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  Long-acting drug delivery from intravaginal rings for treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  Prof K Malcolm, Dr P Boyd
Applications accepted all year round

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Building on our world-renowned expertise in vaginal drug delivery, the aim of this project is to develop a long-acting vaginal ring device for treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.
  Discovery of novel pharmaceuticals from marine and desert microorganisms
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr R Ebel
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms from extreme environments such as the deep seas, cold seas and hyper arid deserts have been shown to produce a range of complex natural products with high biological activity.
  Cascade Photoredox Reactions of Strained, Two Carbon Building-Blocks: One-Pot Synthesis of Complex, Bioactive Molecules (Ref: SF20/APP/KNOWLES)
  Dr J Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing access to new molecules is a key objective for chemists, particularly to three-dimensional, sp3-rich compounds which show improved bioactivity compared with flatter structures favoured by recent strategies within the pharmaceutical sector.
  Chemistry Approaches to Assembling New Imaging and Sensing Metalloprobes
  Prof S Pascu
Application Deadline: 28 June 2020

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Supervisory team. Professor Sofia Pascu, Department of Chemistry https://people.bath.ac.uk/sp350/. Dr Charareh Pourzand, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/charareh-pourzand.
  Discovery of novel cancer immunotherapeutic agents
  Dr Y Mehellou
Applications accepted all year round

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Although cancer therapeutics, mainly chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have been extremely useful in the treatment of cancer, this disease is still associated with high morbidity and mortality.
  A randomised pilot study of a theory-based intervention to improve appropriate polypharmacy in older people in primary care (PolyPrime)
  Prof C Hughes, Dr H Barry
Applications accepted all year round

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Historically, polypharmacy was viewed negatively (too many medicines), but the advent of multimorbidity and the plethora of treatment guidelines have led to prescribing of multiple medicines, particularly in the older population.
  Microfabricated Engineered Systems for Sustained Ocular Drug Delivery
  Dr R Thakur, Dr D Lamprou
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinal diseases that originate at the back of the eye, such as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), represent the leading causes of vision loss in the Western world.
  Responsive hydrogel platforms towards the prevention of medical device-associated infections
  Dr N Irwin, Dr C McCoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Catheter-associated urinary tract infections represent a high priority global healthcare challenge. We have recently identified a suite of non-antibiotic active agents with promising antibacterial and anti-encrustation activities.
  Pharmacoengineering of advanced RNA-nanomedicines to treat cystic fibrosis (CF)
  Prof S Cryan, Prof A Heise, Prof C Greene
Applications accepted all year round

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disorder caused by a mutation in a single gene responsible for the production of a protein called the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR).
  Design, synthesis and evaluation of protease-activated anti-cancer prodrugs
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr R Falconer, Prof P Loadman
Applications accepted all year round

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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of endoproteases that are overexpressed in tumours and play crucial roles in many tumourigenic processes, not least tumour invasion and angiogenesis.
  Identifying glucose-dependent mechanisms underlying risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr R Williamson, Dr S McLean
Applications accepted all year round

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Several risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease including diabetes and midlife obesity are age-dependent and have an obvious metabolic component resulting in impaired glucose metabolism.
  Platelets and hypoxia: how do varying oxygen concentrations affect platelet function and signalling?
  Dr M Arman
Applications accepted all year round

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Platelets have key functions in regulating haemostasis and maintaining vascular integrity, which can cause cardiovascular disease if unbalanced.
  High-throughput discovery of novel antibiotics using synthetic microbiology
  Dr R Draheim
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a frequent problem in the treatment of disease caused by several clinical bacterial pathogens. In the European Union, antibiotic-resistant infections kill nearly 25,000 patients and represent a total expenditure of £1.5 billion per year.
  Developing an Advanced Digital Twin for a Pharmaceutical Pilot Plant
  Dr PZ Moghadam, Dr P Soulatiantork, Prof M Zandi
Applications accepted all year round

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The world-leading Diamond Pilot Plant Industry 4.0 Demonstrator (DiPP) already puts Sheffield and the UK at the centre stage of global research-led teaching facilities in process engineering and education.
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