MRes projects available (updating in progress)

MRes Bioengineering students work on their research project throughout the year.  You must discuss possible projects with your potential supervisor before making your MRes application to ensure that there is a suitable project available for you.  Some of the projects available for 2016-17 are listed below:

Supervisor(s)Project title
 Dr A Bharath  Machine learning for surgical planning.
 Dr A Bharath  Modal dropout for learning visuomotor control policies.
 Dr A Bharath  Tracking axons with generative adversarial imitation learning.
 Professor A Bull  Growth plate mechanobiology.
 Professor A Bull  Rodent Joint Loading: Opportunities for Changing Osteoarthritis  Forever.
 Professor A Bull  Smart phone scanning aid for prosthetists.
 Professor E Burdet  How useful is a sixth finger? Analysis of finger force control data  from polydactyl subjects.
 Professor E Burdet  Modelling interaction in a collaborative virtual training game.
 Professor E Burdet  Multi-joint (knee and hip) impedance modelling during walking .
 Dr P Chadderton  Structural changes in brain circuitry in healthy ageing.
 Dr P Chadderton  Whisker representations in the cerebellar cortex.
 Dr James Choi  A non-invasive system that can image tissue elasticity with  focus on the  stress source.
 Dr James Choi
 Construction of a multi-element ultrasonic surgery device.
 Dr James Choi  Controlling acoustic particles with sound.
 Dr C Clopath  Computational modelling of activity regulation in the brain.
 Dr C Clopath  Modelling the effects of cell death compendation during  neurodegenration.
 Dr C Clopath  Studying ageing in the brain using computational modelling.
 Dr A del Rio Hernandez  Biomechanics of pancreatic cancer
 Dr A del Rio Hernandez  Biomechanics of breast cancer
 Dr A del Rio Hernandez  Biomechanics of Hepatic Stellate Cells
 Dr A del Rio Hernandez  PDAC pre-metastatic niche in liver
 Dr A del Rio Hernandez  Protein unfolding a mechanical switch to control cell behaviour
 Prof M Drakakis  Revisiting low-power CMOS Hodgkin-Huxley dynamics relaisation.
 Prof M Drakakis  Autonomous stimulator for the treatment of atrial fibrilation.
 Prof M Drakakis  LeakScan 2.0
 Dr A Faisal  At the core of the robot: Machine-based vs  human  reinformcement learning for robotic control. 
 Dr A Faisal  Deep learning representations of sensorimotor control from  ethomics data.
 Dr A Faisal  Neurotechnology for sleep disorders.
 Dr f Guder  Detection of Alcohol Intoxication: Development of a wristband  style wearable device for the detection of alcohol intoxication.
 Dr F Guder Development of Conductive Materials and Patterning Methods for Printed Devices.
 Dr F Guder Low-cost fabrication of stretchable conductors for wearable devices.
 Dr A Kedgley, Professor A Bull Calculating velocity and acceleration - is it as simple as it seems?
 Dr A Kedgley Thumb splinting for osteoarthritis.
 Professor R Krams, Dr A del Rio Hernandez Synthetic Biology of mechanosensors.
 Dr Andrei Kozlov Need for speed: Developing new experimental  methods to test the speed and sensitivity of  mechano-­electrical transduction in the inner ear
 Professor R Krams  Machine learning tools to study long non-coding RNA.
 Professor R Krams  Modelling of a synthetic oscillator.

 Dr CF Lee, Dr G Sena

 Modelling morphological dynamics in self-repairing  tissues.
 Dr CF Lee

Traffic jam on DNA: the biophysics of gene expression bursts.

 Professor J Moore

Develop phantoms to help them improve ultrasound imaging of lymphatic vessels.

 Professor J Moore

Physiological Aspects of Heavy Metal Performance.

 Dr N Nowlan Can automated tracking of fetal movements predict the health of a baby after birth?
 Dr N Nowlan Fetal movement matters: why a baby's kicks are needed for bone and joint development .
 Dr D O'Hare Molecularly-imprinted polymers for sensing inflammation.
 Dr D O'Hare Nanostructured interfaces for biocompatible biosensors.
 Dr D Overby, Dr J Sherwood Cellular biomechanics in Diabetes.
 Dr D Overby

The Mechanobiology of Obesity and Adipogenesis.

 Dr D Overby

The Mechanobiology of Endothelial Cells within Microfluidic Systems.

 Dr J Reichenbach  Fluid dynamics of the ear's sensory receptors.
 Dr J Reichenbach  Machine learning for decoding speech processing in the brain from otoacoustic emissions.
 Dr S Schultz  Watching the cortical circuit in action.
 Dr G Stan, Dr T Ellis Development of a whole-cell computational model of E.coli for efficient synthetic biology design.
 Dr G Stan Synthetic feedback control systems for automatic regulation and tuning of protein degradation rate.
 Professor M Stevens Investigating Collagen Fibre Formation in High Density Collagen Gels for Tendon Tissue Engineering.
 Professor M Stevens  

Near-infrared confocal depth-resolved Raman spectroscopy for elucidation of articular cartilage and tissue-engineered constructs.

 Dr J Tweedy, Professor K Parker  Origin of the dicrotic notch in the arterial pressure waveform.
 Dr J Tweedy, Professor J Moore Jr  Mathematical model of liver microcirculation.
 Dr J Tweedy  Fluid mechanics in the eye.
 Dr R Tanaka Model predictive control to design optimal treatment regimens for dermatitis.
 Dr M Tang Development of brain functional imaging technique using ultrafast ultrasound and microbubbles-a feasible study.
 Dr M Tang Ultrafast contrast en hanced ultrasound imaging of cancer perfusion with microbubbles.
 Dr M Tang Ultrafast ultrasound imaging of the heart.
 Dr C Warboys

The role of non-canonical Wnt signalling in endothelial cells exposed to disturbed flow.

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