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Biomedical Engineering (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 33 Biomedical Engineering (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Autonomous Scalable Knowledge Extraction and Decision Making for Complex Systems and Dynamic Environments
  Prof L Mihaylova
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD research is focused on multi-sensor data fusion for decision making. The project aims at dealing with large volumes of data and high dimensional systems.
  Complex network control of stem cell derived cultures
  Prof S Nasuto, Dr E Delivopoulos, Dr Y Hayashi
Applications accepted all year round

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"In order to create a next generation of interfaces between prosthetic devices and the nervous system or to create next generation of intelligent robots – hybrids between artificial and biological systems, it is necessary to understand the principles that allow biological networks to achieve control of bodies.
  Computational neuroscience: Statistical signal processing for multivariate neuronal data, Neural computing with Spiking neural networks.
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Dr D Halliday
Applications accepted all year round

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How does the human brain work? As you read this text, the pixels on your screen are converted into a series of spike trains passing along the neural pathways in your brain, allowing you to understand the content.
  Computational algorithms to model the interplay between brain structure and function
  Dr J Escudero Rodriguez
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

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This exciting PhD project will develop computational models and analysis techniques to explore how the main connections between brain regions shape the characteristics of brain activity, and how different kinds of pathological processes damaging the connections of the network result in changes in the brain activity.
  Modelling and understanding of biological systems, using physics as a tool
  Dr Y Hayashi
Applications accepted all year round

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Living systems are complex, and are based on the basic building blocks of genes, proteins, chemical reactions, and physical forces.
  Design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications
  Dr J Gautrot
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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A studentship in the design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications is available in the group of Prof J.
  Novel ways to model complex flows
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Prof A Masters
Applications accepted all year round

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While the equations governing the flow of Newtonian liquids like water or petrol are well-understood and excellent numerical methods exist to make accurate predictions of how such liquids will behave, the situation regarding complex fluids, such as blood, paint, shampoos, etc, is considerably less well understood.
  Context-Aware Data-Driven Approach to Enhance the Wellbeing of Workers in Complex Scenarios (SAM28)
  Dr Yee Mey Goh, Prof M Zecca
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Development of an Aeroelastic Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Framework for Large Wind Turbine Systems (SAM32)
  Dr T Kim, Dr S Theodossiades
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems
  Prof R Wildman
Applications accepted all year round

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3 year PhD Studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing. Title. Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems.
  EASTBIO Multiscale modelling and analysis of stochastic gene expression in mammalian cells
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr R Grima, Dr D Oyarzun
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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We are looking for a motivated doctoral student to join us on an exciting project at the interface of stochastic modelling and systems and synthetic biology.
  Forward engineering of pattern formation: Models and experiments towards predictive multicellular self-organisation
  Research Group: Institute of Stem Cell Research
  Dr G Blin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Background. The aim of developmental biology is a complete understanding of how the embryo develops, how embryonic cells acquire their fate and how they arrange in time and space to create complex organisms.
  EPSRC CDT in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership: Complex Biological Products Manufacture

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Biological products and their manufacture are progressing to unparalleled levels of complexity. Examples include engineered biocatalysts, antibody-drug conjugates, multivalent vaccines and cellular therapies.
  Development of ex vivo tissue culture models for developing next-generation biomaterial scaffolds for acellular regenerative medicine.
  Prof I Gibson, Prof N Vargesson
Applications accepted all year round

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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].
  Microbial Micro-Engineers
  Dr M Mazza
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms occupy every crevice within global ecosystems and impact all aspects of life. However, too little is understood about their movement within physical crannies, and how they can restructure these microspaces for their own benefit.
  Open hardware and software for modular, automated microscopy
  Dr R Bowman
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project supervised by Dr Richard Bowman https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/richard-bowman/ in the Department of Physics.
  EASTBIO A synthetic biology approach to design ‘intelligent’ organoids for the study of host-microbe interactions
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr E Cachat, Dr L Boulter
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Organoids are self-organised, 3D structures generated in vitro from adult or pluripotent stem cells, that exhibit similar functionality as their tissue of origin.
  EASTBIO Forward engineering of pattern formation: Models and experiments towards predictive multicellular self-organisation
  Research Group: Institute of Stem Cell Research
  Dr G Blin, Dr L Schumacher
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Background. The aim of developmental biology is a complete understanding of how the embryo develops, how embryonic cells acquire their fate and how they arrange in time and space to create complex organisms.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  Genetic mechanisms of chronic kidney disease
  Prof M Tomaszewski, Prof A Woolf
Applications accepted all year round

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common complex disorders. The prevalence of CKD is on the rise in all populations around the globe and both the clinical and economic pressures of CKD on the healthcare systems increase exponentially.
  Sensing, motility and information processing in brainless organisms, Biological Physics – PhD (Funded)
  Dr K Wan, Dr F Gielen
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in March 2020.
  Neuropeptide Research - PhD Opportunity at a World Class Institution
  Assoc Prof M Muttenthaler, Assoc Prof I Vetter
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking talented and highly motivated PhD candidates for the following multidisciplinary project. Neuropeptides are key mediators in many biological functions and understanding their interaction with target proteins is fundamental to unravel the underlying mechanism of diseases.
  Machine learning for affective manipulation in music Brain Computer Interfaces
  Prof S Nasuto, Prof F Hwang
Applications accepted all year round

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"At the University of Reading we have created one of the first music Brain Computer Interfaces – a system that monitors the emotional states of the subject and as a result generates commands changing the nature of synthetically generated live music in order to drive the emotional state of the subject in the desired direction.
  Controlling the emergent dynamical phenomena in neural circuits engineered in vitro
  Dr N Janson, Dr A Balanov, Dr P Roach
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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This project will be dedicated to mathematical modelling of the collective dynamics in complex living neural networks engineered in vitro.
  Bioinspired sensing: distributed sensory surface
  Dr T Assaf
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Informal enquiries. Dr Tareq Assaf ([email protected]). Robotic perception is crucial for robotic systems to advance and perform more and more complex tasks autonomously or semi-autonomously.
  Modelling cell state transitions in differentiating embryonic stem cells
  Dr V Wilson, Dr L Schumacher, Dr J Kursawe
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Cellular behaviour in development, regeneration and cancer is often classified by defining various cell states, which may for example describe the propensity of cells to divide or differentiate, or to assume different modes of motility.
  Synthetic biology-enabled new generation biosensors to tackle global health and environmental challenges
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr Baojun Wang
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The traditional laboratory-based analytical assays for disease biomarkers and environmental toxins are expensive, time consuming and normally require specialised personnel and complex equipment.
  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.
  Graphene-Modified Nanoelectrode Sensors for In-Situ Sensing in Regenerative Medicine and Electro-Catalysis
  Dr R Menzel
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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The project will adapt a novel nanosensor technology, based on ultrafine nanoelectrodes, to enable accurate in-situ measurement of diagnostic, small-molecule analytes in biological and electro-catalytic systems.
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