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  Application of Bacteriophages in Biocontrol
  Dr S Foley
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that specifically infect and kill bacteria.
  Biofilm prevention and eradication: investigating the potential of novelbiosurfactants as biocides
  Dr F Stainsby, Dr H Vaughan
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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The global rise of antimicrobial resistance has potentially devastating consequences, particularly within. the healthcare sector, and requires urgent attention.
  Climate change, risk and migration in Global North and Global South: A comparison study
  Dr T Guma, Dr K Sharapov
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This project will explore the migration-climate nexus from a comparative perspective.
  Developing prioritisation strategies for the protection of blue carbon stores in Kenya
  Dr R Briers, Dr M Huxham
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project aims to explore and develop strategies for the prioritisation of protection of blue carbon stores within Kenyan coastal ecosystems.
  Investigating anti-metastatic drugs in human melanoma cells
  Dr S Vass, Prof M Rae
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Metastasis is the term used to describe the movement of cancer cells from the primary site of disease to other areas of the body.
  Investigating the effect of ‘vaping’ flavouring fluids on human lung cells and fresh water crustaceans
  Dr S Vass, Dr S Rueckert
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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The use of electronic cigarettes or ‘vaping’ devices has dramatically increased in recent years. The number of users in the UK was estimated to be 3.2 million in 2018 (ASH, 2018).
  Master by Research: Gregarine apicomplexan parasites in freshwater invertebrates
  Dr S Rueckert, Dr J Dodd
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Gregarine apicomplexans are micro-eukaryotic parasites that are found in almost every group of terrestrial, freshwater and marine invertebrates (Leander 2008; Desportes & Schrével 2013).
  Masters by Research: Understanding the drivers of biodiversity potential in urban ponds
  Dr R Briers, Dr J Dodd
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Urban freshwater ecosystems are often characterised as impacted with limited biological life. Throughout the last century however, urban water quality has been improving, with concomitant changes in biological diversity.
  Methane-derived carbon in upland stream foodwebs: characteristics and significance for carbon cycles
  Dr R Briers, Dr P Gilbert
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Interactions between upland terrestrial carbon stores and the river ecosystems that drain them are a key part of carbon cycling globally and understanding the patterns of storage, transformation and release of carbon from different sources is of prime importance in understanding carbon budgets within aquatic ecosystems from local to global scale.
  Optimising Creativity in the Workplace
  Dr L Carruthers, Dr R MacLean
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The use of creativity in the workplace is imperative to many organisations worldwide (Mumford & Simonton, 1997), and the correlation between employee creativity and both individual and organisational success is well documented (Anderson, Potocnik, & Zhou, 2014).
  Soil microbial communities and biodegradable plastic
  Dr A Blaud, Prof I Singleton
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Plastic pollution is a major problem across the globe, affecting oceans, freshwater, soil and organisms. There is an urgent need to reduce plastic pollution.
  The phenotypic and functional identification of angiogenic T-cells for potential use to treat cardiovascular disease Project ID SAS0043
  Dr M Ross, Dr G Wright
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project is based within the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University and is led by Dr.
  The role of emotions in developing a sense of identification, solidarity and engagement with the cause of refugees in the UK
  Dr M Gheorghiu, Mr J Blake
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Recent events in the United Kingdom and Europe have brought to the fore of public attention the issue of migration. Starting with the 2015 refugee “crisis” and the EU referendum vote in the UK, the rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been even more contested.
  Understanding the barriers to embedding industry-relevant skills into higher education curricula.
  Dr C Garden, Dr F Smart
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PhD studentship opportunities in Applied Science Education at Edinburgh Napier University.
  Vulnerabilities’ and ‘Capabilities’ within the Context of Protracted Displacement Crises
  Dr K Sharapov, Dr T Guma
Application Deadline: 9 May 2020

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Whilst the ’vulnerabilities’ of individuals forced to cross borders and of internally displaced persons have been often highlighted and documented over several decades, less is known about the ’capabilities’ of displaced people themselves to respond to contexts of exile/displacement.
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