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  (BBRSC DTP CASE) Controlling interfacial adsorption of bispecific therapeutics using multivalent ions
  Dr R Curtis, Dr A Pluen, Dr C F Blanford
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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ImmTAC molecules are a promising new class of bispecific therapeutics produced by Immunocore for applications in oncology and as new treatments for infectious diseases.
  Understanding the biophysics of cell-virus interactions: virus receptor mobility and clustering in HIV entry
  Dr I Llorente-Garcia
Application Deadline: 18 February 2020

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The cell membrane is the main barrier that viruses need to overcome to penetrate cells and cause disease. As part of their entry strategy, viruses interact with specific receptor proteins at the cell surface in ways which are not well understood.
  PhD studentship available within the C3Bio Doctoral Training Initiative. NanoSense: Nanomaterial printed electronics for advanced, low-cost on-body health monitoring
  Dr M Cole, Dr P Estrela, Dr D Moschou
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Project team. Dr Matt Cole, Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Despina Moschou & Prof Toby Jenkins. Project enquiries. Dr Matt Cole ([email protected]).
  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.
  Development of Micro/Nanofabricated Anti-icing Surfaces
  Dr S Lowrey
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD position is available in the experimental development of anti-icing surfaces. This position will be hosted by The University of Otago's Department of Physics and will be carried out in Prof.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Intelligent and directed laser-based spectroscopy(Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd)
  Prof D Reid, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Laser-based spectroscopic techniques - encompassing LIBS, Raman and deep-infrared absorption spectroscopy – offer unprecedented performance for molecular and elemental diagnostics.
  New approaches for studying and understanding Cancer
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Prof SD Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the key questions in cancer research is what drives cells to switch from a normal healthy state to a cancerous one, in which they continually divide and reproduce.
  Protein interactions for biological adhesives
  Prof R Luxton, Prof J Kiely
Application Deadline: 16 February 2020

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Applications are invited from ambitious, self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates, with a background in biochemistry, protein chemistry or bio-interactions to work on a fully funded PhD studentship.
  Application of a novel mathematical modelling approach for paediatric formulation development.
  Prof AR Mohammed
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Applications are invited from ambitious, self-motivated candidates with an interest in studying the application of machine learning for pharmaceutical process development.
  Overcoming the penetration depth limitations of optical coherence tomography in clinical dentistry using full electromagnetic wave computer models
  Dr P H Tomlins, Dr R Donnan
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. In healthcare, imaging is one of the most important diagnostic tools available. Deep tissue imaging is usually achieved using either ionising X-Ray radiation, MRI which is expensive or ultrasound, which has low resolution.
  (BBSRC DTP) A step change in the modelling of enzymatic catalysis
  Prof P Popelier, Dr L Johannissen, Dr S Hay
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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A deep understanding of enzymatic processes requires an atomic-level description, which is often beyond the reach of experimental techniques but can be achieved through synergy with computational chemistry.
  A step change in the modelling of enzymatic catalysis
  Prof P Popelier, Dr L Johannissen
Applications accepted all year round

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A deep understanding of enzymatic processes requires an atomic-level description, which is often beyond experimental techniques but achievable through synergy with computational chemistry.
  Ice nucleation in aerosols containing biomolecules
  Prof W Schwarzacher, Dr A Rust
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a 4 year PhD studentship starting in Autumn 2020 as part of the EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science. https://www.aerosol-cdt.ac.uk/how-to-apply/.
  Quantum optical cavities for characterisation of single photon emitters as probes of biochemical activity and single-molecule lasers
  Prof F Vollmer
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Project Description. Optical microcavities are important for many applications such as lasers, metrology and biosensing. Optical microcavities confine a light beam into a box, example for this is a Fabry-Perot cavity build by two opposing micro-mirrors.
  Boundary Effects in Active Matter Systems
  Dr F Ginelli
Applications accepted all year round

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he study of collective properties of active matter is a fast-emerging interdisciplinary research field.
  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.
  Tapered microstructure fibre and its application for bio-chemical sensing (SF19/EE/MPEE/WU)
  Dr Q Wu, Dr D Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Currently there is an increasing demand for human health monitoring due to the development of the society. This requires to monitor a larger number of analytes, and hence it is crucial to develop an efficient and cost effective detection method.
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