Vacancies

We currently have a number of fully-funded PhD studentships for entry in 2020/21. Please contact me (k.y.wan2 [at] exeter.ac.uk) with a summary of your CV and background if you are interested in applying to one of these. There is a lot of scope to define a project to suit your own research interests! Email me for advice on how to put together a strong application/proposal.

1. South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

Title: Bioelectrical signatures of environmental sensing by microbial populations
Eligibility: open to all.

Supervisory team: Kirsty Wan, Nuno Reis (Bath), Remy Chait (Exeter), Gáspár Jékely (Exeter); External collaborator: Paulo Rocha (Coimbra, Portugal).
Deadline: 7 Dec 2020
Apply here.

Full project description here.

2. PhD in Complex Living Systems at LSI Exeter

Students can choose from a list of projects or define their own. Read more about this new programme here.
Eligibility: open to all. Deadline: 11 Jan 2021

I am involved in the following three projects. Apply here.

A) Title: Origins and control of metachronal waves in motile cilia
Supervisory team: Kirsty Wan & Gáspár Jékely

B) Title: Mapping the early stages of tumour formation to find preventative therapeutic targets for tuberous sclerosis complex
Supervisory team: Ben Housden, Kirsty Wan & Steve West

C) Title: Multiscale bioimaging and modelling of the dynamics of eukaryotic cell invasion by an intracellular pathogen.
Supervisory team: Bryony Williams, Kirsty Wan & Bertram Daum

3. China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter PhD Scholarships
中国国家留学基金委和英国埃克塞特大学合作奖学金(博士生项目)

Students can choose from a list of projects or define their own. Read more about this new programme here.
Eligibility: students of Chinese nationality
Deadline: 11 Jan 2021
Apply here.

有50个CSC名额招满为止。有对微生物,微流体力学,细胞生物力学等感兴趣的同学请直接发邮件跟我联系讨论课题项目。

4. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC-DTP)

Students can choose from a list of projects or define their own. Sample projects are grouped into themes, for ‘mathematical biology and biomedicine’, these are listed here.

Eligibility: UK and home students
Deadline: 25 January 2021
Apply here.

A) Title: Dynamics of locomotion and phagocytosis in shape-changing cells: theory and experiments.
Supervisory team: Kirsty Wan & David Richards

B) Title: A novel opto-hydrodynamical platform for studying microorganism movement in three-dimensions.
Supervisory team: Kirsty Wan & David Phillips