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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

We encourage all students to contact the supervisor or the alternative contact person for more information and an informal chat to discuss the process of applying and preparing your research statement. For more information on how to apply click here.

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Investigating KAT2A as a novel therapeutic target in neuroblastoma
The Pina lab is looking for a highly-motivated, technically-able and independent-thinking candidate to undertake a PhD project researching the role of histone acetyl-transferase KAT2A in neuroblastoma...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
How do individual histone modifications help cells make decisions?
We are looking for a highly-motivated, independent-thinking candidate to undertake a PhD project exploring the role of individual histone modifications in nuclear organisation, regulation of transcrip...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Fear & Falls: The role of psychological factors in the control of posture and gait in older adults
Falls are a major health concern in the older adult (>65 years) population, affecting almost 30% of people on a yearly basis. Research has shown that increased fall risk is a multifactorial problem, t...
07/06/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Climate resilience of interdependent transport and energy infrastructure informed by emerging digital technologies
The performance of transport and energy infrastructure is continuously challenged by multiple natural hazards, exacerbated by climate change. The frequency and intensity of disasters including flash f...
25/06/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
The role of meiotic telomeres in successful gametogenesis
Our telomeres shorten with age. Epidemiological studies suggested that telomere length has an inverted correlation with fertility. In fact, telomere shortening or dysfunction causes meiotic defects, b...
05/06/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Identification of determinants of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias using population studies
Main Aim: To identify the genetic and clinical determinants and predictors of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias Sudden cardiac death is a major cause of deaths from cardiovascular origin. Indeed, u...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Health data analysis to identify the role of gene and environment in risk of cardiovascular diseases
Main Aim: To identify the role of environment and genes in risk of cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leadi...
30/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design for meaning
Problem Statement With the increasing availability of affordable products, systems and services the attention of architects and designers is turning more-and-more to the properties of “experience” and...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design fictions
Problem Statement With the dramatically increasing rate of technological and societal change it is becoming more-and-more difficult to estimate future trends and to design complex systems which take m...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Trust In Autonomous Vehicles
Problem Statement Several recent research studies have suggested that “lack of trust” is one of the major factors which is slowing the commercial introduction of autonomous vehicles. While the technol...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded