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Refining cell-based therapies to cure diabetes

The most promising route for a cure for type 1 diabetes is the use of insulin-secreting cells to replace those that have died. more...

Supervisor(s): Thorn, Peter (Professor)

Self-Assembly and Self-Organization in Complex Distributed Systems

The aim of this project is use a range of algorithmic techniques (graph theoretic, game theoretic, information theoretic) to study and gain insight into the processes of self-assemb more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Parallel Stochastic Optimization Algorithms

This project is investigating the application of unorthodox optimization techniques such fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, simulated annealing, ant colonies, Tabu se more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

MicroRNAs as Regulators of Cellular Programs

This project involves modeling the role of transcription factors and miRNAs in the control of systems implicated in maintaining and regaining optimal health. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Resilience and distributed systems for a healthy society

This project aims to develop an understanding of the link between the nature of distributed systems and the resilience that underpins healthy future societies. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Biological metaphors and resilience

The project will seek inspiration from biological networks to optimize the resilience of public health systems. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Complex Networks and Performance

The project aims to develop a social network based model and operational constructs for exploring individual behaviour in relation to choice and personal health. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

The global analysis of liver protein complexes during the response to intermittent fasting

In animals, short periods of nutrient deprivation, such as intermittent fasting, have been shown to provide benefits with regard to cancer risk/treatment and ageing. Our aims are to more...

Supervisor(s): Larance, Mark (Dr)

Exploring the link between international trade and the global obesity epidemic

The project aims to investigate the link between global trade patterns in food commodities and the global obesity epidemic. more...

Supervisor(s): Lenzen, Manfred (Professor)

Physical, Mental and Psychological Health through Personal Networks

The purpose of this study is to examine and quantify the impact of family network and social network on physical, mental and psychological health. more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Stephen (Professor), Bennett, Max (Professor), Caterson, Ian (Professor), Gill, Timothy (Professor)