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  Biogas upgrading by means of cyclic adsorption processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Global warming is one of the most worldwide current challenges facing humanity, a direct consequence of the increasing CO2 emissions generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  Beyond Making Thiazolines and Oxazolines: Expanding the Enzymatic Repertoire to incorporate other 5- and 6-membered heterocyclic rings in peptides
  Dr W Houssen, Dr S Dall'Angelo, Dr I Fotheringham
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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Cyclic peptides have a great therapeutic potential with several examples reach the clinic e.g. gramicidin S (antibiotic), ziconotide (pain relief), somatostatin (anticancer) and cyclosporine (immunosuppressant) and many others are in the late stages of clinical trials e.g.
  Development of Nano-Enabled Drug Carriers to Overcome Pan-Chemoresistance of Cancer Stem(-like) Cells
  Dr M Najlah
Applications accepted all year round

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The acquired resistance induced by repetitive exposure of cancer cells to anticancer drugs is one of the major limitations to successful chemotherapy.
  Visualization of Anti-cancer Targeted Drug Delivery using NIR fluorescent switchable reporters.
  Prof G Gellerman, Prof Leonid Patsenker
Applications accepted all year round

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What is the Technology Developed in the Laboratory?. A chemotherapeutic drug, by means of a biodegradable linker, is bound to a switchable fluorescent dye that allows it tracing in body.
  Designing Catalysts Inspired by Enzymes with Real World Applications
  Assoc Prof L Connal
Applications accepted all year round

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Enzymes are nature’s catalysts, they perform highly specific chemical and physical functions from the generation of movement to the synthesis of DNA.
  Engineering Enzymes to address global plastic pollution problems
  Assoc Prof L Connal
Applications accepted all year round

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Enzymes are nature’s catalysts, they perform highly specific chemical and physical functions from the generation of movement to the synthesis of DNA.
  Cooperative catalysts for the conversion of sustainable feedstocks
  Prof D Wass
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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This project is based in the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) and will explore new homogeneous catalysts in which multiple active sites work cooperatively to convert sustainable feedstocks into more valuable products.
  Earth-Abundant First Row Transition Metal Catalysis for Diverse Alcohol Functionalization
  Dr L Morrill
Applications accepted all year round

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Dr Louis Morrill (https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/69691-morrill-louis) is looking for a PhD student to work on the research project “Earth-Abundant First Row Transition Metal Catalysis for Diverse Alcohol Functionalization”.
  EPSRC DTP Hub – Biosensors and Diagnostics

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Cardiff University has established a new interdisciplinary training hub (IDTH) for a postgraduate student training and research program that addresses the urgent need for state-of-the-art biosensors and diagnostics.
  EPSRC DTP Hub – Sustainable Plastics

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These studentships will be part of Cardiff University's interdisciplinary doctoral training hub in sustainable plastics. The manufacture, performance and end-of-life (recycling, environmental fate) of polymers (plastics) is an area of intense current interest and importance.
  PhD in Chemistry: Development of new DNA-binding sensitisers for biosensors
  Prof S Pope, Dr N Buurma
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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The aim of this project is to develop new molecules for use as DNA-binding sensitisers in biosensors for detection of pathogens by their DNA.
  PhD in Chemistry: New applications of Frustrated Lewis Pairs in Organic Synthesis
  Dr R Melen
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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This PhD project will look at new reactions that can be performed using frustrated Lewis pairs. The student will develop skills in organic and inorganic synthesis.
  PhD in Chemistry: Single or Double? A Radical Approach to Synthesis via Frustrated Lewis Pairs Through EPR Characterisation
  Dr E Richards, Dr R Melen
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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This PhD project aims to characterise electron transfer processes that direct the chemical reactivity of Frustrated Lewis Pairs, opening the potential for divergent reactivities in organic synthesis and small molecule activation.
  PhD Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Towards the development of a point-of-care detection system for acute respiratory infections
  Dr J Bowen
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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Pneumonia remains the leading cause of death in children under 5 worldwide, killing an estimated 1.4 million children each year. In order to improve clinical outcomes, appropriate treatment(s) need to be started as soon as possible.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  PhD Student in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry (New Antibiotics)
  Dr A Titz
Applications accepted all year round

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The Helmholtz Association is the largest research organisation in Germany with over 40.000 employees. The Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) was founded between the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and Saarland University in 2009.
  PhD in the computational design of organic materials
  Dr Kim Jelfs
Applications accepted all year round

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A 36 month PhD position in computational chemistry is available within the research group of Dr.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Synthesis & Reaction Technology (rEaCt) - 5 Studentship Projects Available

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Fully funded EPSRC – and some industry-funded – studentships are available for Home Students and EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start date a CDT studentship, i.e.
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Natural Sciences
  Prof P Friederich
Applications accepted all year round

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The recently founded AIMat group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is searching for motivated students with a above-average Masters degree in computer science or (computational) natural sciences.
  Development of low molecular weight organogelators
  Dr J Bear
Applications accepted all year round

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Low Molecular Weight Organogelators (LMWOs) are small molecules, which are able to gel organic species through intermolecular supra-assembly.[1-4] This property makes them very useful for oil spill remediation and clean-up, as you can apply the LMWO to floating oil slicks; gel the oil and scoop it out of the water.
  Diffusion Ordered Spectroscopy NMR for the Rapid Identification of Medicinal Plants
  Dr JM Peron, Dr A Le Gresley
Applications accepted all year round

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Diffusion Ordered Spectroscopy (DOSY) is a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique that is used to analyse mixtures.[1–3] Put simply, NMR signals that overlap in 1D NMR spectra are separated in 2D DOSY spectra according to molecular size and those that belong to the same component align as they are governed by the same diffusion coefficient.
  Magnetic-polymer hydrogels for controlled drug release
  Dr A Perera, Dr N Hill, Prof M Fielder
Applications accepted all year round

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This dynamic, multidisciplinary project involves developing a facile technique to fabricate polymer hydrogels incorporated with Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) for controlled drug delivery applications.
  Synthesis and Anti-Cancer Evaluation of New Heterocyclic Quinones
  Prof F Aldabbagh, Dr N Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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The group has published on small molecules with specificity towards hypoxic cells associated with solid tumours, reductase enzymes over-expressed in cancer, as well as, aziridines that induce hypersensitivity from Fanconi anaemia cells and those carrying mutations in the BRCA (Breast Cancer Susceptibility) genes.
  Synthesis and Properties of Novel thermoresponsive polymers for water purification
  Dr S Barton, Dr J Barker
Applications accepted all year round

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Water is one of the basic necessities required for the sustenance and continuation of life. It is therefore important that supply of good quality water should be available for various activities.
  Synthesis of a toolbox of bioisosteric building blocks for drug discovery
  Dr S Wren
Applications accepted all year round

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This project involves the preparation of important building blocks that feature bioisosteres (for application in various medicinal chemistry contexts).
  Discovery of small molecules with bactericidal antomycobacterial activity against MDR strains
  Prof A Malkov, Dr G Weaver
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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Based on the structure of marine natural products showing some anti-tubercular (bacteriostatic) activity, we identified small molecules that exhibit bactericidal activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other pathogens.
  PhD Studentship: Detection of peroxynitrite using a reactive luminescent lanthanide probe
  Dr S Butler
Application Deadline: 22 August 2020

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Application details. Reference number. CM/SJB-Un1/2020. Start date of studentship. 1st October 2020. Closing date of advert. 22th August 2020.
  Activating Carbon Dioxide Utilising Atmospheric Pressure Gas Plasma
  Dr B Buckley, Dr F Iza
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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This project will be part of the Doctoral Training Centre on Plasma interactions with Liquids. The Buckley group has embarked on a programme of research directed at carbon dioxide utilisation (CDU) and has reported initial efforts in the area.
  Activation of Carbon Dioxide to the synthesis of Biologically Relevant Molecules
  Dr B Buckley
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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This project will look at the selective modification of compounds to deliver new/non-natural amino acids/peptides. The approach will use a new carboxylation process developed in our group.
  Synthesis of Lamellarin alkaloids using a photoredox initiated cyclisation cascade
  Dr M Kimber
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Our research group focuses on the synthesis of heterocycles, particularly using singlet oxygen and activation of enamides and allenamides.
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