|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||please see advert text|
|Placed On:||12th October 2021|
|Closes:||15th November 2021|
Department - Loughborough: Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Secondary Department - Loughborough: Materials
Is the project industry funded?: No
Closing date of advert: 15th November 2021
Start date: January 2022
Full-time/part-time availability: Full-time (3 years)
Who is eligible to apply?: Both UK and International
Name of primary supervisor: Dr Owen Davies
Primary supervisor email address: O.G.Davies@lboro.ac.uk
Primary supervisor telephone number: +441509226420
Link to supervisor's online staff profile page: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ssehs/staff/owen-davies/
Name(s) of secondary supervisor(s): Dr Ignacio Martin-Fabiani
Link to secondary supervisor(s) online staff profile page(s):
Dr Davies' lab focuses on understanding the functions of cell-derived nanoparticles called extracellular vesicles (EVs) in the musculoskeletal system. This PhD will compliment an externally funded EPSRC project seeking to develop EV therapies.
The PhD project seeks to improve our understanding of how EVs drive critical processes in skeletal development, with a view to applying this knowledge for the production of novel therapeutics. You will analyse the role of EVs in bone mineralisation and intercellular communication events necessary for maintaining tissue homeostasis. To achieve these aims you will work at the interface of biology, chemistry and imaging science. Applications are particularly welcomed from students with an interest in applying multidisciplinary approaches for understanding fundamental biological processes essential for skeletal development.
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry or a related discipline. A relevant Masters degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering.
English language requirements:
Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/).
The studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £15,609 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate. International students may apply however the total value of the studentship will cover the International Tuition Fee Only.
How to apply:
All applications should be made online (https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research). Under programme name, select Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Please quote the advertised reference number in your application: SSEHS/OD.
To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents (https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/research-applications/how-start-research-application/).
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