Fully-funded PhD studentship – Hyperpolarized NMR Spectroscopy
Prof M Levitt, Dr G Pileio
Applications accepted all year round
Hyperpolarization methods enhance nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals by up to 5 orders of magnitude, with transformative implications for a wide range of sciences including chemistry, biology, physics and medicine.
Engineered antibodies for improved immunotherapies against breast cancer
Prof M. Crispin, Dr I Tews
3 March 2019
Antibodies have emerged as a major drug class for the treatment of human cancers and inflammatory disorders. Many of the therapeutic antibodies rely on their immune recruitment properties, engaging the host’s immune cells to antagonise tumours or dampen autoimmune responses (e.g.
Combined Effects of Force and Vibration on the Human Hand
ISVR: Human Factors Research Unit
Dr Y Ye
1 April 2019
Vibration of the hand due to poor design or use of power tools can lead to long term damage to health, and has become the most compensated-for industrial disease.
The role of FcgRIIb in Parkinson’s Disease
Prof J Teeling, Dr P Williamson
10 March 2019
People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have aggregates of misfolded alpha-synuclein (aSN) in their brains which are believed to play a key role in the disease.
Ultrafast Imaging of Cell-Nanobubble Interactions for Bone Repair
Dr N Evans, Dr D Carugo
1 March 2019
Acoustic bubbles can be loaded with drugs and resonate when excited by ultrasound. This property allows us to research their use in medicine – for example, we think that ultrasound from outside the body can be used to stimulate bubbles to release drugs to the right cells at the right time.