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Title Primary Supervisor Application Deadline Funding Type Subject Area
Marine Ecosystem Assessment in a Patchy World: Are AUVs the Solution to Quantify Zooplankton? (HEYWOOD_U17NERCI) Prof Karen Heywood 31 Mar 2017 Funded Studentship
Molecular ecology of isoprene degrading bacteria: key players in the global isoprene cycle (MURRELL_U16ERC4 Prof Colin Murrell 30 Apr 2017 Funded Studentship
Bacterial degradation of isoprene: a much neglected climate-active gas (MURRELL_U17ERC3) Prof Colin Murrell 30 Apr 2017 Funded Studentship
Understanding oxygen deficits with a community ecosystem model and isotopic tools (CLARK_PML17iNERC2) Dr James Clark (Plymouth Marine Laboratory) 18 Apr 2017 Funded Studentship
Industrialisation of platform chemical production from waste biomass using diverse yeast strains (WALDRON_F17ICASE1) Prof. Keith Waldron 03 Mar 2017 Funded Studentship
Population genetics and ecology of a leaf mining pest (SPURGIN_U17ICASE1) Dr Lewis Spurgin 03 Mar 2017 Funded Studentship
FHB and DON control: Exploiting the known and discovering the new (NICHOLSON_J17ICASE1) Dr Paul Nicholson 03 Mar 2017 Funded Studentship
Schoenmakers_U16FMH - Ageing and the renal-bone axis: the effect of ageing and renal impairment on vitamin D metabolism Dr Inez Schoenmakers 01 Mar 2017 Funded Studentship
Mechanisms regulating smooth muscle cell mechano-signalling (WARREN_U17SF) Dr Derek Warren 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Crichton_U16FMH The molecular mechanism of UCP1 and energy expenditure by brown fat Dr Crichton 01 Mar 2017 Funded Studentship
Hornberger_U17FMH - Getting lost - Spatial disorientation in Alzheimer’s disease Prof Michael Hornberger 01 Mar 2017 Funded Studentship
SAMUELSON_U17PSY The Dynamics of Visual Attention and Word Learning Prof Larissa Samuelson 20 Feb 2017 Funded Studentship
SPENCER_U17PSY Probing neural bases of visual working memory in early development Prof John Spencer 20 Feb 2017 Funded Studentship
Analytical chemistry in near-space: Exploring the stratosphere and its role in global climate (LAUBE_U17ERC) Dr Johannes Laube 31 Mar 2017 Funded Studentship
Design and optimization of variable-stiffness laminates using steered fibres (LIU_U17SF) Dr Dianzi Liu 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Graduate Teaching Assistant– PhD Studentship Scheme Norwich Business School Professor Raphael Markellos 16 Apr 2017 Funded Studentship
Developing and testing 2nd generation oncology focused highly potent & bioselective PermaLink derived antibody drug conjugates (BEW_U17iMRC) Dr Sean Bew 24 Feb 2017 Funded Studentship
13C- and 2H-derived Carbohydrates - Hyperpolarisable MRI Agents For Imaging Tumours (BEW_U17BIGC) Dr Sean Bew 24 Feb 2017 Funded Studentship
PhD Studentships in Economics Professor Stephen Davies 24 Apr 2017 Funded Studentship
Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences: Business Management Dr Nishikant Mishra 30 Jan 2017 Funded Studentship
Seeing the Light: Computer Vision in the Real World (FINLAYSON_U17SCI50) Prof Graham Finlayson 09 May 2017 Funded Studentship
Colostomy Irrigation: Harmful or Helpful? (Thorpe_U16SF) Dr Gabrielle Thorpe 30 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Stereochemical Evolution and Catalyst Discovery for Asymmetric Synthesis (RICHARDS_U17SF) Dr Chris Richards 30 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Life and environment during rapid warming 56 million years ago: A geological analogue for the future (PEDENTCHOUK_U17SF) Dr Nikolai Pedentchouk 30 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Nonlinear hydroelastic waves in stratified fluids (PARAU_U17SF) Emilian Parau 31 May 2017 Funded Studentship
Investigation of Neuroplasticity and Recovery after Stroke using Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (Kennedy_U16SF) Dr Niamh Kennedy 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Developing an observation based measure to understand the interpersonal communicative patterns that support care provision between the person with dementia and their informal carers (Kamble_U16SF) Dr Meghana Kamble 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Development of evidence based dosing guidelines for patients in critical care at extremes of body weight (WRIGHT_U17SF) Prof David John Wright 30 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Democratic innovations: Assessing new approaches for mapping public involvement in controversial science and technology issues (CHILVERS_U17SF) Dr Jason Chilvers 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Exploring the microRNA-mRNA interactome in cartilage (CLARK_U17DMT) Prof Ian Clark 03 Mar 2017 Funded Studentship
Garlic as a topical antibacterial agent for treatment of infected wounds (HAMILTON_U17SF) Dr Chris Hamilton 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Energy and society in ‘whole systems’ perspective: Cultivating ecologies of participation (HARGREAVES_U17SF) Dr Tom Hargreaves 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Developing consultation skills in pharmacy: exploring the potential of audio-visual training resources (DESBOROUGH_U17SF) Dr James Desborough 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
An investigation of how community pharmacies can support patients with type 2 diabetes (TWIGG_U17SF) Dr Michael Twigg 30 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
P2X7 receptors in cancer cells (STOKES_U17SF) Dr Leanne Stokes 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Natural products as potential antitumour and antimicrobial agents – synthesis and biological studies (SEARCEY_U17SF) Prof Mark Searcey 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Engineering controlled drug delivery systems using electrohydrodynamic nanofabrication (QI_U17SF) Dr Sheng Qi 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Bio-responsive materials to prevent ventilator-associated lung infection (MORRIS_U17SF) Dr Chris Morris 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Probing mechanisms of delivery of pharmaceuticals from nano-confined environments (KHIMYAK_U17SF) Prof Yaroslav Khimyak 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Completing the interactomics space in systems biology: understanding weak “protein-small molecule” interactions by STD NMR spectroscopy (ANGULO_U17SF) Dr Jesus Angulo 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Targeting antimicrobial resistance via natural products (GANESAN_U17SF) Professor A. Ganesan 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
The Energetics and Dynamics of Fluid-Structure Interaction in Collapsible Tube Flows (WHITTAKER_U17SF) Dr Robert Whittaker 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Quantum Fluids (SALMAN_U17SF) Dr Hayder Salman 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Topological defects in superfluids and other physical systems (PROMENT_U17SF) Dr Davide Proment 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Cardinal characteristics above the continuum (ASPERO_U17SF) Dr David Aspero 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Climate governance and policy: new sources of innovation in an era of polycentricity (JORDAN_U17SF) Professor Andrew Jordan 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
LAYCOCK_U17SF Real-time visualisation of molecules for flexible molecular docking Dr Stephen Laycock 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Developing efficient algorithms for clustering and/or classification of large and complex data (IGLESIA_U17SF) Dr Beatriz de la Iglesia 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Time Series Data Mining (BAGNALL_U17SF) Dr Anthony Bagnall 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Organo-Polyoxometalate Derivatives: New Materials for Photonics and Optical Computing (FIELDEN_U17SF) Dr John Fielden 30 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Design and development of optical fibre sensors for volatile organic compounds (MELENDI_U17SF) Dr Sonia Melendi-Espina 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Model theory and categories (KIRBY_U17SF) Dr Jonathan Kirby 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Pure or applied algebra from representation theory, category theory, and topology (GRANTJ_U17SF) Dr Joseph Grant 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Mathematical modelling of sea wave impact (COOKER_U17SF) Dr Mark J. Cooker 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Strong jet formation in free-surface flows (BLYTH_U17SF) Dr Mark Blyth 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Biomimetic metal complexes: reactivity and reaction mechanisms (WRIGHTJ_U17SF) Dr Joseph Wright 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Asymmetric ‘click’ chemistry (STEPHENSON_U17SF) Dr G R Stephenson 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Developing methods for genetically encoded unnatural amino acids to develop novel proteins (SACHDEVA_U17SF) Dr Amit Sachdeva 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Using platinum catalysis for the rational design of non-natural products with potential biological activity (MUÑOZ_U17SF) Dr María Paz Muñoz 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Advanced Ultrafast Spectroscopy (MEECH_U17SF) Prof Stephen Meech 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Developing Nano-structured Materials for Analytical Applications, Functional Devices or Drug Delivery (MAYES_U17SF) Dr Andrew Mayes 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Supramolecular chemistry of phthalocyanines and porphyrins – towards molecular machines and devices (CAMMIDGE_U17SF) Prof Andy Cammidge 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Targeting disease-related proteins using NMR spectroscopy (BLUMENSCHEIN_U17SF) Dr Tharin Blumenschein 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Computing and interpreting the nonlinear optical properties of novel photonic materials (ANDREWS_U17SF) Professor David Andrews 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Synthesis of ultrapotent anticancer agents by solid phase methods (SEARCEY_U17SF) Prof Mark Searcey 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Understanding the interaction between psychiatric morbidity and psychotropic medication use on cognitive decline (Savva_U16SF) Dr George Savva 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
The role of self-stigma in developmental stuttering: a cross-cultural perspective (McAllister_U16SF1) Dr Jan McAllister 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in children with developmental speech and language difficulties (McAllister_U16SF2) Dr Jan McAllister 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
How brief can brief interventions to promote physical activity be? The impact of intervention duration and frequency on effectiveness. (Hardeman_U16SF) Prof Wendy Hardeman 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Neuro-biomechanics of motor recovery after stroke in response to rehabilitation – (Pomeroy_U16SF) Prof Valerie Pomeroy 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Decoding stress-induced calcium signals in plants (MILLER_U17SF) Dr Ben Miller 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Financial stress and university students’ wellbeing (Panagiotaki_U16SF1) Dr Georgia Panagiotaki 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
The development of children’s reasoning about evolution and death: the influence of parent-child discourse (Panagiotaki_U16SF2) Dr Georgia Panagiotaki 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
Intestinal Epithelial Cell Death and Barrier Function (Watson_U16SF) Professor Alastair Watson 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity
The brain-gut axis and its impact on dementia symptomology (Hornberger_U16SF1) Prof Michael Hornberger 31 May 2017 PGR Opportunity