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  Imaging of element distribution in brain tissue
  Dr A Raab, Prof J Feldmann, Prof B Platt
Applications accepted all year round

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Trace elements are non-homogenously distributed in brain tissue, the distribution depends on the element. There is some research indicating that trace elements, in particular Fe, Cu and Zn, are associated with neurodegenerative diseases.
  Images in the medical and life sciences
  Dr U Stegmann, Dr L Moretti
Applications accepted all year round

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Pictorial representations and images (e.g. photographs and diagrams) are common in the medical and life sciences. Examples include fMRI images and micrographs.
  Investigating the association between maternal obesity and offspring fertility
  Dr S Bhattacharya, Prof P A Fowler
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Mounting evidence suggests that exposure to maternal obesity in the womb programmes the offspring to poor health outcomes in later life.
  Is breast cancer more aggressive when developed by rural-dwellers compared to those living in the city?
  Prof P Murchie, Prof Z Miedzybrodzka, Prof V Speirs, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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  Over 100 Fully Funded PhD Scholarships Available in Taiwan’s Preeminent Academic Institution - Academia Sinica

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Application Deadline. 1st February 2021 (GMT+8). Academia Sinica's Taiwan International Graduate Program ([email protected]) provides over 100 funded PhD scholarships in 12 interdisciplinary programs ranging from physical sciences, life sciences to social sciences and the humanities.
  An intelligent scheme to identify novel drug targets through analysing the DNA repairome in drug resistant cancer?
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Prof C Parris
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Development of novel macrophage high-throughput cell-based phenotypic assay for drug screening
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr G Pirianov, Prof S Cellek
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Regulation of the tissue degradation in osteoarthritis
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr J Bird, Dr P Coussons, Dr F Savage
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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) as a novel cancer biomarker and target for chemotherapy
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Coussons, Dr C Pike
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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Developing method to rationally design anti-cancer drug combinations
  Prof M Sherman
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing novel approaches towards Drug Repurposing and Personalized Medicine. My laboratory is seeking a highly motivated PhD student and a Postdoc to use genetic screens, pathway analysis and other tools to design safe and effective drug combinations.
  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.
  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.
  Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) Funded PhD Studentships

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The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between five research-intensive universities, the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Aston University, and Harper Adams University.
  Investigating the impact of hypoxia on T lymphocytes
  Dr S Ross
Application Deadline: 28 May 2020

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PhD Studentship Opportunity – October 2020. The Babraham Institute is a world-leader in fundamental biological research investigating the systems that underpin development and healthy ageing.
  Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) Funded PhD Studentships

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The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between five research-intensive universities, the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Aston University, and Harper Adams University.
  Developing new antibody-based therapeutics for neuroblastoma
  Prof A Sala
Applications accepted all year round

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Metastatic neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system that kills the majority of the affected children. Although there have been tremendous advances in the understanding of the molecular causes of the disease, patients are still treated with highly toxic mixtures of chemicals and radiation.
  Disrupting biofilm formation in nosocomial pathogens
  Dr R McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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A biofilm by definition is a structured community of bacterial cells enclosed in a self-produced polysaccharide matrix and adherent to an inert or living surface.
  Genetic and non-genetic factors involved in risk of cardiovascular diseases
  Dr R Pazoki
Applications accepted all year round

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Main Aim. To identify genetic and non-genetic causes of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leading causes of mortality worldwide and are expected to keep rising.
  Investigating Therapeutic Effect of Different Antioxidants in Friedreich’s Ataxia (FRDA)
  Dr S Anjomani-Virmouni
Applications accepted all year round

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Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by epigenetic silencing of the frataxin gene. It is the most common inherited ataxia, affecting 1:50,000 Caucasians, and is characterised by neurodegeneration, cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus and skeletal deformities.
  Mechanisms of cilia biogenesis and signalling
  Dr B Tanos
Applications accepted all year round

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Cilia are sensory organelles that detect mechanical and chemical stimuli from the environment. They arise from centrioles and function as “antennae” that receive and integrate extracellular signals.
  Role of cilia in oncogenic signaling and drug resistance
  Dr B Tanos
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Primary cilia are microtubule-based antennae that detect mechanical and chemical stimuli. Although cilia house a number of oncogenic molecules (including Smoothened, KRAS, EGFR, and PDGFR), their precise role in cancer remains unclear.
  Developing and applying genetically encoded proteins as pre-resonant coherent Raman scattering tags for next-generation live-cell imaging
  Dr D Jones, Prof W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr P Watson
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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EPSRC funded DTP PhD Studentship within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Hub “Physics of Life”. The Hub is designed as a cross-disciplinary PhD research and training programme at the physics/life science interface.
  Tracking the motion of single nanoparticles inside living cells: New insights into intracellular crowdedness
  Prof P Borri, Dr TE Woolley, Prof W Langbein, Prof K Swann
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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EPSRC funded DTP PhD Studentship within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Hub “Physics of Life”. The Hub is designed as a cross-disciplinary PhD research and training programme at the physics/life science interface.
  Direct observation of the structure and function of cooperatively assembled membrane spanning pores formed by antimicrobial peptides
  Dr O Castell, Dr Y Jin, Prof A Jones, Dr PD Watson
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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This project will combine multiple single molecule imaging techniques applied to model membranes [1] to study the mechanisms of peptide interaction of established and novel AMPs.
  Discovery of novel cancer immunotherapeutic agents
  Dr Y Mehellou
Applications accepted all year round

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Although cancer therapeutics, mainly chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have been extremely useful in the treatment of cancer, this disease is still associated with high morbidity and mortality.
  Unravelling the dynamics of lipid bilayers and membrane proteins and their reaction to toxins and viral infection on the single molecule level using label-free microscopy.
  Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr MY Young, Dr O Castell
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Approximately 30% of the proteins in a cell are membrane proteins, which represent more than 60% of all known drug targets and play a critical role in both infection and immunity.
  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.
  Characterisation of cell death pathways upon activation of the endoplasmic reticulum stress sensor IRE1alpha
  Dr M Schroeder
Applications accepted all year round

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A self-funded PhD project to investigate cell death pathways activated by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is available in the group of Dr.
  Uncovering new signalling nodes in the interaction between wheat and the fungal pathogen Mycosphaerella graminicola (Septoria tritici)
  Prof A Sadanandom, Prof A Gatehouse
Application Deadline: 27 May 2020

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Mycosphaerella graminicola is an economically important fungal pathogen of wheat leaves and the causal agent of Septoria tritici blotch disease (STB).
  Platform Technology to Enhance the Growth of Human Tissues In Vitro for Use in Biomedical Research and the Assessment of New Molecular Entities
  Prof S A Przyborski, Prof T von Zglinicki
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Many molecules fail when tested in humans as activity data do not always extrapolate into man. Accordingly, there is demand to develop new biomedical in-vitro assays to test compounds in human tissues earlier in product development.
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