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Postgraduate Positions

The following projects have been selected for guaranteed funding through DEL studentships. The closing date for applications is January 30th 2015. Dates for interviews for these studentships will be confirmed later.

In order to find out more about individual projects, follow the link below via the project title in which you are interested.  Applications must be made using the online application portal.  Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered, but the School reserves the right to shortlist for interview only those applicants who have demonstrated high academic attainment to date.

Candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria set out by DEL which can be found at this link:

http://www.delni.gov.uk/postgraduate-terms-conditions-2014-2015.pdf

 

The development of a comprehensive medicines management approach for persons with dementia in primary care - Prof Carmel Hughes, Dr Cris Ryan and Prof Peter Passmore (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences)

Multifunctional Loaded Thermo-Sensitive Hydrogels for the Treatment of Bone Metastases - Dr Helen McCarthy and Dr Nicholas Dunne

 

 

DEL Studentships are now available from the School of Pharmacy for entry in 2015.  The closing date for applications is January 30th 2015.  Interviews for these studentships will take place on Thursday February 19th 2015

In order to find out more about individual projects, follow the link below via the project title in which you are interested.  Applications must be made using the online application portal.  Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered, but the School reserves the right to shortlist for interview only those applicants who have demonstrated high academic attainment to date. Students are advised to apply for more than one project in their area of research interest.

Candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria set out by DEL which can be found at this link:

http://www.delni.gov.uk/postgraduate-terms-conditions-2014-2015.pdf

 

Investigating the role of CatV as a mediator of tumourigenesis - Dr Roberta Burden and Dr Rich Williams

Investigating mechanisms of chemokine regulation in the microenvironment - Dr Roberta Burden, Prof Heping Xu and Prof Chris Scott

A novel controlled release drug delivery system for outpatient induction of labour - Dr Peter Boyd, Dr Alyson Hunter and Prof Karl Malcolm

Profiling the proteolytic events involved in foreign body giant cell formation and the foreign body response to biomaterials - Dr Louise Carson and Dr Brendan Gilmore

Materials with Improved Biocompatibility for Implantable Medical Devices - Dr Louise Carson and Prof Colin McCoy

Enhancing prostate cancer treatments using multi-functional nanoparticles - Dr Jonathan Coulter, Dr Helen McCarthy

Microneedle-mediated drug delivery - Prof Ryan Donnelly and Prof David Woolfson

Microneedle-mediated Intradermal Delivery: Potential for Targeting of Therapeutic Agents - Prof Ryan Donnelly (School of Pharmacy) and Dr Adrien Kissenpfennig (Centre for Infection and Immunity)

Use of non-thermal plasma as a novel method to reduce airborne contamination in the respiratory clinic - Dr Deirdre Gilpin, Dr Brendan Gilmore, Prof Michael Tunney

The role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in infection in chronic respiratory disease - Dr D Gilpin, Prof M Tunney, Dr D Downey (Centre for Infection & Immunity)

Formulation and characterisation of novel liquid crystalline hydrogel systems designed for the prevention of infection and encrustation on urological medical devices - Prof David Jones, Dr Colin McCoy & Dr Gavin P. Andrews

Formulation and characterisation of novel injectable stimulus sensitive gels designed for the treatment of astrocytomas - Prof David Jones, Prof Chris Scott & Dr Gavin P. Andrews

Ultrashort Self-assembled Peptides for Tumour Specific Drug Delivery - Dr Garry Laverty, Dr Helen McCarthy

Antimicrobial Peptides for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Infections - Dr Garry Laverty, Prof Michael Tunney, Dr Brendan Gilmore

Drug binding in addition-cure silicone elastomers - Prof Karl Malcolm and Dr Peter Boyd

Long-acting implant-forming injectable gels for combination contraception and HIV prevention - Prof Karl Malcolm and Dr Thakur Raghu Raj Singh

Putting a CAP on ENaC: A mechanism to rehydrate the airways and restore mucociliary function in cystic fibrosis - Dr Lorraine Martin and Prof S Elborn

Light-activated anti-infective surfaces for healthcare - Prof Colin P. McCoy (main superviser), Prof Sean P. Gorman, Dr Louise Carson

Endotracheal tube biomaterials with tuned antibacterial ‘harpoons’ - Prof C.P. McCoy (main superviser), Dr Louise Carson

Increasing Niacin metabolites bioavailability and controlling biodistribution - Dr Marie Migaud; co-superviser: Prof D. Jones

Prescribing in palliative and end of life care - Dr Carole Parsons, Dr Martin Dempster (School of Psychology, QUB)

Identifying and targeting prostate cancer stem cells to achieve improved treatment outcomes - Prof Tracy Robson, Dr Jonathan Coulter

Controlled Release of Nanomedicine for Tissue Regeneration - Dr Thakur Raghu Raj Singh and Dr Helen McCarthy

Controlled release nanocarriers for ocular delivery of therapeutic proteins - Dr Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Prof Ryan Donnelly and Prof David Jones

Analysis of receptor dynamic conformational ensembles with machine learning algorithms for drug discovery - Dr Irina Tikhonova

In Silico Protease-directed Drug Discovery Platform - Dr Irina Tikhonova

Identification of triggers for pulmonary exacerbation in patients with cystic fibrosis - Prof Michael Tunney, Dr Deirdre Gilpin, Dr Damian Downey (Centre for Infection & Immunity)

Microbial community composition in the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung: effect on structural damage and disease progression - Prof Michael Tunney, Prof Stuart Elborn (Centre for Infection & Immunity)

 

DEL Studentships

Understanding Host-Pathogen Interactions in Proteus mirabilis

 

QUB-China Scholarship Council Joint Awards 2015