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  3D printing of drug delivery implants
  Dr P Boyd, Prof K Malcolm
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing (3DP) encompasses a wide range of. processes that create structures through deposition or binding of materials in successive.
  3D tissue engineering-based model of craniosynostosis for identifying potential therapeutic targets that might enhance bone repair.
  Dr F O'Brien, Dr A Gonzalez Vazquez
Applications accepted all year round

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Craniosynostosis (CS) is a bone developmental condition that affects 1 in 2000 children worldwide. Children suffering with CS have premature fusion (bone formation) of the skull sutures, which restricts brain growth and may cause severe brain damage.
  Solar Water Disinfection Transparent 20L Jerrycan (SODIS-TJC)
  Prof K McGuigan, Dr F Fitzpatrick
Applications accepted all year round

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According to the WHO and UNICEF, in 20171. 2.1 billion people are without access to a safely manage source of water. 1.8 billion rely on either unimproved water sources or improved sources that are faecally contaminated.
  Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies into Enzymatic Degradation of Waste Plastics
  Dr L Wong, Dr C F Blanford
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics are a broad range of solid polymeric materials that have found widespread application as industrial components and consumer goods.
  (A*STAR) The role of desmosome regulation in development, wound healing and cancer
  Dr C Ballestrem, Prof D R Garrod
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The regulation of cell movement is a key factor in human development and disease. Desmosomes are intercellular junctions that give strength to normal tissues by binding their cells tightly together.
  Epigenetic mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of adaptive responses
  Dr R Hager, Prof J McInerney
Applications accepted all year round

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We now live in a world of rapidly changing environmental conditions where species will need to adapt or perish. While populations may evolve in response to environmental change, more rapid responses may happen through processes like phenotypic plasticity.
  (UKM GUP) Microbial genome engineering for sustainable production of bioplastic
  Dr A B Ramzi
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Perennial use of fossil fuel-derived products has brought about alarming concerns of climate change and environmental pollution particularly the harmful effects of recalcitrant waste such as synthetic plastics to the surrounding ecosystem.
  Structural batteries mechanical resilience
  Dr ATR Rhead, Prof MSI Islam
Applications accepted all year round

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Batteries based on carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) have the potential to supply power with an improved overall efficiency (vehicle power to weight rather than battery power to weight) compared to current battery technologies.
  Structural plasticity and regeneration in the Drosophila brain.
  Dr A Hidalgo
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The brain is plastic. neurons and glia make adjustments in cell size and shape (dendrites, axons), in synapses, and in cell number, throughout life.
  NERC E4 Testing the role of multiple environmental cues in life history plasticity
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr C Walling, Dr J Regan
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Interested individuals must follow the "how to apply" link on the Geosciences E4 Doctoral Training Partnership web page. http://www.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/how-to-apply.
  Environmental and social dynamics of lead ammunition use. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr S Crowley
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Sarah Crowley, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Development of novel nitric oxide-releasing polymers for medical devices. Self funded Medical Studies PhD
  Prof P Winyard
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Infections associated with the employment of urinary catheters and intravenous cannulae are a common cause of hospitalisation, illness and premature death (Chant et al 2011).
  PhD vacancy (3 years) on experimental testing of thermoplastic automotive composites
  Prof W VAN PAEPEGEM
Applications accepted all year round

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Thermoplastic composites are gaining more and more interest in automotive, aerospace and sports applications, because of the short cycle times and recycling possibilities.
  PhD vacancy (4 years) on nondestructive testing (NDT) of composites using Guided Waves
  Prof W VAN PAEPEGEM
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop robust guided waves NDT methods that can detect defects in Fiber reinforced plastic parts (focus on aerospace and automotive industry).
  PhD in Biomedical Engineering: Point of Care (POC) diagnostic devices
  Prof R Vellaisamy
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake an exciting 3.5-year PhD project entitled ‘Point of Care (POC) diagnostic devices’.
  Sociobiology on the fly; understanding social interactions in multispecies groups
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr A Bretman, Dr X Harrison
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The effects of social environments on individuals are widespread, even in species not classically thought of as social (Bailey and Moore 2018).
  Presence, morphology and size distribution of nanoplastics and natural fibres in the environment
  Dr P Kay
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Introduction. Plastics in the environment has been seen as one of the most important contemporary environmental issues since David Attenborough’s recent coverage of the topic on Blue Planet.
  Engineering functional partial joint replacement: a soft solution to a hard problem
  Dr M Bryant
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Arthritis is a common problem and typically treatment includes replacing the articular surfaces with hard metal on both sides of the joint with intervening plastic or ceramic.
  The origin of pseudotachylytes in seismogenic fault zones and their role during slow interseismic creep
  Dr E Mariani, Prof D Faulkner, Dr L Menegon, Prof G Di Toro
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The aim of this project is to gain insight into the processes that control the seismic cycle by investigating the relationship between pseudotachylytes and associated mylonites in present-day as well as ancient seismogenic fault zones.
  Research Studentship in Behaviour Of Perforated Stainless Steel Plated Structures
  Prof B Rossi, Prof Z You
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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3.5-year D.Phil. studentship. Project. Behaviour Of Perforated Stainless Steel Plated Structures. Stainless steel has mechanical characteristics (in terms of strength and ductility) reasonably similar to traditional carbon steel equivalents.
  Research Studentship in: Modelling and Manufacturing of alloy-alloy composites (Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering, Computational Mechanics)
  Dr E Tarleton, Prof F Hofmann
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Research Studentship in. Modelling and Manufacturing of alloy-alloy composites (Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering, Computational Mechanics).
  Remaking and upcycling fashion and textiles: investigating the role of design and social enterprise in shaping the transition to a circular economy
  Dr E Igoe, Dr M Anderson, Prof D Sugg Ryan
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2020. This studentship belongs to ‘Transforming Portsmouth’, a cross-university interdisciplinary research programme designed to provide actionable evidence to underpin Portsmouth’s transformation to a sustainable city.
  Mechanisms of Cancer Stem Cell Survival, Metastasis Formation and Immune Evasion in Cancer
  Dr D Widera
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent research suggests that cancer cells within a tumour represent a highly heterogeneous cell population. In particular many tumours contain small percentage of cells that share several characteristics with stem cells.
  PhD position in Plant Ecology
  Dr Sergey Rosbakh
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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The University of Regensburg with its over 21,000 students is an innovative and interdisciplinary campus university that provides a broad variety of research activities and disciplines for German and foreign students.
  Affective Immunology: understanding the crosstalk between emotions and the immune system
  Prof F D'Acquisto
Applications accepted all year round

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I am currently trying to develop a new area of research that I have christened ‘Affective Immunology’ (see this link http://www.affectiveimmunology.com for more details or this review paper https://www.dialogues-cns.org/contents-19-1/dialoguesclinneurosci-19-9/).
  Microplastic hotspots on the deep seafloor: Investigating the role of seafloor currents in microplastic transport and accumulation
  Dr M Clare, Prof A Cundy, Dr A Horton, Dr I Kane
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. There is growing concern about the impact of plastic pollution (particularly microplastics) on ocean ecosystems and human health[1].
  *EASTBIO* Adaptation in Exploratory Processes
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Prof K N Laland, Prof G Ruxton
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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BBSRC Thematic Group. Frontier Bioscience. Organisms often respond to new challenges through ‘exploratory mechanisms’ (Gerhart & Kirschner, 1997), which are complex developmental systems that operate by generating variation (i.e.
  Adaptation in Exploratory Processes
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Prof K N Laland, Prof G Ruxton
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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PhD Type

Organisms often respond to new challenges through ‘exploratory mechanisms’ (Gerhart & Kirschner, 1997), which are complex developmental systems that operate by generating variation (i.e.
  Invisible Threats to Oceans (InTO): assessing the combined toxicity effects of emerging anthropogenic pollutants on microbial communities (SUPER DTP)
  Dr S Matallana-Surget, Dr T Gutierrez
Application Deadline: 29 December 2019

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Emerging pollutants represent one of the main environmental concerns; they are defined as new contaminants produced by modern society that are not routinely monitored, but cause adverse ecological effects.
  SCENARIO - Coatings for Agriculture: Food Security without a Microplastics Problem
  Dr P Roth, Dr M Al Sid Cheikh, Prof J Keddie
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Coatings applied directly onto seeds and leaves make pesticides and other active ingredients more effective, increase crop yields, and contribute to global food security.
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