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  Ultrasound-triggered microbubble vibration physics towards enhanced local drug delivery
  Dr B. Helfield
Applications accepted all year round

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Sonoporation, the reversible and transient opening of cell plasma membranes using ultrasound and microbubbles, is an exciting new approach to targeted and local therapeutic delivery in cancer and cardiovascular disease applications.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational modelling of dynamics due to gradients in living cells, drying paints and other out-of-equilibrium liquids
  Dr R Sear
Applications accepted all year round

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The Soft Matter research group of the Department of Physics of the University of Surrey has a PhD studentship for an October 2020 start.
  Computational investigation of cell-shape signalling feedback during normal and pathological angiogenesis
  Dr K Bentley
Application Deadline: 17 March 2020

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This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Katie Bentley Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick). Our lab integrates computational and wetlab biology approaches to better understand the complex and often counter intuitive dynamics as endothelial cells coordinate and compete to grow new blood vessels.
  Physics of cutting and reshaping of cell membranes
  Dr A Saric
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for highly motivated students to join our interdisciplinary team for an exciting project at the interface of physics, biology, and chemistry.
  Micro-rheology of active matter
  Dr V Kantsler, Prof R C Ball
Applications accepted all year round

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The project concerns microrheology of active matter - to study properties of biological microscopic constituents and its complex environment via optical microscopy and microfluidic methods.
  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.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Integrative Computational Biology and Machine Learning
  Dr A Sahakyan
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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In Sahakyan Group, we strive to make computational biology maximally independent from empirical experimental data, by basing our models and predictions on genomic sequences and core biological mechanisms.
  Integrative Computational Biology and Machine Learning
  Dr A Sahakyan
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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In Sahakyan Group, we strive to make computational biology maximally independent from empirical experimental data, by basing our models and predictions on genomic sequences and core biological mechanisms.
  PhD Studentship – Predicting Skin Interactions and Permeation of Chemical Agents using Computational Modelling
  Prof J W Essex
Applications accepted all year round

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Co-Supervisor. Dr Thomas J Piggot (Dstl). The skin is the outermost barrier for most of the human body. The majority of chemicals that come into contact with the body will initially do so through an interaction with the skin.
  Computer-aided molecular design: improved ligand docking using electronic structure and molecular dynamics simulations
  Dr R A Bryce, Dr N Burton
Applications accepted all year round

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In structure-based drug design, computational modelling techniques are frequently used to predict the orientation and affinity with which a ligand binds to its protein receptor.
  Deciphering the neural code of the hippocampus
  Dr M Montemurro, Dr J Gigg
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The brain processes and stores information about our lives and the world that surrounds us. At the neural scale, information is encoded through the precise timing of activity across populations of neurons.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational modelling of skin absorption of chemicals
  Dr T Chen, Prof G Lian
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Human skin is a complex organ of human body with multilayer tissues and multiple components such as sweat ducts and glands, sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
  Developing a Combined 105Pd NMR and XRD/Neutron Diffraction Approach to Enable the Study of Pd Metal Nanoparticle Systems Used in Industrial Catalytic Processes
  Dr J Hanna
Applications accepted all year round

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An ability to clearly relate local (short range) structure to the function of any material is a critical feature for any catalytic system.
  Multiscale Simulations of Droplet-Membrane Mutual Remodelling
  Dr H Kusumaatmaja, Dr A Bronowska, Dr R Knorr, Prof W Antonin
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Eukaryotic cells contain a large number of compartments within the cytosol. Organelles are membrane-bound compartments and cellular droplets are sub-compartments with liquid-like properties.
  Modelling the deformation of cells
  Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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Cells are the elementary building blocks of living organisms. The correct functioning of living organisms is therefore conditioned to the ability of living cells to withstand forces and deformations and to promptly adapt to their mechanical environment.
  Neuronal Dynamics from a complex network perspective
  Prof A Politi, Dr E Ullner
Applications accepted all year round

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The human brain is possibly the most intriguing complex system we know. The combination of experimental work and theoretical approaches has gained many insides in the last century but we are still far away from a real understanding.
  Using computational and imaging approaches to uncover mechanisms of spatial organisation
  Dr S Murray
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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We are currently looking for a PhD student to work on the development of a framework for gaining mechanistic insight into spatial sub-cellular processes.
  MyFemur: Multiscale modelling from clinical image to personalised model to manufacture (EPS2020/30)
  Dr U Wolfram
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Our vision in this project is to create a computational framework for the proximal femur that can allow clinicians to take limited clinical imaging data, e.g.
  Novel Camera Technology for Imaging of Cell Collectives - Start date: 1st October 2019
  Prof D Faccio
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Glasgow (UofG) is home to world-leading research in the fields of imaging and computing science. UofG is also home to the UK Hub for Quantum Imaging Technologies, QuantIC (https://quantic.ac.uk/) who are co-funding this PhD research project in collaboration with a Horiba.
  Mechanics of soft solids undergoing large deformation
  Dr P Saxena
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Solid materials that can undergo large deformations are ubiquitous in nature and are widely used to manufacture engineering components.
  Computer Simulations of Biological Macromolecules
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Dr SA Harris
Applications accepted all year round

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Computational models are invaluable for visualisation in molecular biology, as they employ our best quantitative physical understanding of biomolecules and their interactions to predict their dynamics, which is often missing from biophysical experiments.
  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.
  Non-equilibrium models for curing of thermoplastic/thermoset blends
  Prof N Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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The fuel consumption of commercial aircraft has been reduced by about 20% due to an increased use of lightweight, plastic-based, composites.
  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.
  Multiscale Simulations of Droplet-Membrane Mutual Remodelling
  Dr H Kusumaatmaja
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship as part of the MoSMed CDT which is run jointly with Newcastle University.
  Join a new graduate school at the interface of biology and computation: IMPRS-BAC in Berlin

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We are looking for outstanding graduates from all over the world - whether you have a degree in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, physics, molecular biology or something related, as long as you have a passion for solving biological questions through computational methods, the IMPRS-CBSC may be the PhD program for you.
  Ultrafast dynamics of isolated chromophores (BULLJU20SF)
  Dr J Bull
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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A motivated and enthusiastic student is sought for a PhD in Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics that will apply ultrafast lasers to understand excited dynamics in molecules of biological and technological importance.
  Theoretical investigation of biomolecules in quantum optomechanical setups
  Prof A Olaya-Castro
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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A 4-year PhD position is available from 1rst Sep 2020 (or sooner) to work under the supervision of Professor Alexandra Olaya-Castro in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom.
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