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University of Leicester PhD Projects

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  Microstructural Characterisation of thermally aged and creep-fatigued steels
  Prof B Chen, Prof H Dong
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Department. Engineering. Supervisors. Prof. Bo Chen and Prof. Hongbiao Dong. Eligibility. UK/EU/International graduates with the required entry requirements.
  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.
  Adhesion of powders to metal surfaces during compaction
  Dr C Sinka
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Adhesion of powders to the surfaces of tooling used for compaction of pharmaceuticals, detergents, food, catalysts, ceramics, etc.
  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).
  Developing precision medicines for B-cell leukaemias and lymphomas
  Dr S Macip, Prof M J S Dyer
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project, we propose to look for novel therapies for B-cell leukaemias and lymphomas in a translational and mechanistic fashion.
  Enzyme mechanism through advanced techniques
  Dr P C E Moody
Applications accepted all year round

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This studentship is for up to 4 years and supported by a Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship. “Traditional” protein X-ray crystallography has contributed enormously to our understanding of enzyme mechanisms.
  Targeting senescence to ameliorate ageing and treat cancer and other diseases
  Dr S Macip
Applications accepted all year round

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Ageing is a biological process that affects all living creatures. Despite the scientific advances of the past decades, the mechanisms that lead to ageing in humans are not fully understood.
  Unlocking past and present climatic and anthropogenic drivers of environmental change influencing Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park (Borneo, Malaysia)
  Prof J Zinke, Dr A Boom
Application Deadline: 3 October 2019

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Study a set of unique coral cores covering up to 200 years of ocean climate history from Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park (MSCRNP).
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