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  Cost-effective learning and signal processing for evolvable massive wireless communications
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr Y Ko, Prof AM Tyrrell
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Due to the rapidly increasing demand for a huge data, we are in the transition region from 4G (LTE-Advance) systems to 5G and beyond 5G systems.
  Why do some bacterial pathogens cause septicemia?
  Dr M Van Der Woude
Application Deadline: 22 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Marjan van der Woude (HYMS). Co-supervisor. Dr Dave Boucher (Department of Biology).
  Resurrecting an ancestral sugar to manipulate the "sugar coat" of cancer cells and improve tumour detection by the immune system.
  Dr N Signoret
Application Deadline: 22 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Nathalie Signoret (HYMS). Co-supervisor. Dr Marin Fascione (Department of Chemistry).
  Autophagic control of cellular rejuvenation and the reversal of cell aging.
  Dr P Pryor
Application Deadline: 22 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Paul Pryor (HYMS). Co-supervisor. Prof Paul Genever (Department of Biology).
  Looking where no one else does: The role of the non-coding transcriptome in blood stem cell development.
  Dr D Lagos
Application Deadline: 22 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Dimitris Lagos (HYMS). Co-supervisor. Dr David Kent (Department of Biology).
  Educating the innate immune system to promote tumour suppression.
  Dr I Kourtzelis
Application Deadline: 22 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Ioannis Kourtzelis (HYMS). Co-supervisor. Dr Dave Boucher (Department of Biology).
  Functional analysis of Leishmania genes involved in parasite-myeloid cell interactions in different host niches.
  Prof P Kaye
Application Deadline: 22 March 2020

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This project is part of the PhD programme at the Experimental Medicine and Biomedicine group in Hull York Medical School at the University of York (https://www.hyms.ac.uk/postgraduate-research-degrees/postgraduate-research-opportunities/funded-phd-experimental-medicine-biomedicine).
  EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD Studentship: High bandwidth covert underwater acoustic communications
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr P D Mitchell
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Demand within the maritime domain calls for increased use of autonomous assets for search, survey, inspection and undertaking tasks.
  Novel Strategies to Improve Yeast as an Expression Platform
  Prof N Bryant, Prof R J White
Application Deadline: 29 March 2020

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Pichia pastoris (reclassified as Komagataella pastoris), is an established protein expression platform in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  Understanding and exploiting bacterial sugar transporters for increased production of human prebiotics
  Prof G H Thomas, Dr D Ungar
Application Deadline: 29 March 2020

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The production of prebiotic compounds like human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) is a valuable and expanding market for industrial biotechnology.
  Investigating wheat straw hydrolysis for biogas production by co-cultures of anaerobic fungi and methanogens
  Dr M Reilly, Prof J P J Chong
Application Deadline: 29 March 2020

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Background. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is used at an industrial scale to convert a wide range of biomass-based feedstocks such as food waste, agricultural residues and sewage sludge into renewable biogas, a zero-carbon fuel and renewable chemical precursor.
  Observing Nucleic Acid Aptamer Binding with Ultrafast 2D-IR Spectroscopy
  Prof N Hunt
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will be a collaboration with Prof Glenn Burley (University of Strathclyde). Background. The strong and specific binding of small molecules and proteins to DNA has relevance across many areas, from fundamental biophysics, through chemical biology to nanotechnology.
  Design and Synthesis of Bifunctional 3-D Building Blocks for Use in Medicinal Chemistry
  Prof P O'Brien
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is in collaboration with Professor Mike Waring (Newcastle University). Background. Fragment-based methods are established for the identification of lead compounds in drug discovery.1 Fragments are small molecules (molecular weight ~150-300) which bind weakly to proteins.
  Development of magnetic nanoparticles for improved targeted delivery of growth factors
  Dr V Chechik
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) can be heated by applying oscillating magnetic field. MNPs can hence be used to thermally destroy biological tissue (e.g., cancer cells) by remote magnetic activation.
  Development of chemical biology tools to study mammalian O-mannosylation pathways
  Dr L Willems, Prof G Davies
Applications accepted all year round

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The field of chemical biology aims to design and synthesize chemical tools (such as inhibitors, substrate mimics, or enzyme probes) to answer fundamental questions in biology.
  New Routes to Cyclic Sulfoximine 3-D Fragments for Medicinal Chemistry
  Prof P O'Brien
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The sulfoximine functional group is becoming increasingly popular within medicinal chemistry groups – notably, sulfoximines have featured in potential cancer treatments in clinical trials such as AZD6738 developed by AstraZeneca.
  Towards Understanding of the Photodegradation Pathways in Lignins
  Dr MCR Cockett
Applications accepted all year round

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Lignins are amongst the most abundant biopolymers on Earth, and are key components of the cell walls of many vascular plants. However, our fundamental knowledge of the photochemistry of the molecular building blocks that make up lignins (i.e.
  Use of Novel Magnetic Resonance Techniques to Investigate the Effect of Biochemical Environment on Cellular Metabolic Viability.
  Dr A Kennerley
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Over the last 30 years technological advancements in the fabrication of micro electrodes have permitted in-depth probing of cellular chemistry.
  Exploring the fundamental reactivity of different species present in “GaOTf” to understand better how they may play a role in catalysis
  Dr J Slattery
Applications accepted all year round

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There has been a recent renaissance in main group chemistry that has led to a number of new, high-profile research areas, including frustrated Lewis pair (FLP) chemistry and many more.
  Investigating the addition of hydrogen to transition metal centres in conjunction with NMR spectroscopy and photochemistry within an NMR probe
  Prof S Duckett
Applications accepted all year round

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Strategy. The aim in this project is to investigate the addition of hydrogen to transition metal centres in conjunction with NMR spectroscopy and photochemistry within an NMR probe.
  Extending the use of time-resolved electron diffraction to perform pump-probe experiments for molecular species
  Dr D A Wann
Applications accepted all year round

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The Wann group has a time-resolved electron diffraction apparatus in York capable of time resolution of around 1 ps. We also use the Stanford ultrafast election diffraction set-up for 100 fs time resolution experiments.
  Developing dual-mode therapeutic systems to attack cancer tumours
  Prof D K Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is a challenging disease target, requiring wide-ranging strategies for intervention. Given the difficulties in treating recalcitrant tumours, multi-mode therapies are of significant potential value.
  How the chemistry used to attach proteins to biomaterial surfaces influences how cells grow
  Dr C Spicer
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The use of synthetic materials as scaffolds for growing cells and tissues is a key concept in tissue engineering. Tissues grown in the lab could potentially be used to repair damage in vivo for the treatment of disease.
  Obtaining a better understanding of the identity of agrichemical photoproducts
  Dr C E Dessent
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Agrichemicals are widely used to to protect crops from pests and enhance crop yields, but represent an important class of potential environmental contaminants.
  Photocatalytic solar energy conversion
  Dr R E Douthwaite
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a clear need to develop processes that minimise the consumption of limited energy resources and reduce waste detrimental to the environment.
  Sustainable catalysis: Using solar energy for the oxidation of organic compounds
  Dr R E Douthwaite
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a clear need to develop processes that minimise the consumption of limited energy resources and reduce waste detrimental to the environment.
  Magnetic Shielding Studies of Chemical Bonding and Aromaticity in Fullerenes and Nanotubes
  Dr P B Karadakov
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Nanotubes and fullerenes are amongst the most promising new materials, and insights in the nature of bonding and the levels of aromaticity in their lowest singlet and triplet electronic states can be used to guide the search for molecular systems of this type with tuneable properties.
  Redox-active twistacenes: putting new twists on pi-electron acceptor design
  Dr A-J Avestro
Applications accepted all year round

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The Avestro Group seeks a talented and motivated PhD student to carry out a 3-year research project on the development of a new class of functional organic materials based on twisted π-conjugated polyaromatics.
  Hyperpolarisation using liquid-state Overhauser Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation
  Dr M E Halse
Applications accepted all year round

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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful analytical technique with routine applications throughout the chemical and physical sciences.
  Chemical glycobiology: new methods for stereoselective and automated glycosylations in the synthesis of biologically relevant carbohydrate probes
  Dr M A Fascione
Applications accepted all year round

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Carbohydrates play important roles in a number of biological processes including tumour metastasis, bacterial and viral recognition, and the immunological response.
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