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PhD opportunities

PhD projects in the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences become available all year round. You can browse through the current opportunities in each of our research centres below, alongside faculty projects offered through funded studentship schemes.

When you find a project of interest, your first step is to contact the first supervisor named in the project description by email to discuss before submitting an application. Deadlines and full details of how to apply are specified in the project descriptions.

NEW for students from China: we are offering additional projects under the King’s-China Scholarship Council (K-CSC) Programme. Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact their preferred supervisors as soon as possible by email.

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PhD opportunities with the Centre for Oral, Clinical & Translational Sciences

 

PhD opportunities with the Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology

An ERC-funded research project which aims to investigate the mechanisms activated by the interaction of cells with nanomaterials and leverage them to control the intracellular fate of the cargo. The work follows up on research on the biointerface of nanoneedles for drug delivery outlined in Chiappini et al. Nat Mater 2015, Chiappini et al. ACS Nano 2015, Gopal et al. Adv Mater 2019.

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At the Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology at King’s College London, a prestigious European Research Counsel (ERC) funded vacancy exists for a PhD student.

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Sense organs are essential for communication with our environment providing visual, auditory and olfactory input. Among the most common birth defects, are craniofacial malformations often associated with sensory defects, while age-related loss of vision, smell and hearing is increasingly common in the ageing population.

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There are three unique features common to all vertebrates: the vertebral column, the brain as part of the nervous system and a complex head where sense organs became concentrated.

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One of the key questions in biology is to uncover how cells with the same genomic information become different from each other. This is not only important to understand embryo development, but also to determine what goes wrong in disease, how we can use this information to promote tissues regeneration or to reprogram cells for stem cell-based therapies.

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The evolution of the incredibly complex jaw apparatus of snakes allows many species to consume prey much larger than themselves. This study explores the development, structure and function of two lower jaw specialisations unique to most snake species, namely the free mandibular symphysis and the intramandibular hinge joint.

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Hearing as one of the five human senses plays a crucial role in our quality of life and integration into society, impacting on speech and language skills. Congenital hearing loss has been estimated to occur at an incidence of 1 in 1000 births, and as such has a major impact on the life of many children.

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When dentine and underlying odontoblasts are damaged, a repair process is initiated that involves the recruitment of cells from the pulp. We have identified a specific cell homing process whereby the progeny of mesenchymal stem cells migrate towards sites of tooth damage.

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The project involves a collaboration with Todd Streelman (Geogia Tech, USA) who uses genetic analysis to identify gene loci involved in tooth replacement in Lake Malawi cichlid fishes.

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PhD opportunities with the Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions

The newly formed Systems Medicine lab at the Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions develops Genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs) as well as Integrated biological networks (INs) for human cells/tissues to study the interactions between the host tissues and microbiome.

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The fungus Candida albicans is the most pathogenic of the Candida species because it forms highly penetrative hyphal filaments that induce strong mucosal inflammatory responses and tissue damage.

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Candida albicans is the most common fungal pathogen in humans and causes mucosal (oral, vaginal) and life-threatening systemic infections. C. albicans is pathogenic because it forms highly penetrative hyphal filaments that induce strong inflammatory responses and tissue damage.

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PhD opportunities with the Centre for Dental Education

Clinical skills are taught using different task-trainer simulators such as manikin heads which are typical technologies used in many educational institutions.

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Dental professionals and students have a responsibility to behave professionally both online and offline.

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Dental professionals and students have a responsibility to behave professionally both online and offline. However, guidance given by professional bodies focuses only on using social media.

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MRC Doctoral Training Partnership projects

The main MRC DTP page details research projects currently available for application for September 2020 entry. All projects are available as 1+3 (MRes+ PhD) or as a straight 3.5 year PhD. Application deadline: 1 December 2019. Information at https://kcl-mrcdtp.com/mrc-dtp-studentships/

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