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  4-Year PhD Programme in Cyber Security for the Everyday

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Ten fully-funded PhD studentships for research in cyber security for the everyday, commencing in September 2019.
  Using Genomics and Peptidomics to Identify and Optimize Antibiofilm Peptides against Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria
  Dr K Hilpert, Prof D Baines
Application Deadline: 1 January 2020

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The UK’s Chief Medical Officer raised the alarm in 2013, saying antibiotic resistant is a “ticking time bomb” comparable to climate change and terrorism.
  Synthesis and computation to understand and redesign self-assembling carbohydrate materials
  Prof R Field, Dr A Almond
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Polysaccharides are widespread in nature and fulfil many important biological functions; they are important foodstuffs and they are exploited as bulk commodities across industry sectors due to their physical properties.
  Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cybersecurity

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 It has become increasingly apparent that the challenges that arise from the integration of emerging technologies into existing social, commercial, legal and political systems will not be resolved by specialists working in isolation.
  Can understanding people’s mental models of cybersecurity improve security behaviour?
  Prof Adam Joinson, Dr J Hinds
Application Deadline: 20 January 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project based in the School of Management under the supervision of Professor Adam Joinson (https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/adam-joinson) and Dr Joanne Hinds (https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/joanne-hinds).
  Hot stuff? Evaluating the human exposure hazard presented by land contaminated with organic flame retardants
  Dr M Abdallah, Prof S J Harrad, Dr C Vane
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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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.
  BBSRC MIBTP - Identification of pathways deregulating neuronal ELAV/Hu RNA binding proteins and alternative splicing in neurodegeneration
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr M Soller, Dr M Tomlinson
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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ELAV/Hu proteins comprise a family of highly conserved neuronal RNA binding proteins important for the development of the nervous system and for neuronal functions.
  EDESIA Wellcome Trust Rotation PhD Programme – 4 year Fully Funded PhD opportunities

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4 Year Fully Funded Rotation PhD Opportunities in Plants, Food and Health.
  Precision Medicine DTP - A personalised automatic approach for assessing and modelling the brain deep tissue waste drainage related structures
  Research Group: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  Dr M Valdes Hernandez, Prof J Wardlaw, Dr M Bernabeu
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Previous experiments (Kress 2014) have suggested that brain features known as perivascular spaces play an important role in the clearance of metabolic waste from the brain tissue.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Delirium as an acute brain injury in hospital inpatients: can clinical features and biomarkers predict outcomes?
  Prof A Maclullich, Dr D McAllister, Dr S Shenkin
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Additional Supervisor - Dr Matthew Reed. Background. Delirium is a severe medical emergency that is triggered by acute medical illness, drugs, trauma or surgery.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Identification of biomarkers of typical and atypical depression
  Research Group: Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine
  Dr P Thomson, Dr R Strawbridge
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a highly polygenic disorder with hundreds of common risk variants identified through genome-wide association studies of large samples.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Leveraging protein quantitative trait loci to discover new biology and therapeutic targets
  Prof J Wilson, Dr P Navarro, Dr L Klaric
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Proteins are attractive drug targets, however, a prerequisite for successful drug development is efficacy, which is predicated on the drug target playing a causal role in disease1.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Proteomic analysis of FAK function in human pancreatic cancer
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Dr A Serrels, Dr A Byron, Dr A von Kriegsheim
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. In the United Kingdom, the 5-year survival rate for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is just 3% (Cancer Research UK statistics), and as a result pancreatic cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer death in the UK and US.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Understanding the neurobiological basis of co-morbid chronic pain and depression by integrating genomics, peripheral biomarkers and neuroimaging data
  Research Group: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  Dr H Whalley, Prof M Fallon, Dr D Smith, Dr T-K Clarke
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Chronic pain is a major public health problem affecting one fifth of the general population(1). Major depressive disorder (MDD) is also a major health concern and is now the leading cause of disability worldwide(2).
  Precision Medicine DTP – Using Omics to Understand the Genes and Pathways Underlying Alcohol Use Disorder
  Research Group: Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine
  Dr K Evans, Dr T-K Clarke, Dr S Glerup
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterised by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using alcohol.
  Weathering of Clays under Extreme Conditions: Implications for the Biosphere and Extraterrestrial Environments
  Dr V Erastova
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Combining molecular modeling and experiments to build an understanding of weathering of minerals on ancient Earth and extraterrestrial environments, and its effect on the evolution of carbon-cycles and habitability of planets.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Blood flow and solute transport in human placental vascular networks: an in-silico approach to characterising pregnancy pathologies
  Dr T Krueger, Dr M Bernabeu
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. The human placenta performs diverse functions later taken on by several different organs. In particular, it mediates the exchange of vital solutes, including respiratory gases and nutrients, between the mother and the developing fetus.
  Study History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh - funding opportunities available

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Our School. The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past.
  Splicing control in tumour angiogenesis. Self funded Medical Studies PhD
  Dr S Oltean
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Lead supervisor. Dr Seb Oltean, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter. Project description. Abnormal angiogenesis is one of the hallmarks of cancer; tumours need to grow new vessels to be able to survive and spread in the organism.
  University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute - PhD Studentships 2019/20

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The University of Exeter's Living Systems Institute is seeking exceptional candidates for four fully funded studentships, available for successful Home/EU and International applicants (2 Home/EU and 2 International studentships).
  Capitalism and labour exploitation: the role of accounting in the maritime labourers' market
  Dr J Mundy
Application Deadline: 18 December 2019

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Applications are invited for a PhD project in “Accounting and Capitalism”.
  Development of new anti-obese strategies by conversion of white fat to brown fat
  Prof A Xu
Applications accepted all year round

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In contrast to white adipose tissue (WAT) that stores energy, brown adipose tissue (BAT) is specialized for energy dissipation and considered as a potential weapon to combat obesity by uncoupling mitochondrial respiratory chain and ATP synthesis.
  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.
  Defining the molecular basis and health benefits of traditional Asian medicines
  Dr M Ezcurra, Dr J Tullet
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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The developing world is experiencing a dramatic demographic change. Increased life expectancy combined with decreasing fertility has led to rapidly ageing populations.
  Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

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The Facuty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures brings together academic Schools and Institutes specialising in a wide range of research areas.
  Heterogeneous deep mantle sources or shallow melt-rock interaction? Has the mantle zoo paradigm run its course?
  Dr J Harvey, Dr D Morgan
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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It is a fundamental tenet in geochemistry that during mantle melting the isotopic fingerprint of the mantle source is faithfully recorded in the melt it produces.
  Investigating metalloprotein mechanism using ‘physiological’ X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  Dr P Ash
Application Deadline: 4 February 2020

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A wide variety of metalloproteins, utilising a range of earth-abundant metals, are vital to many biological processes. Changes in metal-based oxidation state are critical to the function of metalloproteins with diverse roles in electron transfer and redox catalysis.
  Suppression of electron cloud in future particle accelerators using Laser Ablation Surface Engineering
  Prof A Wolski, Dr O Malyshev, Dr R Valizadeh
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A PhD studentship is available from October 2020 to study Laser Ablation Surface Engineering (LASE) for the suppression of electron cloud in future particle accelerators.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Machine learning approaches for the analysis of circulating tumour DNA
  Dr A Auer-Fowler, Dr A Jorgensen, Dr J Cook
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Tumour cells arise from genetic variants (usually mutations) in cells, which lead to unrestrained cell division.
  Disentangling environmental change in the Amazon: vegetation responses to Holocene drivers in the National Park of Yasuni (Ecuador)
  Dr E Montoya, Dr F Marret-Davies, Dr R Smedley, Prof G Wolff
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The aim of this project is to study the ecological dynamics in the long-term of Amazonian forests and their responses to environmental drivers including river migration, climate change and human occupation.
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