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Funded PhD Positions available for 2019/20

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. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering or a closely related discipline. 


The below positions are funded studentships:

Prof Colin McCoy and Dr Nicola Irwin - Next-generation materials for skin protection products

Prof Colin McCoy and Dr Nicola Irwin -  Light-activated anti-infective biomaterials for healthcare

Dr James Burrows and Prof Brendan Gilmore - Identifying drug targets to combat Acinetobacter baumannil infections?

Dr Fiona Furlong and Irina Tikhonova - Dissecting the mode of action of HDAC6 inhibition in cancer

Dr Peter Boyd and Professor Karl Malcolm - Exploring the influence of silica-based fillers on drug release from  silicone elastomer implants

Professor Karl Malcolm and Dr Peter Boyd - Novel sustained-release formulation strategies for vaginal administration of drug-loaded nanoparticles

Professor Lorraine Martin and Dr Damian Downey - Breaking the code: Deciphering the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell fate in the airways

Dr Vicky Kett and Professor Michael Tunney - Liposomol delivery of antibiotics for treatment of pulmonary infection

Professor Michael Tunney and Dr Murali Shyamsundar (Centre for Experimental Science, SMDBS) - Influence of smoking and vaping on the lung microbiome in surgical patients

Dr Deirdre Gilpin and Professor Michael Tunney - Investigating the impact of electronic cigarette vapour on respiratory microbiota and inflammation

Dr Eneko Larrañeta - Stimuli-responsible implantable drug delivery systems based on nanocomposites produced by additive manufacturing

Dr Garry Laverty and Professor Karl Malcolm - Peptide hydrogels as a long-acting multipurpose drug delivery platform for combined contraception and HIV prevention

Dr Heather Barry and Professor Carmel Hughes - Optimising use of anticholinergic drugs by people with dementia in primary care

Dr Irina Tikhonova and Dr Garry Laverty - Rational design of novel peptide hydrogels for drug delivery

Dr James Burrows and Professor Brendan Gilmore - Identifying drug targets to combat Acinetobacter baumannii infections?

Dr Jonathan Coulter - ENERGY - Enhanced Nanoparticles Engineered fRom Gold for multi-modal therapY

Dr Louise Carson - Surface Treatment for Improved Performance of Implantable Medical Devices

Dr Niamh Buckley and Professor Helen McCarthy - IGNITE: IGnifying Tumours: Nanotechnology for Immune Oncology TargEts

Dr Raj Thakur - Implantable device for on-demand and controlled drug delivery to the eye  

Professor Brendan Gilmore - Controlling Bacterial Biofilms with Cold Plasma

Professor Colin McCoy and Dr Nicola Irwin - Multi-mode responsive biomaterials resistant to infection