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  Basic and clinical studies on spinal cord injury
  Dr G Shea
Applications accepted all year round

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Spinal cord injury has a devastating effect on affected individuals, who are often of working age and subject to a lifetime of dependency and debilitation.
  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.
  Study Engineering in the USA with the George Washington University

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PhD Type

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.
  Structural and time-resolved studies of phage replication in bacterial biofilm
  Dr P Plevka
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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When Staphylococcus aureus cells form a biofilm in the human body they become shielded from the immune system and highly resistant to antibiotics.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Integrated spectroscopic imaging and computational modelling approach for assessing skin penetration
  Dr T Chen
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Skin penetration underpins the design, efficacy and risk assessment of many high-value products including topical and transdermal drugs, functional personal care products, amongst others.
  Imaging in Preventive Cardiology Research: improving how we identify and prevent heart disease in young people
  Prof P Leeson, Dr A Lewandowski
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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The Preventive Cardiology Research Group aims to improve how we identify and prevent heart disease in young people. The group works in three areas.
  Therapeutic potential of microRNAs in medullary thyroid carcinoma
  Prof G. Hutvagner
Applications accepted all year round

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The Project. Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare, aggressive neuroendocrine tumour. Treatment of MTC poses a major challenge due to its propensity of early metastasis and no available adjuvant systemic treatment options.
  Movement-science inspired development of upper-limb prostheses for young children
  Dr S Watt, Dr K Valyear
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Project rationale and description. Growing up without a hand poses unique and difficult challenges. Prosthesis provision for infants and young children is extremely limited, and the basic-science principles that inform how children learn to use prosthetic devices are largely unknown.
  Effective Implementation of digital health technologies
  Prof D Dowding
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The PhD project will be located within the work of the National Institute for Health Research Applied Health Research Collaboration Greater Manchester (ARC-GM) Digital Health Theme.
  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.
  Etiology, assessment and treatment of scoliosis
  Prof K Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can be present in 3-4% of the population. If left untreated, some can progress to lead to back pain, shortness of breath and severe deformities.
  Scoliosis research and outcomes
  Dr J Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the commonest form of spinal deformity in the paediatric population. Without proper treatment, these curves may deteriorate and lead to cosmetic disfigurement, back pain, and cardiopulmonary compromise.
  PhD at the University of Hong Kong in protein and stem cell engineering
  Dr R Jauch
Applications accepted all year round

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My laboratory studies how transcription factors read the genomic code to toggle the switches that turn genes on and off to give cells their identity.
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs

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The University of Lethbridge – School of Graduate Studies. Located where the Rocky Mountains meet Alberta's Prairies, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada's leading universities and research institutions.
  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.
  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.
  PhD POSITION - Advanced 3D optical imaging of endocrine signalling mechanisms in fish development
  Dr T Correia, Dr D Power, Dr R Guerra, Dr A Bassi
Application Deadline: 4 February 2020

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RESEARCH PROJECT. 3D optical imaging techniques can provide detailed information throughout mesoscopic scale (mm-cm) samples (e.g zebrafish).
  Structure-functional study of proteins involved in host cell recognition
  Prof M Wimmerová
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Lectins are ubiquitous carbohydrate-binding proteins, which play a key role in various processes including cell-cell communication and host-pathogen interaction, but also serve as a valuable tool for medicine and life sciences research.
  PhD POSITION - Advanced 3D optical imaging of endocrine signalling mechanisms in fish development
  Dr T Correia, Dr D Power, Dr R Guerra, Dr A Bassi
Application Deadline: 4 February 2020

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RESEARCH PROJECT. 3D optical imaging techniques can provide detailed information throughout mesoscopic scale (mm-cm) samples (e.g zebrafish).
  PhD POSITION - Advanced 3D optical imaging of endocrine signalling mechanisms in fish development
  Dr T Correia, Dr D Power, Dr R Guerra, Dr A Bassi
Application Deadline: 4 February 2020

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RESEARCH PROJECT. 3D optical imaging techniques can provide detailed information throughout mesoscopic scale (mm-cm) samples (e.g zebrafish).
  Impact of Inflammatory Signals on the Regenerative, Anti-inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Potential of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells and their Secretome
  Dr D Widera
Applications accepted all year round

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Adult multipotent stem cells can be easily isolated from a variety of adult human tissues and organs including bone marrow and adipose tissue.
  Open PhD positions - IMPRS for Heart and Lung Research

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The International Max Planck Research School for Heart and Lung Research (IMPRS-HLR) offers up to ten positions to talented and enthusiastic students holding a relevant Master‘s degree.
  NSIRC195 PhD Studentship (Sponsored by TWI Ltd) – Multimodal Drones for Remote Inspection of Inaccessible Surfaces
  Mr G Asfis, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Institution. National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC). PhD Industrial Supervisor. Georgios Asfis. Application Deadline.
  Identifying biomarkers that may affect diabetes comorbidity
  Dr S Watterson, Dr P McClean
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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It is estimated that 415 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes which will rise to 642 million by 2040 [1]. Ninety percent of cases are type 2 diabetes (T2D).
  Lipid cubic phases: sustainable nanomaterials to immobilize membrane proteins for biocatalysis and biosensors
  Dr Adam Squires
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath has launched a joint PhD programme with Monash University, Australia.
  Visible-light-activated photocatalytic coatings to combat hospital infections
  Prof B Su
Applications accepted all year round

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Contamination of hospital surfaces plays an important role in the transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens. Traditional cleaning and disinfection methods are proven largely ineffective for complete decontamination of hospital surfaces by microbes, particularly multidrug-resistant ‘superbugs’.
  Biomedical Research @ HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

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 The Li Ka Sing Faculty of Medicine invites applications from high caliber students for research studies (for the degrees of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy) in three rounds of admission exercises each year.
  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.
  Multi-scale models for the prediction of bone remodelling due to musculoskeletal interventions
  Dr E Dall'Ara, Prof V Kadirkamananthan, Prof I Bellantuono
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Project for inclusion in China Scholarship Council – University of Sheffield competition. More information is available at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/scholarships/csc.
  Novel microbial source tracking markers for identification of fecal contaminations in inflow rivers of Taihu Lake
  Dr S Raju, Prof A J McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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The urban water system in China faces various challenges. Fecal pollution is one of the major concerns to watersheds. Taihu Lake serves as important drinking water source for many nearby cities in addition to many other roles including aquaculture, transportation and tourism.
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