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Study in UK/9 Fully Funded PhD Scholarship positions at University of Plymouth, England

Updated: May 15

University of Playmouth

Attention Master's Graduates: Fully Funded PhD scholarships Available!


University of Plymouth in England is currently accepting online applications for numerous fully funded PhD programs across various research fields.


If you hold a Master's degree and are seeking a fully funded PhD scholarship for international students opportunity, don't miss this chance! Visit the university's online application portal to explore available programs and submit your application as soon as possible. Below a summary of available positions with link for application for each one.



Project Summary:

This PhD studentship will use high-throughput bioimaging and deep learning to investigate the extent to which biological variation in unstable environments can be used to predict later biological processes, sensitivities and outcomes. The overarching goal is to test the predictive capacity of variation in developing organisms. Phenomics, is the acquisition of high-dimensional data on an organism wide scale and will be an approach central to this research. Using the techniques established in the EmbryoPhenomics research group you will acquire high temporal, spatial and functional resolution data describing changes in the form and function of developing embryos. Deep learning will then be applied to testing the capacity of these data to predict subsequent biological responses of individuals, ranging in timescale from hours to days, and even months.


Application Deadline: 3 June 2024

 

Project Summary:

We have signed an agreement with the Ocean University of China (OUC) which gives PhD students the opportunity to engage in research in marine and offshore renewable energy at OUC and vice versa. Students will have co-supervisors from each institution. The scheme is funded by China Scholarship Council funding, CSC, supporting PhD students to study abroad.


Application Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Project Summary:

The PhD will provide an opportunity to develop and apply a range of skills in neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI, DTI, MRS), brain stimulation (e.g. TMS, FUS), electrophysiology (EEG) methods, alongside neurocognitive and physiological techniques. To address questions of how neural markers such as oscillations, cortical excitability, functional connectivity, and neurochemistry respond to altered oxygen and pressure.


Application Deadline: 7 June 2024

 

Project Summary:

AI models like ChatGPT fundamentally change the landscape for automated delivery of psychological interventions. These models will likely make it possible to deliver psychologically-informed treatment at scale, meeting a substantial unmet need for these services.

This project will develop datasets and software to deliver Functional Imagery Training (FIT) via mobile devices and, ultimately, via embodied agents (robots). As a person-centred intervention, FIT presents an interesting challenge: the practitioner or AI must tailor responses to the content of what the 'client' says, and guide mental imagery exercises based on that personal content. By building an interdisciplinary team of psychologists and machine learning experts this project will deliver real-world impact with broad implications for mental healthcare.


Application Deadline: 29 May 2024

 

Project Summary:


  • Design and validate an innovative in-vitro model to investigate the impact of mechanical forces on eye health and structure.

  • Explore the fundamental relationship between eye movements, the growth of the sclera (the white part of the eye), and myopia development.

  • Collaborate on investigating existing and novel drugs with the potential to shape improved myopia treatments.

  • Work with porcine and human eye tissues to advance our understanding of cellular responses.


Application Deadline: 31 May 2024

 

Project Summary:

Mucosal macrophages, immune cells in the oral mucosa, can be activated and cause tissue damage. Repeated exposure to microbes, called endotoxin tolerization, can suppress this inflammation. This process is well-understood in isolated cells (mono-culture), but not in mixed cell populations (poly-culture), like those found in oral tissue.

We created a 3D model of oral mucosa to study how cell interactions affect endotoxin tolerance. This research will help us understand how to control macrophage-driven inflammation in chronic periodontitis, a gum disease. The researcher will use various immune cell techniques to study macrophage responses to oral pathogens and identify potential drug targets for treating chronic inflammatory diseases of the mucosa.


Application Deadline: 31 May 2024

 

Project Summary:

One major reason for treatment failure in glioblastoma is that tumour cells secrete several immunosuppressive factors that alter the functions of immune cells in the tumour microenvironment. Hence, a successful treatment should inhibit the secretion of these immunosuppressive factors and subsequently block the bi-directional communication between the tumour cells and their microenvironment. Identification of genes regulating cell secretion requires a combination of a genetic screening tool (e.g., CRISPR) and a high throughput secretion assay capable of sorting large number of tumour cells based on their secretion patterns. This is not feasible with existing high-throughput cell secretion approaches that typically measure target production rather than secretion. This project leverages a cutting-edge approach, referred to as SECRET (Secretion-Enabled Cell Ranking and Enrichment Technique), to enable high-throughput sorting of cells based on their secretion patterns. We will use SECRET in combination with genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screen to identify the druggable regulators of immunosuppression in glioblastoma. Top screen hits will be selected using bioinformatic algorithms. In addition, the therapeutic utility of lead genetic regulators will be assessed through a drug screen.


Application Deadline: 31 May 2024

 

Project Summary:

Brain metastasis is a common occurrence in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, with limited treatment options and poor survival rates. This project aims to identify specific genes within circulating tumor cells (CTCs) that are associated with brain metastasis in NSCLC. By using a microfluidics-based platform to isolate and analyze CTCs, the project aims to develop a method for early identification of patients at high risk for brain metastasis, ultimately leading to improved treatment strategies and patient outcomes.


Application Deadline: 31 May 2024

 

This PhD project aims to investigate the link between p62 and ribonucleoprotein (RNP) granules, such as P-bodies, a dynamic category of membrane-less biomolecular assemblies consisting of RNAs and RNA binding proteins (RBPs) induced by multiple stimuli, including infection, oxidative and proteotoxic stress conditions. Aberrant formation of RNP granules is associated with several neurodegenerative diseases and we recently discovered the importance for p62-dependent P-body formation in regulating inflammatory responses (Barrow et al., 2024). In this project drosophila will be used as model organism for investigating the functionality of p62/RNP interactions in models of neurodegeneration in vivo, including AD and ALS. Furthermore, their role in driving a pro-inflammatory state that promotes neurodegeneration will be determined.


Application Deadline: 31 May 2024


 


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