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2013 PhD Studentship on Processing and Evaluation of Ganoderma Lucidum at UCL in UK

PhD Studentship on Processing and Evaluation of Ganoderma Lucidum for UK/EU Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London in UK 2013

Study Subject(s): Study subjects is processing and evaluation of ganoderma lucidum.
Course Level: The grant is available to pursue PhD degree.
Scholarship Provider: University College London
The award can be taken at: UK

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Eligibility: Applicants should have a very good degree in Science or Engineering, preferably in Biomedical Science and Engineering. Excellent experimental skills are essential, although training will be provided.
-Academic: equivalent of an undergraduate degree at minimum 2:1 level, or a Masters degree. Candidate must be enthusiastic and well-motivated to carry out a PhD. Strong interest and previous exposure to healthcare engineering is preferable.
-British (UK) and European (EU) citizens are eligible. Non-EU citizens are not eligible.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of British (UK) and European (EU) can apply for this Scholarship.

Description: Ganoderma lucidum (GL), is a popular medicinal mushroom with a very long history, more recently, it has been used in the assistance of the treatment and prevention of recurrence of certain types cancers following surgery. Although beneficial effects have been reported, a common problem of herbal medicines, include that the active constituent ingredients are not well defined and the chemical compositions are in the complex mixtures. The aim of this project is to systematically investigate the preservation of the bioactive ingredients of GL products, development of a new generation GL product to maximize the bioactive components by an advanced encapsulation technique, establish a standard operation procedure to meet with the potential stringent clinical testing of a pharmacological agent, and evaluate the cellular response of cancer cells and determine their specificity to the GL products. The work will be in liaison with the industrial sponsor, with frequent discussions and will be presented at healthcare engineering conferences and  published in journal articles.

Duration of award(s): Stipend is offered for 3 years.

What does it Covers: £15,000 per annum.

How to Apply: Applications are to be submitted by email.

Application Deadline: 2 Jan 2013

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