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  Self-assembling peptide hydrogels for large-scale organoid culture
  Dr M J Ellis
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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Supervisory team. Dr Marianne Ellis (Dept of Chemical Engineering) and Dr Paul De Bank (Dept of Pharmacy & Pharmacology). Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Marianne Ellis ([email protected]).
  Self-assembly of engineered biopolymers and proteins toward functional materials
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Biopolymers and proteins can be bioengineered to self-assemble into defined hierarchical architectures. Here protein engineering will be applied to design proteins, which link biopolymers such as alginate, biopolyester and spider silk to form complex hybrid materials.
  (BBSRC DTP) Solubilising Insoluble Proteins using Self-Assembling Supramolecular Structures
  Dr I Riddell, Dr L Wong, Prof P Barran
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Protein insolubility is a common problem for researchers working with isolated proteins that, due to hydrophobic patches on their surface, misfold and/or aggregate outside of their natural environment.
  HELMs: self-assembling cyclic lipopeptides for the efficient transport and delivery of drugs to the GI-tract
  Prof S Cutting
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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We have discovered a unique class of molecule produced by environmental bacteria termed HELMs (heterogenous lipopeptide micelles).
  Stimuli-responsive biopolymers for life science, materials and therapeutic applications
  Dr M Soloviev
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a self-funded project, match-finding option may be available for qualifying candidates. Please include a detailed CV with any enquiries.
  Mechanistic Study of Molecular Assembly for Drug and Gene Delivery
  Dr X Zhao
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Despite numerous advances over the past several decades, effective drug and gene delivery with high efficiency, low toxicity and cell targeting remains challenging.
  Characterising and repurposing cyanobacterial CO2-fixing organelles for metabolic engineering
  Prof LN Liu, Dr J Hartwell
Applications accepted all year round

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Compartmentalisation represents an effective strategy used by cells to enhance their activities. By creating physical barriers and compartments, cells sequester the metabolic pathways from the cellular milieu to allow controls of metabolic flux and toxic diffusion.
  Characterising surface properties of protein biopharmaceutical molecules
  Dr A Golovanov, Dr J Warwicker
Applications accepted all year round

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Protein biologicals have great potential for the effective treatment of a wide range of diseases. However, aggregation and instability are inherent issues with all protein pharmaceuticals, which is a problem that can limit their utility and developability.
  Oxidative protein folding of industrially and pharmaceutically important recombinant proteins
  Dr H Lu, Dr A Day
Applications accepted all year round

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Oxidative protein folding is an important process for the function of many proteins, which includes both folding and formation of native disulphide bonds.
  (UKM GUP) Microbial genome engineering for sustainable production of bioplastic
  Dr A B Ramzi
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Perennial use of fossil fuel-derived products has brought about alarming concerns of climate change and environmental pollution particularly the harmful effects of recalcitrant waste such as synthetic plastics to the surrounding ecosystem.
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