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  Biomechanical modelling of tendon transfers in the upper limb
  Dr E Chadwick, Dr D Blana
Applications accepted all year round

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Traumatic injuries to the hand and arm can result in serious loss of function for individuals, leading to an inability to carry out the activities of daily living, and a loss of independence.
  Pore-scale modelling of drug transport in brain tumour tissue
  Dr W Zhan, Prof D Pokrajac, Dr Y Zhou
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Malignant glioma is characterised as aggressive and invasive in clinic owing to its high mortality rate.
  Soft Robotics Tactile Sensors for Healthcare
  Dr M Giannaccini, Dr E Chadwick
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for one doctoral position in soft robotics at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen. The successful candidate will undertake research focusing on modelling, designing and characterising bioinspired soft robotic sensors to enhance tactile sensing abilities in robots and prosthetics.
  Upper limb biomechanical modelling and movement analysis based on inertial sensors
  Dr E Chadwick, Dr D Blana, Dr A Starkey
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinical movement analysis provides quantitative information on patients with movement disorders in order to aid clinical decision making when managing their conditions.
  Regulation of the tissue degradation in osteoarthritis
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr J Bird, Dr P Coussons, Dr F Savage
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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Extracellular Vesicles – defining the functional surface proteome of vesicles
  Prof A Devitt, Dr D Aubert, Dr A Goddard
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Extracellular Vesicles (EV) are an exciting and novel mode of intercellular communication and they are known to have profound effects on recipient cells.
  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.
  Disrupting biofilm formation in nosocomial pathogens
  Dr R McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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A biofilm by definition is a structured community of bacterial cells enclosed in a self-produced polysaccharide matrix and adherent to an inert or living surface.
  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).
  Marine Mammal Ecotoxicology
  Dr G Troisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Exposure to persistent organic pollutants such has been shown to cause reproductive failure in wild seals and other aquatic mammal species and endocrine disruptive toxic mechanisms are believed to be involved.
  Mechanisms of cilia biogenesis and signalling
  Dr B Tanos
Applications accepted all year round

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Cilia are sensory organelles that detect mechanical and chemical stimuli from the environment. They arise from centrioles and function as “antennae” that receive and integrate extracellular signals.
  Role of cilia in oncogenic signaling and drug resistance
  Dr B Tanos
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary cilia are microtubule-based antennae that detect mechanical and chemical stimuli. Although cilia house a number of oncogenic molecules (including Smoothened, KRAS, EGFR, and PDGFR), their precise role in cancer remains unclear.
  Downstream processing of nano-scale biological raw materials for drug delivery
  Dr S Ignatova
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Geometric deep learning
  Dr A Miron
Applications accepted all year round

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Deep learning has had tremendous success in a variety of applications. Nevertheless, many data don’t follow a euclidean underlying structure.
  Microwave assisted local heating for biomedical applications
  Dr N Nilavalan, Prof W Balachandran
Applications accepted all year round

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Many biomedical applications require DNA amplifications and isothermal amplification is a technique used to address these requirements.
  The Development of an Artificial Heart
  Prof AW Khir
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Heart failure is defined as the inability of the heart to pump and circulate blood around the body to provide nutrients to the various organs.
  Direct observation of the structure and function of cooperatively assembled membrane spanning pores formed by antimicrobial peptides
  Dr O Castell, Dr Y Jin, Prof A Jones, Dr PD Watson
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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This project will combine multiple single molecule imaging techniques applied to model membranes [1] to study the mechanisms of peptide interaction of established and novel AMPs.
  A study on Lesion Index guided VentrIcular tachycarDia ablation: LIVID study
  Prof H Maddock
Applications accepted all year round

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The Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences at Coventry University is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship to explore a translational cardiovascular modelling research project.
  3D dynamic simulation of myocardial bridge: estimation of myocardial ischemia with a simplified biomechanical model
  Prof D Zheng, Prof Y Su, Dr H Liu
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The successful candidate will join the project ‘3D dynamic simulation of myocardial bridge.
  Monitoring of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour SEBE0035
  Prof H Yu
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Ambulatory assessments (AA) comprises the use of field methods to assess the ongoing behaviour, physiology, experience and environmental aspects of people in the natural setting.
  Two-Lobe Swirl Duct Design Template for Blood Flow
  Prof D McGlinchey, Dr E Smith, Dr T Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-018-DMSF. Background. The first design of swirl-inducing duct was patented in 1899 to improve the dredging of river sediments.
  Postgraduate Research Assistants: Equestrian Performance Research Centre and Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre

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With over 1800 students studying degrees at foundation, honours and postgraduate level, Hartpury presents a unique environment designed to support an outstanding student experience.
  Laser-based manufacture of a micro-needle sensing platform for electrophysiology testing
  Prof D P Hand, Dr M Crichton
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project we seek to develop a multi-mode microneedle sensor that can measure electrical properties and physical tissue changes concurrently.
  Structure-property relationship in solid tumours – An integrated experimental and computational approach towards more effective early cancer diagnosis
  Dr Y Chen, Prof RL Reuben
Applications accepted all year round

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Biological tissue often has unique three-dimensional hierarchical microstructures and morphologies, constantly evolving through their development and patho-physiological stages.
  Wearable Sensors and Soft Robots for Biomedical Applications
  Dr M Amjadi
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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The Integrated Soft Machines Lab in the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE) at Heriot-Watt University is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship to explore wearable sensors and soft robots for biomedical applications.
  Functional imaging of liver using contrast enhanced ultrasound
  Dr M Tang, Dr K Christensen, Dr Y Luan
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is part of the joint King's College London - Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging.
  Monitoring blood glucose levels with imaging photoplethysmography
  Dr J Alastruey, Dr P Lamata, Dr J Dennis, Dr M Nilchian
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is part of the joint King's College London - Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging.
  Developing advanced fluorescence microscopy to study the cellular phase of Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr Y Ye
Applications accepted all year round

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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).
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