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Lasers and Light Source guided Osteogenesis and Angiogenesis for Tissue Engineering

   Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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  Prof A Jha, Prof Peter Giannoudis, Dr E Jones  Applications accepted all year round  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The project will investigate the growth of osteoblast and endothelial cells in in vitro model on a given bone scaffold and investigate the light-induced cell induction and conduction for osteogenesis and angiogenesis. 

The biophysical aspect of the interaction of lasers in the cell culture and corresponding metabolic changes were characterized. The impact of laser power and induced changes (toxicity, cell damage, cell proliferation) will be analyzed. The research, if time permits, maybe continued by using the human stem cells for light-induced cell differentiation for angiogenesis and osteogenesis. Industry support and training may be offered as well.

Funding Notes

A highly competitive EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship consisting of the award of fees with a maintenance grant (currently £15,609 for session 2021/22) for 3.5 years. This opportunity is open to all applicants. All candidates will be placed into the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition and selection is based on academic merit. Please visit our website for further information as this project is eligible for several funding opportunities.
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