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  Leeds I: Interaction of surface acoustic waves and magnetic thin films
  Dr T A Moore, Prof J E Cunningham
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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A promising route to low-power nanomagnetic data storage and computing devices is to apply a voltage to a piezoelectric material that exerts strain on an adjacent magnetic thin film and manipulates its properties via magnetoelasticity.
  Leeds II: E-field gating of magnetic multilayers with structural inversion asymmetry
  Dr G Burnell, Prof C H Marrows
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Magnetic multilayer films in which a ferromagnet such as Co is bounded by two different metals, producing a Pt/Co/Ir trilayer for example, are known as inversion asymmetric and support chiral spin textures called skyrmions.
  Computer Simulations of Biological Macromolecules
  Dr SA Harris
Applications accepted all year round

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Computational models are invaluable for visualisation in molecular biology, as they employ our best quantitative physical understanding of biomolecules and their interactions to predict their dynamics, which is often missing from biophysical experiments.
  Herbivore and mycorrhizal mediation of carbon cycling in heather moorlands
  Dr S M Sait, Prof K. Field, Prof P Chapman
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The multiple drivers of environmental change, such as climate change and pollution, have led to widespread negative impacts on ecosystem functioning and services that are critical for human well-being.
  Community based water management institutions for delivering water and health
  Research Group: International Development
  Dr PB Anand, Prof Amir Sharif
Applications accepted all year round

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Until recently community based water institutions have been justified mainly on financial grounds and as mechanisms for delivering services in a context where state institutions have been withdrawing from this space due to neoliberal policy changes.
  Seeing photosynthesis at the nanoscale: mapping physical properties of light-harvesting biomembranes by high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Dr P.G. Adams
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding photosynthesis could provide valuable clues for future solar technology and help our understanding of food crops.
  Direct characterisation of TRPC channel dynamics triggered by drug-like modulators using high-speed atomic force microscopy
  Dr G Heath
Applications accepted all year round

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The rapid expansion in the structural understanding of membrane proteins through recent progress in electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography is leading to an ever greater need for techniques which provide high temporal resolution dynamics.
  A Comparative Study of Metallic Ions in the Atmospheres of Earth and Mars
  Prof J Plane
Applications accepted all year round

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Metals are injected into planetary atmospheres by the ablation of interplanetary dust particles. The major species (Fe, Mg and Na) exist as atoms and ions that are excellent tracers of dynamics and chemistry.
  Better air quality through chemistry: Real-time monitoring of reactive trace species in key atmospheric reactions impacting air quality
  Dr D Stone, Prof P Seakins
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Poor air quality has been reported as the greatest environmental risk to public health in the UK, has recently been linked to dementia, and is estimated to cause over 40,000 premature deaths in the UK each year.
  Skyrmions under strain: a joint Diamond Light Source-University of Leeds studentship
  Research Group: Condensed Matter
  Dr T A Moore
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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There has been an explosion of interest in skyrmions in recent years, with the very first x-ray images of skyrmion dynamics being released recently.
  A crystal engineering approach for novel Pickering formulations with controlled release properties
  Dr E Simone, Prof B Murray, Dr A Sarkar
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This PhD project aims at developing novel sustainable, biocompatible multiphase formulations (e.g., emulsions, foams) for the controlled release of active ingredients, applying a unique crystal engineering approach.
  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.
  Heterogeneous deep mantle sources or shallow melt-rock interaction? Has the mantle zoo paradigm run its course?
  Dr J Harvey, Dr D Morgan
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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It is a fundamental tenet in geochemistry that during mantle melting the isotopic fingerprint of the mantle source is faithfully recorded in the melt it produces.
  Effect of nanoparticles on cellular conditions in lymphocytes and germ cells in vitro
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Prof D Anderson, Dr M Najafzadeh
Applications accepted all year round

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The use of metals such as silver (Ag), gold (Au) and copper (Cu) as nanoparticles (NPs) and other chemicals such as Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) (Najafzadeh et al., 2016) in medical and lifestyle applications has exponentially increased in recent years, yet little is still known about their impact on DNA and RNA in somatic as well as in germ cells (Habas et al 2018).
  Biomarkers of Genotoxic and Reprotoxic Effects after chemical exposure in vitro in human cells
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Prof D Anderson, Dr M Najafzadeh
Applications accepted all year round

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In human monitoring procedures, measurements obtained from endpoints to determine genetic damage are sometimes referred to as biomarkers.
  Molecular, biochemical and developmental analysis of root traits for low P adaptation in foxtail millet.
  Research Group: Centre for Plant Sciences
  Prof A Baker, Dr S Kepinski
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Phosphorus is an essential macronutrient for plant growth and cannot be replaced by any other element. It is the second most limiting nutrient after N.
  Sedimentation and invasive species in rivers: Investigation and trialling of mitigation options relevant to invasive non-native species related sediment inputs to rivers
  Dr M Klaar, Dr A M Dunn, Dr M Smith
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project outline. Excessive sedimentation is known to be a key cause of ecological damage and deterioration to aquatic ecosystems.
  Change in the ice speed and mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, from Earth Observation satellite data
  Dr A Hogg
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Satellite Earth Observation has revolutionized our understanding of the remote and inaccessible Polar Regions.
  Developing a sensory processing measure for people with dementia
  Prof C Surr, Dr SJ Smith
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Sensory processing changes, such as heightened sensitivity to touch, are common in dementia and they, alongside over or under-stimulation, are thought to contribute to increased distress and care interactions that staff may find difficult to support effectively.
  Developing an observational well-being tool for people with dementia
  Prof C Surr, Dr SJ Smith
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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As there is currently no cure for dementia, supporting people to live well with the condition is the focus within formal care settings and services.
  Exploring patient transport services for people with dementia
  Prof C Surr, Dr SJ Smith
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Patient Transport Services (PTS) are a vital component of healthcare services for many people, providing a free to access means for attending hospital based appointments.
  BioDAR: Using Weather Radars to Examine Biodiversity
  Dr R Neely, Dr C Hassall
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Overview and Scientific need. Weather radar scan the entirety of the UK every 5 minutes, and similar types of radar are used around the world.
  Integrating climate and species modelling to predict movements of migratory and nomadic birds in sub-Saharan Africa
  Dr M Dallimer, Prof A Challinor, Dr A Koehler
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Nomadic and migratory bird species are common and widespread in semi-arid regions of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa.
  Fractures and Fabrics in Glacier Ice: Sensitivity of Seismic Anisotropy for Antarctic Ice Masses
  Dr A Booth, Dr M Hildyard, Dr A Nowacki, Dr S de Ridder
Application Deadline: 13 January 2020

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With an Antarctic field deployment and access to novel seismic data, could you explore new applications of seismic anisotropy to address pressing questions for Antarctic ice-mass stability?.
  Fate and effects of pharmaceuticals in the below-ground food-web
  Research Group: Centre for Plant Sciences
  Prof P E Urwin, Dr Laura Carter
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Water resources in agricultural environments are impacted by a wide variety of contaminants including nutrients, sediments, and pesticides.
  Epigenetic sensing of temperature in plants
  Research Group: Centre for Plant Sciences
  Prof B H Davies, Prof A Whitehouse, Dr J Aspden
Applications accepted all year round

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Our changing climate is already having a dramatic effect on the growth and development of the plants that support our entire civilisation.
  The roots of yield: coordination of shoot growth with soil environment
  Dr T.A. Bennett
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Plants are able to sense a large number of rhizospheric stimuli including the availability of nitrate and phosphate, soil volume and depth, and the presence of neighbouring plants.
  Military Service, Philanthropy and Security in Modern Britain: The History of the Corps of Commissionaires
  Dr D Churchill, Dr J Meyer
Application Deadline: 4 December 2019

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This project will explore the history of the Corps of Commissionaires - a British charity that provided employment for former military service personnel from 1859.
  Palaeo Constraints on the 1.5°C World: What does the Pliocene tell us about the long-terms effects of atmospheric CO2 at ~400 ppmv
  Prof A Haywood, Dr D Hill
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The issue. Our ability to limit the rise in global temperature in line with the Paris Agreement is uncertain due to an inadequate understanding of the long-term sensitivity of the Earth and Climate System to CO2.
  CMOS-Based Nanocapacitor Arrays
  Dr P Actis, Prof S Lemay
Applications accepted all year round

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This opportunity is part of the SENTINEL programme (https://sentinel-itn.com/) and will be based at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
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