About the Project
Calcium phosphate (CaP) bone graft substitutes are used widely in the repair and regeneration of surgical defects in dentistry, oral surgery, and orthopaedics. The calcium phosphates themselves are used in a variety of forms including porous granules and injectable pastes (formed using nanoscale materials). While these devices are associated with bone tissue regeneration, they have no intrinsic antimicrobial activity and are therefore of no value in the treatment of deep bone infections. The aim of this research is to carry out a systematic study of the combination of antibiotics with a range of calcium phosphate biomaterials, to test their release and antimicrobial activity, and to identify the best ways to load these devices to address the growing and serious clinical challenge of bone infection.
These studentships will be 42 months in duration, and include home fee and stipend at UKRI rate.
Candidates should have a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Interested candidates should in the first instance contact Prof Cheryl Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to apply:
Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form available here: www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply
Please clearly state the prospective main supervisor in the respective box and select 'Dentistry' as the department.
We are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.
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