PhD opportunities

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Quantum correlations and nonlinear optical cavities for biochemical applications - Physics PhD (Funded)£14,777 per year for 3.5 years Sun 18th Nov 18 The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in December 2018or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentship will cover tuition fees (UK/EU/International) plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Physics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus i
Modifying protein clustering as a novel repair strategy in heart failure. Physics, PhD (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,777 p.a. for 2018/19, updated each year) plus UK/EU tuition fees Fri 23rd Nov 18 Heart failure currently lacks effective therapies to restore heart function. We will evaluate a new approach to boost heart cell function by modulating the molecular clustering of receptors critical for forceful contraction. We will combine quantitative super-resolution microscopy and stem cell technology to address this important health problem. 
Multiple scale modelling of skeletal muscle bioenergetics with applications to cystic fibrosis. Mathematics, PhD (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,777 p.a. for 2018/19, updated each year) plus UK/EU tuition fees Fri 23rd Nov 18 This project will develop and analyse a mathematical model of muscle metabolism and energetics during exercise. The model will link the energy demands of electrical activity associated with muscle contraction at the single-cell level, with those at the tissue level. The model will be used to explore aerobic fitness in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Old red blood cells and the immune system: phagocytosis, membrane stiffness and “eat-me” signals. Physics, PhD (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,777 p.a. for 2018/19, updated each year) plus UK/EU tuition fees Fri 23rd Nov 18 This PhD will investigate, using a combination of experiments and simulations, how old red blood cells are cleared by our immune systems. This has implications for a variety of conditions such as sickle-cell anaemia and thrombosis. Unlike most PhDs, this is a unique opportunity to learn both the modelling and experimental sides of modern research.
Quantitative description of protein interactions in the Wnt signalling network in vivo. Biosciences, PhD (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,777 p.a. for 2018/19, updated each year) plus UK/EU tuition fees Fri 23rd Nov 18 Wnt signalling regulates a broad variety of processes during embryonic development and disease. In vertebrates, Wnt proteins are distributed along signalling filopodia - called cytonemes - between cells. The aim of this project is to quantitatively describe Wnt ligand-receptor interactions at cytoneme contact points in vivo. 
A synthetic biology Bordetella vaccine, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 18 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Effects of clustering and phosphorylation on nanoscale receptor signalling, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Physics studentship (Funded)Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 18 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Identifying signals guiding host traffic during immune responses, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 18 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded CASE studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Investigating mitochondrial complex I assembly as a factor for disease, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 18 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Understanding the impact of noise and ageing on antibiotic accumulation in gram-negative bacteria, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 18 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Development of a next-generation biosensor system for detecting concentrations and tissue distribution of heavy metals in living aquatic animals. NERC FRESH CDT studentship, PhD in Biosciences (Funded)3.5 year studentship consisting of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum. Mon 17th Dec 18 This studentship is funded through NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT). It consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum
Adapting to life in an increasingly acid world: understanding tolerance to acidic waters in populations of trout (Salmo trutta), NERC GW4+ DTP, PhD in Biosciences£14,777 per annum for 2018-19 Mon 7th Jan 19 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. For eligible students, the studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19.
Debugging Lung Disease: Applying mathematical modelling for a precision medicine approach to the Pulmonary Microbiome3 year studentship providing tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Thu 31st Jan 19 3 year studentship available for August(NTU)/September(UoE) 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend equivalent to UK research council rate, currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Sensing and Imaging Synaptic Vesicle Trafficking and Neurotransmitter Release - A Novel Opto-Synaptic Interface 3 year studentship funding covering tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance equivalent to research council rates. The maintenance allowance for 2018/19 is £14,777 per annum. Thu 31st Jan 19 3 year studentship available for August(NTU)/September(UoE)2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend equivalent to UK research council rate, currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Somatic mutation and regulatory genomic variation in the human brain: relevance to neurodegenerative disease. 3 year studentship providing tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Thu 31st Jan 19 3 year studentship available for August(NTU)/September(UoE) 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend equivalent to UK research council rate, currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
The effect of age and risk of falling on walking: A holistic approach to human movement analysis.3 year studentship providing tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Thu 31st Jan 19 3 year studentship available for August(NTU)/September(UoE) 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend equivalent to UK research council rate, currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
The Structural Basis of the Flavivirus Replication Process3 year studentship providing tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Thu 31st Jan 19 3 year studentship available for August(NTU)/September(UoE) 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend equivalent to UK research council rate, currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Understanding brain dynamics: merging experiments and models. PhD in Mathematics (Funded)3 year studentship funding covering tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance equivalent to research council rates. The maintenance allowance for 2018/19 is 14,777 per annum. Thu 31st Jan 19 3 year studentship available for August(NTU)/September(UoE) 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend equivalent to UK research council rate, currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.