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Biochemistry (drugs design) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  The molecular mechanisms underpinning individual variation in platelet function and their effect on the progression and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  Dr CI Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Platelets are small blood cells that play a vital role in the chronic and acute progression of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Platelets respond to a range of agonists, which are released when blood vessels are damaged, by aggregating together to form thrombi.
  Fundamentals of the Chromatographic Separation Processes of Peptide Therapeutics
  Prof D Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Imperial College are inviting applications for a PhD position to join an exciting new Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Prosperity Partnership between Imperial, UCL and Eli Lilly on Transforming synthetic drug manufacturing.
  Developing and applying genetically encoded proteins as pre-resonant coherent Raman scattering tags for next-generation live-cell imaging
  Dr D Jones, Prof W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr P Watson
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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EPSRC funded DTP PhD Studentship within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Hub “Physics of Life”. The Hub is designed as a cross-disciplinary PhD research and training programme at the physics/life science interface.
  Developing novel treatments for motor neuron disease
  Prof S Ward, Prof A Jones, Dr T Shelkovnikova
Application Deadline: 13 July 2020

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*Welsh language studentship". This scholarship, which is fully funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol will focus on research into innovative methods to treat motor neuron disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
  Solubility and Crystallisation of Peptides
  Dr J Heng
Applications accepted all year round

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Imperial College are inviting applications for a PhD position to join an exciting new Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Prosperity Partnership between Imperial, UCL and Eli Lilly on Transforming synthetic drug manufacturing.
  Development of antiviral peptidomimetic enzyme inhibitors
  Dr L Trembleau, Dr H Deng
Applications accepted all year round

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Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that circulate and evolve among various animals. They can cause mild human illnesses such as the common cold or more serious respiratory diseases as seen in the recent outbreaks of SARS (2002), MERS (2012), and COVID-19 (2019).
  Exploiting druggability host spots in protein phosphatase targets
  Dr L Tabernero, Prof D Procter, Dr S Butterworth
Applications accepted all year round

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In the past years the use of virtual screening or computer-based screening of compound libraries against selected targets has expanded exponentially the boundaries of drug discovery.
  Biomass conversion into platform chemicals for a future biorefinery
  Dr V Degirmenci, Dr A Jones
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Biomass can be either purposefully grown through energy crops (e.g. miscanthus, switchgrass) or produced in large amounts as unwanted organic matter once edible components are collected.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship: Chlorine reduction wetlands
  Dr J Wenk
Application Deadline: 11 June 2020

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GW4 FRESH is a consortium of the UK’s top research intensive universities. Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter and research organisations, British Geological Society and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
  Novel strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of snakebites
  Dr S Vaiyapuri
Applications accepted all year round

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Snakebite envenomation (SBE), a high priority neglected tropical disease affects several million people worldwide resulting in as many as 150,000 deaths and around 500,000 permanent disabilities every year.
  Toward developing next-generation therapeutics - targeting the undruggable interactome
  Dr W Houssen, Prof M Jaspars, Dr L Trembleau
Applications accepted all year round

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Cyclic and modified cyclic peptides are very appealing scaffolds especially as therapeutics with several examples reach the clinic e.g.
  Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) Funded PhD Studentships

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The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between five research-intensive universities, the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Aston University, and Harper Adams University.
  Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) Funded PhD Studentships

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The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between five research-intensive universities, the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Aston University, and Harper Adams University.
  Defining Mycobacterium tuberculosis in lung tissue – a novel discovery platform for new vaccine and drug targets
  Dr S Waddell, Dr J Salguero, Dr S Sharpe, Dr A Rawkins
Application Deadline: 29 June 2020

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship to join our tuberculosis research group in the Department of Global Health and Infection at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).
  Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) Funded PhD Studentships

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The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between five research-intensive universities, the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Aston University, and Harper Adams University.
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