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PhD Studentships in Natural Product Drug Discovery: Chemistry and Biology of Novel Trypanosoma brucei Inhibitors

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University of Glasgow
Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology

School of Chemistry
Dr G Florence
Applications accepted all year round

A fully funded four-year PhD studentship in synthetic organic chemistry/chemical biology supported by the Leverhulme Trust, is available as part of a multidisciplinary programme in to the development of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), using natural products (NPs) as molecular blueprints. The programme combines organic synthesis and molecular parasitology to further our understanding and seek novel therapeutic agents for this Neglected disease.

This PhD position will be involved in the design and chemical synthesis of novel and selective inhibitors of T. brucei and chemical probes to elucidate the mode of action of lead compounds identified by phenotypic screening.

For further information on these opportunities and informal enquiries please contact Dr Gordon Florence (

Potential applicants are welcome to arrange to visit St Andrews. Please see: for the application procedure or e-mail for more information.

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