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Internet of Nano Things for the Next Generation Theranostics of Brain Glioblastomas

  • Full or part time
    Dr M Barros
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Post summary
We are currently looking for motivated students to investigate a novel way to perform both diagnosis and treatment of brain glioblastomas with the newly developed paradigm of the Internet of Bio-Nano Things. The proposed PhD research is a multidisciplinary effort to bring advances to the field of theranostics by integrating the fields of communication engineering and networking with biotechnology/nanotechnology to ultimately produce a novel closed-loop feedback solution for brain glioblastoma patients. The student will acquire knowledge and experience around computational models for the next generation of brain machine applications from a nanonetwork paradigm perspective. The PhD student has the possibility of travelling for research collaboration in the USA, Europe and South America.
The post is part of the TSSG (, which is a research group with more than 100 researchers inside the MEPS research unit. Inside this group, many research activities are developed under the TSSG Brain Initiative ( The PhD position will be supervised by Dr. Michael Taynnan Barros (Experienced post-doc researcher) and Dr. Sasitharan Balasubramaniam (TSSG research director).

Standard duties and responsibilities of the scholarship
The successful candidate will work within the bio-nano research subunit of MEPS, which comprises of postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and MSc students. The candidate will also focus on the research of next generation of brain-machine interfaces based on the Internet of Nano Things paradigm for theranostics of brain glioblastomas. The tasks to be performed as part of this position will include:
• Distributed ultrasound beamforming modelling and prototyping
• Design a nanonetwork architecture for both sensing and stimulation of brain cells.
• Design a software defined nanonetworks for closed loop brain theranostics
• Preparation and submission of research papers
• Perform training under the Structure PhD program guidelines
• Work closely and report weekly to main supervisor
• Undertake two hours of academic development activities per week

Funding Notes

This is a 4 year full-time structured PhD programme

Stipend: €12,000 p/a
Fees: €4,500 p/a
Research costs: €2,000 p/a

For any informal queries, please contact Dr Michael Taynnan Barros, +353 89 4690484

For further information on this scholarship and how to apply, please visit View Website

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