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  Intelligent communication interface for industrial human-robot collaboration (YGUF2019)
  Dr Yee Mey Goh, Dr P Kinnell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Communication behaviours affect performance in human-robot collaboration (HRC).
  Exploiting the true joint progenitor cell for articular cartilage repair
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Articular cartilage facilitates the frictionless motion of synovial joints. However, once damaged from trauma or excessive loading in daily use, repair is very poor leading to osteoarthritis (OA), a huge medical and social burden.
  Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

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Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland.
  Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: The effect of dietary supplementation on cardio-metabolic response and human performance during thermal challenge
  Dr M Waldron
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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This scholarship is funded by Swansea University’s College of Engineering. Start date. January 2020. Subject areas. Exercise physiology, thermal physiology.
  (BBSRC DTP) Examining the neural pathways controlling human swallowing in the older brain through cortical and peripheral neurostimulation
  Prof S Hamdy, Prof R Elliott
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The ageing process involves physiological and neurological changes that diminish swallowing safety and efficiency, which may increase the risk of life-threatening complications such as malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia.
  Understanding differential responses to retinoid treatments in human health and disease: a precision medicine approach
  Prof R Watson, Dr A Langton
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinoids, such as all-trans retinoic acid (t-RA), are endogenous signalling molecules derived from vitamin A that influence a variety of cellular processes through mediation of transcription events in the cell nucleus.
  Utilising mechanistic mathematical models to understand cellular heterogeneity of healthy human tendons #NDORMS-2020/7
  Dr S Snelling, Dr A Cribbs, Prof S Waters
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Tendons efficiently transfer force from muscles to the skeleton and are fundamental to all forms of motion. Tendons possess a distinct hierarchical organisation.
  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.
  EASTBIO: The impact of soft-fruit phytochemicals on the gut microbiome and bile acid metabolism.
  Dr A Kolb, Dr G McDougall, Dr K Scott, Dr C D Mayer
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Andreas Kolb (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/andreas-kolb.php. Dr Gordon McDougall (The James Hutton Institute).
  The effects of mechanical and electrical stimulation on the maturity of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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Skeletal muscle undergoes hypertrophy in response to exercise and mechanical loading, however although this response is well studied and established, the molecular sensors and signaling pathways which produce this response are not fully elucidated.
  Towards a Tissue Engineered Model of a Joint on a Chip
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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This research project aims to develop a multi-tissue platform that integrates many of the structural tissue components of a musculoskeletal joint; bone, tendon, muscle, cartilage and ligament.
  Novel machine learning methodologies for human action correction in videos
  Dr C Grosan
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this research is to motivate patients with disabilities to get better in a faster, easier and fun way. It will apply artificial intelligence methods to a software that turns traditional physical therapy exercises into interactive applications, including video cogniexergames.
  A multi-tissue in vitro model of osteoarthritis
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr D Player
Applications accepted all year round

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disorder which is predominantly found in elderly individuals (Lee et al., 2013), but has recently been linked to sports participation at high levels (Vannini et al., 2016).
  Neural mechanisms underlying pain interference with motor learning in the human spinal cord
  Prof D Falla, Dr A Khatibi
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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The project involves simultaneous imaging of the brain and spinal cord using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Humans. The successful applicant will conduct a project evaluating changes in the connectivity between the brain and the spinal cord following the acquisition of new motor skills during the experience of pain.
  International PhD Programme in Biomedical Sciences Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona

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Apply now to boost your scientific career in a center of excellence, backed by first class core facilities and a broad training portfolio in our multidisciplinary, international community.
  Exercise and nutritional status on metabolic factors, hormonal responses and inflammation in women
  Dr J Allgrove
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, adverse cardiovascular events and metabolic syndrome-related disorders.
  Using a novel 3D co-culture model to define metabolic flux maps of different cancer cell types in response to physical activity
  Dr M Morris, Dr A Islam, Prof M.P. Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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During exercise, and in the presence of sufficient oxygen, glucose is metabolised by muscle cells to produce pyruvate, a metabolic intermediate which is fed into the Kreb’s cycle in the mitochondria to produce large amounts of energy.
  Vascularisation of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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Tissue engineering strategies have created a large number of functional tissues constructed from cells and matrix components over the past two decades.
  Analysis and Prevention of Spinal Injuries in Horse Racing
  Dr D Cazzola, Prof K Stokes
Application Deadline: 8 December 2019

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SUMMARY OF PROJECT. The Analysis and Prevention of Spinal Injuries in Horse Racing is 3-year research programme in collaboration with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and the British Racing School (BRS).
  Ligament and tendon repair using a specific population of joint progenitor cells
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Ligaments and tendons stabilize the musculoskeletal system, controlling mobility. Anterior cruciate ligament in knee joints restrict the dimension of joint movement, while Achilles tendon transmit forces from calf muscle to bone enabling locomotion of ankle joints.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Systems-level understanding of calcium dynamics in cardiac cells, and functional effects of their modification in heart failure
  Dr M.A. Colman, Dr A.P. Benson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The mechanical function of the heart is driven by electrical activity through the process of excitation-contraction coupling. Intracellular calcium (Ca2+) signalling is a critical component of this coupling.
  Pragmatic, positive and innovative approaches to tackle doping in amateur-, fitness- and sport to elite competitive sport
  Prof A Petroczi
Applications accepted all year round

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The recent scandals in sport (e.g., the Lance Armstrong case, systematic doping in Russia, cover ups in IAAF) have questioned the legitimacy of the current anti-doping approach - and drawn attention to the multiple issues that warrant attention.
  MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine Prize PhD Studentships

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The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) has fully funded 4-year Prize PhD (DPhil) Studentships available to start in October 2020.
  (MRC DTP) Understanding mechanisms of endocytosis in the renal tubule and how it goes wrong in kidney disease
  Prof M Lowe, Prof P Woodman, Prof R Lennon
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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The renal tubule is responsible for a number of important physiological processes amongst which includes the reabsorption of low molecular weight proteins from the renal filtrate.
  Assessing brain blood vessel function in atrial fibrillation using magnetic resonance imaging
  Assoc Prof JP Fisher
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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The brain possess critical regulatory mechanisms to ensure adequate compensatory blood vessel dilation and increased perfusion (known as “cerebrovascular reactivity”).
  The integration of visually-guided interception with balance
  Dr R Reynolds, Dr S-H Yeo
Applications accepted all year round

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Control of fast interceptive movements is the highlight of human sensorimotor behaviour, whose flexibility and adaptability far surpasses that of any existing robot.
  University of Cambridge, 4-year PhD Studentship Programme in Cardiovascular Research

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Applications are invited for the Autumn 2020 intake for the University of Cambridge 4-year PhD programme in Cardiovascular Research, funded by the British Heart Foundation.
  EASTBIO - Defining lipidomic biomarkers of the interactions between Western diet and liver health using mass spectrometry imaging
  Prof R Andrew, Dr J Fallowfield, Prof S Webster
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Lifestyle factors influence healthy ageing. Dietary choices modify susceptibility to many diseases. The low-fat Mediterranean diet is anti-oxidant and believed beneficial for health, whereas high-fat “Western diet” is associated with negative health outcomes.
  Immuno-geography of synovial lining and macrophage function #RACE3
  Prof I Udalova, Dr M Kurowska-Stolarska, Dr A Filer
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Supervisory team. Hub 1. Oxford – Prof. Irina Udalova (Lead Supervisor). Hub 2. Glasgow – Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska. Hub 3. Birmingham – Andrew Filer.
  Cardiac energetics and integrative physiology: Studying key components of the creatine kinase system to understand how they contribute to the pathophysiology of ischaemic heart disease and chronic heart failure.
  Prof C Lygate, Dr S Zervou
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Studying key components of the creatine kinase system to understand how they contribute to the pathophysiology of ischaemic heart disease and chronic heart failure.
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