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  Biopolymer availability and transport in the GI tract
  Prof J Yeomans
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
There is very limited knowledge of the processes in the gastrointestinal tract that underpin healthy and efficient digestion. Increased understanding is vital to help improve dietary habits to halt the current epidemics of obesity and type II diabetes and to design better treatments for diseases of the digestive system.
  Defining the interplay between polycystin 1/2 signalling and cAMP signalling in different subcellular domains
  Prof M Zaccolo
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Primary cilia are ubiquitous organelles fundamental for vision, hearing, smell perception, breathing, excretion, reproduction and development and their disruption or loss leads to several diseases (ciliopathies).
  Dissecting the neutralising antibody response to the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus to identify novel vaccine targets
  Prof R Owens, Dr S Graham, Dr J Grimes, Prof John Hammond
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is the most important infectious disease affecting the global pig industry.
  Form Leads to Function: Multi-scale modelling of Lymph Node Architecture in Response to Vaccine Adjuvants
  Prof M Coles, Dr E Gaffney
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Although vaccines have been in use for over 250 years, the mechanisms driving protective immunity are not fully understood.
  Genetics and molecular basis of insect resistance in forest trees
  Prof J Mackay
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Background. Insect pests pose a rapidly growing threat to the sustainability of forest systems as a result of climate change and globalisation of commerce.
  Laser-free high-resolution localisation and dynamics microscopy in controlled complex cellular environments
  Dr J Bernadino de la Serna, Prof M Booth
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Keywords. Superresolution microscopy, live-cell single molecule imaging, cell sensing and remodelling dynamics, T cell Biology, Immunophysics and Immunoengineering.
  Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership
4 Year DPhil/PhD - Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership. Candidates are invited to apply to the Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme.
  Production and assessment of antiviral prophylactic properties of natural biomolecules against avian influenza and Newcastle disease viruses affecting poultry production
  Dr M Iqbal, Dr A Smith
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Poultry infected with avian influenza viruses and/or Newcastle disease viruses suffer severe morbidity and mortality which can gravely impact poultry production.
  Structure and function of key ABC Transporters in health and disease
  Prof L Carpenter, Dr H de Wet
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Human ABC transporters are a family 52 integral membrane proteins that transport diverse molecules across cell membranes. Mutations in ABC transporters causes a range of diseases, including diabetes (ABCC8 and ABCC9), cystic fibrosis (ABCC7, CFTR) and blindness (ABCA4).
  Understanding Neuroinflammation through advanced in vitro 3D modelling using human Pluripotent Stem Cells
  Dr S Cowley, Prof W S James
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Microglia - brain-resident macrophages - carry out homeostatic surveillance functions in the brain, clearing dying cells, extracellular debris, and pruning synapses during development.
  DPhil (PhD) Position in Magnetic Resonance (MR) Method Development
  Dr M Foroozandeh
Applications accepted all year round
A DPhil (PhD) position funded by the Royal Society is immediately available in the group of Dr Mohammadali Foroozandeh at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford.
  DPhil CASE studentship in Inorganic/Physical Chemistry: Developing an On-Chip Reagentless Cancer screen
  Prof J Davis
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Start Date. as soon as possible, or October 2019 at the latest. Supervisor. Professor Jason Davis (research webpage. https://www.jjdgroup.co.uk ).
  DPhil in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry focusing on Single Molecule Trapping and Measurements of Molecular Physical Properties
  Prof M Krishnan
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Start Date. October 2019. Supervisor. Professor Madhavi Krishnan (research group website. http://krishnan.chem.ox.ac.uk ). Prof.
  DPhil opportunity - Development of new applications of layered double hydroxide
  Prof D O'Hare
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Applications are invited for a DPhil position in Inorganic Chemistry, available from October 2019 to work with Professor Dermot O’Hare in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK.
  DPhil opportunity - Synthesis of supported permethylindenyl zirconocene catalysts for polymerisation
  Prof D O'Hare
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Applications are invited for a DPhil position in Inorganic Chemistry, available from October 2019 to work with Professor Dermot O’Hare in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK.
  DPhil studentship in the area of soft condensed matter at the nanometre scale: 'single molecule trapping and measurement'
  Prof M Krishnan
Applications accepted all year round
Start Date. 1st October 2018. Supervisor. Professor Madhavi Krishnan (research webpage. http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/madhavi-krishnan.aspx ).
  Graduate Studentship in Experimental Physical Chemistry: characterisation of the spin dynamics and magnetic sensitivity of cryptochromes and related compounds using specialised laser-based spectroscopic techniques
  Prof P Hore
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Ref. PJH/ERC/Exp/2019. Applications are invited for a DPhil studentship in Experimental Physical Chemistry available from 1st April 2019, to work with Professors Peter Hore, Christiane Timmel and Stuart Mackenzie.
  Graduate Studentship in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry: calculations of the spin dynamics and magnetic sensitivity of cryptochromes and related compounds
  Prof P Hore
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Ref. PJH/ERC/Theo/2019. Applications are invited for a DPhil studentship in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry available from 1st April 2019, to work with Professors Peter Hore and David Manolopoulos.
  Seasonal shifts in phytoplankton community structure in the Southern Ocean observed from space
  Dr H Bouman, Dr CM Moore, Dr A Martin, Dr S Henson
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Marine diatoms are key players in the ocean carbon cycle, responsible for ~ 20% of global marine productivity.
  Creation of microscale flow circuits using fluid walls for cell biology
  Dr E Walsh
Application Deadline: 1 February 2019
Microfluidics with fluid walls is a new methodology for the manipulation of fluids at the micro scale. It combines unique printing methods, with microfluidics, to enable microfluidic patterns to be created in seconds.
  DEFTPORE: “Deformation Control on Flow and Transport in Soft Porous Media with a focus on miscible flows, including solute transport, dispersion, and miscible viscous fingering”
  Prof C MacMinn
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
This studentship is part of the major ERC Starting Grant project DEFTPORE. “Deformation Control on Flow and Transport in Soft Porous Media”, being undertaken by the University of Oxford under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
  DEFTPORE: “Deformation Control on Flow and Transport in Soft Porous Media with a focus on two-phase flows, including capillary phenomena, residual trapping, and immiscible viscous fingering”
  Prof C MacMinn
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
This studentship is part of the major ERC Starting Grant project DEFTPORE. “Deformation Control on Flow and Transport in Soft Porous Media”, being undertaken by the University of Oxford under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
  Research Studentship in Wind Farm Modelling: reducing the cost of future large wind farms through the development of new wind farm flow interaction models.
  Prof R Wilden, Dr C Vogel
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
3.5-year D.Phil studentship, available from E.ON and The University of Oxford. This studentship is a collaboration between the University of Oxford (Department of Engineering Science) and E.ON (Climate and Renewables).
  Additive manufacture of adaptive materials for communications applications
  Prof P S Grant
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
For any antenna system there is a trade-off between antenna bandwidth (wide as possible), size (small as possible) and efficiency (high as possible).
  Magnesium anodes in ionic liquid electrolytes (DTP)
  Prof M Pasta
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Magnesium metal is an ideal rechargeable battery anode material because of its high volumetric energy density which is almost double that of lithium metal (3833 vs.
  Mechanical Behaviour of solid state lithium ion batteries
  Dr D E J Armstrong, Prof P G Bruce
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Developing a solid state lithium ion battery would have a transformative impact on energy storage, particularly in the area of personal transport, especially if it can be combined with a metallic lithium anode.
  Super alumina: oxide nanocomposites for armour
  Prof R I Todd, Prof P Nellist
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Supervisors. Professor Richard Todd, Professor Peter Nellist, Dr Antonio Pellegrino. The project aims to improve the ballistic properties of alumina without significantly increasing its cost (a more expensive alumina would not compete with SiC and B4C).
  Thermo-mechanical property measurement of nuclear graphites at elevated temperatures
  Prof T J Marrow
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
This EPSRC Industrial CASE (iCASE) project with the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) aims to understand the thermo-mechanical properties of nuclear graphites at elevated temperatures (up to 850°C) that are relevant to current and future nuclear systems.
  X-ray video imaging of solidification to increase materials recirculation
  Prof P S Grant
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Increasing the recycling and recirculation of aluminum alloys offers the potential for enormous energy and carbon emission savings but is restricted due to the progressive accumulation of impurities (such as Fe) in the aluminium that reduce final mechanical properties.
  Investigating the Contribution of IGF-1 to Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer
  Prof V Macaulay, Prof I Mills
Application Deadline: 11 September 2019
Subjects with low circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) are strongly protected from cancer, while men with high IGF-1 are at increased risk of prostate cancer.
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