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  Prediction of microscale geometry and performance of 3D-printed medical implants (AGUF2019)
  Dr A Gleadall
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Cutting-edge medical implants for bone fracture repair are manufactured from biodegradable polymers because, unlike permanent devices, they are fully absorbed by the body over several months and do not need surgical removal after healing.
  3D Print and Additive Manufacturing of Wax and Plastic Injection Moulds.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  3D imaging technology roadmap and software tool for X-ray histology
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Dr P Schneider
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Supervisor. Philipp Schneider, Philip Basford, Peter Lackie (Faculty of Medicine). Project description.
  Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication and Applications
  Prof J Canning
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication. Areas can include new Bi fibres (led by Prof. Peng at UNSW; Prof Canning is a Conjoint Professor) for amplifiers, lasers and sensors and novel structured fibres including photonic crystal fibres, Fresnel fibres, spun structured optical fibres and so on.
  A 3D in vitro microphysiological model of Ewing Sarcoma to study tumour biology and screen novel therapeutics.
  Dr O Piskareva
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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PhD Type

Despite advances in available therapies, adults and children with metastatic and/or relapsed Ewing Sarcoma have a five-year survival rate of 15-30%, highlighting the need for new treatments.
  Simulation Modelling of Distortion and Shrinkage in Stereolithography 3D Printing.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  (ACED Non-Clinical) Development of a 3D in vitro lung cancer model to track genetic instability
  Prof S Cartmell, Dr A P Gilmore, Dr A Malliri
Application Deadline: 26 April 2020

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This interdisciplinary project will utilise a variety of material science and biological approaches to create an improved in vitro lung tumourigenesis model that can be used for therapeutic pre-clinical testing and biological mechanistic study.
  In vivo 3D imaging and computational engineering to study life influences on bone quality in children and tweenagers
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Dr P Schneider
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Philipp Schneider. Co-supervisor Nicholas Harvey, Kate Ward, Cyrus Cooper. Project description.
  Building novel in vitro models to generate musculoskeletal interfaces using 3D bioprinting
  Dr J Paxton
Applications accepted all year round

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Musculoskeletal interfaces are the areas of the body where tissue types meet, for example the bone-tendon, bone-cartilage and muscle-tendon junctions.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Machine Learning in 3D Wound Care (MastersbyResearch)
  Prof J Kenkre
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Here is an exciting opportunity to apply computerised machine-learning technology to improve the automated clinical assessment of chronic skin wounds and ulcers.
  3D shape reconstruction of deformable objects for biomechanics applications
  Dr A Drory
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for an exciting fully-funded PhD studentship in the Bioengineering Research Group, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham.
  3D image based modelling of drug transfer through placental nanopores
  Dr B Sengers
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Bram Sengers. Co-supervisor Rohan Lewis (Medicine). Project description. How pharmaceuticals and environmental toxins cross the placenta is not clear in many cases and this has a direct impact on drug safety in pregnancy and any medical advice given by doctors.
  Using novel materials to engineer an artifical bone-tendon replacement
  Dr J Paxton
Application Deadline: 24 April 2020

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This project is one of 16 four year PhD Studentships funded by Medical Research Scotland (https://www.medicalresearchscotland.org.uk) to be delivered jointly by the named University and External Partner Organisation (EPO).
  Precision Medicine DTP - Reverse-engineering blood flow and transport in complex vascular organs: an in-silico approach to characterising pregnancy pathologies
  Dr T Krueger, Dr M Bernabeu
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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Background. The human placenta performs diverse functions later taken on by several different organs. In particular, it mediates the exchange of vital solutes, including respiratory gases and nutrients, between the mother and the developing fetus.
  Advanced microscopy for blood flow field mapping in the heart
  Dr J Taylor, Prof A Harvey
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available in the Imaging Concepts Group at Glasgow University, developing and applying advanced optical microscopy and computational imaging techniques to measure and study the blood flow and heart function in the developing zebrafish heart.
  PhD Studentship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging System Engineering: 3D Image Processing Software
  Dr M Ristic
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging system engineering leading to the award of a PhD degree.
  PhD Studentship: Portable hybrid gamma-optical camera for quantitative 3D precision imaging in cancer diagnosis
  Dr S Bugby, Dr G Cosma
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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Application details. Reference number. SB/PH/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 3 April 2020.
  PhD studentship in Biosciences - Development of pre-clinical 3D models of liver cancer to test novel therapies
  Dr F Oakley
Application Deadline: 20 May 2020

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Overview. This is a unique opportunity to undertake a collaborative interdisciplinary PhD research project in biomedical science and tissue engineering in internationally leading research laboratories at Newcastle University.
  Development of an inhalable anti-tubercular therapies to include pre-clinical screening and 3D printing/additive manufacturing.
  Prof S Cryan, Prof A Heise, Dr J Keane
Applications accepted all year round

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) is the primary infectious disease killer in the world. In 2016 alone 1.7million people died from TB and 10 million people fell ill [1].
  3D Electrospinning - shaping the structure of tissue engineering scaffolds
  Research Group: Advanced Materials Engineering
  Dr P Twigg
Applications accepted all year round

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Electrospinning applies a high voltage to a polymer solution to create fine fibres that form non-woven mats. These can be used as scaffolds for tissue engineering, acting as the extracellular matrix and supporting the cells.
  A novel human 3D in vitro dynamic model with integrated sensors for studying neurovasculature inflammation
  Dr V Pensabene, Dr S Saha
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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The brain microvasculature is composed of endothelial cells, pericytes and astrocytes. The endothelium forms the barrier between the blood and the brain cells (i.e “blood-brain barrier “, BBB).
  Structure-property relationship in solid tumours – An integrated experimental and computational approach towards more effective early cancer diagnosis
  Dr Y Chen, Prof RL Reuben
Applications accepted all year round

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Biological tissue often has unique three-dimensional hierarchical microstructures and morphologies, constantly evolving through their development and patho-physiological stages.
  Enhancement and Visualisation of Optical Biomedical Images in Clinical Dentistry
  Dr P H Tomlins
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. This is an exciting project at the cutting edge of biomedical imaging in clinical dentistry. New technology offers a future for oral healthcare without the use of harmful X-Ray imaging.
  Tackling neurovascular dysfunction in dementia: a cell biology and biomaterials approach
  Prof N Hooper, Dr M Domingos, Dr T Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Neurovascular dysfunction is a central process in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In the brain, vascular and neuronal structures are tightly integrated forming the multicellular neurovascular unit comprising endothelial cells, pericytes, astrocytes, microglia and neurons.
  An Organ on a Chip Platform for Biomedical Applications
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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Organ on a chip devices are an emerging technology which employ microfluidics to grow 3D tissues, mimicking the physiological conditions found in vivo.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Illuminating roles of Wnt/b-Catenin signalling in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  Research Group: MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
  Dr K Kaji, Dr S Tomlinson, Prof J Fallowfield
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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Background. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) caused by a high fat diet (HFD) is a growing major public health problem world-wide.
  Invent a novel AI-based method for osteoporotic fracture risk assessment by Localized Bone Mineral Density and Radiomics Biomarker analysis, and further improve the accuracy and sensitivity of the system.
  Prof W Lu
Applications accepted all year round

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The number of osteoporotic fracture cases is ever increasing, and it ranks among the top-five conditions causing disability and prolonged hospital stay.
  Super-resolved Terahertz Microscopy for Cellular Imaging
  Dr J Bowen
Applications accepted all year round

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"The goal of this research project is to develop a new terahertz microscopy technique for the imaging of live cells with a spatial resolution of better than 1 micrometre.
  Monitoring chemical dynamics in soil and water with advanced microfluidic sensors
  Research Group: Mechatronics Engineering
  Dr X. Niu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Xize Niu. Co-supervisor Dr. Adrian Nightingale and Prof. Tiina Roose. Project description. Excess nitrogen and phosphorous leaching from agricultural and horticultural lands into waterways is a long-standing challenge for agricultural sustainability and environmental protection.
  Advanced 30 visualisation of MSK imaging
  Assoc Prof J Kim, Prof D Feng, Dr A Kumar, Prof M Fulham
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed Training. We will provide technical training in optimising 3D visualisation algorithms to transform the way clinicians and surgeons view MSK image data.
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