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  Bioinformatics analyses of unknown metagenomics fraction
  Dr S Gweon
Applications accepted all year round

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"DNA sequencing technology now allows us to investigate not only the identity of organisms that are present in complex environments like soil, but also what these tiny microbes are doing.
  The Unknown Unknowns: Quantifying Uncertainty in Deep Machine Learning
  Prof N Robertson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Deep learning has seen incredible success in a huge range of applications ranging from audio visual data to natural language. For all its success, to become truly viable for safety critical or auditable applications, there is a requirement for understanding when it doesn’t work and why.
  Understanding the link between healthy ageing and social interaction
  Dr E Kevei, Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Healthy ageing is a priority for all countries since we are living longer than ever before. A number of studies show that social behaviours can prevent some detrimental aspects of aging such as dementia and memory loss.
  Optimal Control of Autonomous Vehicles in Highly Dynamic Environments
  Research Group: Operational Research
  Prof J Fliege, Dr T Martinez-Sykora
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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Swarms of autonomous flying vehicles have manifold applications, some of them only about to emerge.
  Autonomous learning with Artificial Intelligence
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The ability to learn the sensorimotor maps of unknown environments without supervision is a vital capability of any autonomous agent, be it biological or artificial.
  Raf kinases and cardiac endothelial cells: Characterising Raf inhibition in chronic hypertension
  Dr DN Meijles
Application Deadline: 12 July 2019

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Cardiac endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction is the underlying feature of diastolic heart failure, a poorly understood disease. The ERK1/2 cascade is cytoprotective and regulates cellular proliferation, and is, therefore, one key pathway targeted in cancer.
  Probabilistic Graphical Models in Multi-Target Tracking
  Dr J Hopgood, Prof B Mulgrew, Dr Y Altmann
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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This PhD is in the area of Statistical Signal Processing and Information Fusion, and is concerned with Joint Sensor Calibration and Hyperparameter Estimation in Multi-Target Tracking using Message Passing Algorithms.
  Biomechanics of the insect flight motor
  Research Group: School of Biomedical Sciences
  Dr S.M. Walker, Dr G N Askew
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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Background. Insects are the most agile and manoeuvrable of all flying animals, beating their wings hundreds of times per second using a myriad of tiny muscles.
  Regulating Shedding of Syndecan-3: A Novel Approach to Combat Bone Ageing
  Prof R van ‘t Hof, Dr K Yamamoto, Dr A Daroszewska
Applications accepted all year round

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Ageing is associated with bone loss, osteoporosis and fragility fractures, which impact on health and quality of life. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying age-related bone loss are currently largely unknown.
  Computational modelling of the emergence of somatosensory cortical maps
  Dr H Saal, Dr SP Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to to build a computational model of the development of cortical somatotopy in humans, focusing specifically on the representation of the hand.
  A Theoretical Investigation in Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management
  Research Group: Operational Research
  Dr A Avramidis
Applications accepted all year round

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The project is aimed at a primarily theoretical investigation in Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management, drawing from Applied Probability and Mathematical Statistics, and contributing to these areas.
  Genome mining of novel antimicrobial natural products from new bacterial strains
  Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Modelling the deformation of cells
  Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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Cells are the elementary building blocks of living organisms. The correct functioning of living organisms is therefore conditioned to the ability of living cells to withstand forces and deformations and to promptly adapt to their mechanical environment.
  Optimising Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured (3D Printed) Titanium Alloys
  Dr M Kartal, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a common term used to describe the technology in which three-dimensional (3D) objects are fabricated by successive layers of material.
  Effects of essential aminoacid (EAA) restriction on cognitive function, ageing and neurodegeneration.
  Prof B Platt, Prof M Delibegovic
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The developed world is currently facing a significant increase in average lifespan, with the implication of increased age-related diseases including various cancers, dementia, and type 2 diabetes in our aged population.
  Multidisciplinary approach to understand how a pregnant woman’s lifestyle affects her child’s health.
  Prof P A Fowler, Dr S Bhattacharya
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The unborn baby is exposed to many environmental toxins in the mother’s womb and these can have lasting effects on their health in the future.
  Searching for the predictors of high blood pressure in women and their offspring - a bioinformatics approach.
  Dr G S Bewick, Dr S Bhattacharya, Dr E Collie-Duguid
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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We are seeking to understand the causes of hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension is THE greatest preventable risk factor for premature death worldwide [1] through inducing cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney damage.
  Ontology-based system for human movement experts
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr C Luca, Dr F Cavallerio, Ms K McDonald
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group and. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences. (https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences).
  Central Nervous system Gene therapy to treat obesity Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Analysis of the BBS brain development
  Dr V Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a debilitating, often life-limiting heritable multisystem disorder caused by dysfunction of non-motile cilia (ciliopathy).
  Egr2 and 3 mediated T cell tolerance in cancer and their impact in immune checkpoint therapy
  Dr S Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Tumour infiltrated lymphocytes (TILs) contain tumour reactive T cells and have been used as adoptive cell transfer therapy in patients which can mediate cancer regression.
  Evaluation of errors in the delivery of care to patients with eye-related problems
  Dr J Acton, Dr A Carson-Stevens
Application Deadline: 8 July 2019

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This PhD scholarship represents an opportunity to train to become a Public Health academic.
  Determining the conservation needs of exploited migratory lampreys (Masters by Research project)
  Dr M C Lucas
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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Globally, biodiversity is threatened in freshwater more than any other habitat. Migratory species, such as lampreys, are particularly impacted due to river barriers, ineffective fishways, habitat degradation, pollution and exploitation (Masters et al., 2006; Lucas et al., 2009).
  Neural circuits synchronisation and regulation of innate behaviors
  Prof A Ponomarenko
Applications accepted all year round

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Neuronal computations supporting innate behaviors (such as food seeking and intake, social interaction and regulation of vigilance states) remain largely unknown.
  Probing metamaterials dynamics by high repetition rate attosecond pulse from multi-colour synthesised strong laser field.
  Dr A Zair
Applications accepted all year round

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Attosecond pulses production and characterisation were a tremendous breakthrough is ultra-fast science that enabled the observation in real time of electronic motion in molecular system in gas phase.
  ’Robotic Grasping using Dynamic Active-Pixel Vision Sensor’’
  Dr Y Zweiri
Applications accepted all year round

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The main aim of this project is to develop a dynamic vision-based grasping system which can detect, track and manipulate unknown objects during a complex manufacturing or biomedical engineering processes to achieve a stable and safe manipulation in real time.
  Role of telomere attrition in cardiometabolic disease risk
  Dr J Buxton, Dr N Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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Common conditions such as Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and coronary artery disease (CAD) are complex disorders caused by a myriad of interacting genetic and lifestyle factors.
  Cardiac Structure and Function in Septic Patients
  Dr D Oxborough, Prof J Somauroo, Dr J Rylance
Applications accepted all year round

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Cardiovascular function is altered in sepsis though effects of infection including peripheral vasodilatation, and alterations to the endothelium and glycocalyx, and upon the myocardium.
  Sleep management in low and medium secure mental health units
  Dr I Hartescu
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Application details. Reference number. SSEHS/IH. Start date of studentship. 01 October 2019. Closing date of advert. 30 June 2019.
  Self-configurable Cybersecurity Framework for use in Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  Dr R Kharel
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. EMRC-RK-2018-1-PhD. Project Summary. This project will investigate into developing a resilient security framework that is adaptable and intelligent with learning abilities for unknown attacks.
  Macromolecular Structures from Single Molecule X-Ray Diffraction Experiments
  Prof HG Grubmuller
Applications accepted all year round

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- You are a physicist or chemist who wants to reveal how life works at the molecular level?. - You know how to combine computer power and theory to solve biological problems?.
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