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  Fluid / structure interactions during flooded scouring at FlexiArch / Masonry Arch Bridges
  Dr G A Hamill, Prof S Taylor
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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The consequences of the increased occurrence of flooding within the UK has led to significant cases of bridge collapse that are associated with localized river bed scour.
  Funded PhD Opportunities in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast 2020-21

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Funded PhD Opportunities in the School of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast 2020-21. The School of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast invites applications for fully funded PhD opportunities in the following areas.
  Artifical Intelligence as a health intervention for managing patient dischage decision processes
  Prof A Marshall, Dr A Novakovic
Applications accepted all year round

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Connected Health Innovation Centre Fully Funded International PhD Scholarships. Applications now open. In 2013 Invest NI committed to create a number of multi-million-pound business research centres, in key business areas, through the establishment of industry led competence centres.
  Using real-time survival modelling of patient characteristics to prevent unplanned admissions to hospital and support patients staying at home longer
  Prof A Marshall, Dr A Novakovic
Applications accepted all year round

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Connected Health Innovation Centre Fully Funded International PhD Scholarships. Applications now open. In 2013 Invest NI committed to create a number of multi-million-pound business research centres, in key business areas, through the establishment of industry led competence centres.
  Clinical application of machine learning algorithms to determine appropriate antibiotic use in children with Gram-negative bacteria infections
  Dr Y Hsia, Prof C Hughes
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Digital health is a growing and productive field in recent years. The application of machine learning (ML) techniques in electronic healthcare databases has been successfully used for clinical diagnosis, outcome prediction, and disease progression.
  A randomised pilot study of a theory-based intervention to improve appropriate polypharmacy in older people in primary care (PolyPrime)
  Prof C Hughes, Dr H Barry
Applications accepted all year round

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Historically, polypharmacy was viewed negatively (too many medicines), but the advent of multimorbidity and the plethora of treatment guidelines have led to prescribing of multiple medicines, particularly in the older population.
  Computational prospecting of bacteriophage genomes and prophages for biotechnologically and pharmaceutically relevant enzymes
  Dr T Skvortsov
Applications accepted all year round

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The number of bacteriophage genomes available in public databases keeps growing, but the problem of accurate prediction of functions of bacteriophage genes remains far from being solved.
  Design and realisation of nanomedicine using computer simulation and smart nanofracturing method
  Dr Y Tian
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology in healthcare sector, for the diagnosis, monitoring, prevention and treatment of many unmet clinical conditions.
  Enhancing intracellular delivery of antibiotics using cold atmospheric plasma
  Dr P Flynn, Prof B Gilmore
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma or simply cold plasmas is a partially ionized gas generated at atmospheric pressure, at temperatures suitable for treatment of heat sensitive surfaces such as skin.
  Enhancing Macrophage-Biofilm Interaction using Non-Thermal Plasma
  Prof B Gilmore, Dr P Flynn
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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The ability to generate plasmas (quasi-neutral, wholly or partially ionised gases) at ambient or tissue tolerable temperatures has given rise to the nascent field of plasma medicine.
  Long-Acting Microneedle Delivery Systems
  Dr R Donnelly
Applications accepted all year round

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Microneedle arrays are minimally-invasive devices that painlessly, and without drawing blood, penetrate the skin’s stratum corneum barrier.
  Microfabricated Engineered Systems for Sustained Ocular Drug Delivery
  Dr R Thakur, Dr D Lamprou
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinal diseases that originate at the back of the eye, such as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), represent the leading causes of vision loss in the Western world.
  Nanoparticle delivery of antibiotics for treatment of pulmonary infection
  Dr V Kett, Dr M Tunney
Applications accepted all year round

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In respiratory diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and COPD, the lungs are colonized by diverse polymicrobial bacterial communities.
  Novel drug delivery systems for Schizophrenia treatment
  Dr E Larraneta
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project aims to develop, characterise and test a new type of implantable device to provide sustained antipsychotic drug delivery for schizophrenia treatment.
  Personalised Medicine for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
  Dr N Buckley, Dr H McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime and it is a leading cause of death. While significant progress has been made in the treatment of some cancers, there still remain some forms of the disease with limited treatment options and poor outcome.
  Relationship between antibiotic therapy and development of antimicrobial resistance in patients with bronchiectasis
  Dr M Tunney, Prof JS Elborn
Applications accepted all year round

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To decrease the risk of acute infective exacerbations or flare-ups of their condition, individuals with bronchiectasis are frequently prescribed long-term oral and inhaled antibiotics.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - The effect of fruit and vegetable intake on health outcomes: does an apple aday still keep the doctor away?
  Prof J Woodside, Prof J Lovegrove, Dr A Nugent, Dr B Green
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Although increased fruit and vegetable intake has been associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, this has largely been based on observational evidence, and there are a number of uncertainties regarding these observed links.
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