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  FLASH VHEE Radiotherapy: A Potential New Paradigm in Cancer Treatment
  Dr M Merchant, Dr S Sheehy, Dr R Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Location. The successful applicant will have the opportunity of spending 2 years at the University of Manchester and one year at the University of Melbourne (Australia) –anticipated start 9/2020.
  (A*STAR) Regulatory pathways and skin barrier function
  Dr S Cruickshank, Dr J Wong
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Maintaining a healthy skin barrier is vital for our health and in response to skin wounding, we have a well -orchestrated immune response that heals the breach.
  (A*STAR) The role of desmosome regulation in development, wound healing and cancer
  Dr C Ballestrem, Prof D R Garrod
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The regulation of cell movement is a key factor in human development and disease. Desmosomes are intercellular junctions that give strength to normal tissues by binding their cells tightly together.
  (A*STAR) Analysis of the role of microRNAs in the regulation of NF-kappaB dynamics and function
  Prof Mike White, Dr A P Gilmore, Prof S Griffiths-Jones
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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NF-κB is a key signalling system that controls inflammation and cell fate, dysregulation of which can lead to inflammatory disease or cancer.
  (A*STAR) Investigating Pak2 regulation of extracellular matrix after myocardial infarction
  Dr X Wang, Dr V Liu
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Following myocardial infarction (MI), extracellular matrix (ECM) remodelling is critical for acute cardiac tissue healing; however, excessive accumulation of ECM during the chronic stage accelerates the progression to heart failure.
  (A*STAR) Understanding cilia as a complex system: insights from molecular co-evolution
  Dr K Hentges, Dr D Talavera
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The cilium is a complex structure built from hundreds of proteins which must function as a single unit within the cell. A particular type of specialised motile cilia are present during development.
  (A*STAR) RNA-based sensors of host-imposed stress in the major fungal pathogen of human lungs: Potential as drug targets
  Prof E Bignell, Prof J Micklefield
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The often-fatal fungal lung disease invasive aspergillosis (IA) has claimed more than 8 million human lives since its. emergence ~ 40 years ago.
  (A*STAR) The use of digitised proteomic mapping using mass spectrometry to identify optimal conditions for biological therapy products
  Prof A D Whetton, Dr R Unwin
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Biological therapies (such as antibodies) are revolutionising precision medicine. We need more such products and better quality products.
  (A*STAR) Unravelling the metabolic basis of Aspergillus fumigatus adaptation to combinatorial stress conditions
  Dr J Amich, Prof E Bignell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Aspergillus fumigatus is an environmental saprophytic fungus that lives ubiquitously in the soil. This fungus can also infect the lungs of individuals with any kind of immune imbalance, causing a broad range of diseases collectively termed aspergillosis.
  (A*STAR) Engineering the recognition of antibodies by bacterial superantigens
  Prof J P Derrick, Dr F Hayes
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Superantigens are proteins which have the ability to cause hyperactivation of T cells; they are produced by certain bacteria or viruses as a defence mechanism against attack by the immune system.
  Development and validation of an observational measure of children’s conversational skills: application to children who have Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder or High-functioning autism spectrum disorder
  Dr C Adams, Dr J Freed
Applications accepted all year round

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Social communication impairments in school-aged children are a fundamental feature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and are prominent in a type of language disorder called Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD).
  The mechanism of gating and transport of pentameric Magnesium ion channels
  Dr S M Prince, Prof R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Magnesium ions are a co-factor in many important biological processes particularly because of the requirement for Mg2+ in the hydrolysis of Adenosine tri-phosphate, the ubiquitous cellular energy source.
  Electro-catalysis over 2D materials
  Dr R Arrigo
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Supervisor. Dr Rosa Arrigo, Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Salford and Honorary Research Scientist, Diamond Light Source.
  Development of novel cyclodextrin glucanotransferases (CGTases) for applications in biotechnology
  Prof S Flitsch, Dr A Green
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Cyclodextrin glucanotransferases (CGTases) are multifunctional enzymes from bacterial and archae that are widely used in biotechnology for the production of cyclodextrins from starch.
  Molecular tug-of-war: promoting reactions with force
  Dr G De Bo, Prof D Procter
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Any force developed at the macroscopic scale can induce dramatic changes at the molecular scale, even breaking covalent bonds.[1] Indeed, mechanical force is a formidable source of energy that, with its ability to distort, bend and stretch chemical bonds, is unique in its ability to promote reaction pathways that are otherwise inaccessible to traditional methods of activation.
  Mechanochemistry with mechanical bonds
  Dr G De Bo, Prof D Leigh
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Any force developed at the macroscopic scale can induce dramatic changes at the molecular scale, even breaking covalent bonds.[1] Indeed, mechanical force is a formidable source of energy that, with its ability to distort, bend and stretch chemical bonds, is unique in its ability to promote reaction pathways that are otherwise inaccessible to traditional methods of activation.
  New and Improved Formulations for Pressure Sensitive Paints
  Dr L Natrajan, Dr M Quinn
Applications accepted all year round

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The aerodynamic performance of a vehicle or aircraft depends on how it interacts with the gas it moves through – normally air. This interaction creates pressures on the surfaces on the vehicle, which in turn generates aerodynamic forces.
  Synthetic first-row transition metal chemistry with non-innocent Group 13 ligands
  Dr D Willcox, Dr D P Mills
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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A PhD Studentship is available for an outstanding and ambitious synthetic chemist to undertake research in the field of synthetic organometallic chemistry and catalysis.
  Adaptation of 3 GHz cavity design of linear accelerators for proton radiotherapy
  Dr R Apsimon, Dr H Owen, Dr G Burt
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A studentship is available from October 2020 on the development of high-gradient radiofrequency linear accelerators proton therapy.
  Experimental Demonstration of Terahertz-Driven Particle Acceleration
  Dr D Graham, Dr R Appleby, Dr S Jamison, Dr G Burt
Applications accepted all year round

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There is growing interest in the use of laser-generated terahertz (THz) radiation sources to reduce the scale of today’s particle accelerators with the ultimate dream of producing compact laboratory-sized machines for applications ranging from versatile x-ray sources to medical treatment.
  Properties of Rare-Earth Elements and Their Application to Free-Electron Lasers
  Dr H Owen, Dr B Shepherd
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A studentship is available from October 2020 on the design of magnetic arrays for future free-electron lasers. Previous work by our group indicates that certain rare-earth metals can support large magnetic fields and therefore can be used in the construction of high-field magnets for use in particle accelerators.
  Systematic studies of electron seeding, injection and acceleration in AWAKE Run 2
  Dr G Xia, Prof Z Sheng, Prof C Welsch
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A studentship is available from October 2020 on the research on AWAKE (Advanced proton-driven WAKefield Experiment) project at CERN.
  New solution methods for online process scheduling
  Dr J Li
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020

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Scheduling is one of the significant managerial tools for the process industries.
  4D forensic investigation for Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr T Burnett
Application Deadline: 24 April 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary research programme that aims, for the first time, to connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of protective coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of corrosion protective organic coatings and related nanocomposite materials.
  A Novel Efficient Privacy-Preserving Federated Learning Framework over Decentralised Data
  Dr L Han
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Learning with real-world sensitive data (e.g. healthcare records, biomedical and financial data) is facing a big challenge due to privacy concerns and legislation such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  Advanced NMR Methods for Complex Mixture Analysis Driven by Industrial Challenges
  Dr L Castañar Acedo, Dr R Adams
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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Reliable characterisation of active pharmaceutical ingredients is key to understanding the properties of drug formulations.
  Tailored multifunctional aerospace coating developments using bottom-up in silico techniques
  Dr S Hay, Dr J Blaker
Applications accepted all year round

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There are pressing requirements across aerospace vehicles to develop unified coating systems, tailored to deliver a range of targeted multi-functional properties (e.g.
  Electrochemical mechanisms of coating failure
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr N Stevens
Application Deadline: 27 April 2020

Funding Type

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to, for the first time, connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of protective coatings and nanocomposite materials.
  Targeting miR-29 in cutaneous wounds
  Dr S Kurinna
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of efficient strategies for the improvement of wound repair requires understanding of the mechanisms underlying normal and impaired healing.
  The Social and Economic Impact of Sport-Related Esports
  Dr Q Peng
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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The esports industry has grown rapidly in the recent decade, a trend evidenced by the number of participants and spectators, the amount of media coverage, and the level of investment injected into esports.
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