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PhD Projects Available

LIDo Doctoral Training Partnerships

Research groups in our department participate in LIDo, a PhD Programme involving a consortium of six leading research institutions in London. LIDo provides a diverse range of interdisciplinary research projects, combining biosciences with advanced training in mathematics, computation and statistics. More details at: www.lido-dtp.ac.uk 

The closing date for Autumn 2017 entry is 20 January 2017. Apply at www.lido-dtp.ac.uk/lido-apply.html


 

Project/Scheme TitleResearch DivisionSupervisorsFunderThemesDeadline for application

Characterization of the oral microbiome in health

Mucosal and Salivary Biology

Dr David Gomez-Cabrero

Dr Kevin Whelan

Dr James Lindsay

King's College London Dental Institute

  15/1/17

Identifying regulators of tissue regeneration by in vivo imaging in the zebrafish

Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology

Dr Robert Knight

Professor Christer Hogstrand

 NC3Rs

  31/1/17
Dissecting the importance of epigenetic modifiers for immune regulation of muscle regeneration

Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology

Dr Robert Knight

Dr Fiona Wardle

Self-funded students

   28/2/17
Transciptomic profiling of the dental biofilm

Mucosal and Salivary Biology

Dr. Guy Carpenter

Dr. Rebecca Moazzez

King’s CASE studentship affiliated with LIDO and Colgate-Palmolive

  30/6/17

Novel approaches to hair cell regeneration: defining the epigenetic landscape in ageing supporting cells

Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology

Professor Andrea Streit

Action on Hearing Loss

  The deadline for this studentship has now passed.

Designing nanomaterials for precision medicine

Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology

 Dr. Ciro Chiappini

Dr. Frederic Festy

King's College London Dental Institute

  The deadline for this studentship has now passed.

Modelling Candida species interactions with the human host

Mucosal and Salivary Biology

Dr David Moyes

Dr Saeed
Shoaie

King's College London Dental Institute

  The deadline for this studentship has now passed.

Identification of prognostic and therapeutic targets for colorectal cancer using human oral and gut microbiome

Mucosal and Salivary Biology

Dr Saeed Shoaie

Dr David Moyes

King's College London Dental Institute

  The deadline for this studentship has now passed.

The influence of collagen nanotopography on cell function

Tissue Engineering and Biophotonics

Professor Lucy Di-Silvio

Dr Patrick Mesquida

King's College London Dental Institute

  The deadline for this studentship has now passed.

Understanding the basis of conductive hearing loss

Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology

Professor Abigail Tucker

Professor Dan Jiang

Action on Hearing Loss

  The deadline for this studentship has now passed.
Generating sensory progenitor cells Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology Professor Andrea Streit Self-funded students Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Research  
Making ears from multipotent progenitor cells Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology Professor Andrea Streit Self-funded students Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Research  

The regulatory landscape for ear formation

Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Professor Andrea Streit Self-funded students Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Research  
Development of novel articulations: formation of the snake jaw Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Dr Abigail Tucker

 

Dr Karen Liu

Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Research Open until suitable candidate is found
Integration of the ear: external, middle and inner Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Dr Abigail Tucker

Professor Andrea Streit

Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Research Open until suitable candidate is found
Postnatal growth of the face in skeletal ciliopathies Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Dr Karen Liu

 

Professor

Agamemnon

Grioriadis

Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Research Open until suitable candidate is found
Development of real time optical vascular imaging for disease diagnosis Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

Dr Frederic Festy

Dr Richard Cook

Self-Funded Clinical Research; Imaging Open until suitable candidate is found
Photo activated disinfection methods

Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

AND

Mucosal & Salivary Biology

Dr Ian Thompson

 

 

Dr Julian Naglik

Self-Funded Infection & Immunology; Biomaterials; Diagnostics & Biomarkers Open until suitable candidate is found
Bioactive materials for perio treatments Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

Dr Ian Thompson

 

Professor Avijit Banerjee

Self-Funded Biomaterials; Clinical Research Open until suitable candidate is found
Role of the Barx1 transcription factor in tooth and salivary gland development Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Dr Isabelle Miletich

 

Professor Paul Sharpe

Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Genetics & Epigenetics Open until suitable candidate is found
Regulation of hypha specific genes in Candida albicans Mucosal & Salivary Biology Dr Julian Naglik Self-Funded Infection & Immunology; Genetics & Epigenetics; Signalling & Cell communications Open until suitable candidate is found
Role of IL-1 family cytokines in mucosal fungal infections Mucosal & Salivary Biology Dr Julian Naglik Self-Funded Infection & Immunology; Genetics & Epigenetics; Signalling & Cell communications Open until suitable candidate is found
Genetic requirements in the neural crest Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Dr Karen Liu

Professor Andrea Streit

Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Stem Cell research Open until suitable candidate is found
Tissue engineering for bone augmentation in maxillofacial surgery Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

Dr Sanjukta Deb

 

Professor Lucy Di Silvio

Self-Funded Biomaterials; Tissue Engineering; Stem Cell Research Open until suitable candidate is found
Differentiation of pluripotent stem cells to bone and cartilage cell lineages Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Professor Agi Grigoriadis

 

Professor Paul Sharpe

Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Research Open until suitable candidate is found
Exosomes as biomarkers and modifiers of salivary gland dysfunction Mucosal & Salivary Biology Professor Gordon Proctor Self-Funded Diagnostics & Biomarkets' Stem Cell Research; Oral Disease Open until suitable candidate is found
Recovery of function following minimally invasive treatment of salivary gland disease Mucosal & Salivary Biology Professor Gordon Proctor Self-Funded Oral Disease; Diagnostics & Biomarkers Open until suitable candidate is found
Direct tissue morphogenesis by modulated self-organisation of convergent extension Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology Professor Jeremy Green Self-Funded Biomaterials; Developmental Biology Open until suitable candidate is found
The role of the PAR-1/MARK protein in cell polarity during neurogenesis Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Professor Jeremy Green

 

Professor Andrea Streit

Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Genetics & Epigenetics; Signalling & Cell Communications Open until suitable candidate is found
Mechanism of dental stem cell homing in response to tooth damage Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology Professor Paul Sharpe Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Research; Signalling & Cell Communication Open until suitable candidate is found
Molecular genetics of tooth replacement Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology Professor Paul Sharpe Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Research; Signalling & Cell Communication; Genetics & Epigenetics Open until suitable candidate is found
The roll of the Fat-PCP pathway during craniofacial morphogenesis Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Professor Philippa Francis-West

 

Professor Jeremy Green

Self-Funded Developmental Biology; Genetics & Epigenetics; Signalling & Cell Communications Open until suitable candidate is found
Acute post surgical pain model Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

Professor Tara Renton

 

Dr Matt Howard

Self-Funded Oral Disease; Clinical Research; Imaging Open until suitable candidate is found
Burning mouth syndrome phenotyping and genotyping, using genetics, psychometrics and imaging as potential biomarkers of ongoing pain in man Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

Professor Tara Renton

Dr Matt Howard

Self-Funded Oral Disease; Clinical Research; Imaging Open until suitable candidate is found
What are the psychometric effects of iatrogenesis? Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

Professor Tara Renton

Dr Lisa Page

Self-Funded Oral Disease; Clinical Research Open until suitable candidate is found
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