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  Molecular-genetic analysis of intra- and extra-cellular iron reduction systems in bacteria: role in gut colonisation and utilisation of dietary iron sources.
  Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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The innate immune defense systems respond to bacterial infection by reducing the amount of available iron in order to restrict bacterial growth.
  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.
  Iron and Immunity: studying how iron and anaemia influence immunity and infectious diseases
  Prof A Drakesmith, Dr S Draper
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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We study how iron and anaemia influence immunity and infectious diseases. Our research inspires therapies that control iron physiology to improve immunity, combat infections and treat disorders of iron metabolism.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in The Control of Corrosion in Cast Iron Trunk Main
  Dr M Mulheron, Dr D Jesson
Applications accepted all year round

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Extensive research has been undertaken to determine the mechanisms of corrosion in cast iron, and the factors that affect corrosion rate.
  Minimal Peptide Scaffolds for Modelling and Catalysis
  Dr N Mitchell, Dr A Croft
Applications accepted all year round

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Iron-sulfur clusters are ubiquitous cofactors in nature; present in a variety of metalloproteins, these clusters mediate a broad variety of essential biological processes, including electron transfer, reaction catalysis (hydrogenase, nitrogenase, etc.), oxygen-sensing and the regulation of gene expression.
  Self-reducing Arc Furnace Feedstock offering environmental, cost and quality advantages
  Dr D Hughes
Application Deadline: 2 August 2019

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PhD Fully-Funded Studentship. School of Science, Engineering and Design. Teesside University and Binding Solutions Ltd. This PhD studentship opportunity is offered through the Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme (IIIP).
  Iron-Catayzed Cross-Coupling
  Dr G Pritchard
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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Carbon-Carbon bond formation is fundamental to synthetic organic chemistry. The project will look at make sp3-Sp1 carbon-carbon bonds using Fe as a metal catalyst.
  Iron Oxidation at the atomic scale: an In-situ environmental TEM/STEM study
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr L Lari, Dr V Lazarov
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Fe and Fe-oxide (FeOx) based nanoparticles (NPs) have shown promising applications in physical and medical sciences. These include magnetic storage devices, catalysis, contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic hyperthermia.
  Ground (soil) modification caused by degrading (corroding) buried metallic utilities (pipes)
  Prof D N Chapman
Applications accepted all year round

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Iron (cast iron, ductile iron and steel) and other metallic products have historically been used frequently to make pipes for distribution of water and petroleum products globally, often buried in the ground which is chemically reactive and likely to induce degradation of the pipe / pipeline with time.
  Contributing to the circular economy: biological coagulant recovery in water and wastewater treatment PhD
  Dr G Dotro, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Sponsored by EPSRC, Cranfield University, Severn Trent Water, Thames Water, United Utilities and Scottish Water, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,500 (tax free) plus fees* for three years.
  A novel in vitro investigation to improve the photodynamic therapy of skin cancer. Self funded Medical Studies
  Dr A Curnow
Application Deadline: 16 September 2019

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Lead supervisor. Professor Alison Curnow, Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Health. Additional supervisors. Dr Mark Wood, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Studentship Opportunity in Deterioration relationships for a variety of water main materials
  Dr D Jesson, Dr M Mulheron
Applications accepted all year round

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For something that we drink every day, water is a surprising problem for the materials scientist. there are no materials suitable for large scale water distribution networks that remain unaffected by their contents over time.
  Investigating the biomedical implication of microplastic accumulation on human epithelial barriers and associated effects on immune function, fibrosis and premature tissue ageing
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Dyer, Dr D Green, Prof S Cellek
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.
  Computer simulation of metal-amyloid interaction and its role in plaque formation
  Dr J Platts
Applications accepted all year round

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Alzheimer’s disease is one of the greatest healthcare challenges facing 21st century society. AD is associated with formation of fibrils and plaques in brain tissue that impair proper functioning of neurons.
  Catalytic production of Hydrogen from waste: Utilising nanostructure catalysts
  Dr S Kondrat
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. CM/SK-Un1/2019. School. School of Science. Location. Loughborough. UK/EU Fee band. Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£TBC).
  Magnesium alloy implants: corrosion effects on its mechanical performance
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Resorbable metals, including magnesium- and iron-based metal alloy, were investigated intensively as biomaterials for production of orthopaedic implant and stents.
  Recycling critical metals: making catalysts from waste
  Dr N Rees
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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The increasing demand for metals for use in catalysts for industrial, automotive and energy generation (i.e. fuel. cell) applications as well as in consumer power (batteries) and electronic devices has led to a range of transition.
  Development of hybrid electrochemical systems for the upcycling of acid mine drainage into functional nanoproducts
  Dr R Crane
Application Deadline: 16 September 2019

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Lead supervisor. Dr Rich Crane, Camborne School of Mines, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Location:University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE.
  Utilizing Perovskite based CuFeS nanoparticles as bio sensors
  Dr I Sandall, Dr M Raja
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Perovskite based nanocrystals have gained high interest over recent years as a revolutionary material system for low cost and highly efficient photovoltaic devices.
  Novel methods of infant feeding in New Zealand - cause for concern or optimism?
  Prof R Taylor
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Researchers, health professionals, and policy makers know surprisingly little about how and what infants are fed during their remarkable journey from consuming a 100% milk diet at birth, to consuming the same foods as their family around their first birthday.
  Novel approaches to geological characterisation of chalk hard grounds in the North Sea
  Prof A Gale, Dr M Fowler, Dr P Reid
Application Deadline: 19 August 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2019. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Professor Andy Gale, Dr Mike Fowler and Dr Paul Charles Reid of Aker BP.
  Low density lipoprotein oxidation and atherosclerosis
  Dr D S Leake
Applications accepted all year round

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"The research in Dr David Leake’s group is concerned with atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of. coronary heart disease and strokes.
  Determining the susceptibility of nucleic acids to damage as a function of structure
  Dr J Hall
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is to examine the relationship between the structure of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and their susceptibility to damage.
  Catalytic Origins of Organic Compounds in Extraterrestrial Space
  Dr J McGregor
Applications accepted all year round

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It has been proposed that organic compounds are formed in protostellar nebulae through heterogeneous catalytic reactions, analogous to Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.
  Exploiting Carbon Laydown on Solid Catalysts for Petrochemical Processing
  Dr J McGregor
Applications accepted all year round

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Carbon laydown, known as coking, is a well-known challenge in heterogeneous catalysis typically leading to catalyst deactivation.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Fatigue Assessment of Riveted Railway Bridges
  Dr B Imam, Prof M Chryssanthopoulos
Application Deadline: 20 August 2019

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The majority of metallic railway bridges in UK, approximately 10,000 in total, are already exceeding 100 years of age and are approaching the end of their theoretical service life.
  Out of the Round: A palaeoecological investigation into human-environmental interactions of hut circle communities at Gairloch, Wester Ross
  Dr S Timpany
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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An MRes Archaeology. The area of Gairloch, Wester Ross in the north-west Highlands of Scotland has been the subject of recent archaeological survey by the WeDigs community archaeology group.
  Surface Oxide formation for Differentiated New Steel Grades
  Research Group: Steels Processing
  Dr M Auinger, Prof C Davis
Applications accepted all year round

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Sponsor Company. Tata Steel. PROJECT OVERVIEW. New alloy developments provide routes to new markets for steel, but also pose challenges as these developments are often incremental and time-consuming.
  Developing Magnetic Resonance Targeting Methods
  Dr A Kennerley
Applications accepted all year round

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Magnetic resonance targeting (MRT) is a novel method which repurposes the imaging gradient coils, inherent in most clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, to essentially steer super paramagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) labelled particles to a target regions deep within a sample.
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