Biomedical and forensic sciences PhD project opportunities

Find out more about innovative self-funded PhD project opportunities in the area of biomedical and forensic sceinces.

Cancer cell biology

An intelligent scheme to identify novel drug targets through analysing the DNA repairome in drug resistant cancer?

Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) as a novel cancer biomarker and target for chemotherapy


Cardiovascular

Development of new drugs to reverse tumour resistance to chemotherapy

Development of novel macrophage high-throughput cell-based phenotypic assay for drug screening

Investigating the anti-cancer effect of hop β -acid Lupulone and its synthetic derivatives on breast cancer cells

Investigating the potential of novel mimetic molecules (Toll-like receptor 4 antagonists) to modulate the microphage polarisation

Novel regulation of platelet-endothelial crosstalk in settings of vascular disease

Regulation of mineralisation in atherosclerotic lesions

Regulation of the tissue degradation in osteoarthritis

Regulation of trans-intestinal cholesterol efflux by pattern-recognition receptor signalling in enterocytes

Understanding how p18/LAMTOR1 maintains the pulmonary endothelium – a potential therapeutic target for chronic respiratory diseases

Understanding how the bitter taste receptor, T2R38, regulates the intestinal epithelium - a study from microbiota to the intestinal epithelium


Crime scene evidence and forensic analysis

The investigation of the fire risk of clothes contaminated with different skin emollients and paraffin based personal care products

The use of a developed novel adsorbent for sampling of suspects hands for ignitable liquid residues

Use of hair sample in Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) cases