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University of Leicester PhD Projects

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  Role of perivascular biomarkers at the fetal-maternal interface in fetal growth restriction
  Prof B Tan
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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This PhD will examine perivascular biomarkers at the feto-maternal interface and their role in fetal growth restriction. The PhD will start with a systematic review of the literature and the identification of novel perivascular biomarkers for fetal growth restriction.
  Exploring the potential for reducing sedentary behaviour in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease
  Dr T Yates, Mr R Sayers
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Background. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), caused by a narrowing to the arteries in the lower limbs, is a serious chronic disease that affects around 20% of those over the age of 60 years and dramatically increases the risk of having a heart attack or premature death.
  The role of FOXO1 in obesity-driven protection in cardiac surgery
  Prof G Murphy, Dr S Yusoff, Dr M Woźniak
Applications accepted all year round

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The PhD student will work as part of the BHF funded Cardiac Surgery Research Group, the largest cardiac surgery research group in the UK.
  Novel Methods to Produce High Efficiency Heat Pipes
  Prof K Ryder
Applications accepted all year round

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Background This Industrial MPhil qualification and placement is a continuation of a collaboration between the Materials Centre (Department of Chemistry) and European Thermodynamics Limited (ETL), a Leicester based SME.
  To design a prototype room scale VR experience to assess feasibility, routes to market and value proposition in setting up a multiplayer artistic VR venue (Play Room)”
  Dr M Bocian, Dr Yi Hong
Applications accepted all year round

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Metro Boulot Dodo (MBD) Ltd - the partner in this exciting 12 month R&D project - is an award winning arts related company. In the last twenty years, the company has created a number of immersive theatre experiences and trails, and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
  To develop an advanced battery monitoring system for single or multi-cell batteries used in standby or emergency power systems
  Dr P Lefley, Dr J Rojas Siles
Applications accepted all year round

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By working with the University of Leicester on this industrial MPhil, the company aims to create a new capability ‘in-house’ which will enable them bring their idea of a unique, new, intelligent battery monitoring system to life and have a product design that can then be manufactured and sold to its customers both nationally and further afield (exports to Europe and the USA).
  How acquisition of antimicrobial resistance genes enhance bacterial colonisation and virulence.
  Dr J Morrissey, Prof P W Andrew, Prof J M Ketley
Applications accepted all year round

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The human immune system uses antimicrobial metals as part of its defence mechanism. Excess copper is highly toxic and accumulates at sites of infection and acting within macrophages to kill engulfed pathogens.
  The impact of air pollution on bacteria colonisation and virulence.
  Dr J Morrissey, Prof J Ketley, Prof P W Andrew
Applications accepted all year round

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Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk, being responsible for an eighth of all global deaths per year (World Health Organisation, 2014).
  MPhil Studentship: Creating new customer segments using machine learning skills that the space centre currently lacks with the objective to gain new insights into audiences from different backgrounds.
  Prof J Levesley, Dr W Darler
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposed industrial MPhil will complete a wider project under development at the National Space Centre (funded by the Wellcome Trust) with the objective to make significant organisational change on the Centre, the focus of which being community engagement with five areas of the city that currently do not engage with the Centre due to scales of multiple deprivation.
  To design a Universal Household Utility Bill Reader for the Purpose of Automation
  Dr E Mirkes, Dr A Akinduko
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Ref. LIH109. Billie Uk Ltd currently works for bills related to energy companies but the company is now looking to extend this service to other household bills like Broadband and TV, Mobile Phones, Home Insurance, Car.
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