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Modelling Tissue Mechanics for Biomedical Engineering and Cancer

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  • Full or part time
    Dr Carina Dunlop
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

Project Description

The selected applicant will need to compete for internal PhD funding at Surrey (full fees and stipend), hence a 1st Class or good 2:1 degree from a research-intensive university is required. Due to funding conditions, only applicants who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start date can be considered. Expected start date October 2016.
Applications are invited for a PhD project developing mathematical and computational models of tissue growth and development. The student will use a range of mathematical and computational techniques to address problems in developmental biology, with a strong focus on the role of mechanical effects. Ongoing research questions include: how do mechanical forces act to determine the size and shape of tissues? How are these processes influenced by cross-talk between mechanical and biochemical signalling? The applicant will require an enthusiasm for developing biological understanding, and working closely with biological and biomedical collaborators, as well As a strong mathematical background, with a Masters degree in Mathematics, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics.

Funding Notes

The selected applicant will need to compete for internal PhD funding at Surrey (full fees and stipend), hence a 1st Class or good 2:1 degree from a research-intensive university is required. Due to funding conditions, only applicants who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start date can be considered. Expected start date October 2016.


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