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  3D bio-printing human pluripotent stem cell-derived skeletal muscle constructs for disease modelling and drug discovery
  Dr Y Y Lin, Dr J Connelly
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Applications are invited from highly motivated graduates with a BSc (First or Upper Second) or MSc (Distinction or Merit) from disciplines related to biomedical engineering, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.
  3D Super-Resolution Correlative Light-Electron Microscopy of the Protein Complexes
  Prof Dirk-Peter Herten, Dr I Styles
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

Inflammation plays an important role in the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases. The modulation of inflammation and immunity by CD4+ regulatory T-cells has therefore received increasing attention.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Deciphering the role of oxidative stress in cardiovascular disease using physiological and 3D cell models.
  Dr C Murdoch, Dr C Henderson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  Building novel in vitro models to generate musculoskeletal interfaces using 3D bioprinting
  Dr J Paxton
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Musculoskeletal interfaces are the areas of the body where tissue types meet, for example the bone-tendon, bone-cartilage and muscle-tendon junctions.
  Creating 3D models of ARVC disease with light-induced tuneable severity in stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes
  Dr V GEORGE
Application Deadline: 27 February 2020

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a 3 year Non-Clinical BHF PhD studentship to work on the above project in Keele University, in the group of Dr.
  PhD Studentship: Portable hybrid gamma-optical camera for quantitative 3D precision imaging in cancer diagnosis
  Dr S Bugby, Dr G Cosma
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. SB/PH/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 3 April 2020.
  Developing streamlined approaches to assessing the systemic and hepatic effects of nanomaterials (EPS2020/08)
  Prof V Stone
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Integrated approaches to testing and assessment (IATAs) are under development to assess the hazards of nanomaterials via ingestion, inhalation and dermal application.
  The role of the breast microenvironment in suppressing early cancer invasion
  Assoc Prof B Parker, Dr D Zanker
Applications accepted all year round

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Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a pre-invasive stage of breast cancer, whereby the tumour cells remain restrained by myoepithelial cells that surround breast ducts.
  An Organ on a Chip Platform for Biomedical Applications
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Organ on a chip devices are an emerging technology which employ microfluidics to grow 3D tissues, mimicking the physiological conditions found in vivo.
  The functional characterization of the tumour suppressor gene CSMD1 in breast cancer
  Dr S Bell
Applications accepted all year round

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CUB and Sushi multiple domains protein 1 (CSMD1) maps to 8p23, a region deleted in many cancers including breast cancer. Our previous work has established that CSMD1 is an independent prognostic marker in ductal breast cancer, with reduced expression associated with high tumour grade and poor survival1.
  Bioinformatics studies of protein structures, functions and their interactions
  Dr L J McGuffin
Applications accepted all year round

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The computational study of protein structures, functions and their interactions is fundamental to our understanding of disease.
  Interventional Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  Dr S Roujol, Dr K Pusparajah
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Project. Cardiac catheterisation is a common procedure in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD).
  ESRC PhD Studentship: Improving respiratory care via statistical modelling of multiple sources of data
  Prof J Knight, Dr F Dondelinger
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Data science and statistics are rapidly transforming the face of health care and are leading to efficiency increases in prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a multitude of diseases.
  Simultaneous gene transcription and translation in bacteria
  Dr Gabriel Demo
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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OBJECTIVES. The research aims to unravel the fundamental mechanism of the transcription-translation coupling in bacteria.
  Modelling of Oral Neutrophil Epithelial interactions
  Dr E Hagi-Pavli
Applications accepted all year round

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Background and Clinical Significance. Neutrophils are an important and vital cellular component of the innate immune system providing rapid protection against microbial invasion.
  (WIS) Deciphering escape from senescence in vivo
  Prof P Townsend, Prof A D Whetton
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Senescence is a dynamic cellular state characterised by a prolonged and generally irreversible cell-cycle arrest that promotes tissue remodelling but it can also have detrimental implications on regenerative capacities of tissues and conduce to inflammation and the progression of ageing-related disease including cancer.
  PhD positions in innovative application of x-rays in materials and tissue analysis
  Prof A Olivio
Applications accepted all year round

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The Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering at UCL is inviting applications for a studentship in the development in innovative applications of x-rays to materials and tissue analysis.
  Bioactive Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine aim to either replace diseased or damaged tissue with a functional, laboratory-grown substitute, or stimulate the body’s own cells in order to promote repair.
  Polymeric Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine Applications
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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Regenerative medicine aims to repair injured or diseased tissues using a multidisciplinary approach to stimulate natural repair mechanisms or promote healing through the transplantation of cells, often the patient’s own stem cells.
  Ankle moment contribution in everyday tasks: effects of ageing
  Research Group: Medical Engineering
  Dr J Buckley
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a fall on stairs every 90 seconds in the UK, and an estimated 250,000 non-fatal accidents which are serious enough to merit a trip to A&E.
  Cracking down bacterial infection in bone by new photo-responsive nanoparticles
  Dr K Yeung
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Bio-metals have been extensively used in orthopaedic implantations. However, bacterial infection and unsatisfactory integration at the bone-implant interface remain major post-operative complications.
  Single-molecule fluorescence-activated cell sorting (smFACS): sorting cells molecule by molecule
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Dr A Ponjavic
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

This project will develop a novel microfluidic device that can characterise and sort cells, with unprecedented (single-molecule) sensitivity.
  Digital soft contact lenses design and validation
  Dr A Abass, Prof A Elsheikh
Application Deadline: 20 June 2020

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PhD Type

Soft contact lenses are medical devices largely used to correct the eye refractive error for more than 125 million people worldwide.
  Molecular dissection of blood cell fate determination
  Assoc Prof C Porcher
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Over the past decade, numerous efforts have been deployed to reproduce the development of HSCs in vitro from pluripotent stem cells as it happens in the embryo, for mechanistic and therapeutic purposes.
  Molecular dissection of blood cell fate determination
  Assoc Prof C Porcher
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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PhD Type

Over the past decade, numerous efforts have been deployed to reproduce the development of HSCs in vitro from pluripotent stem cells as it happens in the embryo, for mechanistic and therapeutic purposes.
  Bioprinting to Treat Osteochondral Defects
  Dr P Petkov, Dr M Roldo
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology and will be supervised by Dr Petko Petkov and Dr Roldo.
  Strain measurement in soft tissues and biomaterials using high-resolution X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) and digital volume correlation (DVC)
  Dr G Tozzi, Dr J Chiverton, Prof G Blunn
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering, Faculty of Technology and will be supervised by Dr Gianluca Tozzi, Dr John Chiverton and Professor Gordon Blunn.
  Investigating the mechanobiological mechanisms of cancer
  Dr K Erdmann
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is the second-leading cause for death globally and there is a high demand for novel approaches to understand and treat cancer.
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