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  Understanding the biomechanical changes associated with a popular walking programme to optimise care for individuals with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr K Martin, Dr D Blana
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an exciting, interdisciplinary project that brings together social science, data science and engineering, and will give the student invaluable skills for a career in academia or the medical technology sector.
  What are the personal, clinical and social impacts of longer waiting times? A multi-methods study.
  Prof C Ramsay, Prof L Locock
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Waiting times for elective surgery remain an important topic for health policy and health services research. The standard national treatment time guarantee in Scotland is 12 weeks.
  What is the role of opioids in postoperative pain? Epidemiological and clinical perspectives
  Prof P Forget, Prof G Macfarlane
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The question seems trivial but remains largely unresolved. The present project aims to address the question using different approaches.
  Who Counts? Understanding and enabling synergies between routine mortality data and data systems inform and rural primary health systems in South Africa
  Dr L D'Ambruoso, Prof P Byass
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Described as the single most critical development failure of the past 30 years, in Africa and Asia the majority of births, deaths, and causes of deaths are never recorded.
  Personal Perception in Virtual Environments
  Prof J Sui
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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What the self is and how the self-representation affects what we think and what we do are long-standing questions in different disciplines.
  PhD Studentship in Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology
  Dr J Moore, Dr S Oliver
Application Deadline: 20 May 2020

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Bangor University’s School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences (SSHES) wishes to appoint a highly motivated PhD candidate to an exciting project, to be undertaken in collaboration with colleagues at Cardiff Metropolitan University, School of Sport in Health.
  SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence

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The SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence brings together supervisors working across the full spectrum of AI techniques - from knowledge…
  PhD Student - Functional Analysis of UHRF1 (f/m/d)
  Dr T Bartke
Applications accepted all year round

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As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases.
  Investigate a novel, unexplored link between WNT signalling and regulators of cell migration in cancer progression using CRISPR-Cas9 and advanced live cell imaging.
  Dr M Krause
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is a devastating disease. more than one in three people in the UK will develop cancer in their lifetime. WNT signalling is a key pathway controlling morphogenesis in embryos and it has been shown that perturbations of this pathway promote cancer progression.
  Human Motion Analysis using Computer Vision and Deep Learning
  Dr D Makris
Applications accepted all year round

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Analysis of human motion is implicitly or explicitly required in many areas such as healthcare, sports, video surveillance, body-based user interfaces and computer games and animation.
  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.
  SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence

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The SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence brings together supervisors working across the full spectrum of AI techniques - from knowledge…
  PhD Studentship in Computer Vision and Machine Learning
  Dr G Tzimiropoulos
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD Studentship starting in October 2020 to undertake research in the area of Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
  Understanding dairy cow behaviour to improve production and welfare in robotic milking systems
  Dr G Arnott, Dr S Buijs
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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This project will investigate learning and motivational strategies in dairy cows to optimize their use of robotic milking systems, to improve cow welfare and productivity.
  Development of a Lift-Based Wave Energy Converter
  Dr C Frost
Application Deadline: 8 June 2020

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The project involves the numerical and physical modelling of a novel wave energy converter that exploits wave-induced lift forces.
  DTP: High quality, low cost, sustainable, manufactured timber composite buildings
  Dr D McPolin, Dr A Murphy
Application Deadline: 16 April 2020

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Novel timber composites and cross-laminated timber offer potential for sustainable buildings. To date such buildings are largely constructed and fitted out on-site as opposed to taking a manufacturing approach and are more expensive.
  Water demand management – learning lessons from water scare countries for the UK and Ireland.
  Dr S McIlwaine
Application Deadline: 27 April 2020

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Many countries with limited water resources but developing economies and increasing populations, have developed financial and non-financial tools for managing water demand to encourage a more efficient allocation of water, and to optimise the value of water used.
  Computer Graphics and 3D Visualization
  Dr Y Jiang
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The primary aim of the proposed research will design and develop a multidisciplinary framework to aid communication, public engagement and informed decision making in tourism through the novel application of Computer Graphics and HCI technologies.
  Interneuron Development in the Zebrafish Spinal Cord
  Dr K Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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The Lewis Lab moved to Syracuse University from Cambridge University in the UK in 2010.
  SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence

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The SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence brings together supervisors working across the full spectrum of AI techniques - from knowledge…
  SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence

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The SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence brings together supervisors working across the full spectrum of AI techniques - from knowledge…
  An investigation into the effect of team-based learning (TBL) on the development of professionalism in pharmacy students
  Research Group: Education Innovation Research and Development
  Dr G Quinn, Dr S Jones, Dr S Twedell
Applications accepted all year round

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In 2015 the General Pharmaceutical Council reviewed its Standards of Conduct, Ethics and Performance, aiming to ensure that patients and others are “confident that they are receiving care from professionals who are wholly focused on delivering patient-centred care” (GPhC, 2015).
  Building scholarly communities of practice with an active and collaborative learning pedagogy (team-based learning (TBL))
  Research Group: Education Innovation Research and Development
  Dr G Quinn, Dr S Twedell
Applications accepted all year round

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A ‘Community of Practice’ is a group of people who share a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
  Investigation of the impact of a student-centred pharmacy curriculum delivered predominantly by Team-Based Learning (TBL) Using a Mixed Methods Approach
  Research Group: Education Innovation Research and Development
  Dr S Jones, Dr S Twedell, Dr S McLean
Applications accepted all year round

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Some would consider that there is a misalignment between educational practice and educational research with a high reliance of content delivery and less on information processing.
  Artificial intelligence and ethical decision making in a resource-limited health care environment
  Prof E Harrison, Dr S Cunningham-burley, Prof S Wigmore
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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In any healthcare system, decisions around the treatments offered to patients must balance costs against benefits. The allocation of treatments must be transparent and have a strong ethical basis, balancing the needs of individuals against those of wider society.
  Examining the Molecular Basis of Friction and Viscosity
  Prof S L Cockroft
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposal seeks to examine the physicochemical molecular-level origin of macroscopic viscosity and friction. Background. Viscosity and friction influence the operation of all macroscopic mechanical devices, from the smallest electric motors, to motor engines and the giant turbines found within generators.
  EPSRC and NERC InDustrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)

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A jointly awarded Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Exeter University and Strathclyde University, offering ten places per year funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  EPSRC and NERC InDustrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)

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A jointly awarded Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Exeter University and Strathclyde University, offering ten places per year funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  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.
  Control and inhibition of virus replication
  Research Group: Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
  Dr A.K Tuplin
Applications accepted all year round

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The Tuplin laboratory utilises a range of cutting-edge approaches to investigate how arboviruses - specificaly Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses - control replication and translation of their genomes through interactions between RNA structures, host cell proteins and non-coding RNA, and the potential of such RNA elements/interactions as novel therapeutic targets.
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