Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
Norwich Research Park Featured PhD Programmes
Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Kent Featured PhD Programmes
Cardiff University Featured PhD Programmes
United Kingdom
Manchester×
10 miles

Zoology / Animal Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Manchester

We have 11 Zoology / Animal Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Manchester

  • Zoology / Animal Science×
  • United Kingdom×
  • Manchester×
  • clear all
Order by 
Showing 1 to 10 of 11
  Developmental timing and critical periods for the treatment of neurological disorders
  Prof R Baines, Dr R Petersen
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

A PhD student is required to join a collaborative project to investigate how neural activity, during an embryonic critical period, affects the development of a locomotor circuit.
  (MRC DTP) Image analysis and software development to study tissue repair using artificial intelligence (AI)
  Dr S Kurinna, Dr Claudia Lindner, Prof T Cootes
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

Trauma and surgery require efficient restoration of skin, making wound healing a central concern of clinical care worldwide. Large-area wounds, congenital defects of the skin, diabetes and cancer can lead to the loss of the epidermal barrier, which protects our body from pathogens, irradiation, and water loss.
  The influence of agency and engagement with animals on conservation and welfare education in zoos
  Dr K Jensen, Dr S Shulltz
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

A defining role of zoos and museums is to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. One important aspect for the educational value of zoos and museums is the emotional connections visitors form.
  Penguin propulsion mechanics in underwater swimming
  Dr B Parslew, Dr K Smith, Prof W Sellers
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Penguins are highly adapted for both efficient cruising and rapid manoeuvring during underwater locomotion. From a biomechanical perspective some progress has been made into understanding the fluid dynamics surrounding their morphology, including the potential role of bubbles in reducing drag.
  Lateral hypothalamus as a visual centre controlling arousal, autonomic function and reflex behaviours
  Dr T Brown, Dr D Bechtold
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

In addition to supporting our conscious perception of the world around us, light and visual stimuli exert wide ranging effects on animal physiology and behaviour via hard-wired ‘reflexes’ which range from simple effects of light on sleep, alertness and neuroendocrine function to the avoidance of rapidly approaching objects.
  Climate Change Solutions: Developmental Programming of Fish Thermal Tolerance Limits
  Dr G Galli, Dr H Shiels
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Climate change poses a significant threat to global biodiversity. Conservation strategies are critically dependent on a thorough understanding of the effects of fluctuating environments on animal morphology, physiology and behaviour.
  Fish Cardiac Physiology in an Era of Climate Change
  Dr H Shiels, Dr R Nudds
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Effective cardiac pumping is critical to supply oxygen for all physiological functions and is a primary determinant of a fish’s upper thermal tolerance.
  Rhythmic control of energy balance - to understand how our internal clocks regulate energy metabolism
  Dr D Bechtold, Prof D Ray
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

24-hour rhythms are present in virtually all aspects of our behaviour and physiology. These rhythms are underpinned by circadian clocks that run throughout the body, and act within each tissue to orchestrate many organ functions and rhythmic activities (e.g.
  Understanding Life in the Freezer: locomotor performance as the key to understanding the possible influences of climate change in high Arctic species
  Dr J Codd, Dr R Nudds
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Scientific research has focused on the Arctic recently as this region is at high risk from the effects of climate change. Animal energy budgets are linked to species survival and are composed of various factors including the cost of locomotion.
  Epigenetic mechanisms of behavioural, placental and cognitive impairment in a neurodevelopmental model for schizophrenia
  Dr R Hager, Prof J Neill, Dr J Glazier
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

A fundamental question in disease research is how stressors experienced during critical developmental periods influence the genesis or ‘programming’ of adult disease (Estes & McAllister 2016).
Show 10 15 30 per page


FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2019
All rights reserved.