Eligibility and Entry Requirements
Criteria regarding residency can be found at the following link: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/department-economy-postgraduate-studentship-scheme
Normally applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. The projects listed will have further details if any additional academic criteria must be met.
Co-operative Awards in Science and Technology (CAST) studentships – October 2023
The School of Pharmacy is currently seeking applicants for two fully funded Home PhD studentships.
Successful candidates will receive a stipend and have their tuition fees paid for. For more details, please see the following link: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/department-economy-postgraduate-studentship-scheme
If you have any questions about the studentships below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the relevant project supervisor. Interested applicants should apply via the Direct Applications Portal.
Professor Gavin Andrews - Developing magneto-electric nanoparticles for advanced drug delivery of therapeutic agents for the treatment of neurological tuberculosis and HIV
Professor Gavin Andrews - Development of antifungal nanotherapeutics containing AmB+ drug combinations using an advanced continuous manufacturing technology
Professor Gavin Andrews - Development of Innovative Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment Strategies using Photodynamic Therapy + Combination Delivery Systems
Professor Gavin Andrews - Development of paediatric-centred anti-malaria nanotherapeutic formulations using an advanced continuous manufacturing technology
Professor Gavin Andrews - Development of Solid-state Therapeutic Protein Formulations for Oral Delivery via Advanced and Continuous Manufacturing Technologies
Professor Gavin Andrews - Development of Variable Dose Combination Products Using FDM 3D Printing
Professor Gavin Andrews - The Development of Innovative Indwelling Medical Devices containing Biosensor Technology
Dr Heather Barry - The role of carers in medicines management for people living with dementia
Dr Peter Boyd - 3D printing of drug delivery implants
Dr Niamh Buckley - Developing novel therapeutic strategies to better treat Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Dr Niamh Buckley - Investigating the clinical and molecular significance of the microbiome in breast cancer
Dr Roberta Burden - Assessing the molecular mechanisms by which Cathepsin V promotes breast cancer growth and metastasis.
Dr James Burrows - Investigating the role of USP17 in EMT
Dr Sheiliza Carmali - Polymer-engineering nanocages for protein delivery
Dr Sheiliza Carmali - Enhancing Protein Thermal Stability for Melt Processing
Dr Louise Carson - Multifunctional Biomaterials to Combat Infection and Modulate Inflammation
Dr Jonathan Coulter - Countering the proteinase-activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) pro-tumour phenotype using a novel nanotherapeutic approach
Dr Fiona Furlong - To investigate novel interacting drug combinations in the treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Dr Fiona Furlong - Dissecting mechanism of drug responses to novel anti-cancer therapies
Professor Brendan Gilmore - Antibiotic Resistance and Biofilm Formation in Clinical Isolates of Enterococcus faecium – a WHO High Priority Pathogen
Professor Brendan Gilmore - Cold Plasmas for Enhancement of Intracellular Delivery of Macromolecules
Dr Deirdre Gilpin - Investigating the impact of electronic cigarette vapour on respiratory microbiota and inflammation.
Dr Deirdre Gilpin - Monitoring antimicrobial resistance in wastewater in Northern Ireland.
Dr Taher Hatahet - Safer, scalable, and modifiable polymer-based lipid nanocapsules for drug delivery
Dr Yingfen Hsia - Utilising data linkage to estimate antimicrobial resistance burden in paediatric populations
Professor Carmel Hughes - Measurement of outcomes for medicines management interventions for people living with dementia in primary care
Dr Stephen Kelly - Investigating the role of the microbiome in infection and health outcomes following renal transplantation
Dr Vicky Kett - Nanoparticle delivery of antibiotics for treatment of pulmonary infection
Professor Dimitrios Lamprou - Microfluidic technologies for the production of Nanomedicines
Professor Dimitrios Lamprou - 3D & 4D printing in cancer management
Dr Eneko Larrañeta - 3D-Printing of implantable devices for the treatment of chronic conditions
Dr Garry Laverty - Enzyme-responsive peptide hydrogel as in situ forming long-acting drug delivery implants
Dr Shu Li - Mechanochemical synthesis of polymer-drug conjugates via reactive extrusion
Dr Shu Li - Development of Multi-Drug Sutures using Deep Eutectic Reactive Technology for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections
Professor Karl Malcolm - Dexamethasone-releasing cochlear implants for fibroblast growth inhibition
Professor Karl Malcolm - Dip-coating as a strategy to modify drug release from silicone elastomer drug delivery devices
Professor Karl Malcolm - Novel poly(acrylic acid) complexes for enantioselective drug delivery and chiral separation
Professor Lorraine Martin - Investigation of novel protease-antiprotease imbalances associated with chronic airways disease.
Professor Lorraine Martin - Selective targeting of proteases for the treatment of chronic airways disease.
Professor Helen McCarthy - Development of a multi-antigenic mRNA vaccine for Glioblastoma
Professor Colin McCoy - Self-regulating, self-cleaning biomaterials
Dr Emma McErlean – Peptide-based nanoparticles for brain targeted gene delivery
Dr Alejandro Paredes – Production of super small nanocrystals for drug delivery to target tissues
Dr Carole Parsons - Pharmacist-led medicines optimisation case management services: evaluation and development of the Medicines Optimisation in Older People (MOOP) model
Dr Timofey Skvortsov - Combining protein modelling and synthetic biology to alter and expand of host range of phages
Professor Raj Thakur - Development of long-acting injectable (LAI) drug delivery systems to treat ocular diseases
Dr Justin Tian - Digital design and advanced processing technologies for antimicrobial nanotherapeutics
Dr Justin Tian - High throughput screening models for intracellular delivery of antimicrobial nanotherapeutics
Dr Irina Tikhonova - Structure-based design of allosteric modulators for G protein-coupled receptors using molecular modelling and pharmacology experiments
Professor Michael Tunney - Relationship between antibiotic therapy and development of antimicrobial resistance in patients with bronchiectasis and COPD
Professor Michael Tunney - Development of Nanomaterials for Targeting the Bacteria–Host Interface in Cystic Fibrosis Airways
Professor Gerd Wagner - Chemical glycoengineering of therapeutic antibodies
Professor Gerd Wagner - Covalent inhibitors of a bacterial enzyme as novel antimicrobial resistance breakers
Professor Gerd Wagner - Novel P2Y receptor ligands for drug discovery
Dr Matthew Wylie - Designing next-generation urinary catheter materials for clean intermittent self-catheterisation through control of the urinary microbiome
Dr Matthew Wylie - Development of carbohydrate-functionalised materials for detection and prevention of medical device-associated infections
Dr Min Zhao - Advanced manufacturing of paediatric formulations with poorly water soluble drugs
Centre for Advanced Technologies for Healthcare (CATCH) Projects
The School of Pharmacy and the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering are offering an exciting opportunity for interested international students to apply for a number of self-funded interdisciplinary Pharmacy-Chemistry PhD projects, jointly supervised by academics from both Schools. Please see the list of available projects below:
Dr Yiwei Tian and Dr Lorenzo Stella - Computer-aided design for advanced drug delivery system: Application in enabling formulations.
Professor Gerd Wagner and Dr Stephen Cochrane - Chemical Tools to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance.
Professor Ryan Donnelly and Dr Stephen Cochrane - Microneedle delivery of non-ribosomal antimicrobial peptides to treat multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections
Dr Jonathan Coulter and Professor Stephen Bell - ENERGY - Enhanced Nanoparticles Engineered fRom Gold for multi-modal therapY
Professor Karl Malcolm and Dr Panagiotis Manesiotis - High resolution solid state NMR as a tool for analysis of polymeric controlled release drug delivery systems
Professor Karl Malcolm and Dr Panagiotis Manesiotis - Novel poly(acrylic acid) complexes for enantioselective drug delivery and chiral separation
If you want any more information on any of the projects above please have a look at our CourseFinder page: https://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-research/pharmacy-phd.html#projects
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