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Biological & Medical Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Waterford

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  An investigation into the genomic and proteomic effects of heavy metal exposure to the hyperaccumulator plants Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes
  Dr D O'Neill, Dr C O'Reilly, Dr O O'Donovan
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. This project sets out to gain a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms by which South American water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) hyperaccumulate heavy metals from their surroundings.
  Indirect strategies in dairy cows to reduce environmental footprint and improve efficiency
  Dr S Walsh, Dr S McParland
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. The Economic Breeding Index is the breeding goal used by the majority of Irish dairy farmers and encompasses 7 suites of traits known to impact on-farm profitability however does not include efficiency or environmental footprint.
  Optimising the microbial quality of liquid feed for pigs: a microbiome-targeted approach
  Dr G Gardiner, Dr P G Lawlor
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. Liquid feeding of pigs is popular in some EU countries and is the feeding method of choice in Ireland, where >70% of pigs are liquid-fed rather than dry-fed.
  Development of a water soluble formulations of fatty acids
  Dr S Pin Tan, Dr L Fitzhenry
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem, with an increasing number of bacteria being resistant to current antibiotics.
  Bridging the gap between conservation genetics and red squirrel conservation management
  Dr D O'Meara, Prof D Tosh
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. It has recently has been shown that the pine marten (Martes martes) suppresses the invasive grey squirrel populations while positively supporting the native red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) numbers.
  Screening of commercial and novel lipase enzymes towards the synthesis of bioactive carbohydrate fatty acid derivatives and for application in enantioselective synthesis
  Dr C Lennon, Dr M Kinsella
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates interested in pursuing a PhD by completing a multidisciplinary research project within the PMBRC at WIT in collaboration with the School of Food Science and Environmental Health at TU Dublin.
  Shell waste from Aquaculture: Waste product or untapped resource?
  Dr H Hughes, Dr M Kinsella
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates interested in pursuing a PhD by completing a multidisciplinary and extremely industrially relevant research project within the PMBRC/EIRC at WIT.
  Development of an enhanced gene therapy for Canavan disease using directed evolution
  Dr L Coffey
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. Applications are invited for a PhD position funded by the WIT PhD Scholarship Programme, for a 4-year research project “Development of an enhanced gene therapy for Canavan disease using directed evolution”.
  Aerosol Jet Printing of Dissolving Microneedle Arrays for the Transdermal Delivery of Therapeutic Peptides
  Dr N O'Reilly
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. The development of biopharmaceutical molecules represents a key driver for growth in the pharmaceutical industry. Within that field, therapeutic peptides are an exciting development being used to treat a variety of conditions such as prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
  An exercise intervention for prostate cancer
  Dr M Harrison
Application Deadline: 26 April 2019
Post summary. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men carrying a 1 in 7 lifetime risk. High-risk men typically receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and radiotherapy.
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