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  Optical Biosensor with Integrated Sample Processing
  Dr R Gupta
Application Deadline: 3 August 2020

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This project is aimed at developing an optical biosensor integrated with electric field driven sample processing [1,2]. The biosensor will be used to test clinical samples for a range of disease conditions.
  Bistatic UHF Synthetic Aperture Radar Phenomenology
  Dr M Antoniou, Prof M Cherniakov
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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This project is funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) of the UK with the research conducted at the University of Birmingham, UK.
  Robust Detection of Small Airborne Targets for Secure Society
  Dr M Jahangir, Prof C Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is funded by the Department of Transport on Future of Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme, and supported by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Aveillant Limited.
  Machine Learning in Cognitive Radar for enhanced detection and tracking
  Prof C Baker, Dr M Antoniou
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is funded by the EPSRC’s I-CASE scheme and BAE Systems. The over-arching aim of the programme is to develop the next generation of signal processing algorithms that will push the limits of radar situational awareness in challenging operating environments beyond what is currently achievable.
  EPSRC supported PhD with Integrated Studies. Optimisation of Electrode Dispersions for Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries
  Prof M Simmons, Prof E Kendrick
Application Deadline: 10 July 2020

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As society transitions to renewable and often variable power sources and drives towards decarbonizing the energy economy, energy storage will play an increasingly important role.
  PhD studentship in Composite Electrodes for Sodium-ion Batteries
  Dr P Allan
Applications accepted all year round

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Sodium-ion batteries have potential cost and sustainability advantages over lithium-ion batteries, making them attractive in emerging applications such as large-scale energy storage for the electric grid.
  Atomistic simulations of nanoparticle reactivity for safe-by-design applications
  Dr E Valsami-Jones, Dr I Lynch
Application Deadline: 10 June 2020

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Background. Nanotechnology is a key enabling technology with the potential to deliver a wide range of technological breakthroughs through the production of novel and emerging engineered and manufactured nanomaterials (NMs) whose unique features serve numerous applications across all EU priority sectors.
  Nanoscale boundaries: understanding size effects on the reactivity of ultra-small particles
  Dr E Valsami-Jones, Dr Z Li
Application Deadline: 10 June 2020

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Background. Nanoscience and nanotechnology explore the special properties and processes that occur in the nanoscale. the size range conventionally considered as 1-100nm.
  Next-Generation Lithium-ion Cathode Materials
  Dr P Allan, Prof P Slater
Applications accepted all year round

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Wide-spread electrification of vehicular transport is reliant on the development of batteries with high energy density which can extend the achievable range of electric vehicles.
  Uncovering the saliva proteome in co-morbid chronic inflammatory diseases
  Dr M Grant, Prof I L C Chapple, Mr P Sharma
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Chronic inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and cardiovascular disease share common risk factors and biological pathways.
  Establishing a Scientific-Evidence Base for a Paradigm Shift for Regenerative Clinical Dentistry
  Dr J Camilleri
Applications accepted all year round

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Management of diseases to the dental pulp is undertaken clinically using protocols that are historical and have no scientific background.
  Application of nanomaterials in precision agriculture to optimise nitrogen use efficiency and increase global food security
  Dr I Lynch, Dr S Ullah, Dr P Zhang, Mr A Witteveen
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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The global agriculture sector is facing a wide spectrum of challenges such as stagnation in crop yields, notoriously low nutrient use efficiency (NUE), poor soil health, shrinking arable land and water availability etc.
  Molecular Cookie Cutters: Cutting Edge Drug Discovery using G-Protein Coupled Receptors
  Prof T R Dafforn
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Membrane proteins represent 30-40% of the cellular proteome and carry out a wide range of fundamental biological process. These include sensing the outside world, helping maintain cellular structure and homeostasis.
  The development of a cost-effective and stable single-administration vaccine (SAV) formulation to achieve vaccination regimen reduction
  Dr A Al-Khattawi
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Vaccination has greatly reduced the burden of infectious diseases worldwide. However, many vaccines e.g. for DTP and Polio require repeated administration over months to achieve effective immunity.
  Extracellular Vesicles – defining the functional surface proteome of vesicles
  Prof A Devitt, Dr D Aubert, Dr A Goddard
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Extracellular Vesicles (EV) are an exciting and novel mode of intercellular communication and they are known to have profound effects on recipient cells.
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