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
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
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
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