Deadline:

31 July 2019.

Location:

Swansea, UK.

(Partially Funded)

Description

CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING: COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CENTENARY PHD SCHOLARSHIP: DETERMINISTIC ENCAPSULATION OF PARTICLES AND CELLS IN MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

Swansea University offers PhD Scholarship in Biochemical Engineering for European and International students to study a full-time program degree. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend for UK/EU candidates but tuition fees only for international candidates.

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The successful candidate will employ several polymer solutions to promote particle/cell ordering and encapsulation in a microfluidic device, to derive the genome of suspended cells.

Project description: Early diagnosis of disease remains a challenge in modern medicine. In an effort to expedite clinical tests for point of care diagnosis, tools based on microfluidic devices have been developed. One of the most successful microfluidic techniques is the Drop-seq technology, where cells are encapsulated together with functionalized particles in single droplets, to derive the cell genome. In the current setup, however, only less than 10% of the cells are encapsulated successfully with the functionalized particles. As a consequence, this technique cannot be used for the identification of rare cells, such as circulating tumour cells. This problem can be solved by equally spacing particles and cells prior the encapsulation area, thus achieving the so-called deterministic encapsulation.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Biochemical Engineering.
  • Complex Fluids and Rheology.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

1 year.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Candidates should hold a first or upper second class (2.1) honours degree and/or MSc in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics or related subjects.
  • Candidates with strong background in Fluid Mechanics and Rheology will be given priorities. Microfluidic skills are desirable.
  • The University would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent result) to be met by point of application.
  • For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/english-language-requirements/.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • International candidates: The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees only.

How to Apply

First Step: Complete the scholarship online application form from here.

Second Step: Please Complete and Submit the following documents to Dr Francesco Del Giudice (francesco.delgiudice@swansea.ac.uk):

  • The scholarship online application form.
  • CV.
  • Degrees Certificates and Transcripts.
  • Cover Letter.
  • International applicants may apply, but the funding source to cover the fee difference must be guaranteed and detailed in the covering letter.
  • An IELTS result of 6.5 must be submitted.

Note:

For inquiries please contact Dr Francesco Del Giudice (francesco.delgiudice@swansea.ac.uk).

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