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Biotechnology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Newcastle

We have 13 Biotechnology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Newcastle

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  Computational Enzyme Design for the Development of Biotechnology to Create a new generation of living buildings (Ref: ET20/HLS/APP/SINGH)
  Dr W Singh
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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This PhD project will involve the following topics. Plastic breakdown. Computational enzyme design to suggest mutants which may improve the catalytic efficiency of PETase and MHETase for polyethylene terephthalate hydrolysis.
  Deciphering the Built Environment Microbiome (Ref: ET20/HLS/APP/SHERRY)
  Dr A Sherry
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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The impact that the construction of new dwellings has on our rural and urban environments is still in its infancy. Understanding this is of the utmost importance as the UK government has pledged to build half a million homes between 2020 and 2022 to meet the demand of a growing population.
  Nano-Engineered Functional Biomaterials for the Built Environment (Ref: ET20/HLS/APP/JIANG)
  Dr Y Jiang
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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Developing environmentally friendly and sustainable biomaterials for the built environment is necessary to address climate change and reduce carbon dioxide emission.
  Using Synthetic Biology to Engineer an Industrially Relevant Chassis for the Built Environment (Ref: ET20/HLS/APP/JAMES)
  Dr P James
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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The world’s first research Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE http://bbe.ac.uk/) is a £8M initiative between Northumbria and Newcastle Universities funded by Research England that aims to catalyse innovation to develop a building industry fit for the 4th industrial revolution.
  Artificial microbial photosynthesis: development of biohybrid systems to produce solar chemicals and fuels from waste-carbon (Ref: ET20/HLS/APP/BLACK2)
  Prof G Black
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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Solar energy is the most abundant energy source and can act as a green and sustainable energy supply. It is worth noting that one-hour sunlight can satisfy the one-year energy demand of the entire world.
  Waste Treatment and Microbial Conversion to Energy Rich Compounds (Ref: ET20/HLS/APP/BLACK1)
  Prof G Black
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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Increasing concerns over usage of fossil resources and its effect on climate change, there has been much interest in producing chemicals and materials from renewable feedstocks mainly non-food-based biomass or directly from CO2.
  Snake venomics and the quest for universally efficacious antivenoms (Ref: SF20/APP/MOSCHOS5)
  Dr S Moschos
Applications accepted all year round

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Snakebite and envenomation is a WHO-declared neglected tropical disease plagues 5.5 million victims globally per year, causing nearly 150,000 deaths and 400,000 permanent disabilities.
  Understanding the effects of lung disease and vaping to the lung through breath-based bioanalytics (Ref: SF20/APP/MOSCHOS4)
  Dr S Moschos
Applications accepted all year round

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Your breath contains a vast amount of information about you. whether you’ve had a drink, damaged your liver, your blood blood glucose levels, even type of breast cancer treatment can be assessed through breath.
  Population-wide predictive pharmacogenomics for targeted RNA-cleaving and genome editing therapeutics (GEdit-SEQ) (Ref: SF20/APP/MOSCHOS3)
  Dr S Moschos
Applications accepted all year round

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In the last decade a sleuth of interventions based on gene therapy and oligonucleotide therapeutics have received regulatory approval, paving the way for the era of personalised and N-of-1 medicine.
  Investigations on the Biological Activity of caseinate hydrolysates (Ref: SF20/APP/KOUTSIDIS)
  Dr G Koutsidis
Applications accepted all year round

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Bioactive peptides have been reported to exert a number of physiologically relevant activities including antihypertensive, cytotoxic, anticancer and antimicrobial effects.
  Fabrication of tuneable biomaterial composites (Ref: SF20/APP/ZHANG)
  Dr M Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a polysaccharide hydrogel with many fascinating material properties (e.g. High tensile strength, high water holding capacity, biocompatibility, etc.).
  Coffee waste metabolism by Extremophiles for the Bioethanol production (Ref: SF20/APP/MUNOZ)
  Dr J Munoz
Applications accepted all year round

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Due to an increasing demand of fossil fuels, the search for alternative bioenergy has gained much attention from the scientific community and the general population.
  Novel microbial fuel design and production - a multidisciplinary approach (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/AZIMOV)
  Dr U Azimov, Prof A Burluka
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to experimentally produce novel microbial fuels from microalgae, organic waste and wastewater to be designed in order to improve the performance of internal combustion engines for future low-carbon hybrid powertrains and range extenders of light- and heavy-duty vehicles.
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