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  Hydrogen sulphide as a treatment for respiratory disease.
  Dr R Roberts, Dr SPH Alexander
Applications accepted all year round

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We have demonstrated that hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is synthesised within the airways in the lungs. H2S synthesis in the airways occurs through activation of the enzymes cystathionine  lyase, cystathionine β synthase, and mercaptopyruvate sulphurtransferase (MPST).
  Is there a future for the harvest mouse in arable farmland?
  Dr T Reader
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Project Overview. Small mammals, including the enigmatic harvest mouse (Micromys minutus), have long been associated with cereal farming.
  Mechanisms behind fetal vascular dysfunction in diabetic pregnancies
  Dr L Leach
Applications accepted all year round

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The central research focus of our group is to understand the mechanisms regulating two key functions of human blood vessels. permeability and angiogenesis.
  Mechanisms of neuronal protection in diabetic neuropathy.
  Dr L Donaldson
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Sensory neurons are particularly vulnerable to damage. This is now most commonly found in diabetes mellitus where hyperglycaemia results in the production of several factors (e.g.
  Natural toxins and their synthetic analogues as tools to study ion channels and as potential drugs and pesticides
  Dr I R Mellor
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The project will use a combination of electrophysiological techniques such as voltage-clamp and patch-clamp with molecular biology and protein expression to understand how natural toxins and their synthetic analogues act on ion channels in the nervous system.
  Pyocins as alternatives to antibiotics against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections
  Dr C Penfold
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Pyocins are bacteriocins produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa to kill closely related strains of the same species during times of environmental stress.
  Regulation of clostridial solvent production by quorum sensing
  Dr K Winzer, Dr Y Zhang
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Background. The genus Clostridium comprises a large group of strictly anaerobic and metabolically diverse spore-forming bacteria.
  Role of lipids in regulating in vivo chemotaxis
  Dr A Renault
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Aberrant cell migration is a critical factor in the progression of many diseases including cancer and atherosclerosis.
  Sequence variation and epigenomic mechanisms underlying human neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases
  Dr HM Knight
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This is the decade of the ‘brain’ and this is also the decade of advancements in ‘genomic technologies’. This project aims to use cutting edge sequencing technologies to understand susceptibility to human disorders of the brain.
  Tackling the fungal threat to global food security
  Prof S Avery, Dr M Brock
Applications accepted all year round

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Fungi cause diseases of crops and spoilage of foods that cause losses of up to a third of food yield. This is a major global challenge given the world’s growing population and need for more food, while climate change is predicted to limit food supply in the future.
  The analysis of genetic and environmental contributions to the risk of congenital heart disease
  Dr S Loughna, Prof J D Brook
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According to BHF statistics 12 babies are born with heart defects in the UK each day and more cases. are diagnosed in later life.
  The impact of pain on the aging nervous system
  Dr G Hathway
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The way in which pain is detected and processed changes significantly over the life-course.
  The molecular mechanisms of organelle transport by motor protein myosin-V
  Dr A Hume
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Organelle transport is essential for cellular function and survival, and these processes are disrupted in many common diseases including cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
  To experimentally determine the environmental influences acting on P. aeruginosa virulence factor expression in biofilms and understand the catalytic mechanism of one of them (the surface tethered aminopeptidase AaaA)
  Dr K Hardie
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important opportunistic pathogen. It is a problem for the immunocompromised and has attained superbug notoriety since it is evident in hospitals and has inherent resistance to antibiotics.
  Understanding structure and drug binding in the multidrug pump ABCG2
  Dr I Kerr, Dr R Layfield
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ABCG2 is one of three human ATP binding cassette transporters that are functionally capable of exporting a diverse range of substrates from cells.
  New Partnership for Peacebuilding and Development - developing new theoretical platforms for promoting more inclusive and mutually-respectful aid partnerships.
  Dr S Lee
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For successful peacebuilding and development, a critical element is collaborative and contextualised partnership between donor agencies and aid recipients.
  Extracellular vesicles in health and disease
  Prof P Yaqoob, Dr D Tannetta
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Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is associated with classical and emerging risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD), correlates with disease progression and is an independent predictor of the risk of future cardiovascular events.
  Improved time-stepping schemes in weather and climate models
  Prof P Williams, Dr H Weller
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"The task of predicting weather and climate may be reduced to the following iterative procedure. First, given the state of the system at any time (the input), use the governing equations to compute the state at a slightly later time (the output).
  Fractional order modelling of neurons
  Dr S Hadjiloucas, Dr E Delivopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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Fractional order calculus (integro-differential equations that are of non-integral order) is an emerging methodology with wide applications across all areas of Physics and Engineering.
  NEW THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS FOR WASTE HEAT ENERGY RECOVERY
  Dr P Vaqueiro
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"We have a vacancy for a PhD student to work on the synthesis and characterisation of functional inorganic materials. The project concerns the discovery of new thermoelectric materials, which can be used in devices for the direct conversion of heat into electrical power.
  The establishment of the UK Trade Remedies Authority: legal challenges at the intersection of domestic and international law.
  Dr A Thies
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Leaving the European Union the UK will again become fully responsible for the development of its foreign trade law and policy – an area for which the EU currently holds exclusive competence.
  Basic and Applied Motivation science - the function and nature of human motivation
  Dr K Murayama
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD student position on motivation science, a new emerging interdisciplinary area that examines the nature of human motivation.
  PhD in evolutionary biology - examining the evolution of interactions between species
  Prof R Freckleton
Applications accepted all year round

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Evolutionary biology is underpinned by models for the evolution of species and their traits. The growing body of phylogenetic information, as well as increases in computational power allows us to develop and test novel models and theories of evolution.
  Carbon Dioxide Utilisation via Co-electrolysis: Optimising Operating Strategies
  Dr RH Rothman
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Recycling carbon dioxide to form fuel gives the potential for a carbon neutral fuel cycle – reducing net CO2 emissions and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
  Modelling and Simulation of Biomass Pyrolysis and Gasification & Syngas Cleaning using Plasma and Catalytic Technologies
  Prof M Wang
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Biomass is generally viewed as a CO2 neutral energy source. Biomass pyrolysis and gasification can produce syngas. To use this syngas for gas turbine power plants, the main technical barrier is the high tar composition in such syngas.
  Next generation additive manufacturing using laser diode arrays
  Dr K Groom
Applications accepted all year round

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A funded PhD Studentship (UK/EU only) is available for research into next-generation additive manufacturing processes based on a new method for selective laser melting.
  Designing novel electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries using operando techniques and smart synthetic control
  Dr N Reeves-McLaren, Dr R Boston
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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The energy grids of the future will be increasingly dependent on renewable sources of power generation, such as wind, solar and wave.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  PhD position in the field of topological polaritonics - investigating the polaritons in lattices of coupled zero-dimensional microresonators
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Dr D Krizhanovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent advances in semiconductor nano-technology have led to a new generation of robust controllable structures where manipulation of coupling between light and matter can be performed on a sub-micrometer scale.
  The integration of photovoltaic devices with carbon-fibre composites
  Dr D G Lidzey, Dr A Buckley
Applications accepted all year round

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We seek a PhD student who will be an integral part of a team working on the development of perovskite solar-cell devices by spray-coating.
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