A dynamic biomaterial-ligand tethering strategy for tissue engineering
Dr C Spicer, Prof D K Smith
9 January 2019
Biomaterials that can trigger the repair of damaged tissues have the potential to revolutionise the way we treat disease. Materials that can present cells and tissues with powerful biochemical signals, through attached peptides, proteins, and carbohydrates, are particularly effective at controlling regeneration.
Systems Chemistry: Non-Equilibrium Synthesis and the Origins of Life
Dr M Powner
28 February 2019
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidate for a three-year PhD Studentship. The Studentship is fully funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and available from September 2019, depending on applicant availability.
Design, synthesis and evaluation of MMP-activated anti-cancer prodrugs
Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
Dr R Falconer, Prof P Loadman
Applications accepted all year round
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of endoproteases that are overexpressed in tumours and play crucial roles in many tumourigenic processes, not least tumour invasion and angiogenesis.