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Biomedical Engineering PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Biomechanical modelling of the human hand for improved control of myoelectric prostheses
  Dr E Chadwick, Dr M Giannaccini
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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The loss of a hand or greater part of the upper limb can mean a devastating loss of function for an individual. Myoelectric prostheses are robotic hands intended for replacement of the natural hand in cases of hand amputation or limb difference.
  Fluid flows above and within porous materials
  Prof D Pokrajac, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Fluid mechanics problems often involve fluid flows over porous materials. Examples of practical applications include flow through atmospheric and aquatic vegetation, coastal structures, and movement of biological fluids through various tissues.
  Soft Robotics Wearable Technologies in Healthcare
  Dr M Giannaccini, Dr S S Aphale
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Applications are invited for one fully funded doctoral position in soft robotics at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen.
  Understanding the biomechanical changes associated with a popular walking programme to optimise care for individuals with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr K Martin, Dr D Blana
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an exciting, interdisciplinary project that brings together social science, data science and engineering, and will give the student invaluable skills for a career in academia or the medical technology sector.
  Regulation of the tissue degradation in osteoarthritis
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr J Bird, Dr P Coussons, Dr F Savage
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Conservative surgical treatment for osteoarthritis - a computational study
  Research Group: Medical Engineering Research Group
  Dr R Hillstrom
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Medical Engineering Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/medical-engineering.
  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.
  Application of a novel particle coating technology for paediatric formulation development
  Prof AR Mohammed
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship to be undertaken within the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University.
  EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie funded COFUND Doctoral Programme entitled MemTrain (Cell Membranes in Industrial Processes Training
  Dr A Goddard
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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The Department of Biosciences at Aston University has been awarded the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie funded COFUND Doctoral Programme entitled MemTrain (Cell Membranes in Industrial Processes Training).
  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.
  Investigation of structural integrity, accuracy and resolution of joint force transducers artefacts and its operational/functional readiness
  Prof S Noroozi
Application Deadline: 26 April 2020

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The aim is to investigate and optimise the design and functionality of a series of novel joint force and joint position transducer artefacts.
  Research and development of joint transducers and the supporting artefacts to inform and aid orthopaedic surgeries
  Prof S Noroozi
Application Deadline: 26 April 2020

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To investigate and further develop a range of generic designs for smart joint transducer artefacts for use during joint implant operations.
  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.
  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.
  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).
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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 a sophisticated cardiac pacing simulator: a training tool to enhance the management of post cardiac surgical patient care”
  Prof AW Khir
Application Deadline: 5 April 2020

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the Department of Mechanical engineering at the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences of Brunel University London.
  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.
  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 Studentship: Optimisation of a biodegradable microneedle array
  Dr R Pullin, Dr H Wyatt
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Microneedles are devices that use micron sized needles to deliver drugs across biological barriers, such as the skin, in a simple to use and pain free manner.
  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.
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