Embedded electronics in 3D tissue engineering scaffolds for cellular interrogation and tissue deterministic regeneration
Approximately £14,777 p.a, in line with standard RCUK stipend levels (2018-19). Fully financially supported by National Physical Laboratory. Directly funded project (European/UK Students only).
Funding sourceNational Physical Laboratory
3D scaffolds are widely used as a template for tissue engineering and regeneration. These scaffolds, which are typically ‘seeded’ with cells, support the growth of new tissues. However, in order to real-time evaluate and actively control the tissue growth, migration, and differentiation, multifunctional embedded bioelectronics are required. This project aims to embed flexible nano/micro-bioelectronics into 3D tissue engineering scaffolds, which could not only used to support the seeded cells, but also to realize cellular interrogation and tissue deterministic regeneration, which are expected to produce breakthroughs in fundamental science and lead to revolutionary technologies for biology and medicine.
Available to UK and EU students only.
If English is not your first language an IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent) is required, with no sub-test score less than 6.
How to apply
Formal applications should be submitted through our Advanced Technology Institute PhD course page. You should make clear in your application that you are applying for this studentship.
To discuss any details of the project informally prior to application, please feel free to contact Dr Yunlong Zhao (email@example.com).
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