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  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.
  Fluid flows above and within porous materials
  Prof D Pokrajac, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Fluid mechanics problems often involve fluid flows over porous materials. Examples of practical applications include flow through atmospheric and aquatic vegetation, coastal structures, and movement of biological fluids through various tissues.
  A 3D in vitro model of wound healing incorporating skin, nerves and immune cells
  Dr A M Rajnicek, Dr H M Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes, paralysis, being bed ridden and other conditions can result in chronic wounds that fail to heal, with significant personal consequences for patients and an annual cost of £4.5-5.1 billion annually (Guest et al., 2015) to the National Health Service.
  Development of ex vivo tissue culture models for developing next-generation biomaterial scaffolds for acellular regenerative medicine.
  Prof I Gibson, Prof N Vargesson
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Bone repair and regeneration can be influenced by various guidance cues, including pharmacological cues, hypoxia environment and chemical cues released from scaffolds [1-3].
  Fully Funded PhD in Sustainable Development

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 Program background and overview. India's socioeconomic growth depends upon the sustenance of its rural communities, as 70% of its population live in the villages.
  Regulation of the tissue degradation in osteoarthritis
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr J Bird, Dr P Coussons, Dr F Savage
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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Regulation of trans-intestinal cholesterol efflux by pattern-recognition receptor signalling in enterocytes
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr C Erridge, Dr J Bird
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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Conservative surgical treatment for osteoarthritis - a computational study
  Research Group: Medical Engineering Research Group
  Dr R Hillstrom
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Research Group. Medical Engineering Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/medical-engineering.
  Development of a new optical sensor that combines plasmonics, RF photonics, interferometry and deep learning
  Research Group: Electrooptics Group
  Prof S Sternklar, Dr Yuri Gorodetski
Applications accepted all year round

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When light interacts with the environment, one or more of its properties change. These properties include. amplitude, phase, wavelength and polarization.
  Personalised digital health
  Dr M Chli
Applications accepted all year round

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In collaboration with RowAnalytics Ltd, this project will build an, IoT enabled, intelligent patient monitoring and response system, where complex edge analytics and disease knowledge models are combined with a patient’s health data to provide fully personalized real-time advice.
  PhD Studentship - Catalytic biomass pre-treatment and catalytic upgrading of biorefinery streams via combination of ionic liquids with commercial and novel solid catalysts
  Dr M Granollers Mesa, Dr P Blanco-Sanchez
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship funded by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute at Aston University.
  PhD Studentship - Upgrading lignocellulose waste biomass using thermochemical and biological conversion routes
  Dr P Blanco-Sanchez, Dr A Fernandez-Castane
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship funded by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the European Bioenergy Research Institute at Aston University.
  Graduate Research Assistant position - characterizing a new liver-specific rodent model of impaired cholesterol transport
  Prof M Sandey, Dr R C Cattley
Applications accepted all year round

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The Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate/Graduate Research Assistant to work on a research project to characterize a new liver-specific rodent model of impaired cholesterol transport.
  Budding yeast as a model for sudden cardiac death
  Dr T Hoefken
Applications accepted all year round

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Sudden unexpected cardiac death is responsible for about half of all heart disease deaths. It is an unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm.
  Egr2 and 3 mediated T cell tolerance in cancer and their impact in immune checkpoint therapy
  Dr S Li
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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.
  Inhibiting cell metabolism to enhance tumour cell death
  Dr C Bubici, Dr S Papa
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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As you read this, millions of your cells from your body are dying. Do not panic – this is not bad news. Most of them are either superfluous or potentially harmful, so you are better off without them.
  Nanoparticles in drug delivery
  Dr G Stenbeck, Dr U Kishore
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanoparticles (NPs) are materials with overall dimensions in the nano scale range (5nm-100nm). Due to their unique physicochemical properties, they have found a wide range of applications and are currently explored as drug and gene delivery vehicles.
  Seeking critical branch points in bacterial evolution with comparative genomics
  Prof N Saunders, Mr A Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a bioinformatics and comparative genomics-focussed project, seeking to identify the basis of speciation and sub-speciation of bacterial species accounting for the development of individual and independent lineages.
  Telomere length elongation following treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs. Aim: To investigate the mechanisms which leads to telomere length elongation after treatment with tricostatin A and azacytidine.
  Dr T Roberts
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Telomeres are specialised structures, which are present at the ends of chromosomes and serve to protect the chromosome from degradation during cell division.
  Geometric deep learning
  Dr A Miron
Applications accepted all year round

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Deep learning has had tremendous success in a variety of applications. Nevertheless, many data don’t follow a euclidean underlying structure.
  Microwave assisted local heating for biomedical applications
  Dr N Nilavalan, Prof W Balachandran
Applications accepted all year round

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Many biomedical applications require DNA amplifications and isothermal amplification is a technique used to address these requirements.
  PhD Studentship: “A smart catheter for endovascular applications”
  Dr X Du
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship co-funded by the EPSRC and an industry partner. The studentship is for a period of 3 years (36 months) starting 1st January 2020 or at a mutually agreed time after that.
  The Development of an Artificial Heart
  Prof A Khir
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Heart failure is defined as the inability of the heart to pump and circulate blood around the body to provide nutrients to the various organs.
  Markers of Expertise in Sport and Physical Activity: Triangulated Approaches
  Dr D Broadbent, Dr D Bishop, Dr A Cocks, Dr A Nowicky
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The aim of this project is to adopt a mixed methods approach to determine the various factors – innate, learnt, and environmental – that ultimately contribute to skill acquisition and/or expertise within a specified domain.
  PhD in Systems Medicine

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The PhD Program aims to train young and motivated researchers in the wide field of modern Biomedicine. Curriculum in. Computational Biology, Bioethics & Cognitive sciences, Human Genetics, Molecular Oncology. .
  Study Engineering in the USA with the George Washington University

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Doctoral students comprise the backbone of research conducted at the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Through funding support from faculty, internal and external grants, doctoral students can expect to take 4-6 years to complete the program through coursework, research credits and writing their dissertation.
  Understanding disease mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr X Shu, Dr G Hunter
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19028. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and is a growing global health concern in the world.
  Bioengineering of innovative functional biomaterials for diagnosis of Q fever
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Q fever is an infection by the intracellular pathogen Coxiella burnetii that can cause a severe flu-like illness. The sensitive and specific diagnosis of Q fever is important for early intervention and for control and management of the disease.
  Development of a new biomaterials platform by combining biomimetics with microfluidics
  Prof Bernd Rehm, Dr D Wibowo
Applications accepted all year round

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Synthetic biology enables engineering of bacterial cells to serve as cell factories for the assembly of novel material such as tailor-made biopolymers attached to protein functions which mediate deposition of inorganics such as found in tooth formation.
  Development of nature-inspired polyester particles for cancer vaccines
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Advances in synthetic biology allows recombinant bacteria to produce protein coated polyester particles. These polyester particles have been utilized as particulate vaccines against bacterial and viral infections.
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