|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£14,777 + covers tuition fees|
|Placed On:||10th August 2018|
|Closes:||7th September 2018|
Value of award
100% of UK/EU tuition fees and annual living expenses of £14,777 (full award at 2018/19 rate).
Number of awards
Start date and duration
1 October 2018 for 3 years.
Over the last decade, progress in three dimensional (3D) bioprinting has advanced considerably. The technology presents huge potential in drug discovery and tissue engineering.
To realise successful clinical translation, biologistics needs to be considered. Common to cell-based therapies, there are great challenges in storing and distributing cells from sites of manufacture to the clinic.
One of the most important components for successful 3D printing is the ‘bioink’. This is the material containing cells that make up the printed structure. The favoured materials for bioinks used in extrusion-based bioprinting are hydrogels, particularly the natural biopolymer alginate.
In addition to its favourable properties for 3D bioprinting, Atelerix Ltd has shown alginate to preserve cell viability and functionality during room temperature storage and shipment.
You will join a vibrant tissue engineering lab at Newcastle University to provide world-leading expertise in cell encapsulation and 3D tissue bio-printing. You will learn a range of standard and advanced biological techniques, including:
ERDF/SME (Atelerix Ltd)
Name of supervisor(s)
You must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject relating to biomedicine or biomaterials.
A further qualification, such as an MRes, is advantageous.
The award is available to UK/EU applicants only.
How to apply
You can apply through the University’s postgraduate applicant portal.
Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information:
* The applicant portal will only allow one application using the programme code 8300F. If you are applying for two or more projectsusing this code then you will need to email our Postgraduate Admissions Service at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
Our Postgraduate Admissions Service will forward this information to the relevant academic selector in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
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