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Novel mathematical modelling of normal and diseased human hearts

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, May 11, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a (fully-funded/self-funded) PhD studentship.

Applications are invited from ambitious and self-motivated candidates to study cardiac function. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) reaching epidemic levels worldwide, there is an urgent need to understand heart function in both normal and diseased conditions and develop drug and other treatment of CHD by overcoming the limitation of the translational techniques.

This project will investigate the progression of the disease and diagnose cardiovascular diseases and the improvement of treatments through the interdisciplinary approach. We will learn crucial new information on how human myocardium behaves functionally in health and disease, which will enable us to validate the behaviour of novel drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure. This project will involve mathematical modelling and data analysis from laboratory experiments to understand the cardiac function and in vivo cardiac muscle mechanics.

The Supervisory team will include Prof E. Kim at Fluid and Complex Systems (https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/e-j-kim) and Prof H. Maddock (https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/helen-maddock) at Faculty Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Science at Coventry University.

Start Date: September 2020

Duration of Study: Full-Time – between three and three and a half years fixed term

Training and Development


The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills.
All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.

Entry criteria for applicants to PHD


• A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average.
PLUS
the potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD within a 3.5 years
• a minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)
For further details see: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/making-an-application/

To find out more about the project please contact Prof Eun-jin Kim

To apply on line please visit: https://pgrplus.coventry.ac.uk/

All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering letter, plus a 2000-word supporting statement showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.



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