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  Investigating the function of developmental regulators in early human embryogenesis and stem cells
  Dr K Niakan
Application Deadline: 12 November 2019

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This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Kathy Niakan’’s Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick). This project will characterise key regulators of human embryogenesis.
  Hot stuff? Evaluating the human exposure hazard presented by land contaminated with organic flame retardants
  Prof S J Harrad, Dr M Abdallah
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemical flame retardants (FRs) such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and chlorinated organophosphates (e.g. tris (2-chloroisopropyl)phosphate – TCIPP) have been used extensively in a wide range of applications worldwide.
  Regulation of autophagy in human embryonic stem cells and its therapeutic application in induced pluripotent stem cell-based disease models
  Dr S Sarkar
Applications accepted all year round

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Project background. Regulation of proteostasis is critical for maintaining tissue homeostasis. Autophagy, a major intracellular degradation pathway essential for cellular and energy homeostasis, functions in the clearance of aggregation-prone proteins and damaged organelles.
  Expanded potential stem cells for regenerative medicine, immunotherapy, and biotechnology
  Prof P Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Embryonic stem cells (ES cells) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) are pluripotent and thus hold great promise in regenerative medicine, studying disease mechanisms and drug discovery.
  Intelligent Human-Robot Collaboration for Smart Factory
  Dr Y Lu
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent advances in sensing, computational intelligence, and big data analytics have been rapidly transforming and revolutionizing the manufacturing industry towards robot-rich and digitally connected factories.
  Funded PhD position in variable autonomy Human-Robot systems in extreme environments
  Dr M Chiou, Prof R Stolkin
Applications accepted all year round

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Robotics systems used in time- and safety-critical domains (e.g. disaster response, nuclear decommissioning) are often remotely teleoperated, with little or no autonomy used to assist the human operator.
  The effectiveness of independent directors in family businesses in emerging economies: Contingent on social and human capital? (SF19/AFM/SOBHAN)
  Dr A Sobhan
Applications accepted all year round

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Independent directors, one of the most crucial element of corporate governance (CG) codes based on the Anglo-American model, have been transplanted across emerging economies (Aguilera and Haxhi, 2018).
  Cognitive Robotics and Human Robot Interaction
  Prof A Cangelosi
Applications accepted all year round

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Research on cognitive robotics focuses on the design of intelligent behaviour and sensorimotor and cognitive skills in robots, by taking inspiration from human cognition (psychology) and brain mechanisms (neuroscience).
  Digital Multimedia and Human Memory - Preventing Technology-Driven Memory Degredation
  Dr S Clinch
Applications accepted all year round

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Digital Multimedia and Memory. Technology has the potential to transform the way that we think and remember, with potential positive and negative impacts on every aspect of our lives.
  A human ’mini-gut-on-a-chip’ to study microbial-epithelial cell interactions (SAEEDU20DTP)
  Dr A Saeed, Dr M R Williams
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Human organoids are 3D fragments of adult tissues and ideally conserve all of the (stem) cell types and recapitulate all of the (patho)physiological processes associated with human health and disease.
  Virtual Human-Robot Collaboration: developing an immersive human-robot collaboration testing environment using virtual reality tools
  Prof A Tiwari
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this research theme is to develop an immersive human-robot collaboration testing environment using virtual reality tools, such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and VR CAVEs.
  The role of endogenous retroviruses in human health and disease
  Dr G Magiorkinis
Applications accepted all year round

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More than 10 years have passed since the first high quality (nearly) complete version of the human genome and we are still exploring its functionality.
  (MRC DTP) Developing a zebrafish model for a novel human neurodevelopmental disorder
  Prof G D Pavitt, Dr P Kasher, Dr S Banka
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. We have recently discovered a novel human disorder caused by mutations in the EIF5A1 gene resulting in developmental problems, small head size and craniofacial defects in children [1].
  Determining how ancient human societies and historic climate change have shaped Egypt’s mammalian fauna and its implications for our understanding of the links between people and the environment
  Dr J Bro-Jorgensen, Prof CD Thomas, Dr S Snape
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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We are seeking a PhD student to research how the mammalian fauna of Egypt have been altered by human activities and climate change over the past 10,000yrs, and what this can tell us about interactions between the environment and society and their role in the development of human culture.
  Human Interaction Recognition from Video Streams
  Dr A Bors
Applications accepted all year round

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Research areas. Computer Vision and Image Processing; Machine learning; Neural networks. Recognition of human actions from video has many applications including.
  A 3D in vitro model of wound healing incorporating skin, nerves and immune cells
  Dr A M Rajnicek, Dr H M Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes, paralysis, being bed ridden and other conditions can result in chronic wounds that fail to heal, with significant personal consequences for patients and an annual cost of £4.5-5.1 billion annually (Guest et al., 2015) to the National Health Service.
  Exploiting the true joint progenitor cell for articular cartilage repair
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Articular cartilage facilitates the frictionless motion of synovial joints. However, once damaged from trauma or excessive loading in daily use, repair is very poor leading to osteoarthritis (OA), a huge medical and social burden.
  Ontology-based system for human movement experts
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr C Luca, Dr F Cavallerio, Ms K McDonald
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group and. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences. (https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences).
  Molecular regulation of surface remodelling in the human pathogen Schistosoma mansoni
  Prof A Walker
Applications accepted all year round

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In this PhD project you will perform cutting edge research that aims to identify molecular signalling events that underpin the survival of schistosomes in their human host.
  Digital Process interation Human-robot for improved brazing safety and productivity NPL
  Prof A Kennedy, Dr Y Tian
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Brazing is a well-established manufacturing process for a range of different safety critical components, however, a number steps are still operator dependent.
  How do antibiotics affect the human gut microbiota? (JUGEQ20DTP2)
  Prof N Juge
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This PhD studentship provides an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to address. fundamental questions on the role of antibiotics on the gut microbiota and acquire state-of-the art in both in silico and in vivo approaches.
  Transferability of genetic risk scores for complex human diseases across diverse population groups
  Dr AM Morris, Dr J Bowes
Applications accepted all year round

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been extremely successful in identifying DNA variants that are associated with a wide range of complex human traits and common diseases.
  Developing nutritional guidelines for human breast milk bank donors
  Dr S Dyall, Dr Y Jeanes
Applications accepted all year round

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Appropriate nutrition is particularly important for preterm infants, since their maternal nutrient supply has been prematurely interrupted.
  Defining the dynamics of lineage segregations during human neuromesodermal axial progenitor differentiation
  Dr A Tsakiridis, Dr A Fletcher
Applications accepted all year round

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Embryonic axis elongation is the process that gives rise to all cell types making up the body trunk.
  Quantifying response to emotional stimuli of chemical emissions on human breath
  Dr T J Dillon, Dr M S Shaw
Applications accepted all year round

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Human breath is a complex source of chemical emissions into air. Recent reports suggest these emissions vary in response to audiovisual stimuli (Fig.
  Molecular mechanisms regulating the developmental plasticity of pancreatic cancer cells #NDORMS-2020/6
  Dr S Pauklin
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Pancreatic cancers are among the most lethal malignancies in human due to highly metastatic characteristics and the poor responsiveness to currently used cancer therapeutics.
  The relationship between dietary iron and zinc, and the gut microbiota: Can dietary iron and zinc regime be exploited to improve health?
  Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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"The gut microbiota (100 trillion cells) outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. Its composition of around 500 to 1000 species is specific for each individual and is dynamic, changing with age, health and diet.
  Digitisation of Skill-intensive Manufacturing Processes
  Prof A Tiwari
Applications accepted all year round

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The focus of this project is to develop and demonstrate, in a realistic factory environment, digitisation solutions that deliver a step increase in productivity of high-value manufacturing and assembly.
  Exploring the potential of human-like computing methods and applications in education or healthcare
  Dr A Money, Prof G Ghinea, Dr T Cribbin, Dr S Lauria
Applications accepted all year round

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Intelligent, ‘human-like’ applications, 3D games, and interfaces are becoming more common in our everyday lives, and as an important area of focus within the fields of Multimedia / Human-Computer Interaction research.
  Genomics, bioinformatics and evolution of inherited chromosomal integrated human herpesvirus 6.
  Dr A Aswad, Prof B Kaufer
Applications accepted all year round

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We are inviting applications for a 3-4 year PhD student in the area of bioinformatics and evolutionary genomics of endogenous Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6).
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