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PhD topics for research students

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

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The effect on genome behaviour of growing cells in 3D matricies
There has been a small amount of evidence in the literature that growing cells in 3D scaffolds instead of 2D monolayers alters genome behaviour and organisation such that nuclear structure is altered ...
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Underlying neuroscience of depression and loneliness and drug use and social policy
My research interests have always been within the field of psychiatry and I have a specific interest in depression and loneliness. My research has explored these conditions from a multi-disciplinary p...
Self Funded
Multivariate flood risk analysis under uncertainty and nonstationarity
Flood risk inference would generally be influenced by a number of factors (e.g. data availability, model selection), which lead to extensive uncertainty in risk inferences. This project aims to develo...
Self Funded
Study of the exosomes: RNA composition of exosomes as potential biomarkers for cancer; Exosomes as a delivery vehicle for therapeutic shRNAs
Exosomes are membrane microvesicles that are secreted by many cell types and the tumour cells are thought to generate a larger number of such vesicles. Exosomes contain a large set of the specific RNA...
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Exploring the potential of human-like computing methods and applications in education or healthcare
Intelligent, ‘human-like’ applications, 3D games, and interfaces are becoming more common in our everyday lives, and as an important area of focus within the fields of Multimedia / Human-Computer Inte...
Self Funded
Inhibiting cell metabolism to enhance tumour cell death
As you read this, millions of your cells from your body are dying. Do not panic – this is not bad news. Most of them are either superfluous or potentially harmful, so you are better off without them. ...
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Bayesian Spatiotemporal Regression for Landscape Ecology
Landscapes are the result of numerous processes and factors that operate and interact across different spatial and temporal scales. These processes and factors include landscape structure process, soc...
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Development of clean-up and clean technologies for the treatment of industrial waste streams
The main focus of my research is on process innovations in various industries, for example, chemical, petrochemical, textile, plating, and leather manufacturing processes. I work on the development of...
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Developing a Computer Aided Design Interface for Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different materials at extremely small scales to produce multi-functional structures. Existing Computer Aided...
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Developmental dyslexia: a multi-sensory approach
The aim of the proposed project will be to investigate the multi-sensory integration of light and sound information, i.e., the combination of processing in the visual and auditory systems, in children...
Self Funded