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  Beyond Making Thiazolines and Oxazolines: Expanding the Enzymatic Repertoire to incorporate other 5- and 6-membered heterocyclic rings in peptides
  Dr W Houssen, Dr S Dall'Angelo, Dr I Fotheringham
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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Cyclic peptides have a great therapeutic potential with several examples reach the clinic e.g. gramicidin S (antibiotic), ziconotide (pain relief), somatostatin (anticancer) and cyclosporine (immunosuppressant) and many others are in the late stages of clinical trials e.g.
  Microbial bioprocessing and functional magnetic nanomaterials
  Dr AFC Fernandez-Castane
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a three-year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR) and the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) groups.
  A novel microfluidic co-culture platform to study functional responses of neuronal and glial cells ex vivo
  Dr P P. Esteban
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship from ambitious, self-motivated candidates with an interest in refining their skills in the design of microfluidic devices and cell culture.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  Budding yeast as a model for sudden cardiac death
  Dr T Hoefken
Applications accepted all year round

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Sudden unexpected cardiac death is responsible for about half of all heart disease deaths. It is an unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm.
  Central Nervous system Gene therapy to treat obesity Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Analysis of the BBS brain development
  Dr V Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a debilitating, often life-limiting heritable multisystem disorder caused by dysfunction of non-motile cilia (ciliopathy).
  Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
  Dr R McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing.
  Egr2 and 3 mediated T cell tolerance in cancer and their impact in immune checkpoint therapy
  Dr S Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Tumour infiltrated lymphocytes (TILs) contain tumour reactive T cells and have been used as adoptive cell transfer therapy in patients which can mediate cancer regression.
  Genetic and non-genetic factors involved in risk of cardiovascular diseases
  Dr R Pazoki
Applications accepted all year round

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Main Aim. To identify genetic and non-genetic causes of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leading causes of mortality worldwide and are expected to keep rising.
  Involvement of the matrix protein SPARC in the dynamic interaction between tumour and host cells
  Dr G Stenbeck, Dr E Karteris
Applications accepted all year round

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Tumour growth depends on the crosstalk between malignant and surrounding stromal cells (fibroblasts, osteoblasts, endothelial cells and inflammatory cells).
  Nanoparticles in drug delivery
  Dr G Stenbeck, Dr U Kishore
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanoparticles (NPs) are materials with overall dimensions in the nano scale range (5nm-100nm). Due to their unique physicochemical properties, they have found a wide range of applications and are currently explored as drug and gene delivery vehicles.
  Seeking critical branch points in bacterial evolution with comparative genomics
  Prof N Saunders, Mr A Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a bioinformatics and comparative genomics-focussed project, seeking to identify the basis of speciation and sub-speciation of bacterial species accounting for the development of individual and independent lineages.
  Telomere length elongation following treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs. Aim: To investigate the mechanisms which leads to telomere length elongation after treatment with tricostatin A and azacytidine.
  Dr T Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Telomeres are specialised structures, which are present at the ends of chromosomes and serve to protect the chromosome from degradation during cell division.
  Markers of Expertise in Sport and Physical Activity: Triangulated Approaches
  Dr D Broadbent, Dr D Bishop, Dr A Cocks, Dr A Nowicky
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to adopt a mixed methods approach to determine the various factors – innate, learnt, and environmental – that ultimately contribute to skill acquisition and/or expertise within a specified domain.
  EPSRC DTP Hub – Biosensors and Diagnostics

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Cardiff University has established a new interdisciplinary training hub (IDTH) for a postgraduate student training and research program that addresses the urgent need for state-of-the-art biosensors and diagnostics.
  EPSRC DTP Hub – Sustainable Plastics

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These studentships will be part of Cardiff University's interdisciplinary doctoral training hub in sustainable plastics. The manufacture, performance and end-of-life (recycling, environmental fate) of polymers (plastics) is an area of intense current interest and importance.
  PhD in Chemistry: Surface Engineered Nanocrystals: EPR Radical Detection of Photoactivity
  Dr E Richards
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Heterogeneous photocatalysis is a promising technology to address the global grand challenges of accelerated energy consumption and increased atmospheric levels of toxic gases.
  Towards the Circular “plastics” Economy: Understanding the impacts of Bio-plastics to the environment, businesses and society
  Dr B Tjahjono
Application Deadline: 5 May 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. Concerns on the negative impacts of plastics to the environment have led to a shift in plastics production and consumption from petroleum-based to bio-based materials.
  Applying advanced thermal management and optimisation methods to e-scooters and e-motorbikes
  Dr E Gkanas, Dr J Jewkes
Application Deadline: 11 May 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship in the development of advanced thermal management systems for an electric motorcycle drivetrain.
  Development of optimal lighting system to improve crop productivity
  Dr M Foo
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship for doctoral projects that support Global Challenges (GCRF) and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  Intelligent Dynamic Flood Response and Recovery Strategy (iD-FRe2S) PhD
  Prof M Rivas Casado, Dr Y Bajón Fernández
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Flood recovery response in urban areas depends on the type of flood (e.g., pluvial, fluvial, groundwater) and the type of water (i.e., clean, grey or black water) affecting the area.
  Characterisation of cell death pathways upon activation of the endoplasmic reticulum stress sensor IRE1alpha
  Dr M Schroeder
Applications accepted all year round

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A self-funded PhD project to investigate cell death pathways activated by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is available in the group of Dr.
  International PhD Programme 2020
Application Deadline: 5 April 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  Interventions to improve walking/mobility in stroke survivors: a Cochrane overview.
  Dr P Campbell, Dr A Pollock
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20029 Campbell. Motor impairment affects around 80% of stroke survivors, affecting the control of movement of one side of the body.
  Posttranslational modifications of amyloid proteins for proteasomal degradation
  Dr Y Ye
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Studentship in the interplay between ubiquitin-proteasome degradation system and amyloid proteins, Imperial College London. Applications are invited for a 3.5 year PhD studentship in the UK DRI Centre at Imperial in the research group of Dr Yu Ye (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/yu.ye1).
  Mathematical modelling of the human hair cycle
  Dr C Higgins
Application Deadline: 20 April 2020

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The Higgins and Tanaka labs in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London invite applications for a PhD studentship on systems biology of hair follicle growth and cycling.
  Nano-structured Haemostatic Biomedical Materials
  Dr YC Hwai
Applications accepted all year round

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Dr. Choon Hwai Yap’s lab is moving to Imperial College in July 2020, and is looking for multiple talented and highly-motivated PhD students, to engage in innovative research on nanostructured haemostatic materials.
  SPORES-ON-A-CHIP:Deciphering the responsiveness of environmental spore communities using microfluidic chemostats
  Dr C Stanley
Applications accepted all year round

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The Microbiome, Microscopy and Microfluidics Lab at the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London – the UK’s leading Bioengineering department – has a fully funded PhD studentship to develop Spores-on-a-Chip microfluidic technology to gain a deeper insight into bacterial spore germination.
  Understanding how (bio)molecular machines work
  Dr M Roessler
Applications accepted all year round

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Oxidation-reduction reactions underpin innumerable chemical reactions - and much of the chemistry of life. Our group investigates how oxidation-state changes govern respiration and photosynthesis and how nature has fine-tuned the redox properties of its many intricate molecular machines.
  Transcription control and immune evasion in African trypanosomes
  Research Group: Division of Cell & Molecular Biology
  Prof G Rudenko
Applications accepted all year round

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Trypanosomes are unicellular eukaryotes which cause African Sleeping Sickness, which is endemic to subSaharan Africa. Trypanosomes can be easily grown as suspension cell lines in the laboratory, where they are straightforward to manipulate and genetically modify.
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