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drug design PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 99 drug design PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Structure-based design of allosteric modulators for G protein-coupled receptors using molecular modelling and pharmacology experiments

Almost all physiological processes are regulated through the activation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). It has become widely accepted that most GPCRs possess binding sites spatially distinct from their natural ligand binding site (orthosteric site), termed as allosteric sites. Read more

Mining the Hippo signalling pathway for novel anti-cancer therapeutics

Candidates are invited to join the Kadri Lab, where our research focuses on developing innovative chemical approaches for discovering novel therapeutics to address unmet global health needs. Read more

Combining CRISPR-screens and AI to Identify Novel Therapeutic Strategies to Target Cancer-Stroma Interactions

A fully funded PhD Studentship is available to work with Dr Angus Cameron, Reader in Cell Signalling and Tumour Cell Biology, Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University London, Dr Otto Morris, Senior Biological Data Scientist at Exscientia, and Professor Pedro Cutillas, Professor of Cell Signalling and Proteomics, QMUL, Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University London. Read more

Mechanistic design of effective pharmaceutical cocrystal formulations

It is estimated that more than 70 percent of the compounds in the pharmaceutical pipeline can be poorly water-soluble. Since solid drug forms must dissolve before absorption can occur, strategies to improve drug solubility and dissolution are a continuous need. Read more

Enzyme-responsive peptide hydrogels as in situ forming long-acting drug delivery implants

One of the key issues in the treatment and prevention of disease is that patients struggle to adhere to the complex dosage regimens of therapies, which often require multiple dosing at very specific times each day. Read more

Artemisinin Derivatives to Fight Malaria

A self-funded PhD position is available in the Fielding and Ismail research groups. We investigate unpaired electron species that play an important role in biological and materials chemistry. Read more

Microfluidic Encapsulation of biologics into Nanomedicines

Progress in drug design has led to the development of new peptides, proteins, and drug molecules. However, the limited ability to deliver selectively these molecules at well-defined dosing regimens and without invoking drug-resistance remains a significant challenge. Read more


The PhD in Biological Sciences gives suitably qualified graduates the chance to address important biological questions. Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University offers students state-of-the-art facilities and the supervision of academic staff who have trained in internationally renowned laboratories. Read more

Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible and Reproducible Research (Centre for Doctoral Training)

We welcome applications from graduates who wish to make an impact in the field of computational biomedical research. Our students gain the broad skillset needed to confront current and future biomedical research challenges. Read more

The development of new antiviral agents targeting HIV-1

Even before the current global COVID-19 pandemic, the threat posed to human health by viruses was extensive and although significant progress in targeting some viruses (e.g., HIV-1 and hepatitis C) has been made, challenges remain. Read more
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Novel Polycyclic Beta-lactams: New Antibiotics?

The quest for novel antibiotics is an important challenge for organic chemists. Novel modifications of old bioactive cores is a central part of this quest. Read more

Discovery of Novel Cancer Immunotherapeutic Agents

Summary. Although cancer therapeutics, mainly chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have been extremely useful in the treatment of cancer, this disease is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. Read more

Novel design and formulation strategies to enhance drug delivery

The main research activities of my research group concern the improvement of traditional drug formulation and development of novel drug and formulation strategies to enhance bioavailability and patient acceptability. Read more

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