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  An intelligent scheme to identify novel drug targets through analysing the DNA repairome in drug resistant cancer?
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Prof C Parris
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.
  DNA Damage and Repair: Studying DNA damage and repair to understand the causes of cancer and improve its treatment
  Prof P McHugh, Prof J Rehwinkel, Prof A Harris
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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Our DNA is constantly under threat from damaging agents. If unrepaired this DNA damage can lead to errors during genome duplication, including the mutations that can lead to cancer and other human diseases.
  Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair MSc by Research

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Become an expert in tissue regeneration and repair at the University of Edinburgh. This Masters by Research programme is a one-year, full-time, on-campus programme structured around two laboratory-based research projects.
  Defining the ‘molecular signature’ of PARP inhibitor sensitivity in blood cancers
  Dr T Gaymes
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite significant advances in the understanding of the biology of blood cancers, identification of the most effective and safe form of treatment continues to present a formidable challenge to clinicians.
  Optically transparent armour reinforced with microbially-synthesized cellulose nanofibres with self-repair capability
  Dr K Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Microbially-synthesised cellulose nanofibres, more commonly known as bacterial cellulose (BC), is an ultra-pure form of cellulose nanofibers with mechanical performance exceeding that of single E-glass or Kevlar fibre.
  Actin regulation of nuclear mechanics during DNA repair
  Dr C Toseland
Applications accepted all year round

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In eukaryotic cells, the nucleus houses the genomic material and transcription machinery that allows the cell to develop and perform its role.
  The phenotypic and functional identification of angiogenic T-cells for potential use to treat cardiovascular disease Project ID SAS0043
  Dr M Ross, Dr G Wright
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project is based within the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University and is led by Dr.
  Peripheral Nerve Tissue Engineering using Natural Polymers
  Prof I Roy, Prof J Haycock
Application Deadline: 28 July 2019

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Peripheral nerve injuries through trauma, and sometimes surgery, result in over 300,000 cases each year in the EU. In contrast to the central nervous system, peripheral nerves have some ability to repair.
  Rolls-Royce sponsored PhD scholarship – Computer vision and robot control for performing on-wing repair of aero-engines
  Prof D Axinte
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Applicants are invited to undertake a 3 ½ year PhD programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in on-platform manufacturing engineering.
  Rolls-Royce sponsored PhD Scholarship – Design and Simulation of Stiffness-Adjustable Robotic Systems for Performing on-Wing Repair of Aero-Engines
  Prof D Axinte
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Applicants are invited to undertake a 3 year PhD programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in on-platform manufacturing engineering.
  DNA replication, recombination and repair in Archaea
  Dr T Allers, Dr E Bolt
Applications accepted all year round

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Additional Supervisor. Anita Marchfelder (University of Ulm, Germany). Archaea are the third domain of life, alongside eukaryotes and bacteria.
  MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT Using Zebrafish to Study Heart Disease and Tissue Regeneration
  Dr R Richardson
Applications accepted all year round

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Start 23 September 2019. Our Main Interests and Skills. In vivo animal models. Live imaging and sophisticated microscopy. Inflammation.
  Genetic and molecular mechanisms of nervous regeneration and repair
  Dr A Hidalgo
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will aim to discover novel molecular mechanisms that could promote central nervous system regeneration. The focus will be on how neurons and glia interact to match their cell populations and functions, and on the regenerative potential of glial cells.
  LaNts in wound repair, stem cell activation and squamous cell carcinoma
  Dr K Hamill
Applications accepted all year round

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The Laminin N terminus proteins (LaNts) are a relatively unstudied protein family that are related to netrins and laminins. To date there are only two publications and one preprint about the LaNt proteins in the literature which means there is a massive potential to do novel, ground breaking research in this area.
  Discovering new DNA repair enzymes using archaea as a model for mammals
  Dr E Bolt, Dr T Allers
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD research project will combine protein biochemistry and molecular biology methods, and will provide detailed training into how to analyse gene and protein function.
  Polymers capable of Self-Repair
  Prof W C Hayes
Applications accepted all year round

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A synthetic-focussed project, this will target the generation and materials assessment of novel polymers that are capable of either autonomous or stimuli-responsive repair in order to recover the mechanical characteristics of the pristine material.
  Repair and strengthening of corroded RC columns using organic corrosion inhibitors and Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM)
  Dr O Nanayakkara, Dr T Krevaikas, Dr L Di Sarno
Applications accepted all year round

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The need for upgrading Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures especially for those having high importance to society (electric power plants, hospitals, schools etc.) has increased significantly due to public safety and maintenance cost issues.
  Activation of targeted DNA Damage Response as a novel therapy for Ovarian Cancer
  Dr E. Sanij, Prof R. Pearson
Applications accepted all year round

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High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is the most common and aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer and accounts for 70% of all ovarian cancer deaths.
  Effects of transcription on genome stability
  Prof N J Savery
Applications accepted all year round

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Transcription-coupled DNA repair (TCR) pathways prioritise the repair of certain lesions in "active" genes. These pathways help maintain genome integrity throughout the lifetime of multi-cellular organisms, and thus help prevent the occurrence of mutation that might cause cancer or other disorders.
  New calcium phosphate bone cements for potential biomaterial applications; bone repair and/or scaffold fabrication
  Prof I Gibson, Prof J M S Skakle
Applications accepted all year round

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Calcium phosphates bone cements are widely used for bone-replacement materials due to their chemical similarity to natural bone but also their ability to set and harden in situ and their ability to be injected as a paste.
  The repair of damaged tissue by mitochondrial transplantation.
  Dr R Southworth, Dr T Eykyn
Applications accepted all year round

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Mitochondrial injury and mitochondrial dysfunction are central to numerous diseases, from myocardial infarction to stroke, neurogenerative diseases, inborn errors of metabolism, and drug toxicity.
  Magnetostrictive 4D printing for aircraft damage monitoring and repair
  Prof N Morley
Application Deadline: 21 June 2019

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The project aims to use additive layer manufacturing to develop 4D magnetostrictive structures for use in structural health monitoring of carbon fibre composites.
  Investigating the requisites of increasing the reuse of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the UK
  Dr E Iacovidou
Applications accepted all year round

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Waste minimisation is key to implementing the circular economy. Circular economy is a concept that promotes the efficient use of resources, by retaining them in the economy for as long as possible, thereby increasing their longevity.
  The mitral valve: next generation of cardiovascular engineering replacement devices and materials
  Dr D Espino
Applications accepted all year round

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Severe heart valve failure can require surgical repair or replacement of the mitral valve. Current medical devices do not fully exploit the next generation of materials, or their design, for targeted patient treatment and monitoring.
  Chromatin and maintenance of genome stability
  Dr A Chambers
Applications accepted all year round

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Within eukaryotes, DNA is packaged into chromatin. The basic unit of chromatin is the nucleosome, formed by the wrapping of ~147 bp of DNA around an octamer of histones proteins.
  Adapting and testing the feasibility of an enhanced community-based rehabilitation programme following hip fracture for people with dementia or cognitive impairment
  Prof N Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Proximal femoral fracture (commonly referred to as hip fracture) is a major health problem in the frail elderly [1], and 42% have cognitive impairment [2].
  Understanding the role of HoxA9 in chemotherapy resistance of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)
  Dr M Esposito
Applications accepted all year round

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Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is a rare but yet deadly form of blood cancer. Genome-wide expression arrays and RNA sequencing have contributed to unravelling the leukaemia signature genes.
  A dynamic biomaterial-ligand tethering strategy for tissue engineering
  Dr C Spicer, Prof D K Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Biomaterials that can trigger the repair of damaged tissues have the potential to revolutionise the way we treat disease. Materials that can present cells and tissues with powerful biochemical signals, through attached peptides, proteins, and carbohydrates, are particularly effective at controlling regeneration.
  Improving the aerodynamic performance of offshore wind turbines.
  Prof S Hogg, Dr G Ingram
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in improving the aerodynamic performance of offshore wind turbines. Supervisors. Prof Simon Hogg & Dr Grant Ingram.
  MSc by Research: Investigating macrophage gene expression in regeneration of the heart
  Dr R Richardson, Prof P B Martin
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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An MSc by Research position is available for one year supervised by Dr Rebecca Richardson at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with Professor Paul Riley, University of Oxford.
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