This studentship will pay tuition fees in full and a stipend for living expenses for 3.5 years. This stipend will be at the RCUK minimum which for the 2019/20 academic year is £15,009pa.
Funding covers home tuition fees and annual maintenance payments of at least the Research Council minimum for eligible UK and EU applicants. EU nationals must have lived in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the programme to be eligible for a full award (fees and stipend).
Recent publications by supervisors that are relevant to the project:
1. Lorena R. Lizarraga-Valderrama, Rinat Nigmatullin, Caroline Taylor, John W. Haycock, Frederik Claeyssens, Jonathan Knowles, Ipsita Roy ‘Nerve Tissue Engineering using blends of Polyhydroxyalkanoates for peripheral nerve regeneration.’2015 Engineering in Life Sciences - Special issue: SMART POLYMERS & BIOTECHNOLOGY (invited paper)- 15(6) 612-621
2. Barbara Lukasiewicz, Pooja Basnett, Rinat Nigmatullin, Rupy Matharu, Jonathan C. Knowles and Ipsita Roy 2018, Binary Polyhydroxyalkanoate Systems for Soft Tissue Engineering, Acta Biomaterialia 71: 225-234.
3. Pooja Basnett, Elena Marcello, Barbara Lukasiewicz, Bijal Panchal, Rinat Nigmatullin, Jonathan C. Knowles, Ipsita Roy 2018, Biosynthesis and characterization of a novel, biocompatible medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate by Pseudomonas mendocina CH50 using coconut oil as the carbon source. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, Nov 30;29(12):179. doi: 10.1007/s10856-018-6183-9.
4. R. Rai, D. M. Yunos , A. R. Boccaccini, J. C. Knowles, I. A. Barker, S. M. Howdle, G. D. Tredwell , T. Keshavarz and I. Roy “Poly-3-hydroxyoctanoate P(3HO), a unique medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate homopolymer from Pseudomonas mendocina” 2011 Biomacromolecules, 12 (6), pp 2126–2136.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 34.80
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