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  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.
  Development of Nano-Enabled Drug Carriers to Overcome Pan-Chemoresistance of Cancer Stem(-like) Cells
  Dr M Najlah
Applications accepted all year round

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The acquired resistance induced by repetitive exposure of cancer cells to anticancer drugs is one of the major limitations to successful chemotherapy.
  Visualization of Anti-cancer Targeted Drug Delivery using NIR fluorescent switchable reporters.
  Prof G Gellerman, Prof Leonid Patsenker
Applications accepted all year round

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What is the Technology Developed in the Laboratory?. A chemotherapeutic drug, by means of a biodegradable linker, is bound to a switchable fluorescent dye that allows it tracing in body.
  The development of a cost-effective and stable single-administration vaccine (SAV) formulation to achieve vaccination regimen reduction
  Dr A Al-Khattawi
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Vaccination has greatly reduced the burden of infectious diseases worldwide. However, many vaccines e.g. for DTP and Polio require repeated administration over months to achieve effective immunity.
  EPSRC DTP Hub – Biosensors and Diagnostics

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Cardiff University has established a new interdisciplinary training hub (IDTH) for a postgraduate student training and research program that addresses the urgent need for state-of-the-art biosensors and diagnostics.
  Anaemia of Chronic Kidney Disease: An All-Wales primary and secondary care prevalence and incidence study
  Prof M Gumbleton
Applications accepted all year round

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Aim. The project will investigate the prevalence of ACKD in Wales across primary and secondary care. It will follow patients with CKD G3-5 to explore the association between ACKD and hospitalisation and mortality.
  Development of an antibacterial beeswax wrap using Welsh natural products (Please note the project is for an MPhil)
  Prof L Baillie
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year are wasted, creating both financial losses and causing significant harm to the environment and its natural resources.
  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.
  Fundamentals of the Chromatographic Separation Processes of Peptide Therapeutics
  Prof D Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Imperial College are inviting applications for a PhD position to join an exciting new Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Prosperity Partnership between Imperial, UCL and Eli Lilly on Transforming synthetic drug manufacturing.
  Prevention of Gestational Diabetes in Obese Pregnant Women; Targeting Early Pregnancy Intervention to Women at Risk
  Dr S White, Dr A Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity in pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) and associated adverse outcomes. NICE guidelines recommend that all obese women have an oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks' gestation for detection of GDM.
  Blueprints for building the next generation 3D printer for pharmaceutical products
  Dr M Albed Alhnan
Applications accepted all year round

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There is an increasing number of patients who need to receive an individualised dosage system for one or small number of patients.
  Carbon nanotubes in the boron neutron capture therapy of cancer
  Dr G Calabrese
Applications accepted all year round

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The early promise of boron neutron capture therapy as a method for the treatment of brain cancer has been mainly inhibited by the inherent toxicity associated with 10B-containing pharmacophores and the need for the ability to cross biological membranes.
  Community pharmacists’ role and training in anti-doping: Extending the SAFE YOU project
  Mr P Crilly, Prof A Petroczi, Dr R Kayyali
Applications accepted all year round

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‘Doping’ describes the use of prohibited substances (e.g. anabolic androgenic steroids), or methods (e.g. manipulation of blood) by athletes to improve athletic performance.
  Intra-intestinal inactivation of residual antibiotics as a promising approach to fight against antimicrobial resistance.
  Dr M Khoder
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a grave threat to public health causing 50000 deaths per year in the US and Europe alone. With virtually no new antibiotic classes created in the new millennia, identifying novel strategies to preserve and extend the useful life of existing antibiotics has therefore become a priority.
  Oral delivery of insulin for diabetes therapy: Development and evaluation of insulin loaded polymer/lipid based carrier systems
  Dr A Vangala
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects nearly 500 million people worldwide. Its hallmark feature, hyperglycaemia is caused due to insulin deficiency and/or resistance.
  Moving the tipping point: the decision to anticoagulate patients with atrial fibrillation
  Dr RW Wilkinson, Dr IS Siekmann, Prof G Lip, Prof P Lisboa
Applications accepted all year round

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate, and leads to a high risk of stroke and death.
  PhD Studentship in Blood pressure profiling in orthostatic hypotension – predicting response to treatment
  Prof J Newton
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2020 for 3 years full time. Overview. Orthostatic hypotension (OH) affects 1 in 5 older people.
  MRC Integrative-Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP) PhD Studentship Identification of molecular mechanisms of late-occurring cardiotoxicity induced by oncology therapeutics
  Dr J Gill, Dr G Richardson
Application Deadline: 10 July 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 2020 for 4 years. Overview. Cardiotoxicity is a major complication of cancer chemotherapy, both an acute and frequently late-onset toxicity, occurring months/years after chemotherapy.
  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.
  3D printing of drug delivery implants
  Dr P Boyd, Prof K Malcolm
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing (3DP) encompasses a wide range of. processes that create structures through deposition or binding of materials in successive.
  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.
  Adaptation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in people with bronchiectasis during chronic inhaled treatment
  Dr L Sherrard, Dr M Tunney
Applications accepted all year round

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Some individuals with bronchiectasis have respiratory infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa which may lead to a worse clinical trajectory.
  Antimicrobial prescribing in hospice and palliative care
  Dr C Parsons, Dr D Gilpin
Applications accepted all year round

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Terminally ill patients are at high risk of infections and antimicrobial exposure near the end of life. However, the evidence-base to guide prescribers in the use of antibiotics for the treatment of infections in patients receiving hospice and palliative care is currently lacking.
  Computational prospecting of bacteriophage genomes and prophages for biotechnologically and pharmaceutically relevant enzymes
  Dr T Skvortsov
Applications accepted all year round

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The number of bacteriophage genomes available in public databases keeps growing, but the problem of accurate prediction of functions of bacteriophage genes remains far from being solved.
  Computer Simulations of G protein-coupled Receptors
  Dr I Tikhonova
Applications accepted all year round

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Many physiological processes are controlled through the activation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) by regulatory peptides, making peptide GPCRs particularly useful targets for major human diseases such as diabetes and CNS diseases.
  Deep learning analysis of large-scale sequence data in health and disease
  Dr B Devereux, Dr M Tunney
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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As is the case in many other information processing domains, deep learning frameworks are emerging as powerful and highly effective tool in Bioinformatics and health analytics, including in the analysis of genetics, proteomics and clinical text data.
  Determining the microbiome of the homes of people with chronic respiratory diseases
  Dr D Gilpin, Dr D Downey
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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In recent years, our understanding of the microbial world in and around us has radically changed. The idea that we live with a complex and diverse community of microbes, has moved us away from a “hygiene hypothesis”, where having less bacteria was, to put it simply, better.
  Dissecting novel mechanisms of cysteine protease biology in tumourigenesis
  Dr R Burden, Prof C Scott
Applications accepted all year round

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Proteases are known for their role in facilitating tumour development, primarily through processes such as proliferation and invasion.
  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.
  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.
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