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  Digital forensics investigation framework with novel image/ video forgery detection techniques
  Dr P Bagheri-Zadeh
Application Deadline: 8 December 2019

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Full-time Sponsored Postgraduate Research Studentship, start date – February 2020. Each PhD studentship will have a bursary of £15,009 per annum (pro-rata into 12 monthly payments) plus UK/EU Fees paid initially for a period of three years.
  The Urban Agriculture Nexus in informal settlements: an investigation on the benefits of urban food growing in the barrios of Bogotá
  Dr S Caputo
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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Urban Agriculture (UA) is a practice that can increase the resilience of communities in different ways, depending on the geopolitical area.
  A Theoretical Investigation in Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management
  Dr A Avramidis
Applications accepted all year round

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The project is aimed at a primarily theoretical investigation in Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management, drawing from Applied Probability and Mathematical Statistics, and contributing to these areas.
  Pore scale investigation of geophysical properties in unsaturated porous medium
  Dr Y Zhou
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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Pore scale modelling method has been used extensively in evaluation of single phase petrophysical properties (e.g.
  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.
  Systematic investigation of the mechanisms of replication fork protection, towards novel therapeutic strategy’
  Dr W Niedzwiedz, Prof J Downs
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. We are committed to attracting and developing the best minds in the world to join us in our mission—to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
  Investigation of transdifferentiation of macrophages following cardiac injury in adult zebrafish
  Dr R Richardson, Dr D Paul
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This project will investigate unexpected gene expression in cardiac macrophages that suggests these cells may undergo transdifferentiation during repair and regeneration of the heart.
  Investigation of structure-activity relationship of ACE inhibitory peptides derived from food proteins
  Assoc Prof P Jauregi, Prof K A Watson
Applications accepted all year round

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"Milk proteins are a rich source of bioactive peptides with a range of apparent biological activities, eg. antihypertensive, antioxidant and antimicrobial.
  Design and Manufacture of Broadband 3D Multilayer Metamaterials for Microwave and mm-wave Application
  Prof A P Hibbins, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Joint supervisors. Prof Alastair P Hibbins, Prof J Roy Sambles. External partner. John Davies (Thales). ***. Project objective. To develop broadband metamaterial designs for antenna and radome applications using additive manufacturing techniques.
  Investigation of enhanced oil recovery processes in complex fractured reservoirs
  Dr A Sharifi, Dr R Rafati
Applications accepted all year round

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Oil recovery from fractured reservoirs is a complex process due to the presence of high-permeability fracture networks. Many processes that have been used successfully in sandstone reservoirs may not be economically feasible in fractured reservoirs.
  EASTBIO: Identifying the involvement of putative stretch-sensitive proteins in blood pressure regulation - a bioinformatics investigation of pregnancy to answer a basic science question.
  Dr G S Bewick, Dr T Wishart, Dr S Bhattacharya, Dr E Collie-Duguid
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Guy S Bewick (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/g.s.bewick. Dr Thomas Wishart (University of Edinburgh).
  The investigation of a novel peptide delivery platform for the manipulation of platelet function
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Dyer, Dr N Pugh
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.
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Brain and Cognition Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/brain-and-cognition.
  Investigation of flow and heat transfer in micro channels using nano-fluids
  Dr N Perera
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Cutting edge technologies are increasingly dependent on the safe dissipation of huge amounts of heat from very small areas.
  Investigation of novel HOX interactors as potential therapeutic targets in leukaemia
  Prof G Lacaud
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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This 4 year PhD studentship offered in Professor Georges Lacaud’s research group is based at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, Alderley Park, Cheshire.
  Investigation of Tectonic Effects on Pipeline Stabilty
  Dr S Ullah
Applications accepted all year round

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Pipelines make an important group of structures called lifelines, as they support conducting water, oil and gas essential for life.
  Experimental, Numerical and Computational investigation of the feasibility of an integrated hybrid machining and TIG based surface alloying process
  Dr P Munoz, Prof A Ogwu
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-018. The use of thermal spray coatings is a multi- billion pounds industry, for improving the life span, reliability and durability of engineering components in industries that span automotive, aerospace, marine and sea-going vessel engine components, oil and gas, power generation turbines.
  An investigation into transonic flows over high pressure gas turbine blade tip
  Dr Z Saleh, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Propulsion, in particular the gas turbine engines are a significantly important theme in the aerospace industry, any enhancement in the performance of these engines will have a great impact on the economics of the aviation sector [Stephens et al, 2007].
  Investigation of a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum 2025 and the development of novel antibacterials
  Prof A Karlyshev
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The rise of multidrug resistant forms of microbial pathogens imposes a serious problem to public health worldwide. The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance is associated with misuse of conventional antibiotics.
  An investigation of the impact of disruption on occupiers and landlords in Commercial Real Estate Markets (Advert Ref: SF19/EE/ABE/GREENHALGH)
  Prof P Greenhalgh, Dr K Muldoon-Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Commercial real estate markets are increasingly prone to dynamic and disruptive change, the drivers of which include technological, social, environmental and employment practices.
  The Post-BREXIT Referendum Human Resource Development Era: An Investigation into the UK Banking Sector
  Dr F Mitsakis
Applications accepted all year round

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This research study will examine the effect of the BREXIT referendum onto the Human Resource Development (HRD) practices of the UK banking sector.
  Investigation of the Role of Long Non Coding RNA During Skin Development and Wound Healing
  Dr M Ahmed
Applications accepted all year round

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Skin morphogenesis occurs under stringent control of epithelial-mesenchymal interactions and result in a formation of the epidermis and a number of different skin appendages (including, the hair follicle, HF).
  Breast Cancer Associated Microcalcifications – Investigation of their Relationship with Tumour Molecular Subtype and Potential Consequences for Tumour Progression
  Dr M Morgan, Prof L Young
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Radiographic mammary microcalcifications constitute one of the most important diagnostic markers of both benign and malignant lesions of the breast.
  Towards a new understanding of the biological underpinnings of mental disorder: a multi 'omics' investigation in a longitudinal birth cohort
  Dr D Cotter, Prof M Cannon
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Mental disorders have traditionally been studied in “silos” as if they are separate entities. However, it is known that there is considerable co-morbidity between disorders and that they share genetic and environmental risks.
  Investigation of the processes that generate, maintain, and threaten biological diversity
  Dr R Riesch
Applications accepted all year round

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Research in my group addresses one of the fundamental questions in evolutionary ecology.
  Senior surfers - An investigation of internet usage of older adults to inform sustainable design standards of digital information services
  Dr K Koya, Dr T O'Brien
Applications accepted all year round

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Aim. "How to build ergonomic digital information services for older adults to improve user satisfaction and reduce user-device interaction time?".
  An investigation of psychological and clinical factors associated with the development of chronic or persistent pain in children and young people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory arthritis presenting in children and young people. Pain is one of the main features of JIA and it is often described as one of the most burdensome yet invisible symptoms of this long-term condition.
  Investigation of a Novel Regulator of Plant Yield and Fitness in Plants
  Dr P Gallois, Dr G Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Autophagy is an incredibly important and highly conserved process across eukaryotes and involves the regulated destruction of unnecessary or damaged components within the cell.
  Investigation of aortic remodelling in obesity and role of mitochondrial dysfunction
  Dr A Kitmitto, Dr E Cartwright
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a global healthcare and economic burden with currently more than 650 million adults classified as obese (WHO, 2017). Obesity is a common precursor to type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and both are risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease.
  Investigation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seafood products and risk of exposure to these by consumers in the UK
  Dr A Mateus, Dr L Guardabassi
Applications accepted all year round

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A large amount of seafood consumed in the UK are imported from countries outside the EU, where the use of antibiotics is often poorly regulated.
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