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Our Research, School and Graduate School pages contain a wealth of information for prospective postgraduate students and research activity at UEA. You can also search our Course Finder pages for taught postgraduate courses, including Master of Research (MRes) courses.

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Current PhD Opportunities and Studentships

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Latest opportunities (2021)

 

PhD

Bornean plants as a source of as Anti-Plasmid Agents (GIBBONSS_U21SCIPVC)

Natural products are a superb source of antibiotic molecules and offer a significant opportunity to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as either new...

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PhD

A Comparative History of the Supply and Maintenance of the English Navy c1650-85 (JOWITT-U21LEV)

Based on archival research, including the examination of maritime records held at regional and national archives, including The National Archives and The...

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Lighting up biotheraputics (SACHDEVAA2_U21SF)

Over the last decade, several antibody-based biotherapeutics have been developed for treatment of cancer. These antibodies, often marketed as “targeted...

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Artificial modulation of biological processes using light (SACHDEVAA1_U21SF)

Site-specific incorporation of non-natural amino acids into proteins could provide new approaches to study and control biological processes. The goal of this...

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Deciphering the roles of novel plant signaling peptide-receptor pairs (ZIPFEL_S21TSL)

Plants are constantly faced with biotic (e.g. pathogens and pests) and abiotic (e.g. heat, cold, drought, salt) stresses. Central to stress responses are...

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Targeting Telomerase Protein-Protein Interactions in Cancer (BEEKMANA_U121AMS)

A feature of tumours is immortality. This is achieved by overriding our natural ageing process. Our DNA has repeating units on the end that protect our DNA...

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Designing cameras for Spectral Capture (FINLAYSONG_U21SPEC)

If we could take pictures of the world where instead of recording colour (i.e. the RGB ) at each pixel we measured the per-pixel radiance spectrum then we...

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Stopping greenhouse gas emission from soil bacteria by targeting DNA/RNA secondary structures (GATESA_U21SCIVC)

As well as carbon dioxide (CO2), other important climate-active gases are known to drive global warming. Importantly, nitrous oxide (N2O), is a greenhouse gas...

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Development of novel chemical synthesis methodologies for generating new drug molecules (BEWS2_USF)

This exciting PhD opportunity will generate novel organic synthetic chemistry, develop new methodology within our group and expand your practical skill...

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Designing New Halogen Bonding Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis (BEWS1_U21SF)

This exciting PhD focuses on asymmetric synthesis and the development of new chiral non-racemic supramolecular halogen bond catalysts. The research will...

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Optimal Design of the Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine for wind power generation (ABDI-JALEBIS_U21SF)

The Brushless Doubly Fed Machines (BDFMs) are attractive generators for wind power generation as a replacement for doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) due...

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