Artificial Cells for Tracking Cancer
Funded by the CDT in Chemical Biology: Innovation in Life Sciences – 1+3 year PhD studentships
Supervisors: Professor Oscar Ces
Professor Charlotte Bevan
Dr Yuval Elani
Professor Rob Law
This project will look at the development of artificial cells capable of identifying and targeting cancer cells. The project will build on recently developed new approaches in our groups whereby we have demonstrated it is possible for artificial cells to communicate with cancer cells thereby enabling them to make assessments of their local environment. In turn, when in close proximity to cancer cells these artificial cells release an onboard cargo that is designed to kill these cells. This approach differs substantially from previous philosophies that rely on disassembly of cargo carrier and instead offer a controlled delivery mechanism. This exciting project will cover a variety of areas ranging from microfluidics and microscopy through to membrane biophysics and cancer engineering.
Applications are encouraged as soon as possible, since positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found.
To see our other projects, our eligibility criteria, and to find out how to apply, please visit our studentships page: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/chemical-biology/cdt/studentships/entry-2019/
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