromatin are known, but how they assemble and function in health and disease are still a mystery.
  EASTBIO Exploring the Untapped Chemical Potential of the Microbial World – a cellular and synthetic biology approach to organic synthesis
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr S Wallace
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Synthetic biology is revolutionising the field of chemical synthesis. Using genetically modified microorganisms this approach enables the production of compounds of industrial importance (e.g.
  Metabolic reprogramming in cancer: starving tumors of essential nutrients to promote cell death
  Dr S Papa
Applications accepted all year round

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All the cells in our bodies are programmed to die. As they get older, our cells accumulate toxic molecules that make them sick. In response, they eventually break down and die, clearing the way for new, healthy cells to grow.
  Control of organic gels for tailored applications
  Dr A Fletcher, Dr P Mulheran
Applications accepted all year round

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Organic gels are widely used in industry and on the laboratory scale to produce materials for a variety of applications in energy and nanomaterials.
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