We are currently partnering with the following projects with to deliver sponsored PhD opportunities (HKEP)
Development and Characterisation of Novel, Inter-connected, Microphysical Systems (MPS) of Human Organs
Associate: Joshua Pye
Project description: The aim of this project is to establish liver multi-Microphysical Systems models. These will allow the interactions between the liver and other organs to be accurately modelled in vitro.
Development of microparticle formulations for dysphagia patients
Associate: Kavil Patel
Supervisors: Dr Fang Liu, Dr Craig Richardson
Project description: This project aims investigate novel technology in coating microparticles and evaluating the drug release mechanisms in older patients with dysphagia.
Delivering a healthy and sustainable food economy in Letchworth Garden City
Associate: Amelie Andre
Project description: The aim of the project is to underpin and improve the economic base of Letchworth Garden City in relation to food: applying planning, governance and policy tools which are of practical benefit to the townspeople and their health and well-being, and the sustainability of the community and its environment.
Understanding interactions of identified fungal pathogens on oilseed rape
Associate: James Fortune
Project description: The project aims to understand interactions between Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker) and Pyrenopeziza brassicae (light leaf spot) at different stages of their life cycles and to develop new tools to control them.
Supervisors: Prof. Kathy Lewis, Dr Neil Morgan
Project description: The broad aim of this 4 year work programme is to better understand the factors that affect the occurrence and behaviour of Dislodgeable Foliar Residues with the intention of enabling the refinement of risk assessments.