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  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].
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  Biomechanics of tumour cell extrusion leading to metastasis using organ-on-chip devices
  Dr V Braga, Dr S Au
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Fully-funded Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre PhD studentship exploring biomechanical regulation of cell extrusion and migration during metastasis using microfluidic organ-on-a-chip devices.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  Development of a three dimensional in vitro model of the human cornea to dissect the inflammatory events associated with sight-threatening ocular pathogens
  Dr C Dobson, Dr C Maldonado-Codina, Prof P Morgan
Applications accepted all year round

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The presence of microbes at the corneal surface may trigger low grade discomfort through to acute eye infection and permanent loss of vision.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  13 PhDs within the MSCA-ITN-ETN “Precision medicine for musculoskeletal regeneration, prosthetics, and active ageing - PREMUROSA”

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The ultimate goal of the ITN PREMUROSA project is to train a new generation of scientists with an integrated vision of the whole value chain in musculo-skeletal regeneration technologies and able to boost the necessary innovations to achieve precision principles in developing innovative devices and optimized clinical applications.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  Developing pluripotent stem cell models of inherited retinal diseases
  Prof C A Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Inherited retinal dystrophies are a leading cause of blindness and visual loss in the UK working age population. However, despite the widespread diagnostic use of next-generation sequencing, a molecular genetic diagnosis is unavailable for many patients world-wide.
  The use of CRISPR-Cas gene editing for functional characterisation of genetic variants associated with malignant hyperthermia susceptibility
  Prof P Hopkins, Dr M Shaw
Application Deadline: 17 March 2020

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Background. Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a potentially fatal hypermetabolic reaction affecting genetically susceptible individuals exposed to inhalational anaesthetics.
  Single-molecule fluorescence-activated cell sorting (smFACS): sorting cells molecule by molecule
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Dr A Ponjavic
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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This project will develop a novel microfluidic device that can characterise and sort cells, with unprecedented (single-molecule) sensitivity.
  Immunity to Influenza and Ebola viruses
  Prof A Townsend
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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This started with the investigation of T cell recognition of peptides derived from intracellular proteins of Influenza (Townsend et al 1986), that evolved into the development of a live attenuated, single cycle Influenza vaccine, based on these principles (Powell et al, 2012; Baz et al, 2015, Holzer 2018).
  Immunity to Influenza and Ebola viruses
  Prof A Townsend
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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This started with the investigation of T cell recognition of peptides derived from intracellular proteins of Influenza (Townsend et al 1986), that evolved into the development of a live attenuated, single cycle Influenza vaccine, based on these principles (Powell et al, 2012; Baz et al, 2015, Holzer 2018).
  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.
  The Bio-tribology of Personal Care Products in Consumer-relevant Environments
  Dr M Carre
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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We have a vacancy for a bright, enthusiastic and self-motivated PhD student to join the Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Tribology (iT-CDT) at the University of Sheffield in October 2020.
  Transfer learning of EGFR inhibitors from preclinical models of cancer to neurodegenerative disease using molecular biomarkers
  Dr M Alvarez, Dr D Wang
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The failure rate for new drugs entering clinics is in excess of 90%, with more than a quarter of drugs failing due to lack of efficacy.
  Machine Learning for classifying and characterising living cell cultures
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof S Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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In collaboration with the Department of Biology at the University of York and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield, programmable agent-based computational models have been developed to help interpret how populations of cells arise and repair from individual cell:cell interactions.
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