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  Statistical physics of DNA replication
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Romano
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to apply statistical physics and probability theory to the problem of DNA replication in living cells.
  Acoustics to Monitor Fish on Man-Made Marine Structures
  Dr P Fernandes
Application Deadline: 4 June 2020

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An exciting PhD opportunity to work with leading academics at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) and Chevron Corporation to address some of the major questions around the environmental implications of decommissioning energy assets at a number of global locations and provide guidance for optimal decommissioning.
  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.
  Biodiversity footprint of quarry restoration
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr A Helden
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  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.
  Developing and applying genetically encoded proteins as pre-resonant coherent Raman scattering tags for next-generation live-cell imaging
  Dr D Jones, Prof W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr P Watson
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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EPSRC funded DTP PhD Studentship within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Hub “Physics of Life”. The Hub is designed as a cross-disciplinary PhD research and training programme at the physics/life science interface.
  Tracking the motion of single nanoparticles inside living cells: New insights into intracellular crowdedness
  Prof P Borri, Dr TE Woolley, Prof W Langbein, Prof K Swann
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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EPSRC funded DTP PhD Studentship within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Hub “Physics of Life”. The Hub is designed as a cross-disciplinary PhD research and training programme at the physics/life science interface.
  VC International Scholarship in Coordinated movement of random fish schooling
  Dr U Kadri, Dr C Davies
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Please see eligibility criteria before applying. One of the most highly debated questions in the field of animal swarming and social behaviour, is the collective random patterns and chaotic behaviour formed by some animal species, in particular fish schooling.
  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.
  Building bionanohybrid circuits: understanding and applying single protein molecule function
  Prof J E Macdonald, Dr D Jones, Dr O Castell
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Merging ideas and principles from biology with the physical sciences has proved pivotal in improving our fundamental understanding of nature and the generation of new technologies that impact on our everyday lives.
  Flexible textile-based self-powered energy harvesting and storage system for smart wearable electronics
  Dr BH Hou, Prof O Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Smart wearable electronics that are fabricated on fabrics or textile substrates are of importance for next-generation portable electronic device systems.
  Unravelling the dynamics of lipid bilayers and membrane proteins and their reaction to toxins and viral infection on the single molecule level using label-free microscopy.
  Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr MY Young, Dr O Castell
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Approximately 30% of the proteins in a cell are membrane proteins, which represent more than 60% of all known drug targets and play a critical role in both infection and immunity.
  Smart Energy Infrastructure for Future Power Networks PhD
  Dr X Zhang, Prof W Guo
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship to cover tuition fees* plus stipend of £18,000 per year for three years, to be undertaken in the Centre of Energy Systems and Strategy at Cranfield University, in the field of power and energy systems.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT)

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16 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT) commencing in September 2020, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  Platform Technology to Enhance the Growth of Human Tissues In Vitro for Use in Biomedical Research and the Assessment of New Molecular Entities
  Prof S A Przyborski, Prof T von Zglinicki
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Many molecules fail when tested in humans as activity data do not always extrapolate into man. Accordingly, there is demand to develop new biomedical in-vitro assays to test compounds in human tissues earlier in product development.
  Local Tracking of Single Ions Dynamics at Solid-Liquid Interfaces
  Dr K Voitchovsky
Applications accepted all year round

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Ions are everywhere in nature and technology. They play a crucial role in countless processes, from the salt we use in food to keeping the electrostatic balance in our bodies.
  Photoelectron Circular Dichroism as a Chiral Probe
  Dr D Townsend
Applications accepted all year round

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This experimental project will investigate photoelectron circular dichroism (PECD) in chiral molecules (i.e. molecules exhibiting distinct left- and right-handed forms that are non-superimposable mirror images).
  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.
  Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy using Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibres
  Dr D Townsend
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Recent advances in hollow-core photonic crystal fibre technology now permit widely tuneable generation of femtosecond light pulses in the ultraviolet spectral region.
  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).
  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).
  Doctoral Training in Optical Neurophysiology
  Dr A Foust
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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  Novel physics arising from phase transitions in biology
  Dr C F Lee
Application Deadline: 10 July 2020

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Phase transitions, such as the freezing of water and the magnetisation of a ferromagnet upon lowering the ambient temperature, are familiar physical phenomena.
  Investigating Noise in Ageing Cellular Power Stations
  Prof N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, Electrical Engineering (Biological knowledge not required).
  Ultrafast crystallography using X-ray Free Electron Lasers
  Dr J J Van Thor
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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A 3 year EPSRC-funded PhD studentship is offered in the group of Professor Jasper van Thor at Imperial College London in the area of ultrafast X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) and ultrafast laser science.
  Unravelling the mechanisms of long-distance mRNA movement (MORRISJ20ERC)
  Prof R Morris
Application Deadline: 17 June 2020

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You will join an international team of researchers funded by the European Research Council on elucidating the features, function and transport of mobile RNA.
  Molecular architecture of a DNA transfer machinery and its contribution to the dissemination of antibiotic resistance
  Prof T Forsyth, Dr D Traore
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Project title. Molecular architecture of a DNA transfer machinery and its contribution to the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes.
  Investigate a novel, unexplored link between WNT signalling and regulators of cell migration in cancer progression using CRISPR-Cas9 and advanced live cell imaging.
  Research Group: Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics
  Dr M Krause, Dr K Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is a devastating disease. more than one in three people in the UK will develop cancer in their lifetime. WNT signalling is a key pathway controlling morphogenesis in embryos and it has been shown that perturbations of this pathway promote cancer progression.
  Developing motion robust fetal MR Spectroscopy (MRS) - including MRI, machine learning and pulse sequence programming
  Dr E De Vita, Dr K Pusparajah
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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3.5 years EPSRC Funded PhD scholarship to assign as soon as possible, for start in July or October 2020. June 15th 2020 deadline.
  EPSRC CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (Graphene NOWANO)

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Established in 2013 with EPSRC funding and now supported by the University of Manchester and industry, Graphene NOWNANO CDT offers PhD training in science, technology and applications of the fast-growing family of two-dimensional materials.
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