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Lasers and Light Source guided Osteogenesis and Angiogenesis for Tissue Engineering


Key facts

Type of research degree
Application deadline
Friday 31 March 2023
Project start date
Monday 3 October 2022
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Professor Peter Giannoudis and Professor Animesh Jha
Additional supervisors
Dr Elena Jones
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The project will investigate the growth of osteoblast and endothelial cells in in vitro model on a given bone scaffold and investigate the light-induced cell induction and conduction for osteogenesis and angiogenesis. <br /> The biophysical aspect of the interaction of lasers in the cell culture and corresponding metabolic changes were characterized. The impact of laser power and induced changes (toxicity, cell damage, cell proliferation) will be analyzed. The research, if time permits, maybe continued by using the human stem cells for light-induced cell differentiation for angiogenesis and osteogenesis. Industry support and training may be offered as well.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>The project will offer the opportunity to work closely with a team of Engineering, Orthopaedic/Trauma Surgeon, and Stem Cell Biologist for exploring a new area of research for bone tissue engineering. You will learn:</p> <ol type="a"> <li>&nbsp;Bone Scaffold engineering</li> <li>Biophotonic interaction of Cells for induction and conduction (Osteoblast and Endothelial cells)</li> <li>Apply the techniques developed in step b for osteoblast and endothelial cell growth in a tissue scaffold for future trials in animals.</li> </ol>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the Planned Course of Study section that you are applying for <em><strong>PHD Chemical &amp; Process Engineering FT</strong></em> in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is <em><strong>Lasers and Light Source guided Osteogenesis and Angiogenesis for Tissue Engineering</strong></em> as well as&nbsp;<a href="">Professor Animesh Jha</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p class="MsoNoSpacing"><strong>Self-Funded or externally sponsored students are welcome to apply.</strong></p> <p>UK&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p> <p>Non-UK&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="">Leeds Marshall Scholarship</a>&nbsp;is available to support US citizens. <a href="">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p> <p>Please refer to the&nbsp;<a href="">UKCISA</a>&nbsp;website for&nbsp;information regarding Fee Status for Non-UK Nationals starting from September/October 2021.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information about your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions<br /> e: <a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 5057.</p> <p>For further information about this project, please contact Professor Animesh Jha<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p>

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