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Pharmacy / Pharmaceutics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Identification of novel glucose-dependent alterations responsible for platelet dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes.
  Prof Tim Palmer, Dr F Rivero
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a growing global healthcare problem. Clinical findings suggest that more than 70% of patients with T2DM will die of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) including heart attack and stroke.
  Identification of novel glucose-dependent alterations responsible for vascular dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes.
  Prof Tim Palmer, Dr R Sturmey
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Diabetes is a growing global healthcare problem. The majority of people living with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), characterised by a resistance of the body to the action of insulin.
  Modulation of platelet-mediated innate immune responses in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  Dr M Arman
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common form of leukaemia in the Western World. B-cell receptor-induced intracellular signals are critical for the survival of leukaemia cells and disruption of this pathway by the Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (Btk) inhibitor ibrutinib is a highly effective CLL therapy.
  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.
  Precision-cut lung slices to investigate the effect of human rhinovirus on cough and airway inflammation
  Dr L Sadofsky
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The human Rhinovirus (RV) is the major cause of the common cold. There are no current treatments or vaccines for the virus other than over the counter preparations to alleviate symptoms.
  Re-purposing diabetes medicines to manage bleeding complications in myeloproliferative neoplasms.
  Prof Tim Palmer, Dr D Allsup
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of three related blood cancers in which the bone marrow overproduces one of the three cellular components of blood (erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets).
  11 PhD Positions on "Adipocyte-Brain Crosstalk" in Obesity/Neuroscience/Metabolism Research at University of Lübeck, Germany

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The DFG-funded Graduiertenkolleg 1957 studies the effects of adipose tissue hormones on CNS function and, in turn, the control of adipose tissue physiology by the brain.
  PhD Programmes at The University of Naples Federico II

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The University of Naples Federico II is one of the oldest Universities in the world and one of the largest in Italy. It was founded in 1224 by an Imperial Decree issued by Federico II Hohenstaufen, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire to which Naples belonged at the time.
  Novel approaches to the long term release of biomacromolecules
  Prof R Wildman
Applications accepted all year round

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3 year PhD Studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing. Title. Novel approaches to the long term release of biomacromolecules.
  Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems
  Prof R Wildman
Applications accepted all year round

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3 year PhD Studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing. Title. Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems.
  15 fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies

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Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council, Science Foundation Ireland and 19 industry partners, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies provides world-leading training to prepare strategic-thinking scientists for high achieving careers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
  Single and double inhibition of complement and CD14 in opportunistic conditions
  Prof T Mollnes, Prof R Würzner, Prof P Garred
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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The group of professor Mollnes has worked with a combined inhibition of complement (at the level of C3 and C5), and the Toll like receptors (TLRs) targeting CD14, a key co-receptor for TLR4, TLR2 and others, based on an hypothesis to attenuating the upstream innate immune activation when it is over- or dys-activated.
  Applying human drug discovery approaches to kauri die back disease
  Prof M Glass
Applications accepted all year round

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Phytophthora agathidicida is currently threatening New Zealand’s most iconic tree, the kauri. Current efforts to halt its spread through New Zealand forests are failing.
  Designing novel composite polysaccharide nanoparticles for combined diagnosis and treatment of cancers
  Dr E Barbu, Dr A Lalatsa
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer continues to impose a vast burden with regard to financial costs as well as human suffering but the progress in its treatment is hindered by the limited selectivity and significant side-effects that the current chemotherapy demonstrates, representing a major challenge for modern drug delivery.
  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.
  Neuropeptide Research - PhD Opportunity at a World Class Institution
  Assoc Prof M Muttenthaler, Assoc Prof C Schroeder, Assoc Prof I Vetter
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking talented and highly motivated PhD candidates for the following multidisciplinary project. Neuropeptides are key mediators in many biological functions and understanding their interaction with target proteins is fundamental to unravel the underlying mechanism of diseases.
  The molecular mechanisms underpinning individual variation in platelet function and their effect on the progression and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  Dr CI Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Platelets are small blood cells that play a vital role in the chronic and acute progression of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Platelets respond to a range of agonists, which are released when blood vessels are damaged, by aggregating together to form thrombi.
  Carbohydrate analysis for biomedical applications.
  Dr S Allman
Applications accepted all year round

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Changes in the patterns of carbohydrates produced by the cell can provide insights into disease states, revealing perturbations and differences in cellular metabolic processes.
  Cationic antimicrobial peptides as anticancer agents
  Dr R Green, Prof R A Frazier
Applications accepted all year round

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Cationic peptides are widespread in nature where they play a key role in host defense within plants and animals. The mechanism by which these peptides interact with cell membranes potentially leads to these being less prone to antimicrobial resistance than conventional antibiotics.
  Design and synthesis of novel, targeted, anti-cancer agents
  Prof H Osborn, Dr F Greco
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the major problems of cancer chemotherapy is that the drugs used have poor selectivities for cancer cells and cause damage to normal cells and organs.
  Developing novel formulations and materials for transmucosal drug delivery
  Prof V Khutoryanskiy
Applications accepted all year round

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Mucosal routes of drug administration offer numerous advantages including ease of application, non-invasive nature and sometimes possibility of targeting particular organs.
  Development of pulmonary dosage forms for improved antibacterial activity
  Dr H Al-Obaidi
Applications accepted all year round

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"Conventional formulations for drug delivery to the lungs are limited to less than a few milligrams as a fine particle fraction.
  Health behaviours in sport
  Dr A Hollywood
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will use qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore health behaviours in people who participate in sport.
  Impact of Inflammatory Signals on the Regenerative, Anti-inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Potential of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells and their Secretome
  Dr D Widera
Applications accepted all year round

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Adult multipotent stem cells can be easily isolated from a variety of adult human tissues and organs including bone marrow and adipose tissue.
  Transdermal and Topical Drug Delivery: developing novel formulations to increase drug delivery into and through skin
  Prof A Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Human skin is a remarkable self-repairing barrier that controls the ingress of environmental contaminants and regulates water loss from the body.
  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.
  Identifying inhibitors specific to the OPG-kinome: towards novel treatments for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).
  Prof A Lawrie, Dr R Thompson
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a fatal progressive disease. Median life expectancy in untreated PAH patients is 2.8 years.
  Nucleation of organic crystals in flows: Discover how organic crystals nucleate and how fluid flows can be used to influence this
  Prof J Sefcik, Dr M Haw
Applications accepted all year round

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Nucleation is a birth of new crystals.
  Phd Studentship Opportunity in a combined experimental and numerical study of powder flow during pharmaceutical manufacturing
  Prof C Wu
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for a talented candidate to work on a PhD project in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company based in San Francisco, California, USA.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Sudden cardiac death in human athletes – electrophysiological and molecular insights from the animal models
  Dr K Jeevaratnam
Applications accepted all year round

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This is an exciting fully funded PhD studentship opportunity exploring the electrophysiological and molecular profile of the equine heart as a model for high performing human athletes.
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