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  Analysing Big Data to Understand Learning
  Dr T Stafford
Applications accepted all year round

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I have access to large existing data sets which contain the potential to show skill development on real-world tasks for large numbers of people (i.e.
  Self-organisation as a theory of brain development
  Dr SP Wilson, Dr JV Stone
Applications accepted all year round

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Self-organisation is a general theory of how function is assigned to cortical microcircuits. The theory predicts that a balance between cooperative and competitive interactions in local cortical circuits, consolidated by Hebbian learning, results in similar inputs being represented by nearby neurons.
  The synthetic littermate project: How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain?
  Dr SP Wilson, Prof AJ Prescott
Applications accepted all year round

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How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain? To address this question directly, we have been developing a novel robotic technology - the synthetic littermate (or ’surrogate’).
  The virtual body schema project: How can body schema be objectively defined and measured?
  Dr SP Wilson, Dr T Stafford
Applications accepted all year round

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The body schema can be loosely defined as the representation of the body in space, i.e., how you know you can reach the pint at the bar but not the bottle behind it; that you can fit through the door but not the cat-flap; that you must dive to kick a ball or duck to avoid a punch.
  When do astrocytes contribute to the control of brain blood flow?
  Dr C Howarth
Applications accepted all year round

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In order that the brain can function normally, it is essential that blood flow within the brain is well matched to neuronal metabolic demand.
  Robot Learning for Long-term Autonomy
  Dr L Sun
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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An exciting PhD opportunity in robotics is available within the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield - to be supervised by Dr.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Development of spinal cord PET-MRI for translational neuroscience applications
  Dr S.P. Sourbron, Dr C Tsoumpas, Dr T Jenkins
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in hybrid PET-MRI scanners promises major advances in our understanding of neurodegenerative disease and development of more effective treatment.
  BBSRC White Rose CASE studentship - Novel approaches for the identification of allosteric inhibitors of high value therapeutic targets
  Prof J P Waltho
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This study will develop a novel approach to identify allosteric inhibitor sites on a wide variety of high-value therapeutic targets, including protein kinases, protein phosphatases and small G-proteins.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: How do non-coding enhancer RNAs confer genetic risk in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?
  Dr Dan Bose, Dr J Cooper-Knock
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is an aggressive neurodegenerative disease with no effective therapy. The established genetic causes of ALS can only explain a small fraction of the observed disease phenotypes.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: How does the human innate immune system kill the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacterium during infection?
  Dr A Fenton, Dr L Prince
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae is a highly successful human pathogen and a leading cause of pneumonia, a disease responsible for millions of deaths every year.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Development of an automated analysis pipeline to study bacterial cell wall structure and resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics
  Dr S Mesnage, Dr M Collins
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The most widely used antibiotics ever discovered (beta-lactams) are targeting the enzymes that polymerize peptidoglycan (PG), the essential component of the bacterial cell wall.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: How to kill a difficult superbug: understanding the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in Clostridioides difficile
  Dr R Fagan, Prof M Brockhurst
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Increasing resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest health challenges facing humanity today. Clostridioides difficile is the primary cause of antibiotic-associated infections in UK hospitals and antibiotic-induced disruption of the gut microbiota is a prerequisite for infection.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Magnetic resonance imaging of lung fibrosis in interstial lung disease – physics or engineering PhD project
  Prof J Wild, Dr P Ford, Dr S Bianchi
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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In this project the student will work with the primary supervisor (Jim Wild, Professor of MRI physics [email protected]), clinical collaborators in Sheffield (Dr Steve Bianchi) and an industrial partner (Dr Paul Ford, Galapagos Pharmaceuticals) to develop quantitative magnetic resonance imaging methods for the assessment of lung fibrosis.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Activation of Aurora Kinase A by DNA damage – understanding the signalling pathway to improve radiotherapy response
  Dr H Bryant, Prof C Eyers, Prof P Eyers
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Radiation is a mainstay of cancer therapy, however radioresistance is a significant challenge in the treatment of locally advanced, recurrent and metastatic cancers.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: How to kill a difficult superbug: understanding the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in Clostridioides difficile
  Dr R Fagan, Prof M Brockhurst
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Increasing resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest health challenges facing humanity today. Clostridioides difficile is the primary cause of antibiotic-associated infections in UK hospitals and antibiotic-induced disruption of the gut microbiota is a prerequisite for infection.
  BBSRC White Rose DTP Studentship - The Conformational Dynamics of Two-Way DNA Junctions: A common first step in aberrant DNA recognition?
  Dr T Craggs, Dr J A Grasby, Dr J Weinstein
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Applications are invited for a potential BBSRC funded White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Studentship to study the conformational dynamics of aberrant DNAs.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Killing the unkillable. Developing bacterial capture compounds to identify new targets against antimicrobial resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  Dr R Corrigan, Dr D Williams
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The “superbug”, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major threat to global health. Once inside a host, bacteria, like S.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Building integrated machine learning and genomic approaches to quantitate bone quality and fracture risk
  Prof M Wilkinson, Prof A Frangi, Prof E Zeggini
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Is this project for you?. This PhD Project would suit a student inspired by the prospect of participating in a truly multidisciplinary team.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Targeting pathogen subversion of cellular ageing to combat antimicrobial-resistant typhoid fever
  Dr D Humphreys, Prof S Baker, Dr T Darton
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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- Antimicrobial-resistant typhoid fever is fuelled by chronic Salmonella carriage. The world faces epidemics of untreatable typhoid fever caused by antimicrobial-resistant strains of Salmonella Typhi (~27 million cases/year).
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: DUB-ing chronic inflammation: a drug repurposing approach to target deubiquitinases in inflammatory disease
  Dr H Ismail, Prof S Renshaw, Dr L Guo
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. Inflammation is an essential defence mechanism adapted by our bodies to eliminate damaged cells, irritants and pathogens.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Replacing deficient microglia in the developing brain: using a zebrafish model of human leukodystrophy to test new therapies
  Dr N Hamilton, Dr A J Grierson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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RNASET2-deficient leukodystrophy is a heritable white matter disorder affecting infants and characterised by severe psychomotor impairments.
  WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2020/21

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 . WRDTP ESRC PhD STUDENTSHIPS 2020/21.
  WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2020/21

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 . WRDTP ESRC PhD STUDENTSHIPS 2020/21.
  A stochastic finite-element model for predicting changes in bone strength
  Dr P Bhattacharya
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Are you a bright, enthusiastic and self-motivated student interested in a PhD in biomechanics? An exciting multidisciplinary PhD opportunity is now available at the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine at the University of Sheffield, UK.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: The role of tactile feedback from the foot in balance and gait across the lifespan
  Dr H Saal, Dr C Mazzà
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Tactile feedback from the foot sole has been shown to play an important role in balance and gait. However, feedback is impaired in ageing due to fiber loss and mechanical changes in the skin, leading to increased sway, unsteady gait, and risk of falling.
  Seven fully-funded PhD scholarships available in the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre for Public Health Economics and Decision Science

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Seven fully-funded PhD scholarships available in the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre for Public Health Economics and Decision Science.
  New Knowledge and Tools for Topological Characterisation of the CSD Subset of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
  Dr PZ Moghadam
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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We are currently recruiting an outstanding PhD candidate for a fully funded studentship at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) in Cambridge.
  This is a test project
  Dr Y Test, Prof D Stevenson
Applications accepted all year round

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Please do not enquire!.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Software, Synthesis and Screening: cheminformatic led invention, design and synthesis of novel compounds for the treatment of septic shock
  Prof JPA Harrity, Dr G Richards, Dr A Hogben, Dr A Pannifer
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Industrial and academic medicinal chemists take advantage of modern cheminformatic and biology technologies to inform and guide their science.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: How does the human innate immune system kill the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacterium during infection?
  Dr A Fenton, Dr L Prince
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae is a highly successful human pathogen and a leading cause of pneumonia, a disease responsible for millions of deaths every year.
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